Credit Students (merit og tilvalgsstuderende)

African Studies provides MERITSTUDERENDE and TILVALGSSTUDERENDE from other studies an opportunity to gain insight into Africa's social, developmental, cultural and religious conditions, and also offers the opportunity to learn the African language Kiswahili. The programme is in English and the study environment is international. Credit students are eligible to apply for courses at Centre of African Studies after having passed 2 years of exams (120 ECTS) at their faculty. You can choose from the range of thematic courses, as well as Kiswahili - but you cannot sign up for compulsory courses or internship and fieldwork. Kiswahili, which lasts two semesters, corresponds to 15 ECTS.


The courses offered may vary from semester to semester. Updated courses list


Use the enrolment application form for credit students (merit- og tilvalgsstuderende). 

1 June is the application deadlin for the summer and Autumn semester. 
You can register for vacant seats in the August post-registration period - see dates on Studyinformation.

1 December is the application deadline for the Spring semester.
You can register for vacant seats in the January post-registration period - see dates on Studyinformation.

The filled in form has to be sent to in a scanned version. 

The application must contain a pre-approval from the Study Board of the applicant’s institute (a pre-approval stating that it will be possible to transfer the course credits to your institution/university) or it can be sent in later - deadline 31 August for autumn courses / 31 January for spring courses. The application must also contain an exam result transcript from the applicant’s institute.


Follow this link to exam registration and information 

Study facilities

The study facilities are equipped with a wireless network and features newly installed study points.

CAS Library

The Centre for African Studies library contains over 10,000 books and approximately 60 periodicals. The main emphasis in the library's collection is on the social-science and humanities disciplines.