Exams and Credits
The faculties at the University of Copenhagen require that you register for exams. When you begin your studies, we recommend that you inquire about how and when to register for exams in the department(s) where you are studying. Note that the procedure and deadline may vary depending on the department. It is extremely important that you register correctly and in due time for exams as you will otherwise not be allowed to take the exam(s).
Please refer to our site about Registration for Courses and Exams
Types of Exams
At the University of Copenhagen students are assessed after taking one of the following types of examinations: paper, written examination, oral examination or active participation. In addition, some courses may require the successful completion of written, oral or practical assignments during the semester.
Please contact the exam registration contact person if you need to register for a re-examamination.
If you are taking re-examinations, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and ‘Re-examination’ in the subject line the International Office so we know when your transcript is ready to be issued.
The European Credit Transfer System system defines a full study load for one year as 60 ECTS credits. The number of credits awarded for each bachelor and master level course varies depending on the workload. The online catalogue of courses offered in English gives details on the number of credits you earn for any particular course. Be aware that credits for courses are only awarded if you meet the course requirements. Studying is a full time job, and in addition to attending classes, you will be expected to spend much time doing research in the library.
To make sure that you are able to transfer the credits earned at the University of Copenhagen, it is important that your home institution approves your intended study programme. Contact the International Office at your home university for advice regarding your credit transfer.