Credit transfer students
If you are currently enrolled in a full degree programme in Denmark, you can apply to take single elective courses at the Faculty of Theology as a credit transfer student.
You are eligible to apply as a credit transfer student 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 university
The credits for the course must be transferrable to your Danish study programme. To ensure that the applicants are required to provide the University of Copenhagen with a pre-approval from their Danish educational institution.
When applying as a credit student at a faculty at UCPH, you must make sure that you meet the general admission requirements for credit students and the specific admission requirements for the courses you want to register for.
General admission requirements
If you want to register for courses at bachelor level, you must meet the admission requirements for the degree programme offering the courses. See admission requirements for the individual bachelor’s degree programmes at UCPH. Choose the degree programme offering the course and click on ‘Admission requirements and admission’. Grade requirements do not apply to credit students.
Specific admission requirements
When you register for a course as a credit student, there may be course-specific admission requirements you must meet in order to register. If such course-specific requirements are specified, you will find them in the course description under 'Formal requirements'.
In addition to the formal requirements, it is important that you check the course description for any academic expectations that may be specified in order for you to actively participate in and complete the course. If such academic expectations are specified, you will find them under ‘Recommended academic qualifications’.
If the course description does not have sections titled 'Formal requirements' or 'Recommended academic qualifications', it means that no particular requirements are specified for the course.
You can find course descriptions in the course catalogue.
To be enrolled as a credit student, the course(s) you want to register for must have vacant places.
Some courses have a limited number of places, while others offer a better chance of getting a place.
As a credit student, you will be allocated any available place after the allocation of places to the course’s primary target group (for example, students for whom the course is compulsory).
When you apply for a course with vacant places, the places for credit students will be allocated by lot if the number of applicants exceeds the number of vacancies. This means that the time of application has no impact on your chances of getting a place on the course.
The Faculty of Theology offers several courses taught in English each semester.
Credit transfer students can apply for any of the courses offered by the faculty on bachelor level as well as the elective courses on master level. Please notice that some of the courses requires a prior knowledge of the field.
To apply for courses as a credit student, fill out and submit one of the two forms below. The first form is for if you are currently an active UCPH student, and the second form is for if you are a student at another Danish university.
- Application for credit courses as a UCPH student
- Application for credit courses as a student from another university
Please submit one form per faculty to which you wish to apply, so if you only wish to apply for courses at The Faculty of Theology, you only need to submit one form.
15 May – 1 June
15 November - 1 December
15 November – 1 December and 15 May – 1 June
You will receive the decision for your application no later than 6 weeks after the application deadline.
You can also register for available places during the late registration periods, which are identical to the regular late registration periods in January and August (you can see the dates on KUnet Study Information or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Credit transfer students are automatically registered for exams (first attempt).
Attending a course as a credit transfer student is free of charge. Please note that if your enrolment at your Danish home university is subject to tuition, you will still have to pay tuition fees at your home university while studying at the University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Theology.
If you end up not needing the space on a credit course to which you have been registered, please inform us at email@example.com no later than study start or withdraw yourself from the course in your online self-service.
In order to be registered as a credit student at UCPH, you need to have a pre-approval document from your current home programme. The pre-approval is a confirmation that the courses for which you are applying will be able to be transferred as credit to the primary programme you are studying.
If you do not have enough time to receive the pre-approval before the application deadline, you do not have to submit your pre-approval. We will obtain it directly from your home institute.
Non UCHP student
If you do not have enough time to receive the pre-approval before the application deadline, you may submit it after the deadline. Please use the relevant form below to submit your pre-approval document after the deadline.
If we have not received your pre-approval by 31 January (spring courses) or 31 August (autumn courses), you will be removed from the courses for which the pre-approval was required.
If you have questions about your pre-approval, contact the student guidance service at your home programme.