You need to apply for pre-approval of the courses you plan to take at the host university. You must do this in order to make sure that the courses fulfil the course requirements in your curriculum, which is ultimately your own responsibility.
See deadlines and how to apply for pre-approval of courses.
- Make sure that you have received a pre-approval of the courses you plan to take at the host university before departure,
- always remember to apply for a new pre-approval if your courses abroad changes.
Tips on the process
In most cases you will have to apply for a pre-approval of courses before you have been accepted at the host university.
In most cases, you have to apply for a pre-approval of courses before knowing the exact course offer at the host university. Then you must use information on the course offering from previous years (e.g. if you are going in fall 2023, you apply for a pre-approval based on courses offered fall 2022). When the course offering is known, and you might need to make changes to your pre-approval, you must apply for a new pre-approval. You can do this even if the deadline has passed since this is an update of your first application.
In some cases, you have to apply for courses at the host university before receiving a decision on your pre-approval application from ITU. Then you have to apply for courses at the host institution most likely to be approved by ITU, and change courses at the host institution if not all courses turn out to be pre-approved. Make sure to ask if you can change courses at the host institution, if this is relevant.