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Enrolment

What is enrolment?

Following the first academic year, only few study places are available at AAU’s study programmes. If you are granted credit transfer for the entire first academic year of a study programme, you can apply for admission to one of these study places. Technically, this application procedure is called ‘enrolment’.

Conditions for enrolment

A number of conditions apply to enrolment to a study programme after the first year:

  • You must have passed examinations which count as credit towards at least the first year of the study programme to which you apply for enrolment. This means that you must be able to begin your studies on the third semester or on later semesters of the Bachelor's or Master's programme. If you are not eligible to be awarded credit for at least the first year, you must apply for a study place on the first year of study via the Coordinated Admission System (Bachelor's programmes) or the Application Portal (Master's programmes). If you are uncertain whether you are eligible for credit transfer for the entire first year of the study programme, we recommend that you apply through both systems. we kindly ask you to inform us this in your enclosures.
     
  • A study place must be available on the semester to which you apply for enrolment. Please note that due to restricted admission, many study programmes have no vacant study places after the first-year intake.
     
  • You must meet the general admission requirements, including any language requirements.

If you have an international qualifying entry examination and you are applying for admission to a study programme taught in Danish, you must have passed the Study Test in Danish as a Second Language (module 6 of the Danish language course 3) or Danish A. If you are a citizen of any of the Nordic countries and have a Nordic qualifying entry examination, you are not required to pass a Danish language test. 

see language requirements

If you apply for admission to a programme taught in English, your English language qualifications must be comparable to the English B level of Danish upper secondary school.
 

See English requirements

  • No other conditions must prevent your enrolment, such as having used up your permitted examination attempts or having exceeded prescribed deadlines etc. If any of the above conditions apply to you, you must apply for exemption.
     
  • If you apply for enrolment to a study programme on which you have previously been enrolled, you can be readmitted to this programme no earlier than five months after you have terminated your previous enrolment.
     
  • The newest, current curriculum and regulations will apply to you upon your enrolment.

The number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of vacant places 

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available study places and if the individual study programme has not stipulated other selection criteria, all applicants will be admitted on the basis of their grade point average. For applicants applying for enrolment to a Bachelor's programme, the assessment will be based on the grade point average of their upper secondary education. For applicants applying for enrolment to a Master's programme, the assessment will be based on the grade point average of their Bachelor's degree.

Requirement of credit transfer application

When applicants apply for admission or enrolment at a university, they must state any successfully completed degree programme elements (courses) from all previous non-completed university programmes and apply for credit transfer.

How to apply

You must apply for a study place via

the application portal

Please note that you must upload the following documentation:

  • A copy of your qualifying entry examination
  • Copies of other relevant documents, such as documentation of your Danish or English language skills.
  • Copies of your student record, completed study activities or copies of any previously approved credit transfer.

Enrolment to a bachelor's programme

If you are applying for enrolment to a Bachelor's programme you must also upload a verification form, in order for us to  assess your educational background. Applicants from Scandinavia are not required to enclose a verification form.

Verification form


Choose the correct offer type

Please make sure to choose the correct technical term in the box ‘offer type' in the application portal:

  • ‘Study change/Transfer – Bachelor’ = Applying for a Bachelor’s programme  - based on previous activities in a Bachelor’s programme.
     
  • ‘Study change/transfer – Master’ = Applying for a Master’s programme – based on previous activities in a Master’s programme.

 

Application deadlines


February intake

15 October
 

September intake

1 March

Application fee

You must pay the application fee if you are a NON EU citizen, unless you are family reunificated or you hold a residence permit with the possibility of a permanent residency. 

However, you are excempt from paying application fee if you have a Danish upper secondary school exam or a Danish Bachelor’s degree.

DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT OF APPLICATION FEES

The application fee must be received by Aalborg University before the application deadline, otherwise your application for admission to a Master’s programme will not be processed.

Please note that a money transfer may take up to 14 days.

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

The application fee is 105 EUR + local bank transfer fee per applicant. One application fee covers all applications to Aalborg University.

IMPORTANT:  The payment must be in EUR (However, if you have a Danish bank,the payment (780DKK) can be in DKK). The fee must be transferred to:

Danske Bank – Algade 53 – 9000 Aalborg – Denmark
Reg. nr. 3201
Account number.: 0009189629
IBAN: DK6730000009189629
SWIFT: DABADKKK

Payment reference: ‘EN application fee’ + your date of birth + your full name

The payment reference is important in order to identify your payment.

Please note that you must upload the payment receipt to your application at the application portal.

If your bank requests name and address of the beneficiary of the transfer order to complete it, please use the following:

The Admissions Office
Aalborg University
Fibigerstraede 10
9220 Aalborg East
Denmark

We will refund the application fee if you are admitted and begin your studies at Aalborg University. 

Response to your application

You will receive a response to your application shortly before the semester start date.  We cannot tell how many study places will be available on the third and later semesters, until we know how many students will enrol in their first year of study; therefore, you will most likely receive the response just before the semester start date.