International Baccalaureate (IB) – University of Copenhagen

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Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) or other international diplomas

Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) or other international diploma (such as European Baccalaureate (EB) or Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) are eligible to apply to the University of Copenhagen at the same conditions as applicants with Danish upper secondary school education both through quota 1 and quota 2.

The admission deadline is 15th March. Please read more about when and how to apply.

The IB results are converted to the Danish subjects, levels and grading scale according to the rules set by the Danish Agency for Higher Edcuation. Please see their handbook of international examinations for more details (information in Danish only).

See the check list of the documentation you need to provide.

Here are some examples of conversion:

 Danish levels  IB levels
Matematik A  Mathematics, higher level (HL) 
Matematik B  Mathematics, standard level (SL)
Fysik A 
Fysik B
 Physics, higher level (HL)
 Physics, standard level (SL)
Kemi A 
Kemi B
 Chemistry, higher level (HL)
 Chemistry, standard level (SL)
Dansk A  Language A1 or A2, higher level (HL) or standard level (SL)
Historie A 
Historie B
 History, higher level (HL)
 History, standard level (SL)
Engelsk A English A1 SL/HL
English A2 SL/HL
English B HL
English A Literature SL/HL
English A Language and Literature SL/HL
Engelsk B English B, standard level (SL)
If the tuition language is English
Samfundsfag B No IB courses can be converted to Samfundsfag B at the moment


If your A1 or A2 Language is not one of the Nordic languages, you need to pass the Danish language test ‘Studieprøven i dansk’ or document your qualifications in Danish in another way. If you have Danish B HL you will usually get an exemption from the language requirements.

Applicants with an IB exam can get a speed start bonus of 1,08 if they have obtained a diploma within the normal study period of the IB programme (usually 2 years).

The speed start bonus applies to applicants who seek admission within two years after completing their upper secondary / high school education.

Please note that in order to be eligible for applying to the University of Copenhagen, you need to have an IB Diploma (The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate) with minimum 24 points. IB Certificate (Diploma Programme (DP) Results) is not qualifying for admission.

If you apply for admission the same year that you complete your IB programme, you need to give the University of Copenhagen permission to see your examination results online. Please give your permission to your IB coordinator before the 1st May. Our institutional code is: 002600 - The University of Copenhagen.

Applicants with other international diplomas such as Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB) and European Baccalaureate (EB) can obtain more information in the Danish Agency for Higher Edcuation’s handbook of international examinations(information in Danish only) or at our Danish website.