Application for exchange students
Application for incoming exchange students related to study programmes at UCN
In order to study at UCN as an ERASMUS+ or regular exchange student (non-EU), you need to fill out a learning agreement. Afterwards, you have to apply via the MoveOn portal where you will upload the completed learning agreement.
For health students, please use our exchange application form for health programmes.
You can find the courses and ECTS at the website under the specific programme. Please note that it is not possible to mix courses from different semesters and different programmes. All students need to follow the full programme and obtain the 30 ECTS that the semester offers. Erasmus+/Exchange students also need to take the exams that are planned during the semester on the programme the student will follow at UCN (on the same conditions as full degree students).
You may only complete an application form if your home university has an agreement with UCN. If you are unsure, please consult the International Office of your home institution.
Firstly, you need to fill out a learning agreement. After completing the learning agreement, you can complete the application form via The MoveOn portal.
In order to login to your MoveON portal you firstly need to register. Once you have registered, you can login to your MoveON portal and begin the application process. Fill out an application for incoming students and attached your filled out learning agreement in your application.
If you experience any problems with the MoveOn portal or the online application, please read this guide for incoming applicants (PDF). If the guide does not provide any solution, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently asked questions about application
We recommend that you arrive in Aalborg a couple of days before the beginning of your exchange studies. This will enable you to get to know your surroundings and UCN's facilities before the semester starts.
February 1 - June 30 (Business and Technology)
January 1 - June 30 (Education Studies)
Nomination deadline: October 1
Application deadline: November 1
September 1 - January 30 (Business and Technology)
August 15 - December 30 (Education Studies)
Nomination Deadline: April 1
Application Deadline: May 1
Specific dates for the semester will be announced in the official letter of acceptance. Teaching and examination periods are included in the above dates.
- Application form
- Learning agreement
- Copy of passport
- Transcript in English
- In progress courses
- English test (minimum level B2)
If you do not have an English test, we will offer you an online test.
Please see below Does UCN require an English test?
All programmes start in September, except for Software Development which starts in February.
If you are applying for the fall semester, you will have to apply for the semesters 1, 3, 5.
If you apply for the Software Development programme, you can only apply for semester 2.
If you are applying for the spring semester, you will have to apply for semesters 2, 4, 6, etc.
If you apply for the Software Development programme, you can only apply for semester 1.
You need to obtain signatures from your home institution on the last page of your Learning Agreement. Remember that you also have to sign it yourself.
Social Science, Education, Technology or Business
Contact person for incoming students
Janni Østergaard Nielsen
Dorit Kjærulff Torp
Ditte Marie Jensen
Bachelor of Education
Curriculum, courses and ECTS credits
You can find information under each programme.
It is not possible to mix and match subjects from different semesters and programmes. Students have to follow the full semester.
Yes. Your learning agreement must be approved and signed by your home institution before you upload it in MoveOn. We will return the signed learning agreement along with your admission letter.
Make sure to include all relevant work and educational experience on your CV. We take your experience into consideration as we assess your application.
UCN requires a thorough knowledge of English, and therefore it is required that an English test is submitted with the application before the student can be accepted to one of our programmes.
The English tests and scores we accept are:
- IELTS minimum score: 6.5
- TOEFL internet based test minimum score: 83 (UCN’s TOEFL code is 7294)
- Cambridge ESOL examinations:
Advanced (CAE): grade C, B or A
Proficiency (CPE): grade C, B or A
First Certificate: grade B or A
- Oxford Online Placement Test: overall score of minimum 75 and also a minimum score of 75 in each subtest
If you do not have an English test
If you do not upload an English test along with the rest of your application documents, you will automatically be invited to complete an online English test which UCN issues. The test takes up to one hour to complete and must be passed with an overall score of minimum 75 and also a minimum score of 75 in each subtest. You will be informed about the details of the test upon application. Under specific circumstances, UCN may invite the student for a skype interview (only upon UCN request).
English is my native language
English native speakers are exempted. In this case you need to obtain an official letter from your home institution confirming that you are following a fully English taught programme. This document should be uploaded along with the rest of your application.