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Empty-place Scheme

If you are an EU/EEA citizen and live in or near Aalborg, Esbjerg or Copenhagen - where Aalborg University has campuses and programs - and are able to participate in single courses at Aalborg University in the daytime on weekdays, you can apply for admission through the socalled "Empty-place Scheme" (tompladsordningen).

As a student enrolled under this scheme you participate in selected parts of the programs that the University's full-time students are enrolled in and under the same conditions. You must pay a tuition fee for each course.

Please note: If you are not an EU/EEA citizen, you will only be able to apply for admission to single courses through the empty-place scheme if you can present a residence permit for Denmark issued due to other activities in Denmark (e.g. work or full-time studies). The Dansih Immigraion Service does not issue residence permits for single course studies.

If you are enrolled under the empty-place scheme, you can complete no more than:

  • 90 ECTS credits of a bachelor degree and
  • 60 ECTS credits of a Master's degree

It is not possible to complete an entire bachelor or Master's degree under this scheme. It is, however, possible to complete a minor (90 ECTS credits in total of which 45 ECTS credits are at the bachelor level and 45 ECTS credits are at the Master's level).

If you want to study full-time for a period, you are only allowed to study for a maximum of one year as a full-time student under the scheme. One year of full-time studies carries 60 ECTS credits.

In order to be admitted there must be empty student places at the course/courses. The University therefore reserves the right not to admit qualified applicants due to insufficient capacity.

The semesters run from:

  • September 1 - January 31 (fall semester) and
  • February 1 - June 30 (spring semester).

For information about which courses you can follow, please visit www.studyguide.aau.dk or contact the University's student guidance.

For information about admission requirements, please visit www.apply.aau.dk or contact the the University's student guidance.

Application Deadlines

  • 15 October for spring semester courses starting in February the following year
  • 1 April for autumn/fall semester courses starting in September (as of 2018 the deadline will be 1 March)

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee for the Empty-place Scheme varies depending on the amount of ECTS credits that the courses carry and your citizenship.

EU and EEA Citizens

  • DKK 600 pr. ECTS credit
  • DKK 18,000 for a full semester (30 ECTS credits)

Other Citizens

The tuition fee depends on the specific program that the course is part of and on the amount of ECTS credits that the course carries. If you have this information, you can contact the office for Continuing Education for further information about the fees.

(All prices may be subject to change).