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The registration requirement

A semester of full time studies corresponds to 30 ECTS. The study activities is everything you are registered for: all courses and all projects.

It is a requirement that you register for study activities corresponding to 22,5 ECTS each semester. (Starting from Spring 2023)

As a maximum you can register for study activities corresponding to 37,5 ECTS in total in one semester.

Structuring your studies (Starting from Spring 2023)
If you choose to register for less than 30 ECTS you need to be aware of the following:

  • The progression requirement outlines that you need to pass 45 ECTS each year – this is 22,5 ECTS each semester. If you don't meet the progression requirement, you will need an exemption to continue your studies at ITU
  • You should also keep the SU study requirement in mind. If you don't meet this requirement, you will loose the right to receive SU.
  • Unlike previously Student Affairs and Programmes will not follow up on your registrations, which makes it essential for you to make sure they are correct.

Exemption from the registration requirement

If you cannot meet the registration requirement for a current or future semester, you must apply for an exemption from the rule. 

How to apply

Fill out the form: Exemption from the registration requirement and send it to sap@itu.dk.

You must attach a study plan for your entire programme to your application.

The Student Counsellors can help you fill out the study plan.
Find a template here (word or pdf).

Please go to Special Circumstances for more detailed information: Exemptions or How to apply for an exemption.

Are you taking the last courses before the thesis?
If you have less than 22,5 ECTS left on your programme besides the thesis, you are exempted from the rule and you do not need to apply for an exemption from the registration requirement.



FAQ

Yes, you can actually register for 37,5 ECTS for a semester on your programme, as long as your total amount of credits is still 30 ECTS pr semester. It will mean that you register for only 22,5 ECTS in one of the following semesters.

You cannot register for just 22,5 in a semester, based on your desire to register for 37,5 in the next. 

A Summer course taken at another university will count as a part of the registration requirement.

If you have a pre-approval for a summer course it can count as part of the requirement for either the autumn or the spring semester.

Spring semester
If you want it to count as part of the spring semester, you must apply for pre-approval before October 20 the previous year.

Autumn semester
If you want it to count as part of the autumn semester, you must apply for pre-approval before April 20.

A Summer University course at ITU will count as a part of the registration requirement.

Flexibility in the Spring semester
If you want to take one of your spring courses during summer university, you register for 22,5 ECTS in the spring semester and at the same time register for the remaining 7,5 ECTS as a Summer University course.

Your total ECTS when registering for the spring semester is 30 ECTS, and it matches what is required for your spring semester (30 ECTS).

Flexibility in the Autumn semester
If you want to take one of your autumn courses during summer university, you register for 30 ECTS in the spring semester and at the same time register for the autumn course by registering for a Summer University course. 

Your total ECTS when registering for the spring semester is 37,5 ECTS and it matches what is required for your spring semester (30 ECTS) plus the extra 7,5 ECTS for the Summer University course.