BSc and MSc Courses (Continuing Education)
You can take BSc and MSc courses at the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) as continuing education or supplementary training if you are short of a subject in connection with being admitted onto a study programme.
The courses are offered in accordance with the rules governing part-time education. This means that anybody can apply to attend the courses subject to fulfilling the admission requirements and subject to availability, and providing you pay the tuition fees.
- Admission Requirements
- Fees and Payment Terms
- Applying for Admission
- Documentation for Passed Exams
- Who Can I Contact?
You can find information about the courses offered by the Faculty of Science here: www.kurser.ku.dk.
The faculty only admits students on individual courses on the student place vacancy scheme. In other words, you can be admitted on ordinary courses as long as there are places available and you meet the admission requirements. Thus, you cannot complete a BSc project or a thesis as a single subject student.
The teaching takes place in normal working hours together with the ordinary students.
You can be enrolled on individual courses or limited parts of the study programme that correspond to max. half of the programme’s ECTS credits. In other words, if you want to take courses in the BSc programme in Mathematics, which is set at 180 ECTS credits, you can take max. 90 ECTS mathematics courses at BSc level.
If you need help in choosing courses, please contact a study and career guidance counsellor in SCIENCE Student Services.
On e-learning courses, where both the teaching and exam take place 100 % electronically (online courses), only single subject students who are attached to a project, organisation, partner etc. and with close relations to researchers at the Faculty of Science are admitted. State the contact when applying for the course.
When does teaching take place? Timetable groups and block structure
The course description will state which block and timetable group the individual course is offered in.
All courses at the Faculty of Science are organised in accordance with our block structure, which divides the academic year into four nine-week blocks. Blocks 1 and 2 take place in the autumn semester while blocks 3 and 4 take place in the spring semester. Courses normally last for one block only. See the current academic calendar here.
In addition, teaching for our courses will take place in a given timetable group or possibly a sub group. Please note that if your course is in timetable group A, this means that the teaching will take place in both sub groups A 1 and A 2.
The sub groups, and thereby the timetable groups, are organised according to the following model:
|08:00-10:00||B 1||A 1||C 1||A 1||B 1|
|10:00-12:00||A 2||B 2|
|13:00-15:00||C 1||B 2||C 2||A 2||D|
You are not under an obligation to attend the lectures for the courses, but on some courses you need to meet certain conditions in order to be able to sit the exam. If there are conditions for sitting the exam, it will be specified in the course description.
Publication of courses offered
The courses for the coming academic year are published on 1 May at www.kurser.ku.dk.
To be admitted as a single subject student at the Faculty of Science, you are expected to meet the same admission requirements as our full-time students.
- English B (Forestry and Landscape Engineering and Garden and Park Engineering: English C)
- Mathematics A (Forestry and Landscape Engineering, Garden and Park Engineering and Exercise and Sport Sciences: Mathematics B)
Furthermore, there are specific admission requirements depending on which programme the course you are interested in is offered by:
|Programme||Specific admission requirements|
Physics A og Chemistry B
Physics A og Biotechnology A
Physics B og Chemistry A
Physics B og Chemistry B
Physics B og Biotechnology A
Geography & Geoinformatic
|Exercise and Sport Sciences||Physics B|
Physics B og Chemistry C
Physics B og Biotechnology A
Forestry and Landscape Engineering
Garden and Park Engineering
Chemistry B eller Biology B
eller Biotechnology A
There may be dispensed from the requirements, if you are deemed to have the necessary academic prerequisites to participate in the course you have applied for.
Applicants with English as their second language (except from Nordic countries) are required to document a sufficient level of fluency when applying for courses.
This can be done in one of two ways:
- Documentation for prior studies in the English language/in an English speaking country
- Passing an IELTS or TOEFL test before being admitted. The Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen accepts the following tests:
- IELTS-test (British Council) with a minimum score of 6.0
- Paper-based TOEFL-test with a minimum score of 560 points
- Computer-based TOEFL-test with a minimum score of 213 points
- Internet-based TOEFL-test with a minimum score of 83 points
Should you consider your level of English proficiency adequate, based upon work experience in a company where English is the mandatory means of communication, you can apply for an exemption. This is done by including a written statement from the company confirming the above.
Chances of admission/limited number of places
If you fulfil the relevant admission requirements, then generally speaking your chances of being admitted as a single subject student are good. However, we are not able to guarantee that there will be spaces on the course you have applied for. For example, it is usually not possible to be admitted to courses taught in the first year of bachelor programmes and any second-year courses on study programmes with limited places (Exercise and Sport Sciences and Molecular Biomedicine).
- DKK 850 per ECTS credit
In paying for a course, you are allowed a one-time participation in classes and lectures. Furthermore, up to three exam attempts are included in the fee. It is a condition that the exam resits take place within 2 years of the first ordinary exam which lies in the block in which you followed the course and the exam was offered. It is only possible to resit an exam if a student fails to pass the exam or is unable to sit the exam and provides a doctor’s note. If you do not sit the exam and a re-exam is not offered, you cannot sit the exam until the next time it is offered.
The fee can change from year to year.
If you are unemployed and the job centre etc. pays the course fee, the fee is added to the current charge for part-time education which is set by the ministry.
If you do not want to attend the course but want to study on your own and only take the exam, the following fee applies:
- DKK 1000 for one exam attempt in the exam period in question, irrespective of the exam method
When you are only registered for the exam, you will not receive access to the course website where the syllabus, assignments and information etc. are made available.
Approval as a self-learning student is at the discretion of the lecturer responsible for the course. However, it is not possible to register for exams on courses which require obligatory exercises to be submitted, or courses which consist of lab courses or if the courses include continuous assessment. If you are not approved as self-learning student, the alternative is to apply for the entire course and pay the full tution fee.
Please note that the application deadline is the same as for the entire course.
The exam fee can change from year to year.
Special rules regarding fees for non-EU/EEA citizens
The above fees are for EU/EEA citizens as well as other citizens with a permanent residence permit in Denmark. A temporary residence permit with a view to permanent residence is comparable to a permanent permit.
Applicants with permanent residence in Denmark must enclose a copy of the residence permit.
As we do not receive taxameter subsidies from the Danish state for non-EU/EEA citizens without a permanent residence permit in Denmark, the fee is subject to a supplementary payment of DKK 940 per ECTS credit.
If you do not already have a residence permit in Denmark, please note that it is not possible to get a residence permit if you only take individual courses. You will have to ask for a tourist visa, but this will have a limit of 3 months and therefore you will only be able to take courses in one block (9-10 weeks).
Terms of payment
When you receive the letter confirming that you have been admitted, an invoice for the total course fee is sent to the address which has been provided. Payment is a condition of being able to start the course, so non payment will lead to cancellation.
To be admitted on a course, you will need to complete the following application form:
Please note! It is only possible to apply for admission once the course offerings have been published.
If you are unable to meet the formal admission requirements, you must provide a reasoned request for dispensation from the admission requirements.
The completed application form should be handed in/sent to the Help Desk in SCIENCE Student Services.
|Block 1||10 June||August|
|Block 2||10 September||October|
|Block 3||10 December||January|
|Block 4||10 March||March|
|Summer Courses||1 June||June|
Applications for courses where there are more applicants than available places will be prioritised according to when the applications are received.
If you are offered a place on a course, you or your employer will receive an invoice.
Available places after the application deadline
If there are available places on the course you wish to take after the application deadline, you are welcome to apply. However, late applications are only received up until 4 weeks before the first week of teaching and you are not guaranteed that the Study administration will have time to process your request. Applications received later than 4 weeks prior to course start will be rejected.
After finishing your course, you can print out documentation for passed exams on KUnet. If you need to have the documentation signed, please contact Help Desk in SCIENCE Student Services.
If you have any questions you are very welcome to contact a study and career guidance counsellor in SCIENCE Student Services .