How and when to apply

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    How to apply

    Applications for Master’s programmes must be submitted in the Danish application portal. You need to create a profile in the application portal in order to submit your application(s) for the study programme(s) of your choice.

    Please note: You are responsible for keeping yourself updated on the status of your application by often logging into the application portal and by reading and responding to any new messages.

    AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes all applicants regardless of personal background or belief.

    AAU encourages applicants from all socioeconomic backgrounds to apply. You can read about SU – The Danish students´ Grants and Loans Scheme here (only for European students) and find information about tuition waivers here (only for non-EU students).

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    Applying for max 3 Master’s programmes at Aalborg University

    Aalborg University accepts a maximum of 3 priorities for each applicant to a Master's programme. Any application with priorities exceeding this amount will be rejected without further notice.

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    Application deadlines

    September intake

    1 March 23:59 CET. 

    The Application Portal opens medio December. 


    Available study places after the first round of admission

    We will announce available study places 18 June. Keep an eye on Qualified applicants are offered admission according to the first-come-first served principle. 

    Please note that it is only possible for non-EU citizens to apply for available study places if they have a valid Danish residence permit.


    15 October 23:59 CET. 

    The Application Portal opens primo June. 

    Please note that not all programmes are offered in February. 

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    Guide to the application portal

    Download guide to the Application Portal:

    Guide to the application portal

    TEchnical SUPPORT

    Have you visited the site FAQ? If you are still experiencing problems please contact AAU It Service:

    Please note that this email is only for IT support. If you have general questions, please contact 

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    Documentation requirements

    The entire set of documentation must be uploaded to each of your applications. For ease of understanding, please merge each individual document into one file before uploading. For instance - If you have transcripts of six pages, please merge them into one file.

    Please note: Aalborg University does not accept documents sent by post or email (TOEFL is allowed. Inst. code: 8892).

    If the documents you have uploaded are not sufficient, you will be requested to submit further documentation. We will give you a detailed explanation of extra documentation we need from you and give you a deadline for uploading it to us.

    Required documents

    • Diploma/Diploma Supplement (If you have not yet completed your Bachelor’s degree, please upload your transcript) (translated into English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian). The document must be signed and stamped by your home university.
    • Bachelor’s degrees transcripts showing all grades and courses (translated into English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian). The document must be signed and stamped by your home university.
    • English test or an official receipt confirming that you have registered for a test (see here for English requirements). If you upload a receipt when applying we will ask for the test result during spring/summer if you are amitted to AAU.
    • Letter of motivation (if required by the specific programme - please check website)
    • CV / Resume (if required by the specific programme - please check website)

    • Official curriculum/syllabus for your Bachelor’s studies or another official description of your Bachelor’s degree in English (if available)

    • Reference letters (optional) 

    Further requirements for non-eu citizens

    • Receipt for paid application fee (only applies to non-EU citizens)
    • Danish residence permit card and letter (only applies to non-EU citizens – who already have a residence permit in Denmark)
    • Official description of the grading system from your home university (if available) (only applies to non-EU citizens) 

    Additional requirements

    If you are applying for the following programmes you must also prove your level of Mathematics.

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    • Risk and Safety Management

     In order to do so, please upload:

    • Upper Secondary School diploma
    • Verification form (not needed if the required level or higher in mathematics was an admission requirement for your bachelor from a Danish institution)
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    Deadlines for meeting the admission requirements

    Non-EU citizens

    • If you do not hold a valid Danish residence permit: 1 June (September intake), 23 November (February intake)
    • If you hold a valid Danish residence permit: 1 September (September intake), 1 February (February intake)

    EU citizens

    • September intake: 1 September 

    • February intake: 1 February

    Current AAU-students

    • September intake: 1 September

    • February intake: 1 February

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    Application decisions

    Three possible decisions

    We will answer your application with one of the followiing decisions:


    You fulfil all requirements and have been offered a place at Aalborg University.

    Conditional admission

    You do not fulfil the entire admission requirements. You will receive a message in the application portal which outlines the specific conditions you must fulfil and document before you can be fully admitted. The message states a deadline within which you must fulfil and document the admission requirements.

    Please note that you cannot study at Aalborg University on a conditional admission. You must be fully admitted in order to initiate your studies, unless you are admitted on the condition that you complete supplementary courses simultaneously with your studies here. The latter option is only possible for applicants holding an EU-citizenship.


    You do not fulfil the admission requirements. It will be specified in the rejection message precisely which criteria you did not fulfil.

    When will you be informed of the decision?

    No later than

    February intake: 14 November
    September intake: 10 June

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    Confirming an offer of enrolment - deadline

    You must respond to the offer within the deadline stated in the message in the application portal. The offer can be either unconditional or conditional. Usually you will have only a few days to respond. You must respond to the offer, otherwise you will lose the offer, and the place will be passed on to the next qualified applicant.

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    Mandatory credit transfer

    You are obliged under Danish legislation to state and apply for a credit transfer for all passed courses from previously studies at the same level.

    read more about credit transfer.

questions about the application procedure?

We have gathered some of the frequently asked questions about the application procedure.

Visit our FAQ

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Important dates - September intake

Application portal opens

Expected medio December



1 March 23:59 CET



No later than 10 June



No later than 15 June


available study places annonced

18 June