Re-admission – University of Copenhagen


If you have de-matriculated, or if you have been removed from the Centre of African Studies, due to non-compliance with the requirements on study activity, you can apply to re-enrol.

General rules on re-admission

  • You can only apply for re-admission if you have passed the first 60 ECTS study points of the programme during your enrollment. If not you have to apply online - follow this link
  • Readmission is subject to availability
  • You can only be re-enrolled at the Centre of African Studies at the beginning of a term. Spring - 1 February and Autumn - 1 September.
  • If you have used all of your exam attempts, it is only possible to re-enroll if you get special dispensation from the study board allowing you to re-take that subject.
  • At re-enrollment you are normally enrolled on the most recent study curriculum. This means that if you were originally enrolled on an older study curriculum, there is a risk that some of the exams you took during your earlier period of enrollment cannot be transferred to your new degree course once you re-enroll.
  • If you have withdrawn from the study programme, you have to wait a minimum of 5 months before you are eligible to re-enroll.
  • If you have been de-matriculated from your study programme because you did not comply with the requirements on study activity, you cannot be sure that you will be granted re-enrollment. This also applies if you chose to de-matriculate, and did not comply with the above-mentioned requirements.

Re-admission and the requirements on study activity 

Upon re-enrollment you need to be aware that you are not starting from the beginning when it comes to the Centre of African Studies requirements on study activity. Below you will find the specific guidelines and some examples.

Study inactivity 

Special rules apply when you want to re-enroll if you were previously de-matriculated because you were not study-active. You cannot be sure that you will be granted permission to re-enroll.

When you apply for re-enrollment you need to enclose the documents listed below:

  • A document stating how your situation has changed in a way that makes it realistic for you to complete the remainder of the degree course in the prescribed time. 
  • An individual study plan for how you intend to finalize the rest of your study programme. The Student Counsellors will be able to assist you in making your individual study plan.

What is decisive for the Centre's assessment of your application?

You will only be granted re-enrollment if your situation has changed considerably, in a way that makes it realistic that you will graduate from your study programme. The amount of the study programme you have passed as well as the length of your enrollment at the programme will also be decisive for the outcome of your application.

How do you apply?

You can apply for re-enrollment through the Online Application portal - follow this link. You can find an user guide here.

The application period is 15. August to 15. October for re-enrollment in the spring term (starting 1 February)

The application period is 1. January to 1. March for re-enrollment in the autumn term (starting 1 September).

Whom to contact?

If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to contact the student counsellors - follow this link, who will be able to assist you in connection with:

  • Clarifying what options are open to you and your legal rights.
  • What kinds of exemption exist, if any.