If you have already completed part of a bachelor’s programme, you must apply for a credit transfer for the passed courses when you apply for admission to a bachelor’s programme at Roskilde University.
If you have already obtained a bachelor’s degree, you can apply for a credit transfer, but it is not a requirement.
How to submit your application for a mandatory credit transfer
In order to apply for the credit transfer, you must upload the following documents to your online application at optagelse.dk:
1) Application form for a mandatory credit transfer
2) Academic transcript in English of the completed courses
3) Official course descriptions in English of the completed courses
The documents must be uploaded as one single file named 'Mandatory credit transfer' by the application deadline of March 15 at 12 noon (local time in Denmark).
If you have applied for admission to more than one bachelor’s programme at Roskilde University, you must upload the application for a credit transfer to your application for each of the bachelor programmes.
FAQ about mandatory credit transfer
Why am I required to inform the university of my previous studies at bachelor’s level?
The Ministerial Order on Admission and Enrollment (No. 257 of 18/03/2015) makes it mandatory for applicants to apply for a credit transfer, if they have already completed study elements at bachelor’s level at another bachelor’s programme - but only if it was not completed.
Will I be able to get a credit transfer?
You will be granted a credit transfer, if the passed courses from your previous studies at bachelor’s level are considered comparable to the content of the bachelor’s programme that you have been admitted to at Roskilde University. In order to assess if your previous studies are of relevance, we must receive an official transcript of grades of the passed courses and a course description of each of the passed courses.
You should note that if your previous studies at bachelor’s level are considered part of your entry qualification, you will usually not be able to get a credit transfer based on these studies. This is relevant for applicants with qualifications from countries where higher education studies are considered part of the entry qualification. You can find a list of foreign entry qualifications from a number of countries at the website of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
Why do I need to inform you of the bachelor subjects that I intend to study?
You must apply for a credit transfer to the complete bachelor’s degree at Roskilde University. The bachelor programmes at Roskilde University consist of courses and projects within the programme’s study field, two elective courses, two bachelor subjects or a single bachelor subject and a bachelor project. For more information, you can read the introduction page about our bachelor programmes.
In order to ensure proper planning of your degree, it is important to know if you have considered what bachelor subject(s) you wish to study. If you already know which bachelor subjects you want to study, please let us know by stating this in the application form.