Advance approval of credit transfer and ECTS

Choice of courses and advance approval

After you have found the university or universities where you want to apply, you will have to start putting together a course programme. You can find courses through  AU GO  or go to the university websites themselves, find the course catalogue, and search for courses. This can be very time-consuming, so allow plenty of time. You should use a standard template to indicate the courses you want when you apply for an exchange place. Download the template  here.

You must choose courses corresponding to 30 ECTS credits per semester. There is no requirement that you take 30 ECTS at the host institution. If, for timetable reasons for example, it is only possible to take 25 ECTS, you can take 5 ECTS either before you leave or after you return home. It could be a project module or a summer course at AU. If your host university does not use the ECTS system, you must find out how many of the university's credits correspond to 30 ECTS. There is help for this below.

If the range of courses for the semester you are applying for is not yet available on the website, compile your study programme based on the existing courses offered. If there are any subsequent changes, it will be possible to change your study plan.

You can contact your  international academic coordinator for guidance on the composition of your course programme and he or she can refer you to your head of degree programme. However, it is your responsibility to find a list of all relevant courses.