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The Compulsory Study Start Test at the Faculty of Engineering (BEng and BSc)

As a new engineering student, you must pass the compulsory study start test to be able to continue your studies. The study start test must be completed at the start of the semester and you have two attempts to pass the test.

The study start test consists of completion of the e-learning course How to Uni. While the primary objective of the test is to determine whether you have started your studies at SDU, the purpose of How to Uni is to help you getting started with your studies. This includes preparing you for life as a university student, help develop general study competences, and provide you with knowledge of relevant systems and the ability to independently find information related your study programme.

If you do not complete the course within the stipulated deadline you will have a second attempt (reexamination). The reexamination also consists of completion of How to Uni.

If you do not pass the reexamination, your enrolment will be annulled. Please note that once you have been disenrolled due to a failed study start test, you cannot be re-enrolled on the same study programme later on, unless the university considers that your prerequisites for completing the programme have improved considerably.

Study start test September 2022

  • To pass the exam you must complete How to Uni no later than 7 September 2022. It is possible to complete the test more than once.
  • To pass the reexam you must complete How to Uni no later than 14 September 2022.

Access to SDU’s digital platform and How to Uni 

How to Uni will be available on SDU’s digital platform during August. Thus, to complete in the study start test you must have access to SDU’s digital platform. Therefore, it is very important that you order your student card and activate your account before study start.

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 haven’t received a student email or experience other IT problems, please contact SDU IT on email or phone +45 6550 2990.

If you do not receive a notification on the study start test in you student email, please contact your programme secretary.

If you live abroad and have problems arriving in time for semester start, please contact your programme coordinator.

If you are prevented from completing the study start test, you must apply to the Academic Study Board for a dispensation.



Last Updated 25.03.2022