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It is your responsibility to sign up for courses

It is your responsibility to sign up for courses, i.e. classes, assignments and projects, for the coming semester.

You sign up for courses through the Student Self  Service:

  • Between May 20th-30th for the courses in the autumn semester.
  • Between November 20th-30th for courses in the spring semester.

You’ll get an e-mail on your student e-mail , when you’re getting closer to the registration period.

Course registration means exam registration

When you have signed up for courses, you are automatically signed up for the  coming exam.

Read more about the exam rules and regulations.

You cannot cancel your course registration

When you have signed up for courses, you cannot cancel it again – not even if you have signed up for more than what is recommended. That goes for elective courses as well. However, it may be possible to from change one elective course to another, but it may not take place later than three weeks into the semester. If you wish to so, you must contact the Examinations Office through SPOC.

Which courses do I need to sign up for?

As a rule, you (must) sign up for courses/classes for the next semester according to the process model of your programme. Please note, that in case of changes you must follow the latest version of the process model or a course, unless other provisions have been stipulated. Changes will be publicized in the latest version of the curriculum.

Alternative syllabus

If you have been delayed in your course of studies (if e.g. you have exams from earlier semesters that you still haven’t passed or have been ill), it may make sense to sign up for other courses than those recommended by the Process Model. But make sure that your course registration complies with the Active Enrolment Requirements.

If you need to make an alternative plan for your course of study, please note the following:

The Academic Progression
Make sure to check if the academic progression of your course of study has to be taken into consideration (the academic progression is indicated with same colour in the process model). It is also important to check if there are any requirements to your passing certain courses in order for you to proceed to the next semester.

When are the courses available?
Check the list of available courses to see whether they are available in autumn or spring and thereby make it easier for you to plan when to take them.

Should I attend course(s) or only sign up for exams?
Were there exam(s) in an earlier semester that you didn’t pass? It is up to you whether you decide to attend the course(s) again or only attend the exams. If you have failed an exam, it may be a good idea to attend the course again. However, note that since you'll be attending courses on different semesters, classes may be overlapping. Consequently, it is a good idea to think carefully about which courses to attend. It is also important to note that the exam will be based on the current pensum, and that it may change from one semester to the next.

You’ll receive an e-mail on your student e-mail telling you when it is time to register for both courses and exams.

Exemption from requirements - Exceptional circumstances

If exceptional circumstances apply to your situation, and it means that you need to have course or exam registrations cancelled, you may apply for exemption from the requirements. This is referred to as dispensation.

A few elective courses offered by the Faculty of Science have limited availability.

Procedure for courses with a waiting list

1. Registration

You must have registered for the course in time.

Additionally, you must meet any entry requirements.

2. Prioritisations

When allocating places, we assess all registered students according to the prioritised criteria below:

  1. First priority is given to the students who have passed the most ECTS in their Master programme
  2. Second priority is given to students who have been conditionally enrolled in their Master programme
  3. Third priority is given to students taking Master-level courses concurrently with their Bachelor programme
  4. Fourth priority is given to other Bachelor students

If more than one students in groups 1 to 4 have passed the same amount of ECTS, the places are allocated by draw.

At any time, PhD students are given first priority for PhD-level course.

The Faculty will let you know if you are not admitted to the course. In such case, you will be placed on a waiting list.

3. If you have been admitted to the course

If you have been admitted to a course with a waiting list, you must attend the first lesson in order to keep your place on the course or otherwise notify the teacher that you wish to keep your place. This also applies if you are absent due to illness.

If you fail to attend the first lesson without notifying the teacher beforehand, you will be deregistered from the course.

4. If you are on a waiting list

Even if you have been placed on a waiting list for a course due to capacity issues, you should attend the first lesson anyway.

If a student is admitted for a course with a waiting list, but fail to attend the first lesson, they lose their place on the course. Any vacant places will be allocated to students on the waiting list, according to their placement order in the waiting list. Only students attending the first lesson will be considered for a place in the course.

Once teaching has started, the waiting list is annulled.

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