If you want to apply for dispensation from one or more rules, you have to upload your application for dispensation along with your application for admission.
This page has information about what an application for dispensation is, what types of dispensation are available and what an application for dispensation must contain.
Dispensation is permission to be exempted from one or more rules. As a rule, dispensation will only be granted in exceptional circumstances.
Below you will find information about what types of dispensation options are available and what a dispensation application must contain.
Exceptional circumstances are circumstances that lie beyond your control.
They cannot be circumstances:
Examples of exceptional circumstances
Examples of circumstances that are NOT regarded as exceptional
There will always be a specific, individual assessment in your actual case, even if the university already has a general practice for the area.
Read here about the master's degree admission rule and find the form for applying for dispensation. The form must be uploaded with your application in the application system.
If, during your Bachelor’s degree programme, you have only been partially compensated for challenges such as dyslexia or other conditions that have reduced your ability to study at your home institution, AU can grant you grade compensation for the part of your Bachelor’s degree programme for which you have not already been compensated. You must submit documentation for the assessment and compensation from your home university along with your application for dispensation.
You can apply for dispensation if you have exceeded an application deadline or documentation deadline due to exceptional circumstances.
When we assess your application, it is important that you have contacted us as soon as possible after you have exceeded the deadline.
If you experience IT problems in connection with your application that you think could be due to the application system, it is very important that you document this with screenshots.
In the event of illness, you must always enclose a doctor's certificate. Admissions will assess whether the doctor’s certificate is relevant for the application for the dispensation, and whether it fulfils the formal requirements for medical certificates.
A doctor's certificate is a written statement on a person's state of health. A doctor's certificate can be issued by a physician on paper, digitally or in some other legible medium and must contain the following:
In individual cases, other types of documentation may be submitted in relation to special circumstances. Such documentation must be submitted and contain the following: