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Change of study programme, transfer or re-admission

If you are studying or have studied in this or another MSc programme, there are 4 different ways you can apply for enrolment: admission, change of study programme, transfer and re-admission. The way you apply depends on your situation:

Change of study programme

Change of study programme is for you who are studying or have studied at a MSc programme, where you have passed 60 ECTS credits corresponding to the first year of studies of the MSc programme, you want to apply for.

See the rules for a change

You can apply for change of study programme if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have passed or will pass 60 ECTS credits corresponding to the first year of studies at the MSc Programme you want to apply for, before study start in September.
  • You meet the specific admission- and language requirements at the MSc Programme you want to apply for.

Change of study programme is only possible if there are vacant spots at the study programme. Unfortunately, we cannot provide this information in advance, before you apply.

How you apply for a change

You can apply for change of study programme once per year with deadline 1 March. You create your application and upload documentation in the application portal. This is the only way you can apply for change of study programme.

Remember documentation with your application

See the list of documentation you need to upload in the application portal.

If you are a student at UCPH, AU, AAU, SDU, ITU or CBS, we recommend that you import the documentation of your Bachelor’s degree automatically using the data exchange function. You simply ask the system to import your educational data from your university.

Apply in the application portal

The application portal opens for applications 1 January and closes 1 March. We look forward to receiving your application.

>> Apply for change of study programme (no later than 1 March)

Tips for the application portal

  • Use Firefox or Goggle Chrome as your browser when creating and submitting you application.
  • Check the user guide for the application portal when you fill out your application.
  • Read the FAQ where you can find answers to the most common questions concerning the application portal.
  • Contact SCIENCE Student Services if you cannot find the answers, you are looking for in the FAQ.
  • Contact Service desk if you have technical problems.

If you get an offer to change

You will receive your application result via the application portal no later than 10 June.

Accept your offer

If you have received an offer to change study programme, you need to accept the offer. If you do not accept the offer before the deadline (which will appear in your admission letter), you will lose your spot in the MSc Programme. Therefore, it is important to check the status of your application regularly at the application portal.

Check your email regularly

When you receive a message at the application portal, you will receive an email at the mail address you have registered with your application. Please be aware that emails from the application portal may end up in your spam filter.

Get help with course registration

SCIENCE Student Services are ready to help you with your course registration – for example at web meetings about course registration.

Do you have a functional impairment?

If you have special needs due to a functional impairment (for example dyslexic; or a physical or mental diagnose) then it is possible for you to get help and support during your study programme because of your condition. Among others, you can apply for special aids, IT equipment and support classes.

Contact SCIENCE Student Services if you want to know more about your options and how to apply for what you need.

Transfer

Transfer is for you who are studying or have studied at the same MSc programme (at another university) that you want to apply for. You need to have passed 60 ECTS credits corresponding to the first year of studies of the MSc programme at University of Copenhagen.

See the rules for transfer

You can apply for transfer if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are studying or have studied at the same MSc programme (at another university) that you want to apply for.
  • You have passed or will pass 60 ECTS credits corresponding to the first year of studies at the MSc Programme you want to apply for, before study start in September.
  • You meet the specific admission- and language requirements at the MSc Programme you want to apply for.

Transfer is only possible if there are vacant spots at the study programme. Unfortunately, we cannot provide this information in advance, before you apply.

How you apply for transfer

You can apply for transfer once per year with deadline 1 March. You create your application and upload documentation in the application portal. This is the only way you can apply for transfer.

Remember documentation with your application

See the list of documentation you need to upload in the application portal.

If you are a student at UCPH, AU, AAU, SDU, ITU or CBS, we recommend that you import the documentation of your Bachelor’s degree automatically using the data exchange function. You simply ask the system to import your educational data from your university.

Apply in the application portal

The application portal opens for applications 1 January and closes 1 March. We look forward to receiving your application.

>> Apply for transfer (no later than 1 March)

Tips for the application portal

  • Use Firefox or Goggle Chrome as your browser when creating and submitting you application.
  • Check the user guide for the application portal when you fill out your application.
  • Read the FAQ where you can find answers to the most common questions concerning the application portal.
  • Contact SCIENCE Student Services if you cannot find the answers, you are looking for in the FAQ.
  • Contact Service desk if you have technical problems.

If you get an offer to transfer

You will receive your application result via the application portal no later than 10 June.

Accept your offer

If you have received an offer to transfer, you need to accept the offer. If you do not accept the offer before the deadline (which will appear in your admission letter), you will lose your spot in the MSc Programme. Therefore, it is important to check the status of your application regularly at the application portal.

Check your email regularly

When you receive a message at the application portal, you will receive an email at the mail address you have registered with your application. Please be aware that emails from the application portal may end up in your spam filter.

Get help with course registration

SCIENCE Student Services is ready to help you with your course registration – for example at web meetings about course registration.

Do you have a functional impairment?

If you have special needs due to a functional impairment (for example dyslexic; or a physical or mental diagnose) then it is possible for you to get help and support during your study programme because of your condition. Among others, you can apply for special aids, IT equipment and support classes.

Contact SCIENCE Student Services if you want to know more about your options and how to apply for what you need.

Re-admission

Re-admission is for you who previously studied the same MSc programme you are applying for. You need to have passed 60 ECTS credits corresponding to the first year of studies of the MSc programme.

See the rules for re-admission

You can apply for re-admission if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have passed at least 60 ECTS credits of the current curriculum of the MSc programme at UCPH, which you are applying for.
  • There should be a minimum of 5 months between the date of your withdrawal from the MSc programme and 1 September where you will start the MSc programme again (if you are offered re-admission).

Re-admission is only possible if there are vacant spots at the study programme. Unfortunately, we cannot provide this information in advance, before you apply. However, if you apply for re-admission with a commencement date within 13 months of your date of withdrawal from the MSc programme, you will be admitted regardless of the normal capacity of the MSc programme.

How you apply for re-admission

You can apply for re-admission once per year with deadline 1 March. You create your application and upload documentation in the application portal. This is the only way you can apply for re-admission.

Get your documentation through data exchange

When you previously have studied at the MSc programme at UCPH, you do not need to upload documentation. Instead, you simply accept that we import your educational data from UCPH using the data exchange function at the application portal. We will contact you if anything is missing in your application.

If you cannot find the programme you to which you were previously admitted in the application system, please contact SCIENCE Student Services well in advance of the application deadline 1 March.

Do you need an excemption?

If you have used your 3 examination attempts in some of your courses or if you did not meet the requirement for maximum duration of studies at the time of your withdrawal, you can only be readmitted if you are granted exemptions for these requirements.

  • You apply for an exemption by filling this pdf form, which you have to upload in the application portal with your application for re-admission.
  • If you are applying for an exemption because of illness or any other reason that you are able to document, please remember to upload this documentation with your application.

Apply in the application portal

The application portal opens for applications 1 January and closes 1 March. We look forward to receiving your application.

>> Apply for re-admission (no later than 1 March)

Tips for the application portal

  • Use Firefox or Goggle Chrome as your browser when creating and submitting you application.
  • Check the user guide for the application portal when you fill out your application.
  • Read the FAQ where you can find answers to the most common questions concerning the application portal.
  • Contact SCIENCE Student Services if you cannot find the answers, you are looking for in the FAQ.
  • Contact Service desk if you have technical problems.

If you get offered re-admission

You will receive your application result via the application portal no later than 10 June.

Accept your offer

If you have received an offer of re-admission, you need to accept the offer. If you do not accept the offer before the deadline (which will appear in your admission letter), you will lose your spot in the MSc Programme. Therefore, it is important to check the status of your application regularly at the application portal.

Check your email regularly

When you receive a message at the application portal, you will receive an email at the mail address you have registered with your application. Please be aware that emails from the application portal may end up in your spam filter.

Get help with course registration

SCIENCE Student Services is ready to help you with your course registration – for example at web meetings about course registration.

Do you have a functional impairment?

If you have special needs due to a functional impairment (for example dyslexic; or a physical or mental diagnose) then it is possible for you to get help and support during your study programme because of your condition. Among others, you can apply for special aids, IT equipment and support classes.

Contact SCIENCE Student Services if you want to know more about your options and how to apply for what you need.

FAQ about re-admission

Have the curriculum changed since you studied at the MSc programme?

We assess your application towards the admission requirements of latest curriculum and you will always be re-admitted to that curriculum. There may therefore be other courses for you to attend upon re-admission than the ones you had yet to complete before your withdrawal.

You are required to apply for credit transfer if you have any previously finished courses at an MSc programme.

Are you bound to courses you have been registered for (but did not pass), when you were previously enrolled on the programme?

Yes, if you are re-admitted you must complete the courses you previously did not pass, but have been registered for, but did not pass.

In some cases, the programme has changed to a degree where it is no longer possible to attend those courses according to the current curriculum for the programme. In this case, you are no longer bound to those courses.

Have you used your examination attempts?

If you have used your 3 examination attempts in some of your courses, you can only be readmitted if you are granted an exemption for an additional attempt.

  • You apply for an exemption by filling this pdf form, which you have to upload in the application portal with your application for re-admission.
  • If you are applying for an exemption because of illness or any other reason that you are able to document, please remember to upload this documentation with your application.

Have you used your maximum duration of studies expired?

If you did not meet the requirement for maximum duration of studies at the time of your withdrawal, you can only be readmitted if you are granted an exemption for this requirement.

  • You apply for an exemption by filling this pdf form, which you have to upload in the application portal with your application for re-admission.
  • If you are applying for an exemption because of illness or any other reason that you are able to document, please remember to upload this documentation with your application.

Whom can help you with the re-admission process?

If you have any questions concerning re-admission, you are very welcome to contact at student- and career counselor at SCIENCE Student Services.

Please note that the student- and career counselors do assess applications and therefore they cannot evaluate nor guarantee if you can be re-enrolled or not.