Important rules you should know
Learn all about the important rules and requirements before you apply for a higher education programme at Business Academy Aarhus.
You must apply digitally
All applications and attachments must always be uploaded via our application system through our own website. We do not accept any applications or attachments via the postal service. This applies to all programmes and for all deadlines.
It is your responsibility to make sure that your exam result is part of the application and that you upload your diploma from the exam database (from optagelse.dk) or attach it as an attachment to your application.
All relevant documentation must be attached with the digital application. You can upload attachments until the application deadline.
Find the right application form
You must apply for all our Academy Profession Degree programmes and the 3½-year Bachelor Degree Programme that start in August through optagelse.dk You can apply from 1 February.
You must apply for all Academy Profession Degree programmes that start in January through our application form on our website. You can apply from 15 September.
You must apply for a 1½-year Bachelor’s top-up degree via our application form on our website. You can apply from 1 February (study start in August) and 15 September (study start in January).
After the application deadline, you can apply for any available study places via the application form on our website.
Before we can process your application, we need all the appropriate documents as proof of the information you have provided in your application.
You must upload the verification form along with your application which documents how many hours of instruction you have had in any relevant subjects during the final three years at your upper secondary school.
We only accept our verification form. If you do not upload this verification form, it is not possible for us to evaluate your application.
Apply for admission with special approval
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements, you can apply for admission with special approval where you can get an individual assessment of your competencies.
Make sure that you indicate that you are ‘applying for special approval’ in your application.
You must apply for special approval if:
- You do not have a qualifying exam, but have otherwise obtained (and can document) similar qualifications. In this case, please contact a student counsellor for an individual assessment before the application deadline 15 March/1 November.
- You have a qualifying exam, but lack specific subject requirements. Instead, you have other qualifications that may substitute the subjects that you lack. In this case, you must prepare a short exemption application (max 1 A4 page) explaining the background for your application. In addition, you must attach the documentation for the qualifications which you want to use for your application. The application deadline is 15 March/1 November.
Which programmes have study start in January?
Only some of our programmes start in January.
Applications must be made digitally via the application form on our website
You can apply from 15 September.
Admission area number (KOT number)
All Academy Profession Degrees and the 3½-year Bachelor degrees have their own unique ID – which is also called an admission area number or a KOT number. You must use this number on optagelse.dk to apply for exactly the programme you want.
How to apply on optagelse.dk without a Danish CPR number
If you do not have a Danish CPR (civil registration) number, you will be asked to give your email address in order to get your application profile registered in the system.
Once you have entered your email address, a direct link to your login page will be sent to your inbox. Check your spam folder if you do not receive this email. With this login, you will be able to start the application process.
The system will automatically create a temporary CPR number for you. Your email address and this temporary CPR number will be used to identify you throughout your whole application process, by both the application system and Business Academy Aarhus.
Signature page (only for applications on optagelse.dk)
Once you have submitted and approved your application(s), a message will be displayed containing a link to the signature page. You must click on this link to generate a signature page.
You must then date, sign and upload this signature page - one for each of the programmes you have applied for. This is very important as we will otherwise not be able to see, download or process your applications.
We do not accept signature pages by email or by post. We will only process your application if your signature page is uploaded correctly via the form on our homepage.
Technical support for optagelse.dk
If you need technical support, then you must contact optagelse.dk’s own support team. Find their phone number and email address at optagelse.dk/admission
If you want to apply for a standby study place, you must tick the ‘standby’ box in your application on optagelse.dk.
You should choose this option if you are interested in starting on one specific programme.
Getting a standby study place means that you will be put on a waiting list and you will be offered a study place on the programme if someone else says ‘no thanks’ to their study place. If you are not offered a study place for this admission’s round, you will get a pre-approved letter of admission. This means that you are guaranteed a study place on the programme for the next study start.
Please note, however, that if you are offered a standby study place, you will not be admitted to a lower priority programme even though you do qualify for admission.
We do not have any standby study places for any of our 1½-year Bachelor's degrees or for any programmes that start in the spring semester.
How to get a study place
If you’re offered a standby place, you will be put on a waiting list.
If anyone who has been accepted into the programme says ‘no thank you’ to their study place, the empty study place will be offered to an applicant who has been given a standby study place.
If you are offered a study place before 15 August and you say ‘no thank you’ to the study place, you will lose your standby study place and you will therefore not receive a pre-approved letter of admission for the next study start.
If you are not offered an available study place by 15 August, you will receive, via email, a pre-approved letter of admission that guarantees you a study place for that programme for the next study start.
Please note that we fill all study places right up to the start of the semester.
If you are not offered a study place via your standby place, you will instead receive a pre-approved letter of admission that guarantees you a study place on that programme for the next study start.
If you want to use your pre-approved letter of admission, you must apply for that programme for the next study start and upload the pre-approved admission letter of admission as documentation. Remember to tick the I have a ‘pre-approved admission’ box on the application form.
I have previously passed part of a higher education programme in Denmark
You are obligated to provide information on your application form if you have previously passed parts of a higher education programme. You must provide information concerning the higher education programme/s that you are or have previously been admitted to.
Passed programme elements must be mentioned in case you can get any subject credits. Credit assessments will be done once you have been accepted into a new programme. Once you have been accepted, you can send an email with the subject line ‘credit’ to email@example.com. In the email, you must provide your full name and the name of the programme you have been admitted too.
Due to the interdisciplinary and project-orientated way the Academy Profession Degrees are structured, credit will not necessarily shorten the length of your study.
I already have a Master’s degree
If you have already completed a Master's degree from Denmark or abroad, you can, as a general rule, only be admitted to a new higher education programme if there are vacancies in the programme you are applying for (the Master's rule).
It is possible to apply for a dispensation of the Master’s rule if there are exceptional circumstances. In this case, you must upload your dispensation application and the documentation for these exceptional circumstances with your application through optagelse.dk. The deadline for applying for a dispensation from the Master’s rule is 15 March at 12 midday.
In the processing of your dispensation application, we will assess whether you have documented exceptional circumstances which mean that you cannot use your completed Master's degree. For example, the documentation could be a medical certificate.
Unemployment or a desire to enrol in another educational programme are not valid reasons.
Please note that all applicants who are admitted to a programme must pay a materials fee of about € 100, depending on the programme. Information about payment will be provided in the admission letter or student contract.