Selection process

Studying abroad | Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Your application is registered at the International Office of the Faculties of Humanities and Theology. It is then passed on to the study advisor at your department/division who e.g checks your application to ensure that you qualify for exchange studies. If a large number of students have applied from a certain programme/subject, the study advisor does a ranking of your qualifications.

It takes approximately four weeks before you receive a decision on nomination. You will be notified by email.

Ranking criteria

The decision on nomination is based on a combination of the following ranking criteria.

  • Study result - academic education and grades.
  • Goals and motivation - Statement of Purpose.
  • Experiences and activities which are deemed relevant for you to succeed in your exchange studies and/or benefit from the stay abroad - CV.
  • If the studies can be deemed relevant for your education.


  • The International Office of the Faculties of Humanities and Theology obtains statements from the students’ departments before ranking the applicants. This statement is also important for the final nomination decision.
  • Some importance is attached to how common the subject is – applicants with fewer credits from an under-represented subject can sometimes be ranked higher than someone with more credits.
  • Students who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree course in a subject, who are applying for advanced studies in that subject abroad, are not automatically ranked higher.
  • The final decision on admission is taken by the receiving university abroad.