Transfer and change of study programme

Transfer may be applied for by students at another university than Aarhus University who wish to be transferred to the same or similar degree programme at Aarhus University.

Change of study programme may be applied for by students at Aarhus University who wish to change their studies from one Bachelor’s or Master’s degree programme to another. The change must not be considered simply a change of track/line or specialisation.

Applicants with non-Danish qualifications
It is not possible to apply for transfer with non-Danish qualifications. If you wish to transfer to Aarhus University from an non-Danish institution, you must apply for regular admission. If you are granted admission, Aarhus University will always assess whether credit transfers may be granted for previously passed courses or subjects.

Application on the background of part-time or available student place scheme single course
It is not possible to apply for a change of programme/transfer if the student has passed the entire first year of the degree programme through part-time study (including available student place scheme single courses). Instead, you must apply for admission on normal terms. In certain cases, however, individual part-time/available student place scheme courses may be included in an assessment of whether you have passed the first year of the programme, typically in connection with related degree programmes (for example social science/political science). If you are admitted, a mandatory evaluation of transfer credit eligibility will be performed.

Limitations on specific programmes

Medicine, Odontology or Psychology
At present, it is not possible to apply for transfer to these degree programmes. Possible applications or applications for dispensation will not processed by the board of studies, but rejected. If it becomes possible to transfer into these programmes at a later date, it will be announced on these pages.

Economics and Business Administration, BSc and HA
At Aarhus BSS, the BSc and HA degree programmes are offered in both Aarhus and Herning. Students are not allowed to change location. This means that students admitted from September 2018 and onwards cannot be transferred from Herning to Aarhus or from Aarhus to Herning. If exceptional circumstances arise, the student may apply to the board of studies for dispensation from this rule.

Marketing Management Communication (BA) og Corporate Communication (MA)
The Bachelor’s programme in Marketing Management Communication admitted it is last students in 2018, and the Master’s program in Corporate Communication admits it is last students in 2019. Therefore, it is not possible to apply for transfer to these programmes. Possible applications or applications for dispensation will not processed by the board of studies, but rejected.

Bachelor's programmes

The following Bachelor’s degree programmes will open for 2nd round applications for transfer/change of study for 2020 summer intake from 1 June to 25 June 2020

Arts

Antropologi

Arabisk- og islamstudier

Arkæologi

Bosnisk-kroatisk-serbisk

Brasilianske studier

Cognitive Science

Digital design - it,æstetik og kommunikation

Dramaturgi

Engelsk

Filosofi

Fransk sprog, litteratur og kultur

Græsk

Historie

Idehistorie

Indien- og sydasienstudier - A1-linje: sproglig specialisering

Informationsvidenskab

Internatioanal virksomhedskommunikaiton i fransk

International virksomhedskommunikation i engelsk

International virksomhedskommunikation i spansk

International virksomhedskommunikation i tysk

Japanstudier

Kinastudier

Klassisk arkæologi

Klassisk filologi

Klassiske sprog

Kunsthistorie

Latin

Lingvistik

Litteraturhistorie

Medievidenskab

Musikvidenskab

Nordisk sprog og litteratur

Religionsvidenskab

Rusland- og balkanstudier

Spansk og spanskamerikansk sprog, litteratur og kultur

Teologi

Tysk sprog, litteratur og kultur

Æstetik og kultur

 

DPU:

Uddannelsesvidenskab, Campus Emdrup

Uddannelsesvidenskab, Campus Aarhus

 

BSS

Economics and Business administration (Campus Herning)

Economics and Business administration (Campus Aarhus)

Erhvervsøkonomi (med tilvalg)

Erhvervsøkonomi, HA (Campus Herning)

Erhvervsøkonomi, HA (Campus Aarhus)

Erhvervsøkonomi-erhvervsret

Forretningsudvikling (Diplomingeniør) med henblik på skift fra BDE

Global Management and Manufacturing (Campus Herning)

Jura

Politik og økonomi

Samfundsfag

Statskundskab, dansksproget linje

Økonomi

 

Health

Folkesundhedsvidenskab

Idræt

Klinisk tandtekniker

Professionsbachelor i tandpleje

 

Natural Sciences

Agrobiologi

Biologi

Datalogi

Fysik

Geoscience

IT Produktudvikling

Kemi

Matematik

Matematik-økonomi

Medicinalkemi

Molekylær medicin

Molekylærbiologi

Nanoscience

 

Technical Sciences

Bygning (Diplomingeniør)

Bygningsdesign (Diplomingeniør)

Elektrisk energiteknologi (Stærkstrøm) (campus Aarhus) (Diplomingeniør)

Elektronik (Elektro) (Campus Herning) (Diplomingeniør)

Elektronik (Elektro) (Campus Aarhus) (Diplomingeniør)

Informations- og kommunikationsteknologi

Kemi (Diplomingeniør)

Kemi og fødevareteknologi (Diplomingeniør)

Maskinteknik (Diplomingeniør) (campus Aarhus)

 

Sundhedsteknologi, (Diplomingeniør)

Master's programmes

The following Master’s degree programmes will open for 2nd round applications for transfer/change of study for 2020 summer intake from 1 June to 25 June 2020.

Arts

Anthropology - Visual Anthropology

Antropologi - almen linje

Arabisk- og islamstudier - A-linje

Arabisk- og islamstudier (med kandidattilvalg)

Diakoni

Digital design - A1-linje

Digital design - Audiodesign

Dramaturgi - A-linje

Dramaturgi (med kandidattilvalg)

English

Engelsk (med kandidattilvalg)

Erhvervssprog og international erhvervskommunikation i engelsk

Erhvervssprog og international erhvervskommunikation i fransk

Erhvervssprog og international erhvervskommunikation i spansk

Erhvervssprog og international erhvervskommunikation i tysk

European Studies

Filosofi - A-linje

Filosofi (med kandidattilvalg)

Fransk sprog, litteratur og kultur (med kandidattilvalg)

Historie - A1-linje

Historie - International og global historie (DA)

Historie (med kandidattilvalg)

Human Security

Idehistorie - A-linje

Idehistorie (med kandidattilvalg)

Informationsvidenskab - A1-linje

Informationsvidenskab: Digitalt liv

Intercultural Studies (English)

Intercultural Studies (French)

Intercultural Studies (Latin America and Spain)

Intercultural Studies (German)

IT-didaktisk design

Journalistik - analytisk journalistik

Klassisk filologi

Klassisk filologi med kandidattilvalg

Kognitiv semiotik

Kunsthistorie - A-linje

Kunsthistorie (med kandidattilvalg)

Linguistics

Litteraturhistorie

Medievidenskab - A2-linje

Medievidenskab - A-linje

Musikvidenskab - A-linje

Musikvidenskab (med kandidattilvalg)

Nordisk sprog og litteratur - A-linje

Nordisk sprog og litteratur (med kandidattilvalg med rammeudvidelse)

Nordisk sprog og litteratur (med kandidattilvalg)

Oplevelsesøkonomi

Religionsvidenskab - A-linje

Religionsvidenskab (med kandidattilvalg)

Retorik

Spansk og spanskamerikansk sprog, litteratur og kultur (med kandidattilvalg)

Sustainable Heritage Management

Teologi

Tysk sprog, litteratur og kultur (med kandidattilvalg)

Æstetik og kultur - A1-linje

Æstetik og kultur - A2-linje

 

DPU

Didaktik (Dansk)

Didaktik (matematik), Campus Emdrup

Didaktik (materiel kultur), Campus Emdrup

Generel Pædagogik, Campus Emdrup

Generel Pædagogik, Campus Aarhus

Pædagogisk antropologi

Pædagogisk antropologi og globalisering

Pædagogisk filosofi, Campus Emdrup og Campus Aarhus

Pædagogisk psykologi, Campus Emdrup

Pædagogisk psykologi, Campus Aarhus

Pædagogisk sociologi, Campus Emdrup

Pædagogisk sociologi, Campus Aarhus

Uddannelsesvidenskab, Campus Emdrup

Uddannelsesvidenskab, Campus Aarhus

 

 

BSS (Business and Social Sciences)

Economics and Management (Management line)

Economics and Management (Economics line)

Economics and Management (Public Policy)

Economics and Management (without specialisation)

Economics and Business Administration - Business Intelligence

Economics and Business Administration - Business-to-Business Marketing and Purchasing

Economics and Business Administration - Finance and International Business

Economics and Business Administration - Finance

Economics and Business Administration - Information Management

Economics and Business Administration - Innovation Management

Economics and Business Administration - International Business

Economics and Business Administration - International Economic Consulting

Economics and Business Administration - Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Economics and Business Administration - Management Accounting and Control

Economics and Business Administration - Marketing

Economics and Business Administration - Operations and Supply Chain Analytics

Economics and Business Administration - Strategy, Organisation and Leadership

Erhvervsøkonomi

Erhvervsøkonomi (med kandidattilvalg)

Erhvervsøkonomi-erhvervsret

Informationsteknologi - it, kommunikation og organisation

Jura

Quantitative Economics

Revision

Revision, erhvervskandidat

Samfundsfag

Samfundsfag (med kandidattilvalg)

Political Science, Danish language line

Political Science, English language line

Technology-Based Business Development (MSc in Engineering)

Technology-Based Business Development (MSc in Engineering), for working professionals

 

Health

Folkesundhedsvidenskab

Idræt - Humanistisk-samfundsvidenskabeligt spor

Idræt - idrætsbiologisk spor

Idræt (med kandidattilvalg)

Optometri og synsvidenskab

Sundhedsfaglig kandidatuddannelse - Prioriteringslinjen: vurdering af tiltag i sundhedsvæsenet

Sundhedsfaglig kandidatuddannelse - Rehabiliteringslinjen - komplekse interventioner og tværsektionelt samarbejde

Sygepleje, Campus Emdrup

Sygepleje, Campus Aarhus

 

Technical Sciences

Agrobiology (Animal Health and Welfare)

Agrobiology (Plant Nutrition and Health)

Agrobiology (Organic Agriculture - Animal Health and Welfare)

Agrobiology (Organic Agriculture - Plant Nutrition and Health)

Agro-Environmental Management

Biomedicinsk teknik (scient. med.)

Biomedicinsk teknologi (civilingeniør)

Civil and Architectural Engineering (MSc in Engineering)

Computer Engineering (MSc in Engineering)

Electrical Engineering (MSc in Engineering)

Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering (MSc in Engineering)

Mechanical Engineering (MSc in Engineering)

Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology

 

 

Natural Sciences

Astronomy

Bioinformatics

Biology

Biologi (med kandidattilvalg)

Computer Science 

Datalogi (med kandidattilvalg)

Physics

Fysik (med kandidattilvalg)

Geophysics 

Geology

IT Product Development

Chemistry

Kemi (med kandidattilvalg)

Mathematics

Matematik (med kandidattilvalg)

Mathematics - Economics

Medicinal Chemistry

Molekylær medicin

Molecular Biology

Nanoscience

Statistics

Science studies



Requirements for Bachelor's students

Bachelor’s students must meet the following requirements in order for Aarhus University to process a request for transfer or change of study programme:

  • At the expected time of transfer, you must have passed all examinations equivalent to the first year of studies on the Bachelor’s programme to which you wish to transfer.
    We recommend you to acquaint yourself with the academic regulations of the Bachelor’s programme to which you wish to transfer in order to find out how comparable it is to the Bachelor’s programme you are transferring from. AU may, under special circumstances, allow change of study or transfer, even though the applicant has not passed study elements equivalent to the first year of study. You must then upload an application for exemption, when you apply for change of study or transfer through the digital application portal.
    You may also contact the student counsellors at Arts, Science and Technology, Health and Aarhus BSS for further information.
  • If you have not completed courses equivalent of the entire first year of the study programme at Aarhus University to which you are transferring, you can apply for enrolment on the study programme through the Coordinated Enrolment System (KOT). Here, you will also be asked to upload results and course descriptions from the courses you have passed on Bachelor’s level with a view to obligatory credit assessment.
  • There must be available slots at the relevant semester of the Bachelor’s degree programme to which you wish to transfer. If there are more qualified applicants than available slots, the applicant(s) selected will be chosen by lot. Special conditions apply for Bachelor’s programmes with restricted admission.
  • You must meet the general and specific admission requirements of the Bachelor’s degree programme to which you wish to transfer before commencement of studies. 
  • If you have been expelled from the university, you must upload the letter of expulsion you received from the university.
  • You must not be restricted by the rules regarding limitations on taking multiple degrees
  • If you have been administratively withdrawn from the same Master’s programme you wish to apply for, Aarhus University must assess whether or not you have significantly improved your possibility of completing the degree programme based on a specific individual academic assessment. This assessment is made as part of your application for admission as one of the criteria for admission. Please fill out this form regarding withdrawal and improved study possibilities and upload it to your application. This applies whether or not you have been enrolled in this programme at Arhus University or another Danish University or educational institution. It also applies if you are still enrolled but could have been administratively withdrawn due to inactivity, used examination attempts, exceeded maximum time of study or permanent expulsion

Requirements for Master's degree students

Master’s students must meet the following requirements in order for Aarhus University to process a request for transfer or change of study programme:

  • At the expected time of transfer, you must have passed all examinations equivalent to the first year of studies on the Master’s programme to which you wish to transfer.
    We recommend you to acquaint yourself with the academic regulations of the Master’s programme to which you wish to transfer in order to find out how comparable it is to the Master’s programme you are transferring from. AU may, under special circumstances, allow change of study or transfer, even though the applicant has not passed study elements equivalent to the first year of study. You must then upload an application for exemption, when you apply for change of study or transfer through the digital application portal.
    You may also contact the student counsellors at Arts, Science and Technology, Health and Aarhus BSS for further information.
  • If you have not completed courses equivalent of the entire first year of the study programme at Aarhus University to which you are transferring, you must instead apply for admission to the Master’s programme in question. Here, you will also be asked to upload results and course descriptions from the courses you have passed on Master’s level with a view to obligatory credit assessment.
  • There must be available slots at the relevant semester of the Master’s degree programme to which you wish to transfer. If there are more qualified applicants than available slots, the applicant(s) selected will be chosen by lot. Special conditions apply for Master’s programmes with restricted admission.
  • You must meet the general and specific admission requirements of the Master’s degree programme to which you wish to transfer before commencement of studies. 
  • If you have been expelled from the university, you must upload the letter of expulsion you received from the university.
  • You must not be restricted by the rules regarding limitations on taking multiple degrees
  • If you have been administratively withdrawn from the same Master’s programme you wish to apply for, Aarhus University must assess whether or not you have significantly improved your possibility of completing the degree programme based on a specific individual academic assessment. This assessment is made as part of your application for admission as one of the criteria for admission. Please fill out this form regarding withdrawal and improved study possibilities and upload it to your application. This applies whether or not you have been enrolled in this programme at Arhus University or another Danish University or educational institution. It also applies if you are still enrolled but could have been administratively withdrawn due to inactivity, used examination attempts, exceeded maximum time of study or permanent expulsion.

How to apply online

Online application portal

Applications for transfer or change of study programme at Aarhus University must be submitted online through the digital application portal. Paper applications are not accepted.

Check out the admission requirements beforehand
Check out the specific admission requirements to the Bachelor’s programme or Master’s programme you are interested in before you prepare and submit your application.

Upload relevant documentation:
Documentation written in bold must always be uploaded.

  • Letter or confirmation of withdrawal from your university
  • Diplomas and transcripts
  • Transcript showing all examination attempts (transcript RA052U from your university)
  • Decisions from your board of studies regarding additional examination attempts, study inactivity or exceeded maximum time of study.
  • Form regarding withdrawal and improved study possibilities
  • Letter of expulsion if you have been expelled from the university.
  • You current residence permit in Denmark (only non EU/EEA/Swiss citizens)

 

Documentation requirements
Diplomas and transcripts must be must be officially certified by your home institution.
If you are a current or previous student at Aarhus University, Aalborg University, Technical University of Denmark, Roskilde University, University of Southern Denmark, Copenhagen IT University or Copenhagen University, it is possible to submit your transcript of records through the application portal via data exchange.

Translation of documents
If the documents mentioned above are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by translations into English.
Diplomas and transcripts must always be officially certified translations into English, either by your home institution or a certified translator.
Course descriptions may be translated by you, but in this case, your translation must be certified by your university.

Application guides

 

Application deadlines

There are two annual application deadlines:

  • 1 March with a view to commencement of studies in August/September    
  • 15 October with a view to commencement of studies in January/February    

Please note that not all degree programmes are open for commencement of studies in January/February. Master’s programmes with winter admission will be announced.

Application for transfer or change of study programme after the regular deadline  
For some programmes, but not all, the application deadline will be extended (2nd round admissions). Please note your application will only be processed if the programme is open for 2nd round admissions, even though it is technically possible to submit an application to all programmes. If not, you will receive a letter of rejection.

Reply to your application

Applications for transfer and study change are processed regularly.

However, applications are not processed until after the application deadlines due to the process of clarifying of the number of available slots on the study programme in question.

In addition, especially for study programmes with restricted admission, our reply regarding admission or rejection can only be sent out very late, for some programmes not until right before or even after commencement of studies.

You have 1 week to accept a possible admission offer through the application system.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens without a permanent residence permit in Denmark are liable to pay tuition fees during their enrolment at Aarhus University.

Questions and contact

Questions regarding transfer and change of study should be directed to: