AAU logo

Info from the SU Office, May 2017

Read more about new rules, SU and status of residence, SU for your Master's programme, SU when you are delayed in your studies, etc. Mail sent to students 23 May, 2017

Last modified: 18.05.2017

In this newsletter, we have collected relevant information about SU rules, and about how to relate to your SU during your studies. Please note that it is your responsibility to get to know the SU rules. Read more at su.dk and here at en.su.aau.dk

 

New rules regarding study activity and student progress

On 1 July, 2016 new rules were put into action. The rules mean that if you started a new higher education study programme on 1 July, 2016 or later, you are not allowed to be more than 6 months delayed. Please note that starting a Master’s programme is considered starting a new study programme.

 

Status of Residence

Your SU will automatically be granted on the basis of your address as listed in the national register (in Danish “Folkeregister”). Please note that the SU is calculated based on your address on the first day of the month, and that the adjustment happens with a delay.

 

Remember to apply for SU for your Master’s programme if you complete your Bachelor this summer

If you complete your Bachelor’s programme before the end of August, and get admitted to a Master’s programme starting in September, you need to apply for SU for the Master’s programme from July if you want to receive SU during the summer. If you want to apply to receive SU from July, apply via MinSU from 1 June at the earliest, and 31 July at the latest.

 

If you are delayed in your Bachelor or Master studies

If you are delayed in your studies, you have to extend your education at MinSU, under ”Ret din SU – Forlæng uddannelse” (translation: “Edit your SU – Extend your education”).

Please note! If you receive “Ungdomskort” (public transportation pass) or "kilometerpenge" (mileage allowance), you will also have to re-apply for this when you start a new study programme, or if you are delayed in your studies.

 

Mentors wanted

The AAU SU Office administers a so-called ”SPS” scheme (support scheme for students with disabilities), and frequently needs students to be mentors for fellow students, who have difficulties with for example organizing and planning their studies or with participating in the study environment. The job is paid.

 

Questions about your SU

You will find the answers to most of your questions at su.dk or at the AAU SU Office website en.su.aau.dk. If you have further questions about SU, you are also welcome to contact us.

If you need to submit documentation or applications to us, please do so via our email su@aau.dk – even if you have read that the documentation has to be submitted personally.

The AAU SU Office is moving to another building. From 22 May, 2017, you will find us at Aalborg main campus: Fibigerstræde 10 (room 4-19), 9220 Aalborg East. Please note: the office is closed weeks 29 + 30 (17-29 July). 

 

Best regards,
The AAU SU Office

------

Further infromation

(1) NEW RULES REGARDING STUDY ACTIVITY AND STUDENT PROGRESS

On 1 July, 2016 new rules were put into action. The rules mean that if you started a new higher education study programme on 1 July, 2016 or later, you are not allowed to be more than 6 months delayed. Please note that starting a Master’s programme is considered starting a new study programme. This means that if you completed a Bachelor’s programme within the previous SU rules, and started a Master’s programme after 1 July, 2016, you are not allowed to be more than 6 months delayed.

Being delayed in your studies means that you have used more SU portions than the number of months you have completed on your programme (your ‘student progress’). For example, if you have received SU for a year, which is equal to 12 portions, you must have completed exams corresponding to minimum 6 months (= 30 ECTS). You can read more about this on su.dk.

If you started your higher education study programme before 1 July, 2016, you are allowed to be up to 12 months delayed. 

 

(2) Status of residence

Your SU will automatically be granted on the basis of your address as listed in the national register (in Danish “Folkeregister”). Please note that the SU is calculated based on your address on the first day of the month, and that the adjustment happens with a delay. SU is automatically granted based on your address in the “Folkeregister”. Your address determines whether you get SU as “hjemmeboende” (living with parents/guardians) or SU as “udeboende” (not living with parents/guardians).

 For example, if you move from “hjemmeboende” to “udeboende” on 3 June, you will not be granted SU as “udeboende” until 1 July. If you change your address from “hjemmeboende” on 1 June, you will continue receiving SU as “hjemmeboende” until the SU agency has received and processed the change in address. Then, your SU will be recalculated, and you will receive a new payment within 1-2 weeks.

If your residence is registered at your parents’ home while studying abroad for a semester, you must inform this at minSU under “ret din SU” > “oplys særlige bopælsforhold” (translation: “Edit your SU” > “state special residential circumstances”. If you do not do this, you will receive SU as “hjemmeboende” while away. 

 

(3) REMEMBER TO APPLY FOR SU FOR YOUR MASTER’S PROGRAMME IF YOU COMPLETE YOUR BACHELOR THIS SUMMER

If you complete your Bachelor’s programme before the end of August, and get admitted to a Master’s programme starting in September, you need to apply for SU for the Master’s programme from July if you want to receive SU during the summer.  If you want to apply to receive SU from July, apply via MinSU from 1 June at the earliest, and 31 July at the latest. If you wish to have your SU paid out in the beginning of July, we need the application by mid-June as the processing takes approx. two weeks.

You are not eligible for SU during the summer if you graduate your Bachelor’s degree on 1 June or earlier.

If you have received dispensation to follow courses on a Master’s programme before having completed your Bachelor, you cannot receive SU for the Master’s programme – only for the Bachelor’s programme. This means that you have to extend your Bachelor at MinSU, under ”Ret din SU – Forlæng uddannelse” (translation: “Edit your SU – Extend your education”).

Once you have completed your Bahcelor’s degree, you will then have to apply for SU for your Master’s programme. If you have used all your SU portions on your Bachelor’s programme, you may apply for a “Slutlån” (a loan which needs to be repaid).

Please note! If you receive “Ungdomskort” (public transportation pass), you will also have to re-apply for this when you start a new study programme, or if you are delayed in your studies. 

 

(4) Mentors wanted

The AAU SU Office administers a so-called ”SPS” scheme (support scheme for students with disabilities), and frequently needs students to be mentors for fellow students, who have difficulties with for example organizing and planning their studies or with participating in the study environment. The job is paid.

As a mentor for a fellow student, you will be hired via ”Bruger-Hjælper Formidlingen” (translation: “User-Helper Arrangement”) for approx. 20 hours per semester. Before starting the job, you will receive supervision. If you are interested, please contact Bruger-Hjælper Formidlingen/att. SPS Office at 36 34 79 00 or via email: sps@formidlingen.dk. Also, keep an eye out for jobbank.aau.dk/en where the jobs will be posted.

Read more about the SPS Scheme (in Danish) at spsu.dk or here at en.su.aau.dk