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Registering for courses

As a rule, you register for courses via the Student Self-Service on KUnet

The registration period for the Autumn semester is:

  • 15 May up to and including 1 June

The registration period for the Spring semester is:

  • 15 October up to and including 1 November

During the registration periods, you are able to both register for courses and cancel your registration. Once the registration period expires, it is no longer possible to cancel your registration for any courses. You are obliged to register for courses worth a total of 30 ECTS credits per semester (the so-called course registration requirement). You register for one semester/courses worth a total of 30 ECTS at a time.

For information about the programme structure of your MSc degree programme and for advice on which courses to choose which semester, please consult the curricula of the respective MSc degree programmes or contact your department's student advisory service.

Registration for courses on the first semester of the MSc degree programme

When you apply for admission, it may occur that the course registration period expires before the Admission Board makes its decision whether or not to offer you admission. If you are offered admission after the registration period has expired, your course registrations must be carried out by the study administration of the department that offers the MSc degree programme to which you have been admitted. In such case, you will receive information from the University on how to proceed.

With regard to the MSc degree programmes in Global Development and Security Risk Management, respectively, you will, however, be registered for compulsory first semester courses once admitted.

Specifically for the Spring Semester intake, the following applies:

  • If you have direct access on the basis of a bachelor degree from the University of Copenhagen, you can register for courses online via the Self-Service System during the regular registration period, even though you have yet to be admitted to the MSc degree programme.
  • If you have direct access on the basis of a bachelor degree from another Danish university than the University of Copenhagen, you will be able to register for courses during the regular registration period, if you have applied for admission before 1 October and the MSc degree programme to which you have applied for admission does not have restricted access.
  • If your bachelor degree does not grant you direct access, your course registrations must be carried out by the study administration of the department that offers the MSc degree programme to which you have been admitted.

All course descriptions are found on www.kurser.ku.dk. The Student Self-Service is found on www.kunet.ku.dk.

If you have any questions in relation to course registration, please contact your department's student advisory service.