Below you will find information, templates and registration forms which you will need in order to plan your teaching activities before the start of the semester.

General rules, ministerial orders and laws in the field of education

In the academic regulations, the structure, rules and competence profiles of the degree programmes are described.

Elective courses at the Faculty of Arts (FAQ)

How are the places on elective courses allocated?
First and foremost, the studies administration strives to allocate as many first priorities as possible. However, the number of places on elective courses is sometimes limited. If there are more applicants than vacancies, places are allocated randomly by drawing lots among all the students who have the elective course in question as their first priority. Any vacancies remaining when all the first-priority students have been given a place will be allocated to students who have the course in question as their second priority if their first priority has not already been granted. This is also done by drawing lots.

Can students change their registration for elective courses?
Students cannot change classes or courses once the registration period has ended, and the places have been allocated. This is because students are able to influence which courses they will be following by specifying wishes or priorities already during the registration period. Nor is it possible to change places with other students – even if they agree on this. This is partly because both students are bound by the priorities they have made, but also because all students must be treated equally. Read more in the section Why do we have these rules?

Why do we have these rules?
Based on the original registrations for elective courses, the departments can choose to discontinue or duplicate the elective courses offered. If the students can change elective courses after the registration period, there is a risk that an elective course no longer has enough registrations and should not have been created, or that a discontinued course subsequently has a lot of registrations. Therefore, the studies administration has to maintain the original allocation of places on which the departments’ decisions were made. We also have a duty to ensure that all students are treated equally. This means that we cannot give only one student the opportunity to change elective courses, just as we cannot offer only one student a vacant place if other students have been denied a place on the course. This also applies if there is a vacancy on the course or in the class due to, for example, dropout.

Student information
See the Arts study portal for general information for students about elective courses, including registration periods, questions about registration etc.

International electives and Summer University

Here you will find guidelines for how to submit proposals for international electives and courses for Summer University.


Conducting teaching activities

Below you will find information about and material for conducting teaching activities.

Teaching material

Read more about copyright and find Copydan agreements etc. on the AU Library website.

Language policy at Arts (language of teaching and examination)

FAQ about the language of teaching and exams

Is it possible to deviate from the language policy described in the academic regulations?

As the faculty management team has adopted the language policy, only they can approve any requests for deviation from or changes to the policy. Any requests to deviate from or change the language policy must therefore be forwarded to the faculty management team.

In practice, it is the head of department who passes on the request to the school management team via the director of studies. If the school management team agrees with the request, they can forward it to the faculty management team.

Students or teachers cannot forward a request to the faculty management team, as any requests for deviation from the language policy have to be supported by the department and school before being discussed by the faculty management team.

Who ensures that the correct language is indicated in the course catalogue?

The head of department must register the correct language of teaching with UVA/EKA, and they will update the course catalogue. The language of teaching must be agreed between the teacher and the head of department. The deadline will typically be in the semester before the course begins.

Can parts of the teaching material be in Danish when a course is offered in English?

Teaching material for courses offered in English may be in Danish on degree programmes for which the admission requirement is Danish, and if there are no exchange students on the course.

Alternatively, you can have two syllabuses – one for students who speak Danish and one for exchange students which contains alternative literature instead of the Danish material.

Can students choose the language of the exam if a course is taught in several languages?

Yes. If it is indicated in the course catalogue that a course is taught in more than one language (Danish and English, for instance), students can choose between these languages for the exam. However, the students’ choice may be limited by the topics/themes which are available for the exam, and will also depend on whether the teacher supervising and assessing assignments within these topics/themes can conduct exams in the language in question.

Are students always entitled to take exams in all the languages stated for a course in the academic regulations?

No. The languages stated in the academic regulations are the languages in which a course can be conducted. But the language in which the course is actually conducted may vary. Students are normally only allowed to take the exam in the language(s) in which the course has actually been conducted. So students need to check the course catalogue to find out which languages apply with regard to a particular course. On some degree programmes, it is possible to reach an agreement with the teacher about taking an exam in another language.

If this is possible, it will be stated in the academic regulations above the degree programme diagram, where students can also see their options.

If students have chosen Danish as their exam language, does the teacher have to be able to speak Danish at oral exams, or is it sufficient that the teacher understands Danish and replies in English?

As long as the teacher understands Danish, and the student speaks Danish, the teacher may reply and ask questions in English. Students should be informed about this in advance.

Problems related to classrooms

If there are any problems related to the classroom (if something is broken or missing, for example), please contact Arts Building Services.

Changing the time or place of a lesson

Arts Studies Administration is responsible for booking rooms for teaching activities, exams and ad hoc events. If you need to change the date or time of a single lesson or book a classroom for an extra lesson (ad hoc booking), please contact Arts Studies Administration:




Below you will find information about teaching evaluation.

Teaching evaluation

At the Faculty of Arts, we evaluate our degree programmes at several levels: final evaluation by the students for each course/module, an annual status review of each degree programme and the five-yearly degree programme evaluation of entire degree programmes.

Here you can find guidance and support for the digital evaluation of courses/modules


Important dates

Spring 2024/summer exams 2024

Teaching period 1 February - 23 May
Ordinary exams 24 May - 28 June
Re-examination 1 - 30 August

Fall 2024/winter exams 2024-25

Teaching period 2 September - 13 December
Ordinary exams 16 December - 31 January
Re-examination 1 - 28 February

Spring 2025/summer exams 2025

Teaching period 3 February - 20 May
Ordinary exams 21 May - 30 June
Re-examination 1 - 31 August

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