Supplementary subjects with credit transfer
Students who have passed at least 30 ECTS credits on a previous degree programme can apply for the transfer of these credits to a supplementary subject combined with courses they choose individually. Please note that this is only possible for students at the Faculty of Arts.
Rules for credit transfer
- The individually chosen courses comprise 45 ECTS credits minus the number of ECTS credits which have already been passed. In practice, this will result in individually chosen courses of 15, 10 or 5 ECTS credits. If you have passed 45 ECTS credits or more during a previous enrolment, you may not apply for additional courses and 45 of the ECTS credits you have passed will be transferred as a supplementary subject.
- Any individually chosen courses follow the same rules as 15 ECTS supplementary subjects abroad, so they must be chosen from among the existing Bachelor’s supplementary subjects at AU without restricted admission, and they must be from outside your main subject.
- It is not possible to apply for admission to a Bachelor’s supplementary subject and a supplementary subject with credit transfer at the same time.
This is how to apply
- The deadline for applying for a supplementary subject with credit transfer is 15 February.
- You must apply at mit.au.dk using the form for advance approval. If the courses under a previous enrolment were done at a university other than Aarhus University, you must send us a transcript of the exam records in Danish and English.
Please note that in formal terms Bachelor’s supplementary subjects with credit transfer are not the same as standard Bachelor’s supplementary subjects. This may affect your admission to some Master’s degree programmes or Master’s supplementary subjects. Please contact your student counsellor if you are in any doubt about the right choice for you.
If you have already completed a degree programme before starting your current Bachelor’s degree programme, it may be possible to gain approval of this as a completed programme element. Subject to specific assessment, short, medium-term and long post-secondary degree programmes can be used as a completed programme element of 45 ECTS credits, but only if the entire degree programme has been completed, and only if there is a connection between your main subject and the completed programme element.
Please note that this is only possible for students at the Faculty of Arts
Rules regarding completed programme elements
Completed programme elements are always subject to the approval of the Study Centre Arts. Degree programmes that have been completed previously can only be approved as a completed 45-ECTS programme element if:
- The entire degree programme has been completed.
- Arguments can be made for the connection between the main subject and the completed programme element.
- The academic level of the completed programme is deemed to be high enough to constitute 45 ECTS credits.
This is how to apply
To obtain approval for a completed programme element, please submit:
- The academic regulations for the degree programme concerned.
- Your exam certificate for the degree programme concerned.
- A personal statement explaining the connection between the completed programme element and your main subject and future plans.
The deadline for applications regarding completed programme elements is 15 February.
There is no application form, but please send the above-mentioned documents by email or letter to the Study Centre Arts.
Here are some examples of degree programmes which have been approved as completed programme elements in the past:
- Social educator
- Dental hygienist
Instead of doing a supplementary subject at Aarhus University, you can do an entire supplementary subject at other universities in Denmark. This is called doing a transferred supplementary subject. You must always apply for approval of this kind of supplementary subject.
Please note that this is only possible for students at the Faculty of Arts.
Rules regarding transferred supplementary subjects
- The transferred supplementary subject must consist of exactly 45 ECTS credits.
- The transferred supplementary subject must be based on academic regulations, a range of supplementary subjects or a study programme which has been approved by a board of studies or similar body.
- The transferred supplementary subject must be from outside the academic area of your main subject.
- You may not apply for admission to one of Aarhus University’s own supplementary subjects if you have applied for approval of a transferred supplementary subject.
This is how to apply
- You must apply for approval of transferred supplementary subjects at mit.au.dk using the form for advance approval. Remember to enclose the academic regulations for the transferred supplementary subject concerned. This form is also used for other types of advance approval, so there may be fields that are not suitable for your application. You can attach an explanation of your application in a separate file if you think the application will otherwise be unclear.
- You can apply for advance approval for several transferred supplementary subjects, but naturally you are only allowed to choose one of them. Please remember to notify the person who has issued your advance approval about which of the advance approved supplementary subjects you choose.
- You must apply for credit transfer of your completed courses each semester. You must use the form for credit transfer at mit.au.dk and attach documentation for your results, for instance a copy of your exam certificate.
- The deadline for applying for advance approval of a transferred supplementary subject is 15 February.
- Please check the deadlines for applying for admission to the university at which you intend to do a transferred supplementary subject.
What do I do if my transferred supplementary subject does not get off the ground?
- If your transferred supplementary does not get off the ground, you can apply for admission to one of the supplementary subjects at the Faculty of Arts which still has vacancies.
Will my marks be transferred automatically to AU?
- No. You must send us your exam results from your transferred supplementary subject. You can do this by using the form for credit transfer at mit.au.dk. You must enclose official documentation of your marks, for instance a copy of the transcript of records or an exam certificate.