Part-time Programmes and vacant place scheme

Rules for students at DTU's continuing education or single courses
The same rules apply to students in continuing education as for the other students at DTU unless special rules are set for the individual continuing education. Examples of rules common to all programmes at DTU are the rules on complaints about the exam, the rules on cheating at the exam and other assessments, and disciplinary measures towards students.

When you take continuing education, a course, module, or other at DTU, you are responsible for keeping yourself informed about the rules that apply to your education or subject. The laws and regulations and the rules laid down by DTU that regulate the continuing education to which you are admitted can be found in the curriculum for each programme. The curriculum consists partly of some general rules for the same type of continuing education (diploma or master's degree programme) and partly of a catalogue which describes which subject elements the programme contains and how the exam in each subject should be conducted.

Curricula for the master's programmes can be found under the individual programmes at www.studieinformation.dtu.dk.

Curricula for the diploma programmes can be found under the individual programmes at www.lifelonglearning.dtu.dk.

You can keep updated with DTU's rules via DTU's website at www.studieinformation.dtu.dk or via DTU Inside under 'Study rules'.

If, as a student in continuing education, you need help or guidance with DTU's rules, you can write to DTU Learn for Life at learnforlife@dtu.dk or call +45 4525 4525.

Rules for DTU's master's programmes

DTU's master's programmes are qualifying programmes at the graduate level.

Admission requirements
Applicants must have a relevant technical or scientific qualifying examination and two years of relevant work experience. DTU's Executive MBA/MMT requires a background as a bachelor and five years of relevant work experience. There may be different admission requirements depending on the education you want to enrol in. That will be evident from the curriculum of each education.

Danish and/or English skills may be required for admission to one of DTU's master's programmes. This will be evident from the curriculum of each education.

Applicants from a non-EU/EEA country must have a permanent residence permit to apply for part-time education in Denmark. For further information, see https://www.nyidanmark.dk.

Registration and prices
Registration for DTU's master's programmes may vary and can be found on the website for the programme concerned. See DTU's homepage.

Courses/modules
In the master's programme, a minimum of 45 ECTS points of the courses must be taken at the graduate level. You can take one 5 ECTS-point course at the bachelor level.

Exam
Rules for exams can be found on DTU 's website or DTU Inside under 'Study rules' 'Exam'.

To take the exam, you must be registered for the course in question and have paid for the tuition. When you enrol in a course, you also register for the first exam in the course. It is possible to deregister from the exam within set deadlines. Subsequent examinations, if any, must be registered yourself.

You have up to three exam attempts to pass a course. The participation fee covers these three exam attempts.

If you do not pass an exam by the third exam attempt, you may apply for an exemption for a fourth exam attempt. It is free of charge to apply. You first have to pay for the extra exam attempt if an exemption is granted. You can find information on the rules for exemption at DTU Inside under 'Study rules'/'Exemption, leave and maternity/paternity leave'/'Exemption'.

Unsubscribing 
If you wish to unsubscribe from a course, you must do so before the start of the course since enrollment in the course is then binding, and participant payment is, therefore, not refundable. Contact DTU Learn for Life to register for a course at learnforlife@dtu.dk or phone (+45) 4525 4525.

Credit transfer 
You can get credit for courses or previously passed exams at DTU or other educational institutions. A maximum of 15 ECTS credits can be transferred to a master's programme. A master's project from a completed master's degree programme cannot be credited to a new master's degree programme. 

Credit transfer is applied for with enrollment in the Master's programme.

Rules for single courses at DTU
Vacancies on most of DTU's ordinary courses for undergraduate and graduate students are offered as single courses. An overview of DTU's individual courses can be found in DTU 's Course Catalog

Find more information on single-course students at DTU's homepage here

Admission requirements
The general admission requirements for the engineering programmes at DTU must be met for admission to a single course.

There are no special Danish or English skills requirements for admission to individual courses. However, if a student impedes teaching because of a lack of language skills, the teacher may expel the student.

If you are from a country outside the EU/EEA, you must have a permanent residence permit in Denmark to apply for admission to a single course. For further information, see https://www.nyidanmark.dk.

You cannot follow teaching or participate in exams on an individual course if:

  • you do not meet the admission requirements, cf. the above
  • you have not paid for the course
  • DTU's full-time students take the course, and there are no seats available
  • you are enrolled in an ordinary full-time programme at DTU, and the course you want to follow is part of your full-time programme
  • you have an earlier stage used your three examination attempts in the specific course and cannot present documentation that you have been granted an exemption for an extra exam attempt.

Enrollment
To register for a single course, fill out an application form.

Regarding draws on courses with participant restriction, timely enrolled full-time students are prioritized before students in single courses and part-time education. Participation can vary depending on whether the student is from an EU/EEA country or not.

Registration is possible up to and including the 2nd course.

Exam
To take the exam, you must be registered for the single course and have paid for the tuition. You also register for the first exam when enrolling in a single course. It is possible to unsubscribe from the exam within set deadlines. Subsequent examinations, if any, must be registered yourself. You have up to three exam attempts to pass a single course. The participation fee covers these three exam attempts, and the single course must be passed within two years.

If you do not pass an exam by the third exam attempt, you may apply for an exemption for a fourth exam attempt. It is free of charge to apply. If an exemption is granted, you must first pay for the extra exam attempt. You can find information on the rules for exemption at DTU Inside under 'Study rules'/'Exemption, leave and maternity/paternity leave'/'Exemption'.

Read more about registering for the exam on DTU's website here.

DTU's exam rules can be found on DTU 's website or DTU Inside under 'Study rules'/'Exam'.

Unsubscribing
To unsubscribe from single courses, contact DTU Learn for Life at learnforlife@dtu.dk or phone (+45) 4525 4525.

Rules for DTU's diploma programmes

To be admitted to a diploma programme, you must meet the following two admission requirements:

  • Have completed a relevant qualifying education at least at the level of an academy profession programme or a relevant higher education (VVU), and 
  • Have completed at least two years of relevant work experience after completing the qualifying education

Real competence assessment
If you do not meet the formal admission requirements for the diploma programme or a module but have extensive experience and competencies that can be compared, DTU offers a real competence assessment. This means that you can apply for an assessment of whether your competencies can be equated with the qualifying level.

You can also apply for a real competence assessment to obtain a certificate of competence for individual modules or an entire education.

Read more about real competence assessment on DTU's website here (only in Danish).

Exam 
To take the exam, you must be registered for the module in question and have paid for the tuition. By registering for a module, you also register for the first exam. It is possible to unsubscribe from the exam within set deadlines. You must register for the subsequent exam attempts yourself. 

You have up to three exam attempts to pass a module. The participation fee covers three exam attempts.

Read more about the formal requirements for exams in the Examination Order

Re-exams
The payment for a module entitles you to attend the subsequent examination without further payment. If you have paid for a module and you do not pass this test, you are thus entitled, without extra payment, to participate in the corresponding exam in the following semester.

The participation fee entitles you to a total of 3 exam attempts. However, the three exam attempts are only included in the participation fee if they are used within one year (two normal examination deadlines) after completion of the module.

If you do not pass an exam by the third exam attempt, you may apply for an exemption for a fourth exam attempt. It is free of charge to apply. You first have to pay for the extra exam attempt if an exemption is granted. You can find information on the rules for exemption at DTU Inside under 'Study rules'/'Exemption, leave and maternity/paternity leave'/'Exemption'.

The desire to take individual diploma modules instead of an entire degree programme
When you enrol in a module, you are not bound to the rest of the programme. You only sign up for the module(s) you wish to attend each semester/half year. As a starting point, you pay per module, and payment is binding. There is no compulsory attendance in the education. 

Enrollment is possible up to and including the 2nd session on the teams that have been created, as long as there are places available.

For each module, you will receive a module certificate after passing the examination.

It is possible to apply for grants for continuing education through different funds. Contact DTU Learn for Life to learn about these opportunities. 

Deregistration
If you wish to unsubscribe from a module, you must deregister before the first course of instruction since registration for the course is binding, and participant payment is, therefore, not refundable. You can unsubscribe by contacting DTU Learn for Life at learnforlife@dtu.dk or by phone +45 4525 4525.

https://studieinformation.dtu.dk/english/rules/leave-change-of-study-programme/part-time-programmes-and-vacant-place-scheme
21 JULY 2024