Approval of courses for your PhD plan – University of Copenhagen

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How to get your courses approved for your PhD plan

If you completed a course that is not offered by the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences you must apply for approval.

Apply for approval of your course

  • Prepare a course description, a course programme with detailed time schedule and a course certificate
  • Please note that courses must be of at least 0.5 ETCS / more than 5 hours of teaching in order to be reviewed and approved by the Graduate School.
  • Fill in the form Approval of courses from other providers

You need your KU-login to complete the form.

If you do not know your KU-login or forgot your password, please look for help here.

All PhD students enrolled at the Graduate School have a KU user name and login.

Which courses need an approval?

  • Courses from other providers – foreign or Danish. Approval is granted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Master courses
  • Courses completed before enrolment

Which courses do not need an approval?

  • Courses in the course catalogue offered by the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences do not need approval. They are automatically added to your PhD plan.
  • Courses from other Graduate Schools in Denmark (Open market) are always accepted, but we will need the course description and your certificate to add the course to your PhD plan.

Credit transfer

  • You can get up to a total of 15 ECTS transferred for PhD courses that are no older than 5 years - from the time of enrolment.

Learn about reimbursement of your course fee.