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Application checklist

We want your application to go as smoothly as possible, so we’ve created a checklist of important things to acquaint yourself with before you begin the process.

Below, you will be able to find information regarding which documentation you will need to provide, application fees, and credit assessments.

Prepare your application

Which type of information is needed, and which documents are required, may vary depending on your personal and educational background and which study programme you apply for.

  1. Check the specific admission requirements that apply to your chosen Master’s programme(s)
  2. Familiarise yourself with the application deadlines
  3. Consult the documentation checklist, gather and upload all the relevant documentation
  4. Submit your application(s) before the application deadline and remember to pay the application fee, if applicable

This information is relevant to all applicants and should be read carefully before you apply:

This information is only applicable to applicants who fit the relevant criteria:


Frequently asked questions about the application procedure:

How many programmes can I apply for?

You can apply for up to three Master's degree programmes at Aarhus University. You must prioritise your applications.

Please note that you will only receive one offer of admission to a Master’s degree programme at Aarhus University, if you are eligible for admission. Any additional applications with a lower priority will be automatically rejected once you have recieved an offer of admission. 

I have already passed courses on a Master's programme, can I transfer my credit?

It is possible to appply for a credit transfer if you have passed courses at a Danish educational institution, so long as you have not completed the full first year of a programme. If you have passed what corresponds to the entire first academic year, you must instead apply for re-enrolment or transfer/change of programme. You should consult the degree programme's academic regulations to find out whether you have passed degree programme elements corresponding to the first academic year of the programme. You can also get advice and student guidance from the faculties’ student counsellors at ArtsScience and TechnologyHealth and Aarhus BSS.

If you have not passed degree programme elements corresponding to the first academic year of the degree programme of study, you must apply for admission on standard terms and credit transfer. You can read about compulsory credit assessment here.

If you have passed courses in a non-Danish educational institution you cannot apply for a change of programme/transfer, and must apply for admission on standard terms.

Can I apply for dispensation?

It is possible to apply for dispensation due to certain exceptional circumstances that are beyond your control. For example:

  • Illness under certain circumstances
  • Illness or death in your immediate family
  • Disability - for example dyslexia

It is not possible to apply for dispensation due to circumstances within your control such as forgetting the deadline or your own IT issues. Read more about applying for dispensation.