If you have passed courses on a previous higher education programme, you must contact your programme coordinator in order to find out, whether you have passed courses that are relevant on new study programme. The programme administrator judges if the courses, you have passed, are relevant, and will also advise you, whether you can start at another semester than the 1st semester. Regardless whether you start on 1st semester or not, we encourage you to participate in the study start programme, especially if you have not studied at SDU before.
If your programme coordinator judges that the credits of the courses, you have passed, cannot be transferred, you do not have to apply for credit transfer. The programme coordinator confirms this by e-mail.
If your programme coordinator judges that there are credits that can be transferred, you must apply for starting credits as soon as possible after having received the letter of acceptance, and no later than 1 October (1 March for students enrolled in February). You must apply for starting credits by filling out the application form “Application for Credit Transfer for courses passed in Denmark” or “Application for Credit Transfer for courses passed abroad”. The application forms are available here. Please attach course descriptions for the passed courses to your mail. The course descriptions must be in pdf-format. Unless you have passed the courses at the University of Southern Denmark, it is necessary that you present the original paper transcript of records (students in Odense: Secretariat of the Academic Study Board, room Ø26-510-3 in the TEK-building, students in Sønderborg: study secretary Birgit Andersen). The transcript of records must be signed and/or stamped by the issuing university/educational institution. You can also send the transcript of records by registered post to:
University of Southern Denmark, Secretariat of the Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering, Campusvej 55, DK-5230 Odense M, Denmark.
You can submit/send the transcript of records after you have sent your application. However, your application will not be processed until we have seen the original paper transcript of records as well as the course descriptions for the courses, which are to be transferred. The Secretariat of the Academic Study Board Please obtains the transcript of records for courses passed at the University of Southern Denmark.
Your application for starting credits will be processed and decided by the Academic Study Board of the Faculty of Engineering. The Academic Study Board consists of lecturers and students, and it meets approx. once a month. You must send the complete application at least 8 days prior to the meeting, where you wish your application to be processed. You can expect to receive the decision within 10 working days after the meeting. The decision will be sent to your SDU-mail.
If your programme coordinator judges that you must apply for starting credits, but you do not do so, you can be reported for a breach of the Rules regarding disciplinary measures for students at the University of Southern Denmark.