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Exemptions and special permissions

Early study start bonus

If you hold a qualifying upper secondary school exam that is considered equivalent to a Danish upper secondary school exam and your grade point average (GPA) can be converted into the Danish grading scale, you will be given an early study start bonus - i.e. your GPA will be multiplied with 1.08 if you apply for admission within two years from the date of your final upper secondary school exam. Please note that this adjustment is done by the university, - you are not allowed to adjust your GPA yourself when applying.

The two-year deadline for early study start bonus may be extended with a maximum of 4 years if you have been prevented from commencing a higher education programme within two years from the date of the final upper secondary school exam due to one of the following causes:

  • Military service
  • Training for - and participation in international military operations
  • Adoption or maternity leave
  • Long-term serious illness – including special circumstances due to disabilities
  • Caretaking of close relatives who are disabled, seriously ill or dying
  • Training for - and participation in the Olympics or the Paralympics as an appointed elite- or world class athlete.

If you wish to apply for an extension of the two-year deadline for early study start bonus you must submit documentation showing that you have been prevented from commencing a higher education programme within two years from the date of the final upper secondary school exam due to one of the above mentioned causes. Please note that extension of the two-year deadline for early study start bonus is not tantamount to you being admitted. 

We advise that you apply for an extension of the two-year deadline for early study start bonus before 15 March.

EXEMPTION DUE TO SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES REDUCING YOUR GRADE POINT AVERAGE

If you hold a qualifying upper secondary school exam that is considered equivalent to a Danish upper secondary school exam and your grade point average (GPA) can be converted into the Danish grading scale and you apply for a programme with restricted entry, study places in quota 1 will be allocated to applicants based on a declining minimum grade point average for admission.

In case special circumstances have reduced your grade point average you may be granted exemption from this rule. If you wish to apply for exemption you must submit documentation showing that your grade point average was reduced due to special circumstances. Please note that exemption is rarely granted and that exemption is not a guarantee of you being admitted.

We advise that you apply for exemption before 15 March.

SPECIAL PERMISSION TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION

If you do not hold a qualifying upper secondary school exam it may be possible for you to apply for admission with special permission. You must submit documentation (diplomas) showing that you possess general as well as specific academic qualifications equivalent to those of an applicant holding a qualifying exam. Please note that in regards to programmes with a restricted entry very few study places are allocated to applicants with special permission.