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Admission requirements

Admission requirements. Photo: Tom Canning

Admission to a master’s degree programme in Economics requires at minimum successful completion of a qualifying and recognised university degree equivalent in level and content to a Danish bachelor’s degree.

If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a bachelor’s degree programme you are eligible to apply for the master’s degree programme in Economics.

You are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.

Solely the applicant’s bachelor degree will be considered when the applicant’s academic qualifications is assessed. This means that it is not possible to complete supplementary courses in order to meet the specific admission requirements.

Please contact the Student Advisory Service, if you are in doubt about the rules or have questions about your entry qualifications.

Bachelor's degrees that automatically fulfill the academic requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the master’s degree programme in Economics.

  • BSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Economics from University of Southern Denmark - Socio-Economics
  • BSc in Economics from Aarhus University
  • BSc in Mathematics-Economics from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Mathematics-Economics from Aarhus University

Bachelor's degree with legal right of admission

If your bachelor's degree grants a legal right of admission, you are guaranteed a place on the master's programme if you apply before the application deadline during the first application period after you complete your bachelor's degree.

Other bachelor's degrees

To be admitted to the programme, you must hold a recent and relevant bachelor’s degree and meet the language requirements.

Academic requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in Economics or a corresponding bachelor’s degree.

To be admitted to the programme, you must hold a recent and relevant bachelor’s degree and meet the language requirements.

Academic requirements

Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from foreign or Danish universities, including applicants holding a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from UCPH, a bachelor’s degree in General Business Economics (HA Almen) from CBS, a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics and Mathematics (HA MAT) from CBS, University of Aarhus or University of Southern Denmark or a bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Aalborg can be admitted provided that they hold a relevant bachelor’s degree within the field of economics.

The bachelor’s degree is assessed according to the following ECTS requirements:

Solely the applicant’s bachelor degree will be considered when the applicant’s academic qualifications is assessed. This means that solely subject elements that form part of the qualifying bachelor degree will be considered.

We do not accept applicants with admission qualifications equal to a professional bachelor's degree.