Credit Students

You have the option to be a credit student and take single courses or do projects at SCIENCE if you are currently enrolled as:

  • a full degree student at one of the other faculties at the University of Copenhagen or
  • a full degree student at another Danish education institution
  • a PhD student at the University of Copenhagen or another Danish education institution who wants to follow MSc courses at SCIENCE.

However, the credits for the course must be transferred to your own study programme. To ensure that the credits for the course can be transferred, you must enclose the application form for pre-approval from your own educational institution. If you are a PhD student, preapproval can be your approved study plan.

Attending a course as a credit student is free of charge.



You may apply as a credit student for all courses at SCIENCE, but you are not guaranteed access to any courses.

See the courses offered at SCIENCE

If you need help in choosing courses, please contact a study and career guidance counsellor at SCIENCE Student Services.

When does teaching take place? Timetable groups and block structure

The classes take place in normal working hours together with the ordinary students.

The course description will state which block and timetable group a course is offered in.

All courses at SCIENCE are organised in accordance with our block structure, which divides the academic year into four nine-week blocks. Blocks 1 and 2 take place in the autumn semester and blocks 3 and 4 take place in the spring semester. Courses usually last one block only.

See the current academic calendar here.

Classes are organised in a timetable group or possibly a sub group. If your course is in timetable group A, this means that classes will take place in both sub groups A1 and A2.

The timetable groups and sub groups are organised according to this model:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
08:00-10:00  B 1 A 1 C 1 A 1 B 1
10:00-12:00 A 2 B 2
Lunch Break
13:00-15:00 C 1 B 2 C 2 A 2 D
15:00-17:00 C 2

You are not under any obligation to attend the lectures for a course, but for some courses you need to meet certain requirements in order to be able to take the exam. If there are requirements for taking the exam, it will be specified in the course description.

Publication of courses offered

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You can do projects as a credit student at SCIENCE. You can do the following projects at SCIENCE:

  • Projects outside course scope (7.5 or 15 ECTS credits)
  • Project in practice (15 or 30 ECTS credits)
  • Bachelor project (15 ECTS credits)
  • Thesis (30, 45 or 60 ECTS credits)
  • Thesis preparation project (7,5 or 15 ECTS credits)

Which projects and which size/ECTS credits load you may actually do, is determined by your home institution through your pre-approval.

If you want to do a project at SCIENCE, you are responsible for finding a supervisor at SCIENCE. For each department, you can find lists of staff and their fields of research. 

See the list of departments at SCIENCE

You can read a description of the project types and who may be supervisors in the shared section of the curriculum appendix 1 - 5. (You will not find information about the projects in the course catalogue).

When you do a project at SCIENCE, you must draw up one of the following contracts:

When you finish filling out the contract, send it to your e-mail, print it and get the required signatures. When you are a credit student your contract do not have to be signed by a head of studies (even though it is indicated in the contract).

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Admission Requirements (not relevant if you are a MSc or PhD student)

For you to be admitted as a credit student at SCIENCE, you must have a qualifying examination with a minimum grade point average of 6.0 (without bonuses). The requirement does not apply to the courses which are part of the study programmes in Geography & Geoinformatics, Geology-Geoscience and Landscape Architecture.

You must also meet the following area specific admission requirements:

  • Danish A
  • English B (Forestry and Landscape Engineering and Garden and Park Engineering: English C)
  • Mathematics A (Forestry and Landscape Engineering, Garden and Park Engineering and Exercise and Sport Sciences: Mathematics B)

If you are doing a project at SCIENCE, you only have to meet the area specific admission requirements.

If you wish to take a course at SCIENCE, you must check in the course description which programme this course is part of, as there may be programme specific admission requirements that you need to meet:

Programme specific admission requirements

Biokemi (Biochemistry)

Biologi (Biology)

Biologi-bioteknologi (Biology-Biotechnology)

Datalogi (Computer Science)

Datalogi-økonomi (Computer Science and Economy)

De fysiske fag (Physics)

Forsikringsmatematik (Actuarial Mathematics)

Fødevarer og ernæring (Food Science)

Geografi & geoinformatik (Geography & Geoinformatic)

Geologi-geoscience (Geology-Geoscience)

Have- og parkingeniør (Garden and Park Engineering)

Husdyrvidenskab (Animal Science)

Idræt (Exercise and Sport Sciences)

Jordbrugsøkonomi (Agricultural Economics)

Kemi (Chemistry)

Landskabsarkitektur (Landscape Architecture)

Machine Learning and Data Science

Matematik (Mathematics)

Matematik-økonomi (Mathematics-Economics)

Molekylær biomedicin (Molecular Biomedicine)

Nanoscience (Nanoscience)

Naturressourcer (Natural Resources)

Skov- og landskabsingeniør (Forestry and Landscape Engineering)

You can get an exemption from the admission requirements, if you are deemed to have the necessary academic prerequisites to participate in the course you have applied for. You apply for an exemption by sending - alongside your application - a description of how you believe you have the necessary prerequisites and any documentation you might have for this.

Chances of admission/limited places

If you fulfil the relevant admission requirements, your chances of being admitted are generally good. However, we are not able to guarantee that there will be place on the course you have applied for. For example, it is usually not possible to be admitted to courses taught in the first year of bachelor programmes and any second-year courses on study programmes with limited places (Exercise and Sport Sciences and Molecular Biomedicine).

Courses with no capacity restrictions

If there are “no restrictions” on the course capacity stated in the course description, this might change. The number of seats may be reduced after we have handled the course registrations from our ordinary students and set the number of students in every class. When this is done, we admit credit students to courses with vacant seats.

You will always get the opportunity to apply for another course if your application is rejected due to no vacant seats.

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How to apply for admission 

You apply for admission using the following application form:

Application for Admission as a Credit Student

It is only possible to apply for admission once the courses have been published. You can apply for courses for two blocks at a time i.e. block 1+2 and block 3+4 (see application deadlines). You can register for max. 15 ECTS credits per block.

Send your pre-approval of credit transfer and project contract

It is a prerequisite for admission that you can transfer the credits for the course to your own study programme. To ensure this, you must send us documentation of a pre-approval from your own educational institution. If necessary, the student counselling office affiliated to your study programme can advise you about this process.

If you are a PhD student from outside of SCIENCE, an approved PhD plan including the course can act as pre-approval. PhD students from SCIENCE who wish to take master level courses at SCIENCE do not need to send either a pre-approval or an approved PhD plan.

Your admission to a course is not final until we have received your pre-approval. The pre-approval must be sent by the first week of the course at the latest. If we do not receive your pre-approval before this deadline, you will not be admitted to the course.

Application Deadlines

If you are a PhD student, you can apply at any time. There are no application deadlines for you.

Block of the course  Application period  Latest reply to application
Block 5 + 1 + 2 1 April - 1 June

Block 5: 30 June

Block 1+2: 15 July

Block 3 + 4 + 5 1 October - 1 December 15 January

For courses with more applicants than available places applications will be prioritised by the date they were received.

If you are not admitted to the course you applied for because of too many applicants, you will be offered to apply for another course. If you choose to apply for another course, your home-institution will need to pre-approve this course too and we will also need to receive this pre-approval no later than the first week of the course.

Application after the deadline – you can apply for an exemption

If exceptional circumstances prevent you from applying within the deadline, you can apply for an exemption. You can apply for an exemption by writing: ' I am applying for an exemption from the application deadline ' in the comments field of the application form. Here, you must also describe your reasoning. If your exemption is approved, you will receive an answer about admission.

Course and exam certificates


You are automatically registered for first exams in the courses you are registered for.

If you want to take the re-examination in a course, you must send an email to to be registered. You must send the email to us during the period when registration for the re-examination is open. You can see the registration period in the study calendar.

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At KUnet, it is possible to check your exam results and print them.

To have credits transferred, you will need a certified print of your results. You can get this by order it at SCIENCE Student Services, and the certificate will be sent to you within a week.

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Who to Contact?

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact a study and career guidance counsellor in SCIENCE Student Services.