Admission and enrolment

Admission requirements

To be enrolled as a guest student, you must submit a notice of preliminary approval. This is a document from your own educational institution stating that the course credit points can be transferred to your programme. Preliminary approval must be submitted as soon as possible—and no later than three weeks after semester start for 13-week sessions and two days for 3-week sessions. If you do not hand in the preapproval before this date, your course registrations will be cancelled.

Everyone meeting the standard admission requirements for DTU programmes may enrol as a guest student.

Some of the courses have limited admission—this is stated in the course descriptions in the course database. Guest students may only enrol in these courses if, after the enrolment deadline, the course is not filled up with DTU’s full-time students. Furthermore, guest students may only enrol in courses taught under Open University. It is stated in the course description whether a course is taught under Open University or not.


To enrol as a guest student, you need to complete the application form.
The form can also be sent to you by contacting the Study Information.

Remember to submit the notice of preliminary approval stating that the credits points from the course/courses can be transferred to your study programme.

Enrolment deadlines:

Autumn semester  13-week session/autumn 15 July – 12 August 
   3-week session/January  15 November – 1 December
 Spring semester 13-week session/spring  1 December – 12 January
   3-week session/June  1 May – 15 May

If there are more students enrolled than places, the places are allotted according to the principle of “first come first served”. It is therefore a good idea to enrol early.

Notice of admission

Within three weeks after the application deadline, you will receive a letter stating whether you are enrolled in the desired courses or not. The letter also provides practical information, among other things, about the commencement of classes and when you can expect to receive a certificate stating you have taken the course if enrolled.