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Standby and preapproved admission

Standby and Preapproved Admission

You have the option of applying for a standby place, when you apply for admission. That means that you have a standby place on a waiting list. 

If you are offered a standby place, you will be on a waiting list where you may be offered a student place up until mid August. If you are offered a student place, you must accept or reject it. If you reject it, you forfeit your student place this year.   

If you are not offered a student place before mid August, your standby place will grant you preapproved admission for a student place for the same programme the following year. Please note that you must apply for admission to the programme again the following year and you must fulfill the admission requirements again. Please remember to upload a copy of the preapproved admission letter together with copy of your upper secondary school diploma and a copy of supplementary courses if applicable.

Standby is an extra application

You should regard standby as an “extra” application among your other priorities. This means that if you are offered a standby place for a programme, you will not be offered a student place on lower priority programmes. Standby must therefore be regarded as an extra chance for admission to the degree programme you like. But on the other hand, an offered standby place could mean that you will have to postpone your commencement of studies by a year.

How to apply for standby

You have the option of applying for standby for most degree programmes. When you apply on www.optagelse.dk you must declare if wish to apply for standby to each programme. The deadline for applying for standby is 5 July at 12.00 noon. If you have not applied for standby by 5 July, it is not possible to get a place on the waiting list.

Admission Assurance

If you have been granted preapproved admission from the previous year you must make a new application on www.optagelse.dk before 15 March at 12.00 noon (if you hold a Danish qualifying exam the deadline is 5 July at 12.00 noon). Remember to upload your preapproved admission letter, a copy of your upper secondary school diploma and a copy of supplementary courses if applicable.

Please note that applicants with preapproved admission must meet the admission requirements just like all other applicants – even if the admission requirements have chanced compared to the year the preapproved admission was given. For information on the admission requirements, find your programme in our Bachelorguide at www.bachelor.au.dk/en/.