Credit transfer assessment
Application for credit transfer - duty to provide information about previously completed further education programmes and employment
What does credit transfer mean?
Credit transfer means that you are exempt from parts of a study programme through accreditation of another Danish or international study programme. Credit transfer means exemption from already acquired qualifications from one formal study programme as part of the completion of another formal programme. When you are awarded credit, you are exempt from parts of the programme in the form of exams and/or educational components in your new study programme.
Pre-approved credit transfer is a pre-approval of the exemption from parts of a study programme, if you complete a future study abroad or at another Danish educational institution
Frequently asked questions
Below you can learn about credit transfer assessment by viewing the most frequently asked questions.
You apply for credit transfer at the same time as you apply for the top-up programme.
During the application period a link to the online application form will be available under the admission page of the top-op programme you are applying to.
If you have previously completed a further education programme or parts of it, you MUST provide information and documentation of that education when applying for admission to a new further education programme. You are also to provide information and documentation of relevant work experience.
If you are admitted to a study programme at UCN, your information about previously completed educational components (= passed exams) will be considered as an application for credit transfer. If we find that you are to be awarded credit, you will thus be exempt from parts of your new study programme. The exemption means that you cannot follow the tuition in the educational components and that you cannot sit the exams in these educational components.
If you have previously been registered for a further education programme, but have interrupted the programme, it may mean that you are going to get credit transfer for the parts of the programme that you have completed. The study programme to which you have been admitted will decide on whether you will be awarded credit transfer.
If you have completed another further education programme and want to be admitted to one of the programmes at UCN, UCN must assess whether you are to be awarded credit transfer for parts of your completed study programme. The study programme to which you have been admitted will decide on whether you will be awarded credit transfer.
If you have had relevant employment in relation to the study programme(s) for which you apply, you MUST provide information and documentation of this when applying for admission to a study programme. Relevant employment will also be included in an assessment of whether you are to be awarded credit transfer for internship.
If you are admitted to a study programme your information about previously completed educational components and relevant employment will be considered as an application for credit transfer. Credit can be awarded for the study programme applied for or parts of it, based on a specific academic assessment. An application for credit transfer can be rejected based on a specific academic assessment.
The below requirements for documentation apply to all UCN's study programmes (and note that all documentation has to be translated into English):
- Curriculum for the study programme, or parts of the study programme, that you have completed. A description of the learning outcomes for the educational components (exams) must appear
- Specification of scope (ECTS credits) of the educational component in question
- Reference lists, if any, for the educational component in question
- Diploma, extract from the records, certificate or study journal to document that the educational component in question has been passed/approved
- Labour market employment may form part of the documentation of internship
- Any other relevant documentation
When you have applied for credit transfer at UCN, UCN makes a decision on the parts of the study programme for which you will be awarded credit, indicated in ECTS credits. If UCN does not decide fully in favour of your applied credit transfer, the decision must include a substantiation as well as a guidance to you about your complaint options.
You may complain about UCN's decision on credit transfer within 2 weeks after you receive notification of the decision. The complaint is to be submitted to UCN. If UCN maintains its decision, the complaint will be forwarded to the Qualifications Board, which is the appeals body for complaints about credit transfer decisions. If you wish to complain about errors in the processing of your case, including if you find that there are formal errors or that the rules have been interpreted wrongly, it is a complaint about legal matters, and the Qualifications Board cannot decide on the matter. UCN will give you complaints guidelines as regards complaints about the academic decision (to the Qualifications Board) and about legal matters to UCN.