Diplomas from EU/EEA countries
You can apply on the same conditions as applicants with Danish upper secondary school education – both in quota 1 and quota 2 – if you either have an upper secondary (high) school education from a country in the EU/EEA area or an International Baccalaureate (IB) or another international diploma such as European Baccalaureate (EB) or International Option Baccalaureate (OIB).
In order to be eligible for admission to a bachelor’s degree programme, you need to fulfil, or expect to fulfil, the following admission requirements before 5 July:
- General admission requirement incl. a grade point average
equivalent to the Danish 6.0 (except for theology and musicology)
- Specific admission requirements
- Danish language qualifications
The general admission requirement is that you have accomplished upper secondary (high) school education.
All applicants have to present a grade point average equivalent to the Danish 6.0 – or more. The University will convert your grades to the Danish grading scale according to the rules set by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education in the handbook of international examinations (in Danish only).
For exams where it is not possible to calculate grade point average, we make an individual assessment to determine whether your educational qualifications are comparable to a grade point average equivalent to 6.0. We consider grades from all your educational credentials: upper secondary (high) school diploma, college diploma, bachelor’s degree as well as any additional (and supplementary) courses.
You can read more about foreign qualifications for admission to higher education in Denmark at the website of the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.
|England||At least 9 subjects (GCSE-, AS- and A-level) including at least 6 different subjects and a least 3 A-levels / The 3 A-levels can, alternatively, consist of 2 A-levels + 2 AS-levels or 1 A-level + 4 AS-levels. International GCSE-, AS- and A-levels are valid as well.|
|Estonia||Gümnaasiumi Loputunnistus + Riigieksamenitunnistus|
|Germany||Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abitur) / Zeugnis der Reife / Reifezeugnis|
|Italy||Esame di Stato conclusivo dei corsi di studio di istruzione secondaria superiore / Diploma di Maturitá|
|Latvia||Atestäts par vidëjo izglïtïbu|
|Lithuania||Brandos Atestatas (Maturita Certificate)|
|Poland||Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci / Matura|
|Spain||Título de Bachiller/Bachillerato (Baccalaureate)|
|Romania||Diploma de Bacalaureat|
A conclusive list of qualifying examinations is accessible on the webpage of the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education. Please note that you should always double check the Agency's website or ask for counselling in the Guidance and Admissions Office, even if your entrance examination is listed above. There might be important details not mentioned on this website.
All of the University's degree programmes have specific requirements, which you have to meet. First, you need to document that you have studied certain specific courses at certain levels equivalent to the Danish course levels: A (advanced level), B (intermediate level) and C (elementary level). You must have achieved these levels in the upper secondary (high) school education or during further studies at college, university or as supplementary courses.
The specific requirements tend to be Mathematics A or B, Natural Sciences A or B, History B or foreign language A or B. Therefore, you must include information and transcripts of levels obtained in the relevant subjects (for example A/O level, Higher/Subsidiary level or European A1-C2 levels). We also need to know the number of years studied in upper secondary (high) school or college/university – and in some cases the number of taught hours in the subject.
We will assess your language skills too. In order to do so, we would like to see documentation that you speak, write and read your native language at the highest level (corresponding to Danish A) as well as English on B-level (intermediate level).
Please refer to the checklist of the documentation you need to provide and the specific requirements for all study programmes (in Danish only).
We convert your diploma results to the Danish subjects and levels according to the rules set by the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education. Please see the Agency’s handbook of international examinations for more details (in Danish only).
The University offers bachelor's degree programmes taught in Danish only. Consequently, all applicants with foreign and international examinations need to fulfil Danish language qualifications, which means having academic language skills in Danish.
Please note that the specific admission requirement about Danish A (mother tongue at the highest level) for all the programmes is not the same as the Danish language qualifications. You can obtain Danish language qualifications by passing the 'Studieprøven i dansk', which is a nationally recognised test for foreign language speakers administered by numerous language schools in Denmark.
Students from the Nordic countries and with international exams with Danish, Norwegian or Swedish included in their school leaving examination are not required to pass a Danish language test. However, a course in Danish for Scandinavians at e.g. Studieskolen may be helpful.
→ If you have an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate.
EU/EEA countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom (for the time being).
Applications from Switzerland are processed within the same rules.
The United Kingdom has decided to leave the EU, and it is yet unknown how this will affect the area of education. As soon as the University has any confirmed information concerning the status of UK students, it will be posted on this website. Further information at The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.