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Quota 1 and 2 applications

Applicants from the Nordic Countries

On the basis of the Nordic Treaty on Recognition of Qualifications and Access to Higher Education, Nordic applicants are evaluated for admission on equal terms as applicants with a Danish upper secondary school examination both through quota 1 and quota 2.

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

Applicants with an International Baccalaureate (IB) or other recognised international examinations are evaluated for admission on equal terms as applicants with a Danish upper secondary school examination both through quota 1 and quota 2.

Applicants with a diploma from the EU/EEA Countries

On the basis of the EU/EEA Treaty on Recognition of Qualification and Access to Higher Education, applicants from the member countries are evaluated for admission on equal terms as applicants with a Danish upper secondary school examination both through quota 1 and quota 2.

Applicants with a diploma from Non-EU/EEA and Non-Nordic Countries

Applicants with other foreign upper secondary / higher school examinations are evaluated on the basis of an individual assessment of their qualifications (quota 2).

Quota 1

In quota 1 the applicant's chance of being admitted to the university depends exclusively on the grade point average from the upper secondary school examination.

The applicant must fulfil all the general and specific requirements for the study programme he/she applies to. See the minimum grade point averages for admission from the past few years (in Danish only).

If you have applied for admission through quota 2, your application will be automatically processed in quota 1 if your examination is eligible for admission through quota 1.

Quota 2

In quota 2 the applicant's chance of being admitted to the university depends on the individual assessment of his / her qualifications. The applicant must fulfil all the general and specific requirements for the study programme he/she applies to.

Applicants have to write a motivational letter and a CV where they describe their qualifications. The university can assess the following 7 criteria in quota 2:

  • Motivation and study potential
  • Relevant employment experience
  • Relevant education experience
  • Studies or work abroad
  • Grade point average from the upper secondary school examination
  • Grades from relevant subjects at upper secondary school level
  • Other experience which is relevant for university studies (e.g. volunteering)

Around 10% of the study places are reserved for quota 2.

Because of the entrance restrictions to most of the study programmes, neither Danish nor foreign applicants are always offered a place strictly on the basis of the results (grade point average) and transcripts alone. Admission will often be based on a general evaluation of qualifications, described above relevant to the degree course in question.

All applicants are welcome to apply through quota 2.

For more information on admission to Danish higher education please see the website of The Danish Agency for Higher Education.

For information in Danish about the quotas, please see here.