Open University

What is Open University?

The Faculty of Social Sciences offers you the opportunity to study single subjects that suit your needs and, thus, upgrade your qualifications or expand your knowledge. Open University exams are completely voluntary.

You can sit single subjects that forms part of a degree programme or defined parts of a degree programme; however, it is impossible to complete an entire bachelor or 2-year master's degree programme via Open University. Likewise, it is not possible to write a master's thesis when you are enrolled as an Open University student. You may study the following maximum amount of ECTS credits as an Open University student:

  • 90 ECTS credits on a bachelor degree programme
  • 60 ECTS credits on a 2-year master's degree programme

Please notice that many of the departments' Open University courses are offered according to a vacant seats scheme. According to this scheme, Open University students will solely be offered a seat in a course, if there is a vacant seat left once a department's own students have been allocated seats. Not until right before the course start date will Open University students be informed whether they have been admitted to a course. To find out if a course is offered in accordance with the vacant seats scheme, please see the individual course descriptions.

Furthermore, the Faculty offers custom-made courses that are planned specifically for people who are not enrolled at a university. These courses are conducted as evening school. 

It goes for all Open University courses that you must meet the entrance requirements in order to be admitted, and that you must pay to sit the courses. 

Open University courses are offered pursuant to the rules of the Danish Ministerial Order No. 1188 of 7 December 2009 on Part-Time Education at Universities.

NOTICE: If you are studying for a full-time degree at university-level, you are unable to sit Open University courses that form part of the curriculum of your full-time degree programme.

Open University at...

The departments of Anthropology, Politcal Science, Psychology and Sociology do not offer English-taught subjects under Open University.

Tuition fee

Danish and  EU/EEA-citizens  must pay a tuition fee of DKR 800 per ECTS point. This price pertains to all courses - spring, summer and autumn.

 

 

 

 

Foreign nationals with a Danish stay permit:  Foreign nationals with a permanent stay permit or a temporary stay permit granted for permanent stay must pay a tuition fee of DKR 800 per ECTS point. This price pertains to all courses - spring, summer and autumn.

Foreign nationals without a Danish stay permit must pay a price of DKR 1260,- pr. ECTS point. This price pertains to all courses - spring, summer and autumn.

 

 

 

After being accepted to a course, you will receive an invoice by e-mail. The tuition fee must be paid by bank transfer.

When you have setteled the invoice, you are formally enrolled at the University and will gain access to the intranet and online course material. 

 

 

 

 

 

You can only get a refund if you cancel the course before the semester begins.

Deadlines for cancellation and refund:

  • Spring semester: January 15
  • Autumn semester August 15
  • Summer Schools: July 1st