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We think ahead - and shape the future

The most important task of Roskilde University is to contribute to experimental, innovative forms of learning and knowledge creation.

The university is research-driven and provides education for future generations of managers, teachers and experts based on advanced knowledge. Roskilde Unviersity is characterised by:
  • pushing boundaries for knowledge through a problem-oriented approach
  • focusing research and education on fields where the university has international or national status
  • bringing university and society together

Facts

  • 7,500 students
  • 950 employees (full-time equivalent)
  • 779 million DKK in annual turnover

Ranking

Roskilde University is ranked 188 in the Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings.

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Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde
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Bachelor in Global Humanities | Bachelor 3 years

Bachelor in Global Humanities

Bachelor of Humanities , 180 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4350 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/international-bachelor-humanities-int

Description

The Bachelor in Global Humanities programme at Roskilde University begins with a one year basic section of interdisciplinary studies. The last two years you will specialise in two bachelor subjects.

The basic section in Humanities (60 ECTS) gives you an international and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the humanities. By drawing on the disciplines of philosophy, cultural studies, development studies, communication studies, media studies, linguistics, literary studies, history, educational studies and psychology, you explore shifting boundaries, hybrid identities and new cultural formations in the global society.

In the last two years (120 ECTS), you will specialise in two bachelor subjects:
The Bachelor in Global Humanities gives you an international and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the humanities.

Much of our understanding of the humanities has been shaped by the role of the nation in defining how we live and understand the world. Bachelor in Global Humanities explores this but also examine shifting boundaries, hybrid identities and new cultural formations that are emerging as 'global encounters' intensify.

Career Opportunities

The humanities are essential to societal well-being and progress as well as to the economic development. You can expect to be well-placed for further study at master's level and for careers in the areas of international development and third sector voluntary work, cultural exchange, social fields requiring an awareness of inter-cultural dynamics, and international business relations.

From bachelor to master – A bachelor's degree from Roskilde University will provide access to study a master's programme. Depending on which subject(s) you choose as a part of your bachelor's programme, your degree will provide access to one or more of Roskilde University's master's programmes.

Admission

To be admitted to this programme, you must fulfil the following admission requirements:
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of Roskilde University

Apply through the national electronic admission system, optagelse.dk with all relevant documentation.
Read more about applying via optagelse.dk

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Roskilde University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education 
Recognition Guide

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Read more about how to apply

Contact

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Read more about the application fee and tuition fees.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System



Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Roskilde

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Business Administration and Leadership | Master 2 years

Business Administration and Leadership

Master (2 years) of Economics and Business Administration,
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/master/business-administration-and-leadership-autumn-2022
The master's programme in Business Administration and Leadership produces business administration graduates who have insight into various perspectives on business strategies and external relations, as well as managerial and organisational processes that can underlie the company's different practices strategically and managerially in terms of value creation, resources, innovation and change.The aim is to enable you to understand and apply scientific analysis and methods on the basis of a business administration-based interdisciplinarity and an understanding of the issues.The master's programme in Business Administration and Leadership supports business development in Region Zealand and is the only English-language MSc in Economics and Business Administration programme in the region.As a graduate in Business Administration and Leadership you have a wide range of job opportunities, such as marketing staff, project manager, finance or accounting manager, controller or consultant in business consulting.

Your English title will be: Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration 

non-EU/EEA citizen that is required to pay tuition fees

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01

EU/EEA, Swiss and Danish citizens

Application date
Oct 15
Start date
Feb 01

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Chemical Biology | Master 2 years

Chemical Biology

Master (2 years) of biotechnology, chemistry, biology,,
Agriculture and environment Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 9000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/master/chemical-biology
  • The purpose of the programme is to give graduates a strong chemistry foundation and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the biological systems which they work with, combined with experimental competencies and the ability to work with innovative and future-oriented solutions.The programme is interdisciplinary and is based on established research and educational collaborations between chemistry, biology and parts of the physics environment.As a student you acquire knowledge of advanced experimental methods and the latest scientific discoveries in the field of chemical biological research.You will be able to contribute to societal progress through the development and production of medicines and other biotechnological products, thereby strengthening Denmark as a knowledge society and contributing to economic growth.Graduates will be able to hold positions in research, development and production in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies.

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    Your English title will be: Master of Science in Chemical Biology


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Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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Mar 01
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Computer Science | Master 2 years

Computer Science

Master (2 years) of software development, computer science, ,
Hotel, tourism, leisure, transport and logistics Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 9000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/master/computer-science
The purpose of the programme in Computer Science is to produce graduates who can contribute to the development of complex IT systems that are reliable, user-friendly and long-lasting.As a graduate you will acquire skills in the use of software architecture and design principles for the development of complex IT systems, as well as in documenting solutions and critically reflecting on both the system structure and the context in which the solutions must operate.Computer Science qualifies you for work throughout the IT sector, both public and private, such as in consulting firms, large organisations requiring internal development, R&D departments and development and research departments at large IT companies. Graduates can handle job functions within software development, technical consulting, project management and other job functions that require a degree in computer science.
 
Your English title will be: Master of Science in Computer Science

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Jan 15
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Sep 01

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Mar 01
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Environmental Science | Master 2 years

Environmental Science

Master (2 years) of natural science, ,
Agriculture and environment Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 9000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/master/environmental-science
The purpose of the programme is to provide you with a strong understanding of the nature and extent of environmental problems. The programme produces interdisciplinary graduates who can apply their knowledge and skills to analysis, understanding and treatment of current and future environmental problems on a national, regional and global scale.The core of the programme is based on natural science, but it also contains significant social science elements.As a student you learn to design and conduct relevant experiments and analyses, and to gather, understand, and operationalise environment-related knowledge in solving socially critical challenges.Graduates of Environmental Science can find employment with public environmental authorities at local, regional, national and international levels. You will also be attractive to private companies offering advisory, analysis and consulting services in the environmental field, as well as to industries dealing with the use of natural resources.

Your English title will be: Master of Science in Environmental Science


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Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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Mar 01
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Global and Development Studies | Master 2 years

Global and Development Studies

Master (2 years) of international security, rights, climate change, social sustainability, green transition,
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/master/global-and-development-studies-autumn-2022
The master's programme Global and Development Studies is a pluralistic, social science programme with elements from e.g. economics, political science, sociology, anthropology and law.Among other things, the programme deals with the fact that global society is increasingly interconnected economically, politically, culturally, environmentally, etc., and that the North-South concept of development today is insufficient to understand observed changes in the global and social order.As a graduate you have the tools to investigate and report to relevant actors on how international and global phenomena affect a given issue, such as international security, rights, climate change, social sustainability or green transition.Graduates typically work for regional, national and international authorities and organisations (including ministries and embassies), international development and aid organisations, civil society organisations and NGOs, private companies, think-tanks and consulting firms. They take jobs as country, policy, military and market analysts and development and project consultants.

Your English title will be: Master of Science in Social Sciences in Global and Development Studies


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Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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Mar 01
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International Bachelor in Natural Sciences | Bachelor 3 years

International Bachelor in Natural Sciences

Bachelor of Natural Science, 180 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 9000 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/international-bachelor-natural-sciences-int

Description

The International Bachelor in Natural Sciences programme at Roskilde University begins with a one year basic section of interdisciplinary studies. The last two years you will specialise in two bachelor subjects.

During the basic section (60 ECTS), you will become familiar with key natural science theories, methods and models, while studying in an international environment. Through your project work, you will learn the basic methods for how to examine nature using experiments, analyses and models.

In the last two years (120 ECTS), you will specialise in two bachelor subjects:
The International Bachelor in Natural Science offers you the opportunity to study natural science in an international environment. Foreign students make up 80% of the programme’s participants, so you will become part of an exciting study environment that will prepare you to work with a broad range of nationalities in international companies and organizations.

From the very first day, the project work will teach you to think and work based on research. Each term, you will formulate a specific science problem in collaboration with your team. At the end of the term, you must present a research-based solution that is based on scientific literature and preferably on your own experiments. Each of your projects will have a researcher assigned, who will act as your supervisor throughout the process.

Career Opportunities

From bachelor to master – A bachelor's degree from Roskilde University will provide access to study a master's programme. Depending on which subject(s) you choose as a part of your bachelor's programme, your degree will provide access to one or more of Roskilde University's master's programmes.

Admission

To be admitted to this programme, you must fulfil the following admission requirements:
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of Roskilde University

Apply through the national electronic admission system, optagelse.dk with all relevant documentation.
Read more about applying via optagelse.dk

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Roskilde University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education 
Recognition Guide

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Read more about how to apply

Contact

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Read more about the application fee and tuition fees.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System



Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Roskilde

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International Bachelor in Social Sciences | Bachelor 3 years

International Bachelor in Social Sciences

Bachelor of Social Science, 180 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4350 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/bachelor/international-bachelor-social-sciences-int

Description

The International Bachelor in Social Sciences programme at Roskilde University begins with a one year basic section of interdisciplinary studies. The last two years you will specialise in one or two bachelor subjects. On the basic section in Social Sciences, you will work with a number of social science subjects and learn about economics, political systems and social relations in society. You will acquire knowledge of key social science concepts, theories and methods from an international perspective.   In the last two years (120 ECTS), you will specialise in one or two bachelor subjects: The International Bachelor in Social Sciences is about investigating, understanding and explaining the social, economic and political conditions in society from an international perspective.

There are both foreign and Danish students on the programme, and the courses and project work have an international focus. The teachers on the programme are supervisors with both a Danish and foreign background. This provides a good opportunity to work with cross-cultural issues.

You can immerse yourself in the areas you find most interesting in your project work, where you choose which problems you want to work with, and you will also have the opportunity to collaborate with organizations or companies.

Career Opportunities

From bachelor to master – A bachelor's degree from Roskilde University will provide access to study a master's programme. Depending on which subject(s) you choose as a part of your bachelor's programme, your degree will provide access to one or more of Roskilde University's master's programmes. 

Admission

To be admitted to this programme, you must fulfil the following admission requirements:
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of Roskilde University

Apply through the national electronic admission system, optagelse.dk with all relevant documentation.
Read more about applying via optagelse.dk

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Roskilde University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education Recognition Guide

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Read more about how to apply

Contact

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Read more about the application fee and tuition fees.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System



Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Roskilde

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International Politics and Governance | Master 2 years

International Politics and Governance

Master (2 years) of ,
Interdisciplinary Studies Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/master/international-politics-and-governance
International Politics and Governance explores how significant parts of today's politics influence are created and implemented through systems by public, private and non-state actors. The purpose of the programme is to educate social science graduates who can perform professionally in multilevel governance actors.As a students you acquire insight into European, interregional and international policy development, with particular focus on governance in international institutions and agencies (e.g. EU, WTO, NATO, EEA), in governments and agencies, as well as in public and private organisations.The programme will give you the ability to understand, interpret and independently prepare analyses related to multilevel governance for example in relation to policy challenges within the areas of environment, climate adaptation, education, welfare, trade, immigration, security policy etc.The programme qualifies graduates for work in ministries, agencies, regions and municipalities, in international organisations, in embassies/consulates, chambers of commerce, interest organisations, financial institutions, think-tanks, PR companies and more.

Your English title will be: Master of Science in Social Sciences in International Politics and Governance


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Jan 15
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Sep 01

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Mathematical Bioscience | Master 2 years

Mathematical Bioscience

Master (2 years) of mathematics, natural science,,
Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 9000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/master/mathematical-bioscience
The programme is intended to give you the necessary biological and mathematical competencies to analyse and represent data, as well as the ability to analyse, develop and implement mathematical models for biological processes and systems in healthcare, disease development and ecology.The programme gives you in-depth knowledge of for example disease spread, including predicting the development of epidemics, cancer treatment and environmental issues, as well as the skills and competencies to mathematise such issues.Graduates from Mathematical Bioscience can find employment in the research sector, where they perform a critical function in connection with, for example, predicting the development of epidemics, optimising medical treatment and modelling the spread of e.g. pollution.The candidates will also be attractive to biotech companies, the health sector and the environmental sector, consulting firms, private and public research institutions, etc.

Your English title will be: Master of Science of Mathematical Bioscience


EU/EEA, Swiss and Danish citizens

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Mar 01
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Sep 01

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Media and Communication | Master 2 years

Media and Communication

Master (2 years) of media, communication, ,
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6150 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/master/media-and-communication
The programme provides you with the practical, methodological and theoretical prerequisites to independently, and in collaboration with other specialists, develop, plan, implement and assess international, intercultural and global communication tasks for companies, authorities, institutions and civil society actors.The programme qualifies you for job functions in private and public organisations, with work areas involving international companies and organisations.The purpose of the programme is to produce graduates with particular qualifications within communication and organisational processes, in order to improve the quality of international, intercultural and global communication efforts by Danish international organisations and companies.

Your English title will be: Master of Arts in Communication Studies


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Nordic Urban Planning Studies | Master 2 years

Nordic Urban Planning Studies

Master (2 years) of urban planning,
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/master/nordic-urban-planning-studies
Nordic Urban Planning studies is intended to produce graduates who can work in the field of tension between project developers, consultants and project implementers in international urban development and planning.As a graduate from the programme you can provide comprehensive solutions for planning, implementation and development of cities anywhere in the world, and thus build bridges across disciplines.The programme qualifies you for a wide range of job opportunities, but it is particularly targeted at private companies and an international labour market, e.g. as project manager and instigator in urban planning consulting processes, as a manager, facilitator and coordinator of urban development in international planning, design and consulting firms, as an urban planner and social innovator for international organisations and NGOs, or a consultant in the public or private sectors.Nordic Urban Planning Studies is an international Nordic master's programme that is offered in a collaboration between Roskilde University, UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Malmö University.

Your English title will be: Master of Science in Social Sciences in Nordic Urban Planning Studies


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Physics and Scientific Modelling | Master 2 years

Physics and Scientific Modelling

Master (2 years) of mathematics, natural science,,
Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 9000 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/master/physics-and-scientific-modelling
Mathematical modelling is increasingly used in all parts of society e.g. as an analysis tool in product development and as a basis for almost all types of policy decisions. The approaches and skills that physicists are trained in have proven to be particularly suitable for applying mathematical modelling.The programme aims to produce you with competencies and methods to work with modelling in connection with problems in a large number of fields within and outside physics and natural science.The proposed programme will have a clear focus on the competencies that enable physicists to act both within and outside physics, so it is a programme that is tailored to a generalist modeller role.As a graduate from Physics and Scientific Modelling you will find employment in companies engaged in high-tech production and development in the field of environment, medicine, finance and software development, as well as in companies offering modelling and consulting services, in addition to employment in the form of research positions.
 
Your English title will be: Master of Science in Physics and Scientific Modelling

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Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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Mar 01
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Social Entrepreneurship and Management | Master 2 years

Social Entrepreneurship and Management

Master (2 years) of innovation, entrepreneurship,
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://ruc.dk/en/master/social-entrepreneurship-and-management
Social Entrepreneurship and Management (int)The Social Entrepreneurship and Management programme is intended to produce graduates who can lead social innovation and entrepreneurship processes in socio-economic enterprises, civil society organisations and other organisations that aim to address social (and green) societal challenges at local, national and international levels.The programme’s graduates can address the societal issues and challenges that arise in step with globalisation and changes in established welfare systems that require new thinking and new solutions.The programme qualifies you to work as an analyst, a consultant, manager and personnel manager and to lead innovation processes in organisations within the third sector, public and private organisations nationally and internationally.

Your English title will be: Master of Science in Social Sciences in Social Entrepreneurship and Management


EU/EEA, Swiss and Danish citizens

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Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

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