SU

Active enrolment

When you have started your studies, the SU-office will control whether or not you are actively enrolled in your studies. This will be controlled again no later than after 7 months and afterwards we will check it continuously throughout your studies.

You can only receive an SU grant/loan if you are actively enrolled.  

  • If you started your studies after 1 July 2016 you are actively enrolled, provided you are not more than six months behind in your degree programme over six months (30 ECTS credits).
  • If you started your studies before 1 July 2016, you are allowed to fall up to 12 months (60 ECTS credits) behind on your degree before your SU will be stopped.

If you fall farther behind than these limits, you will be declared not actively enrolled, and your SU will be stopped.

Please note that you are responsible for familiarising yourself with the SU regulations, adhering to deadlines etc. You can find information on the current regulations at su.dk. If you have any further questions please contact the SU Office.

FAQs

What does it mean to fall behind on your degree programme? And how do I check whether I’ve fallen behind?

How much you have fallen behind is calculated on the basis of the number of ECTS credits you have earned compared with the number of months you have been receiving SU. Students usually earn 30 ECTS credits per semester and receive six months of SU. If you do not earn 30 ECTS credits for a semester but still receive six months of SU, you will be considered as behind in the programme, depending on how many ECTS credits you have earned during the semester. In terms of activity, five ECTS credits are equivalent to one month of SU:

  • If, for example, you have earned five ECTS credits in a semester but have received six months of SU, then you will be behind in your degree programme by five months.
  • If you have earned ten ECTS credits in a semester but have received six months’ SU, then you will have a deficit of four months regarding your studies, etc. 

You can see how many monthly SU payments you have received at minSU, and the ECTS credits you have earned at Self-Service (STADS).

If you started your degree programme after 1 July 2016 you can also keep track of your academic progress and whether you have fallen behind at minSU under ‘SE DIN SU -> Studiefremdrift’.

What does active enrolment mean?

In order to be entitled to SU it is not enough for you just to attend teaching and lectures. You must also earn ECTS credits every semester. You are deemed to be actively enrolled until you have fallen six months (30 ECTS credits) behind in your degree programme.

I’ve been granted an exemption by my degree programme – why is my SU being stopped?

If you are given an exemption, for example from the active-enrolment requirement for your degree programme, this does not mean that you are also exempt from the active-enrolment requirement regarding your SU. It is not possible to grant exemptions from the current SU regulations – including those concerning active enrolment. In the following you can read about what to do if you have fallen behind, for example because of sickness.

When does my SU stop?

Payment of your SU stops when you have fallen more than six months (30 ECTS credits) behind on your degree programme. Whether you are actively enrolled will be checked every semester – in March and September – and, if you have fallen more than six months (30 ECTS credits) behind, your SU will be stopped as from May or November respectively. Before your SU is stopped a letter about this will be sent to your e-Boks.

I’ve lost my SU – how do I get it back?

If you are declared not actively enrolled and your SU is thus stopped, you will receive a letter describing how to get it back. You can restart your SU payments if you earn more ECTS credits or are granted supplementary monthly SU payments.

Remember that you must apply to start getting SU payments again at minSU. 

What happens if I get behind on my studies because I get sick?

If you get sick during your studies and cannot sit one or more examinations you can apply for supplementary monthly SU payments. If you are granted supplementary monthly SU payments you will be compensated for the delay in your studies caused by your illness.

What happens if I fail an examination and fall behind?

If you fail one or more examinations and thus do not earn the required 30 ECTS credits, you will fall behind in your degree programme if you have received SU throughout the semester. You can make up this deficit if you resit an examination and pass, so that you earn the required 30 ECTS credits. Remember that you are permitted to fall behind by six months (30 ECTS credits) before your SU will be stopped.

How do work/project placements affect my SU?

You must remember to apply for the transfer of your earned ECTS credits. Otherwise you risk your SU being stopped if you fall over six months behind (30 ECTS credits) on your degree programme.