Credit transfer students at SUND – University of Copenhagen

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Credit transfer students at SUND

What is a credit transfer student?

Being a credit transfer student means that you are enrolled on one or more courses
and examinations of a different programme as part of your own programme, for
example, as electives. You also have the option to carry out your
bachelor’s project or your master’s project on some of SUND’s programmes. Talk
to the Student and Career Guidance for your programme about the specific
regulations and options for taking courses and examinations on other programmes.

How can I find courses, bachelor’s projects or master’s thesis?

You can find all of the courses, bachelor’s projects and master’s thesis offered in the University of Copenhagen’s course database. The individual course descriptions indicate whether or not you can take a course as a credit transfer student. As inspiration and an opportunity to get an overview of the courses offered, please take a look in the curricula for the programmes.

Please be aware that some courses have admission requirements. If a specific course has admission requirements, you will find them in the course description under Academic requirements/Anbefalede faglige forudsætninger. In order to be able to take a course, it is important that you are fully aware of the academic requirements set out in the course description.

In particular for master’s projects, you must also read the applicable curriculum section on master’s thesis.

Opportunity for admission/capacity limitation

If you meet the academic requirements, you have the opportunity to be admitted as a credit transfer student on a course you would like to take if there is a free slot. In general it is difficult to be accepted on the compulsory first-year courses on programmes with limited capacity. For example, there are no free slots for credit transfer students on the compulsory first-year courses in the following programmes: Medicine, Odontology and Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science.

If there are more applicants than places available for a course, places will be allocated according to the following priorities:

  1. To students who are enrolled in the programme under which the course is offered either as a compulsory or elective component
  2. To students who are enrolled in other programmes in which the course is listed as an elective 
  3. To international students
  4. To students and credit transfer students from SUND who will use the course as an elective
  5. To credit transfer students from other University of Copenhagen faculties or other universities 
  6. To paying part-time students. 

How can I apply for acceptance as a credit transfer student at SUND?

  1. Apply for pre-approval from your own Study Board
    If possible, you should submit your pre-approval together with your application, and you will not be allocated a place on the course before it has been received. Pre-approval must be submitted no later than 15 January/15 August to meritoptag@sund.ku.dk.
    If we do not receive your pre-approval before the deadline, you will be de-registered from the course on which you may otherwise have been accepted.
  2. Apply for acceptance as a credit transfer student at SUND via the forms below. You must fill out one form per course for which you are applying.
    The application deadline for autumn courses is 1 June
    The application deadline for spring courses is 1 December
  3. You can expect an answer to your application no later than six weeks after the application deadline.

Application forms

If you have missed the application deadline and are nonetheless applying for acceptance as a credit transfer student, you must document the reason for your late application. For example, if you have been refused acceptance as a credit transfer student on another course, you must attach the rejection notice.

Ask Student and Career Guidance

If you have further questions, you are welcome to contact SUND Student and Career Guidance