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    What is enrolment?

    If you want to continue your previously study programme or change to another Danish University, you might be eligible for applying for enrolment. It is a requirement that you have passed the first year of study (60 ECTS).  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’.

    You can only apply for enrolment if you:

    • Currently are enrolled at Aalborg University
    • Previously has been enrolled on the same programme at Aalborg University
    • Currently are enrolled on the same programme at another Danish University
    • Currently are enrolled on another programme at another Danish University

    This means that if you currently are enrolled at a foreign University, and have not previously been enrolled at a Danish University, you cannot apply for enrollment. If you do not meet one of these conditions, you have to apply for ordinary admission on the programme in question.

    Please note that the programmes at Aalborg University only has few available study places on semesters after the first year of study. This means that you are not guaranteed a place even though you meet the requirements.

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    Conditions for Bachelor students

    Below you find the conditions for enrolment that applies to Bachelor students:

    • 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 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. 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 state this in your enclosures.
       
    • A study place must be available on the semester to which you apply for enrolment.
       
    • You must meet the general admission requirements, including our language requirements.
       
    • You must meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor’s programme.
       
    • Are you applying for enrolment on the exact same programme, which you previously has been enrolled at, you cannot be enrolled less than 5 months after you have been unenrolled.
       
    • You will be enrolled on the newest and valid curriculum, which means that there might be a change in the admission requirements.  

    Previously unenrolled?

    If you have been unenrolled by Aalborg University from the same programme to which you are applying for enrollment, Aalborg University has to assess whether you significantly improved your chances of accomplishing the programme or if the programme has significantly changed.

    You have to apply for an exemption to be re-enrolled, if one of the following applies to you:

    • You have used up the number of examination attempts or has been unenrolled due to lack of study activity
       
    • You have been permanent dismissed 

    Below on this website you can read more about how to apply for exemption.

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    Conditions for Master students

    Below you find the conditions for enrolment that applies to Master students:

    • 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 9th or 10th semesters of the 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 Application Portal. 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 state this in your enclosures.
       
    • A study place must be available on the semester to which you apply for enrolment.
       
    • You must meet the general admission requirements, including our language requirements.
       
    • You must meet the admission requirements for the Master’s programme.
       
    • Are you applying for enrolment on the exact same programme, which you previously has been enrolled at, you cannot be enrolled less than 5 months after that you have been unenrolled from the programme.
       
    • You will be enrolled on the newest and valid curriculum, thus there might be a change in the admission requirements since you were enrolled on the programme.

    Previously unenrolled?

    If you have been unenrolled by Aalborg University from the same programme to which you are applying for enrollment, Aalborg University has to assess whether you significantly has improved your chances of accomplishing the programme or if the programme has significantly changed, since you were last admitted.

    You have to apply for enrollment to be re-enrolled, if one of the following applies to you:

    • You have used up the number of examination attempts or has been unenrolled due to lach of study activity by your University
    • You have been permanent dismissed from your University

    Below on this website you can read more about how to apply for exemption.

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    How to apply for an exemption

    If you have been unenrolled by the university from the same programme to which you are applying for enrollment, Aalborg University has to assess whether you significantly has improved your chances of completing the programme. You must upload the documentation in the Application Portal.  

    You must upload the following:

    • A statement explaining for the reason/reasons that your previously enrollment was canceled
       
    • A statement explaining how your opportunities for finishing the Master’s programme has been significantly improved or an explanation of how the programmes content has been significantly changed
       
    • Documentation proving that your opportunities for finishing the Master’s programme has been significantly improved or documentation proving that the programmes content has been significantly changed

    The mentioned documentation can be in the form of:

    • A doctor’s note proving that you during your previously enrollment was significantly affected by long-term illness, which no longer affects you
       
    • Passed courses or education that significantly improved your qualifications
       
    • Employment contract in combination with an employers statement that documents that you have achieved working experience, which significantly improved your opportunities of completing the programme
       
    • New and previously curriculum which documents that the programme significantly has changed its content on one or more ways, which are relevant for your application for reenrollment
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    More qualified applicants than study 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.

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    Mandatory credit transfer

    You are obliged under Danish legislation to state and apply for credit transfer for all passed courses from previously studies at the same level. Read more about credit transfer: https://www.en.aau.dk/education/apply/enrolment-credit-transfer/credit-transfer/#transfer2.

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    How to apply

    You apply for enrollment in the Application Portal:

    Log into the application portal

    You must upload the following documentation:

    • A copy of your qualifying entry examination (if you are applying for enrollment on a Bachelor’s programme).
       
    • Bachelor’s degree diploma (if you are applying for enrollment on a Master’s programme).
       
    • 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.
       
    • Application for an exemption (If you have been unenrolled by the university from the same programme to which you are applying for enrolment.

     

    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.
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    Guides to the application portal

    Download guide to the Application Portal:

    How to Login
     

    How to apply

     

    TEchnical SUPPORT

    Have you read the guides on this site?

    Have you visited the site FAQ? If you are still experiencing problems please contact AAU It Service: support@its.aau.dk 

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    Application deadlines

    February intake

    15 October
     

    September intake

    1 March

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    Application fee

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

    PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

    All application fees payments are made through our Webshop.

    PAY APPLICATION FEE HERE

    The application fee is 780 DKK (105 EUR). One application fee covers all applications to Aalborg University for the specific intake.

    When you have completed the payment, you will receive a receipt to your email. Please upload the receipt to all your applications in the Application portal.

    We will refund the application fee if you are admitted and begin your studies at Aalborg University. The refund will always be reimbursed to the credit card you used in application fee webshop.

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

    Exemptions for paying application fee

    • A Danish permanent residence permit.
       
    • A Danish residence permit with the possibility of a permanent residency.
       
    • A temporary Danish residence permit with a view to temporary residence in Denmark after the Danish Aliens Act, Consolidation section 7 (1 and 2), and section 8 (1 and 2).
       
    • A Danish temporary residence permit with a view to temporary residence permit after the Danish Aliens Act, Consolidation section 9 (1, or section 9 c (1) as a result of a familiar association to a foreign with a residence permit after section 7 (1 and 2) or section 8 (1 and 2)
       
    • A Danish residence permit after the Danish Aliens Act, Consolidation section 9 m as an accompanying child of a foreign, who hold a residence permit based on employment etc. after the Danish Aliens Act, Consolidation section 9 a.

     

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    TUTION FEe

    Students from outside EU/EEA are required to pay tuition fees in order to study at Aalborg University unless you hold one of the residence permits mentioned below.

    Tuition fee covers expenses related to lectures, guidance, supervision and exams. In case you do not pass a course you are eligible for two re-examinations.

    PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

    Please find payment instructions in a separate letter sent immediately after your preliminary enrolment letter.

    If your bank requires 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

    REFUND POLICY

    If a student wishes to withdraw from Aalborg University prior to the commencement of studies the paid tuition fee will be refunded in full. If a student withdraws from Aalborg University within the first month of the semester, i.e. February in regards to the spring semester and September in regards to the autumn semester, only part of the tuition fee will be refunded. However, if the student withdraws from Aalborg University later than one month after the commencement of studies the student will not be eligible for a refund.

    EXEMPTIONS FOR PAYING APPLICATION FEE

    You are exempt from paying tution fee if you hold one of the following Danish residence permits:

    • A permanent residence permit.
       
    • A residence permit with the possibility of a permanent residency.
       
    • A temporary residence permit with a view to temporary residence in Denmark after the Danish Aliens Act, Consolidation section 7 (1 and 2), and section 8 (1 and 2).
       
    • A temporary residence permit with a view to temporary residence permit after the Danish Aliens Act, Consolidation section 9 (1, or section 9 c (1) as a result of a familiar association to a foreign with a residence permit after section 7 (1 and 2) or section 8 (1 and 2)
       
    • A residence permit after the Danish Aliens Act, Consolidation section 9 m as an accompanying child of a foreign, who hold a residence permit based on employment etc. after the Danish Aliens Act, Consolidation section 9 a.

    Exchange students from partner universities outside EU/EEA will not be charged tuition fees.

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    Response to your application

    You may receive a response to your application shortly before the semester start date. We cannot say 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.