Course registration - MSc in Economics

Registration period

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

Step-by-step guide to registration

Step-by-step guide to registration

  1. Please find the elective courses offered on your degree programme in the AU course catalogue . You can limit your search by selecting “degree programme” and “period”.
  2. Please select which courses you wish to register for. Your registration is binding. This means that you will not be able to cancel or change your registration for elective courses once the deadline for registration has expired, unless you apply for and are granted a dispensation from the board of studies.
  3. Please log on to mitstudie.dk – find a direct link to the student self-service system (STADS) – register for courses.  Go to -> ‘Courses’ -> ‘Register’. Here you will find a registration form with a list of your course options.
  4. Please select “1” for each course you wish to register for.
  5. You should only register for the number of courses you wish to take. If you are registered for Summer University courses, credit modules at another educational institution or an exchange programme, you should only register for the number of courses you will attend at your own degree programme in autumn 2021. If you select too many courses, you will automatically be withdrawn from any excess courses that do not fit into your study programme. This happens on a random basis and does not take into account which specific courses you are withdrawn from.
  6. After 19 May, you must check your registrations in the student self-service system STADS under ‘Classes - show registrations and cancellations’. If you initially registered for three courses but are now only able to see two courses in your overview of registrations, you were not allocated a place on all your desired courses in the first round of registration. This means that you will be able to register for a third course in the second registration period.
  7. The second registration period takes place from 20-23 May. Here you will be able to register for courses with vacant places. You must again check your registrations in the STADS self-service. After 30 May you can find your courses in STADS. If you have not received a place after the second registration round, you can contact your study administrator by e-mail: bachelor.bss@au.dk or kandidat.bss@au.dk 

Overview of electives

Before you register for any courses, please check whether the classes or exam dates for the courses in question overlap. It is your responsibility to ensure that there are no overlapping activities. For this reason, before you register for any courses, please check for:

  • Overlapping classes in mytimetable – you will be able to check this from 23 April
  • Overlapping exams in the exam schedule – you will be able to check this from 29 April

If you have to attend a compulsory course along with your elective course, you also have to remember to check for any overlaps between the compulsory course and the elective course.

Please be aware that your registration is binding.

You can also prevent overlapping activities by only looking at the “course clusters”. Courses in the same course cluster do not have any overlapping classes or exams. You are free to select courses from different clusters, but if you do this, you need to be highly aware that classes or exams might overlap.    

Allocation of places

If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the number of available places on that course, the places will be allocated by drawing lots. 

If you are not granted a place on one or more of your desired courses, you must register anew in the second registration period.

If you initially registered for three courses but are now only able to see two courses in your overview of registrations, you were not allocated a place on all your desired courses in the first round of registration. This means that you will be able to register for a third course in the second registration period.

Allocation of places - special for Public Policy

If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the number of available places on that course, the places will be allocated by drawing lots. 

If you are not granted a place on one or more of your desired courses, you must register anew in the second registration period.

If you initially registered for three courses but are now only able to see two courses in your overview of registrations, you were not allocated a place on all your desired courses in the first round of registration. This means that you will be able to register for a third course in the second registration period.

Registration after the normal deadline

If you did not receive the number of courses you wished to register for, or if you forgot to register for courses in the normal registration period, you have the opportunity to register late for availbe courses.

The allocation of places will take place on a first-come, first-served basis, and it will be possible to register for a course as long as there are vacant places on the course. Once a course has been filled, it will no longer be possible to register for the course in question.

The list of available courses can be updated on a regular basis.

It is important that you check up on course clusters, time and exam overlap before you register.


Registration for courses in the spring semester after the normal deadline:

You can register for courses by sending an e-mail to kandidat.bss@au.dk prior to semester start. Please state your student number as well as the course(s) you wish to register. 

Registration for courses in the autumn semester after the normal deadline: 

You can register for courses via the Student Self-service system at mystudies.au.dk in the period 15 to 18 August 2022.

For students who do not have a Bachelor’s degree programme from AU or have paused between their bachelor and Master's degree programmes

If you have a Bachelor’s degree from at another university or if you took a break between your bachelor's and Master’s degree programme, or you have applied to change your study programme, you must register for courses at the first semestevia the Student Self-service system at mystudies.au.dk in the period 15 to 18 August 2022.

The allocation of places will take place on a first-come, first-served basis, and it will be possible to register for a course as long as there are vacant places on the course. Once a course has been filled, it will no longer be possible to register for the course in question.

The list of available courses can be updated on a regular basis.

It is important that you check up on course clusters, time and exam overlap before you register.

You can read more about the master's seminars in the course catalogue, and if you have any questions, please contact kandidat.bss@au.dk