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Changing an elective

You can substitute one elective for another elective 

You are allowed to replace one elective with another elective up to three weeks after the beginning of the semester. However, it is not possible to change the elective if you have already used on exam attempt for the elective.

About the elective you choose instead:

  • It needs to have the same amount of ECTS, as the elective you wish to change.
  • There needs to be available space in the elective(s) you are switching to. (Ask your degree programme secretary if you are in doubt).
  • The elective(s) need(s) to be able fit into your programme regulations.

If you want to substitute an elective, contact Educational Law & Registration via


After a three week deadline, it is no longer possible to change your elective

After three weeks, you are no longer able to substitute one elective for another.

If you want to withdraw from an elective, you can request permission from your study board to do so.


Do you need support? 

Contact Educational Law & Registration if you have any questions regarding the above mentioned rules. You can do this either via or by calling at 65501059 (between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m.).


Contact Student Services if you have questions about SU, Admission, SDU international, Syddansk Elite,  SPS and other services at SDU.

Contact the counselling at your studies if you need specific knowledge related to your study eg. knowledge about your study plan or how to write a dispensation application.

Contact the General Study counselling if you need guidance concerning general study topics such as study techniques, well-being or simply just find it hard to know who to go to with your questions. 

Last Updated 29.11.2018