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You are studying or have studied a MSc/MA programme

If you are studying or have studied in this or another MSc/MA programme, there are four different ways you can apply for enrolment: admission, change of study programme, transfer and re-admission.

Change of study programme

Change of study programme is for you who are studying at a MSc/MA programme, where you have passed 60 ECTS credits corresponding to the first year of studies of the MSc/MA 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 are currently enrolled on an MSc/MA programme
  • You have passed or will pass 60 ECTS credits corresponding to the first year of studies at the MSc/MA Programme you want to apply for, before study start.
  • You meet the specific admission and language requirements at the MSc/MA 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 before you apply.

How you apply for a change

You can apply for change of study programme once a year.

Danish, EU/EEA and Swiss applicants
Commencement of studies 1 September
- Application Portal opens 1 January
- Deadline for the applications: 1 March 23:59:59 (CET)

Non-EU/EEA applicants
Commencement of studies 1 September
- Application Portal opens 15 November
- Deadline for the applications: 15 January 23:59:59 (CET)

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

>> Apply for change of study programme

Tips for the Application Portal

  • Use Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser when creating and submitting your 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 the Student Advisory Service if you cannot find the answers, you are looking for in the FAQ.
  • Contact MSc Admissions Team at the Faculty of Social Sciences 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

Danish, EU/EEA and Swiss applicants: 10 June

NON-EU/EEA applicants: 1 May

The result may come earlier, so it is important that you keep an eye out for messages.

If the Faculty requests additional documentation or you are offered admission, you will be given 5 days to respond. If you fail to respond before the deadline given to you, your application is rejected.

Accept your offer of admission

If you have received an offer of admission, you need to accept the offer. If you do not accept the offer before the deadline, which will be five days from the day that you receive the offer, you will lose your place on the MSc programme. Therefore, it is important to check the status of your application regularly at the Application Portal.

Check your email and the message tab in the Application Portal 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. Therefore, the Faculty also advises you to regularly check your message tab in the Application Portal for messages - incl. any offer of admission.

Get help with course registration

The Student Advisory Service is ready to help you with your course registration and other academic matters.

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. Among others, you can apply for special aids, IT equipment and support classes.

Contact the Student Advisory Service 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/MA programme at another Danish university as the one you want to apply for.

See the rules for transfer

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

  • You are studying the same MSc/MA programme that you want to apply for - at another university in Denmark. Please note that the academic titles awarded upon graduation have to be the same.
  • You have passed or will pass 60 ECTS credits corresponding to the first year of studies at the MSc/MA Programme you want to apply for, before study start.
  • You meet the specific admission and language requirements at the MSc/MA 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.

How you apply for transfer

You can apply for transfer once a year.

Danish, EU/EEA and Swiss applicants
Commencement of studies 1 September
- Application Portal opens 1 January
- Deadline for the applications: 1 March 23:59:59 (CET)

Non-EU/EEA applicants
Commencement of studies 1 September
- Application Portal opens 15 November
- Deadline for the applications: 15 January 23:59:59 (CET)

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

>> Apply for transfer

Tips for the Application Portal

  • Use Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser when creating and submitting your 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 Student Advisory Service if you cannot find the answers, you are looking for in the FAQ.
  • Contact the MSc Admissions Team at the Faculty of Social Sciences 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

Danish, EU/EEA and Swiss applicants: 10 June

Non-EU/EEA applicants: 1 May

The result may come earlier, so it is important that you keep an eye out for messages.

If the Faculty requests additional documentation or you are offered admission, you will be given 5 days to respond. If you fail to respond before the deadline given to you, your application is rejected.

Accept your offer of admission

If you have received an offer of admission, you need to accept the offer. If you do not accept the offer before the deadline, which will be five days from the day that you receive the offer, you will lose your place on the MSc programme. Therefore, it is important to check the status of your application regularly at the Application Portal.

Check your email and the message tab in the Application Portal 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. Therefore, the Faculty also advises you to regularly check your message tab in the Application Portal for messages - incl. any offer of admission.

Get help with course registration

The Student Advisory Service is ready to help you with your course registration and other academic matters.

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 Student Advisory Service 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/MA programme you are applying for. You need to have passed 60 ECTS credits corresponding to the first year of studies of the MSc/MA programme.

See the rules for re-admission

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

  • You have previously been enrolled on the same MSc/MA programme at UCPH or another Danish University.
  • You have passed at least 60 ECTS credits of the current curriculum of the MSc/MA programme, which you are applying for.
  • There should be a minimum of 5 months between the date of your withdrawal from the MSc/MA programme and the date where you will start the MSc/MA 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.

How you apply for re-admission

You can apply for re-admission once a year.

Danish, EU/EEA and Swiss applicants
Commencement of studies 1 September
- Application Portal opens 1 January
- Deadline for the applications: 1 March 23:59:59 (CET)

Non-EU/EEA applicants
Commencement of studies 1 September
- Application Portal opens 15 November
- Deadline for the applications: 15 January 23:59:59 (CET)

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/MA programme at UCPH, you do not need to upload documentation of previously passed courses. 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.

See the list of additional documentation you need to upload in the Application Portal yourself.

If you cannot find the programme you to which you were previously admitted in the application system, please contact MSc Admissions Team at the Faculty of Social Sciences well in advance of the application deadline.

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 this exemption when applying for readmission by uploading your application for the exemption to your application in the Application Portal.
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

>> Apply for re-admission

Tips for the Application Portal

  • Use Firefox or Google 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 the Student Advisory Serviceif you cannot find the answers, you are looking for in the FAQ.
  • Contact the MSc Admissions Team at the Faculty of Social Sciences if you have technical problems.
The result may come earlier, so it is important that you keep an eye out for messages.

If you get offered re-admission

You will receive your application result via the Application Portal no later than

Danish, EU/EEA and Swiss applicants: 10 June

Non-EU/EEA applicants: 1 May

The result may come earlier, so it is important that you keep an aeye out fo rmessages.

If the Faculty requests additional documentation or you are offered admission, you will be given 5 days to respond. If you fail to respond before the deadline given to you, your application is rejected.

Accept your offer of admission

If you have received an offer of admission, you need to accept the offer. If you do not accept the offer before the deadline, which will be five days from the day that you receive the offer, you will lose your place on the MSc programme. Therefore, it is important to check the status of your application regularly at the Application Portal.

Check your email and the message tab in the Application Portal 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. Therefore, the Faculty also advises you to regularly check your message tab in the Application Portal for messages - incl. any offer of admission.

Get help with course registration

The Student Advisory Service is ready to help you with your course registration and other academic matters.

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. Among others, you can apply for special aids, IT equipment and support classes.

Contact the Student Advisory Service if you want to know more about your options and how to apply for what you need.

FAQ about re-admission

Has the curriculum changed since you studied at the MSc/MA programme?

We assess your application towards the academic admission requirements of latest curriculum and you will always be re-admitted to that curriculum. Therefore, there may 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 in an MSc/MA 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.

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 three examination attempts in some of your courses, you can only be re-admitted if you are granted an exemption for an additional attempt.

  • You apply for an exemption when applying for readmission by uploading your application for the exemption to your application in the Application Portal.
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.

  • You apply for an exemption when applying for readmission by uploading your application for the exemption to your application in the Application Portal.
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 the Student Advisory Service.

Please note that the Student Advisory Service does not assess applications and therefore they cannot evaluate nor guarantee if you can be re-enrolled or not.