Study start in 2020
Study start is just around the corner and you can look forward to meeting your new fellow students and tutors at SDU's campuses.
We promise you a programme full of good experiences and plenty of learning .
Because of COVID-19 we are taking the necessary precautions. This means that there will be no events where overnight stays or shared transport is involved. A larger amount of these events will take place outdoors. Moreover, it can be necessary to conduct lessons digitally.
If you have any questions about how COVID-19 can affect you as a student at SDU, you can find more information here.
Meet your fellow students and get all the practical information you need
The Orientation Days are two fun-filled and information-packed days that 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?
Other than what has been mentioned in the Arrival e-mail, you do not have to prepare anything! There are, though, a few things we would like you to consider before arriving. Consider the following a personal mental exercise, primarily for your own sake, and to ensure that you are properly prepared to begin your studies in Denmark.
Simply ask yourself the following questions:
- Why did I choose to study in Denmark?
- What do I expect the experience to be like?
- What do I hope to take with me in the future from this experience?
In extension of the Orientation Days, you are invited to a workshop on the Danish academic tradition and how to get the best results at your exams.
To the right you will find information on the Orientation Days programme, as well as an introduction to your tutors and information on your study programme. You will also find an introduction to the IT-facilities at SDU as well as an introduction to the library, which we recommend you have a look at before you arrive.
We are looking forward to seeing you and wish you a great start to your studies at SDU!
Did you order your student card?
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.
Do you have access to the IT services at the university?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Were you conditionally admitted?
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 www.sdu.dk/SPOC 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.
Do you know that you must register for the courses yourself?
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
Did you pass any master's courses previously?
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.
Do you know the study rules?
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 need assistance in relation to completing your study programme?
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).
Do you have a good grip on SU (The Danish Education Grant and Loan Scheme)?
Did you apply for accommodation?
Do you know your campus and your possibilities?
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.
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