Admission to Bachelor's supplementary subjects

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission to a Bachelor’s supplementary subject, it must be possible to combine your central subject with a supplementary subject. You will find information about this in the academic regulations for your central subject. If you are enrolled at a different university than Aarhus University, your home university must approve the inclusion of a supplementary subject at Aarhus University in your degree programme.

In addition, you must also meet the general admission requirements. Please be aware that you are responsible for ensuring that Aarhus University receives all of the relevant information regarding your fulfilment of the admissions requirements, and that you are responsible for uploading all relevant documentation in connection with your digital application.

You can see an overview over supplementary subjects offered in English at Aarhus University by going to the supplementary subject home page, and choosing 'English' under 'Language' in the search engine.

 

General guidelines for admission requirements

The ECTS requirement

To be admitted to a supplementary subject, you must have earned a minimum of 60 ECTS credits (excluding introductory courses on language programmes) by 15 April.

Applicants from Aarhus University are not required to upload documentation for subjects they have passed if all of the exams passed are registered in Aarhus University’s online self-service system.

If you wish to apply for an exemption from the ECTS requirement, you must apply to the board of studies for the supplementary subject for an exemption. You cannot apply for an exemption through the self-service system. Instead, you should contact the relevant board of studies by email.

NOTE! Please note that you cannot take a supplementary subject in the same field as your central subject. See the non-permissable combinations of subjects in the section below. 

Non-permissable combinations of subjects

You are not allowed to take a supplementary subject in the same field as your central subject. The general rule is that you may not chose a Bachelor’s supplementary subject with the same title as your central subject. For example, if English is your central subject, you are not allowed to take a Bachelor’s supplementary subject in English.

If you are enrolled in the cognitive science programme as your central subject, you cannot take a Bachelor’s supplementary subject in cognitive semiotics.

Documentation requirements

If you are enrolled in your central subject at Aarhus University, the university retrieves the relevant information on the elements and courses you have passed in your primary subject from the application system. If you have passed courses/degree programme elements at Bachelor’s degree level in addition to your central subject, you must upload documentation for these courses/degree programme elements with a view to the mandatory evaluation of transfer credit.

If you are enrolled in your central subject at Aarhus University, the university retrieves the relevant information on the elements and courses you have passed in your primary subject from the application system.

If you have passed courses/degree programme elements at Bachelor’s degree level in addition to your central subject, you must upload documentation for these courses/degree programme elements with a view to the mandatory evaluation of transfer credit.    

How to apply

You can apply for admission to a supplementary subject via Aarhus University’s digital application system (DANS), which you can access by clicking ‘Access the application system’ at the bottom of this page. Follow the links below for detailed guides to logging on to the digital application system and filling out your application. We recommend that you read both guides carefully before you log on to the application system and begin filling out your application.

It is important that you make sure you understand the requirements and deadlines relevant to the supplementary subject you are interested in. Read more about application deadlines and important dates below under ‘Important dates’. Read more about the forms of documentation you need to upload in connection with your application under ‘Documentation requirements’.

Note! If you do not apply for admission to a supplementary subject, this may affect your options later on in your studies, depending on what Bachelor’s degree programme you are enrolled in.  

Help with your application

You can only apply for admission to a maximum of four priorities

If you apply for admission to more than four supplementary subjects, only the four application with the highest priority will be considered. Any additional applications will be denied.

Important dates

February

Applications will be accepted starting in late February.

15 April

The deadline for documentation of ECTS credits earned

20 April

Application deadline

Late July

Responses to applications will be sent on a running basis, and most applicants will receive an answer by the end of July. You will only be offered admission to the highest-priority supplementary subject for which you meet the admission requirements.

15 August

You will receive a response to your supplementary subject application by 15 August if you apply before the deadline.

Did you miss the deadline?

If there still are spots available on supplementary subjects after the deadline for admission has passed, a new round of applications will be accepted, and you will be able to apply for admission to supplementary subjects with available spots. The deadline for submission of documentation for ECTS credits earned is still 15 April, the same as for the original round of applications.

 

Switching to a different supplementary subject

Please be aware that it is not possible to switch to a different supplementary subject once you have been admitted to a particular supplementary subject. When you apply for admission to a supplementary subject, your choice is binding. If you later decide that you would like to switch to a different supplementary subject, this will be considered equivalent to withdrawing from your Bachelor’s degree programme – from both your central subject and your supplementary subject. For this reason, all students who apply for admission to a supplementary subject are encouraged to give very thorough consideration to their choice of and prioritisation of the supplementary subject(s) to they wish to apply for admission.

Please note that the majority of the supplementary subjects offered at AU are taught in Danish. If you do not have sufficient proficiency in Danish to take a supplementary subject in Danish, you must select an English supplementary subject or explore other options for taking a supplementary subject. 

Mandatory evaluation of transfer credit eligibility

Since 2014, assessment of students’ applications to determine whether they are eligible for transfer credit has been mandatory. This means that as an applicant, you must provide information on passed courses or degree programme elements from all previous non-completed study programmes at the same level as the programme to which you are applying.

If you have passed courses or degree programme elements at Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level in addition to your current central subject which may be worth transfer credit on the supplementary subject(s) you are applying to, in your supplementary subject application, you must answer ‘Yes’ to the question ‘Have you previously completed courses at Bachelor’s degree level apart from your central subject?’/ ‘Have you previously completed courses at Master’s degree level??’ In addition, you must also upload documentation for the degree programme elements or courses you have passed. This documentation must consist of an exam certificate/diploma or official transcript of records and descriptions of the individual courses you have passed.

If you have not previously passed courses or degree programme elements in addition to your current central subject, you should reply ‘No’ to the above questions and proceed with your application.

If you have included information about previously passed courses and degree programme elements in your supplementary subject application, an academic assessment of these courses and degree programme elements will be performed to determine whether transfer credit can be awarded for the supplementary subject to which you are admitted. This evaluation of transfer credit eligibility is performed after you are admitted, and only in relation to the supplementary subject to which you are admitted. Transfer credit means that you are given credit for courses you have previously passed to replace courses on the supplementary subject to which you are admitted.

Providing incorrect or insufficient information about previously passed courses or degree programme elements can have disciplinary consequences for you.