In the list below, you will find answers to questions about credits. If you cannot find an answer to your specific question, you are always welcome to contact a student counsellor
If you have already taken and passed another study, or parts of it, you can apply to get credits for specific parts of that previous study. You can e.g. get credit for specific exams or completed semesters. Do you have questions about how to apply for credits; you are always welcome to contact a student counsellor.
If your credit application is approved you will not have to go to exam in the corresponding course at UCL. If you are granted credits for a specific course, you are not allowed to take the exam in the corresponding course at UCL. Therefore, it is not possible to improve your grades. At the academy several of the exams involves more than one of your courses – interdisciplinary exams. To get credit for the entire interdisciplinary exam, you will need to pass courses, with content similar to the courses which is a part of the specific exam. If you have only passed parts of the interdisciplinary exam it is the Head of the study programme and the student counsellor who will decide how this will affect the interdisciplinary exam. They will also decide whether you can be granted partial credit for the course or not. In these situations, you will be contacted by a student counsellor for a talk about your options.
If your credit application is approved your grade from your previous study will not be presented on your diploma from UCL. Instead, it will say ‘passed’ or ‘approved’. Your grade from your previous study will therefore not be included in the calculation of your grade average from the academy. The grades from a previous course can only be transferred to your UCL diploma if the content of the previous course is identical with the UCL course. The Head of department will decide if the credit can be presented on your diploma.
The academic content from your previous course has to be at the same level as the course that you want to be exempted from.
You can find an application form for credit assessments on this site. How you apply for credit depends on how you apply to become a student at the academy.
Do you want us to assess your options for credits before you apply to become a student at the academy you have to comply with our applications deadlines. For summer study start: 1 June quota 1, 15 february for quota 2. Winther study start: 1 November quota 1 and 2.
We need your credit application no later than: Summer study start: 15 March for quota 2, 5 July for quota 1. Winther study start: 1 December for quota 1 and 2. If you send in your application with your ‘application form for Credit’ enclosed, we will assess your application in continuation of your application for becoming a student. You need to send in the application to the study programme in which you want to become a student. A credit assessment can take up to 1 month.
How do I apply for credit:
If you apply for admittance at one of our study programmes through optagelse.dk, you have to
If you apply for admittance for winter study start through our own application form, you have to
If you apply for credits after you have started on a study programme at UCL, you have to
If you apply for pre-approval of credits, you have to
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We do not offer Danish courses, but as soon as you've got your social security number, you can sign up for a Danish course at LÆR DANSK in Odense and at the Sprogcenter in Vejle for free.
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