Admission for AU students - Credit Module

How to apply for courses offered by another study programme

You can apply for courses from December 1st 2017 until March 15th 2018. Courses with available seats will reopen for applications 1st to 7th May 2018.

AU students applying for courses offered by another study programme, should apply via the online application system

Please be aware that the AU Summer University courses follow the same rules as semester courses. This is important if you change your mind regarding participation, get ill during the course etc.


  • You must be enrolled at AU at the time of the AU Summer University. 
  • You must have room for the course(s) to be transferred in to your study programme (Please note that in the vast majority of degree programmes you cannot have more than a total of 180 credits in your Bachelor's programme and 120 credits in your Master's programme).
  • You need to have the course pre-approved as a credit module by your own board of studies before the application deadline. You apply via the selfservice ( You can read more about credit modules here.
  • If you are applying for admission to AU Summer University courses at a Master's level, you must hold a relevant Bachelor's degree (Or as a minimum 180 ECTS in your study programme) or apply with a temporary Master admission letter (see FAQ below). 


A pre-approval documenting that you can insert the credits into your current study programme – approved by your board of studies. You can find more information on how to apply for a pre-approval here.

If you haven’t received your pre-approval before application deadline the 15th of March then just submit your application without it and attach a document stating that you will send it later. But in this case we cannot take you application into consideration before we have received the pre-approval. You should therefore apply for a pre-approval as soon as possible.  

Deadlines - application and withdrawal

1 December 2017 - 15 March 2018.

Please be aware that the AU Summer University courses follow the same rules as semester courses. This is important if you change your mind regarding participation, get ill during the course etc.

FAQ for AU students

I'm a BA student expecting to finish my BA programme in the spring/early summer 2016 and planning to enroll in my MA afterward. Can I register for MA level summer courses that are part of my future MA program?

In order to be admitted into a Master's level course, you need to apply using these two steps:

1. Apply for an exemption at your Board of Studies, asking to be temporarily admitted into your Master's degree programme in order to be admitted into a summer course. You are not guaranteed to have a temporary admission - the Board of Studies will make an individual assessment of your application.

2. Apply for admission to the course in the AU Summer University Application System - choose "AU Student" as your student type. Make sure to submit the receipt from your application for temporary admission to your Master's programme as well.   

When you receive the exemption you need to upload it to the application.

Please note that students already fully admitted to their Master's degree programme will have first claim to courses with more applicants than seats rather than students who have only been temporarily admitted.

I do not have room in my study programme for a Credit Module

If you do not have any more room for courses in your study programme, you can apply as a 'tomplads' student instead. You will have to pay a participation fee. Read more about how to apply here.

I've applied for at pre-approval, but I am not sure that the Board of Studies will approve until after the application deadline. Can I still apply?

You can submit your application in the application system, uploading an empty document instead of your pre-approval (please make a note in the comments that you have applied for pre-approval). When we check the documents in your application, we will set your application to "incomplete". This will re-open your access to the application allowing you to upload your pre-approval when you receive it. Also, remember to resubmit your application once you have uploaded the missing documentation.

Please note that we cannot guarantee to take your application into consideration if we receive your pre-approval later than the application deadline.

How are seats for the courses allocated?

Please note that, unless otherwise announced in the course description found in the course catalogue, seats in any given course will be distributed to the following groups in descending order:


  • Aarhus University students from primary program or related education (see course catalogue)
  • Aarhus University students from any other study program
  • Students from other Danish universities applying to take the course as a credit module as well as students  nominated through an exchange agreement or other partnership agreement
  • Freemovers and other Danish applicants (Tomplads)

Within these groups the seats will distributed as described in the course description.


Why do some students have to apply via while others have to apply via the online application sysstem?

AU students applying for a course that is offered by their study programme can register via the same way they would for courses offered in the spring and fall semesters.

AU students applying for courses that needs an individual pre-approval, as well as international student and students coming from other Danish Universities, needs to be registered manually in Stads. Our summer courses have a proportionally larger amount of these types of students all requiring extra documentation and info. online application system allows us to keep track of this documentation until we are ready to register the admitted students into Stads.