Course registration

Registration period

  • Registration period for courses in the spring semester: 1-5 December
  • Registration period for courses in the autumn semester: 1-5 May 

Registering for compulsory courses

If you follow the original degree programme structure, you will automatically be registered for the compulsory courses of your current semester. When you are registered for a course, you are automatically registered for the exam. We recommend that each semester, you ensure that you are registered for the correct courses and exams. Check your registration at -> 'My study timeline'. Your registrations will be marked with a blue ‘C’ (course) and/or ‘E’ (exam).

If you are unsure which compulsory courses you should be registered for, please log in and check at -> 'My study timeline' or find an overview of the courses and structure of your degree programme in your academic regulations.

If you do not follow the original degree programme structure, it is your own responsibility to register for the compulsory courses. Please register by contacting your course administrator within the registration period.

Registering for elective courses

It is your own responsibility to register for elective courses. All students who have been registered for their selected courses are bound by their choice. This means that you will not be able to cancel or change your registration for elective courses once the deadline for registration has expired, and the elective course is a binding part of your study programme.

Registering for elective courses - second round

Students who are not allocated to their desired course in the first round of registration, due to cancellations or limited access, can register in the second round, which is from 18 - 20 May and 15 - 16 December. In the second round, it is only possible to register for subjects with empty places.

Cancel course registration

If you wish to cancel a course registration or change your course registration, this is done via within the registration periods.

Dispensation for change of courses offered by The Board of Studies of Economics

The rules for change of courses outside the registration period are as follows:

  • Change of course registrations can only take place in exceptional cases and only based on an application for exemption. It can only take place until the end of the second week after the start of the semester, according to which all registrations are considered to be binding. An exemption to change course registrations is only granted, if the application is justified on reasonable academic reasons and the premises capacity allows it. Change between two courses after 2 weeks of teaching is only granted if exceptional circumstances are documented.
  • NB the above is not possible for courses offered by the Department of Political Science.

Cancel course registration

It is not possible to cancel a course registration, unless you have received an exemption or you have one of the below mentioned reasons.

Students can only cancel course registrations if the course registration is replaced by:

It is only possible to cancel a course registration if the course and the internship/studies abroad/guest course is placed on the same semester. You cannot cancel a course registration in favour of a course or other study activities on another semester or in the summer period between to semesters.

Please notice, courses may overlap if you decide to postpone a course to a later semester. For instance, if you deregister from a compulsory course at your third semester and plan to take it on your fifth semester, it may overlap with other fifth semester courses.

Likewise, please pay attention to the rules regarding your maximum duration of studies.

Cancellation - Elective courses

Please note that courses are cancelled, if less than 15 students sign up for them. Therefore it is very important that you register for all the courses you wish to take the coming semester. You find the elective courses here or in the AU Course Catalogue.  

Registration for courses that you have previously attended

Courses offered by the Department of Economics & Business Economics

If you have previously been registered for a course or did not pass on your first or second exam attempt and would like to re-register for the course, please write or within the registration period. Please note that you are not able to be re-registered in a course with restricted admission.

If you do not wish to follow the teaching again and only wish to register for your second or third exam attempt, please follow the deadlines for exam registration.

Courses offered by the Department of Political Science

It is not possible to be re-register for the course you have previously been enrolled in the teaching / have not passed your 1st or 2nd test attempt unless there are documented unusual circumstances and you have been granted an exemption.