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Orientation Days at the Faculty of Science

Meet your fellow students and get all the practical information you need

The Orientation Days are two fun-filled and information-packed days. They will give you all the information you need as a student at SDU. The days are a mix of practical information and fun social activities.

You’re new here – let us make you feel welcome

It is our aim to make you feel ready to take on your Danish adventure, feeling more excited than scared. We will help you get all the practical things in order and start building a social network, so you can enjoy your stay here.

When is it?

The Orientation Days are always the last two days before the semester begins. See the programme for the dates relevant to you.

Should I prepare anything?

You don't have to prepare anything other than what we mentioned in the arrival e-mail! There are, though, a few things we would like you to consider before arriving. Consider the following a personal mental exercise for your own sake, to ensure that you are prepared to begin your studies in Denmark.

Simply ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Why did I choose to study in Denmark?
  2. What do I expect the experience to be like?
  3. What do I hope to take with me in the future from this experience?

In extension of the Orientation Days, we invite you to a workshop on the Danish academic tradition and how to get the best results at your exams.

We look  forward to seeing you and wish you a great start to your studies at SDU!

If you haven’t got your Bachelor degree from the University of Southern Denmark, it’s very important that you order your student card as soon as possible. When you order it, you’ll receive an exam number, which you need for accessing the university’s IT facilities.

This also applies if you have got your Bachelor degree from the University of Southern Denmark but more than 90 days have passed since the grading of your last exam.

As a student at the University of Southern Denmark, you have access to the IT services of the University of Southern Denmark, including your student e-mail address, the Student Self Service portal and the e-learn platform Blackboard. 

We will send you an e-mail with information on the IT services of the University of Southern Denmark and on the access to these services to the e-mail address that you stated on your application. If you did not receive the e-mail within 1 week, please contact

If you are not fully admitted to your master study programme, the courses that you need to pass, will be listed in your letter of admission.
You must send the documentation to the admissions office through as soon as possible and no later than September 25th. 2020.

If you are studying for your bachelor at the University of Southern Denmark, and you do not expect to complete it before study start, you can apply for permission to follow master study courses without having completed your bachelor programme. You must apply no later than September 15th 2020. Find out how to apply here.

At the University of Southern Denmark, you must register for the courses yourself before the semester begins. You will not be able to register for the courses until 3 days after you have ordered your student card.

You must register for courses in the Student Self Service portal. The deadlines are August 31 for autumn courses, and January 31 for courses in the spring semester.

Read more about course registration here

If you did, what to do next depends on whether you completed your previous study programme or not.

Did you not complete your master's programme?

If you were previously admitted to a master's programme and you did not complete it, you must apply for credit transfer. This means that the courses which you have previously passed can be included in your new study programme, reducing the length of your new study programme proportionally.

Did you complete your master's programme?

If you have previously completed a master's programme, you may apply for credits.
Read more on credit transfer.

As a student at the University of Southern Denmark, you are responsible for keeping yourself updated on the rules of examinations, including exam registration and deregistration. You must know all applicable regulations and the university’s requirements for academic practice in relation to exam assignments. Read more about general examination regulations.

Do you know what student activity means?

As a university student, you must register for courses and exams yourself and you must pass a specific amount of ECTS every year. In addition to this, you must also complete your study programme within a specific period of time, and there are clearly defined rules for leaves of absence, among other things. Knowing the rules and keeping yourself updated on the university’s rules on student activity is your obligation. Read more about student activity.

Do you have a permanent physical disability or a mental disorder, which requires special support in relation to completing a university study programme, you can apply for Special Educational Support (SPS).

Let us help you find accommodation in your city of studies. Read more about accommodation

Directory to your campus

In order for you to find your way around your campus, we have made a directory for our campuses.

Challenges in relation to your studies?

Your study secretariat and your faculty will help you overcome your study related challenges. Read more about student guidance service.

Student Services

At Student Services you will find the joint administrative services together. Read more.

Your study programme

In order to find information about your programme, please go to the relevant study programme webpage (listed below). On the study programme webpages, you will find information specific to your programme, as well as information regarding exam regulations, application forms etc.

Full-time Master's degree programme

Part-time Master's degree programme for working professionals

Exchange students


See the fun-filled and information-packed Orientation Days programme.

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Meet your tutors

Your tutors will help you get all the practical things in order and start building a social network, so you can enjoy your stay here.

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Student counsellors Faculty of Science University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 4387

Last Updated 14.06.2021