Non-EU/EEA and Non-Nordic Countries
Have you completed an upper secondary (high) school education? In that case, you are welcome to apply for a bachelor’s degree programme. 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 including a grade point average
equivalent to the Danish 6.0 (except for theology and musicology)
- Specific admission requirements
- Danish language qualifications
The application deadline is 15 March 12 Midday CET.
Apply in quota 2 only.
The general admission requirement is that you have completed upper secondary (high) school education, but this requirement may vary depending on where you got your education. For some countries, the upper secondary (high) school education is not enough and needs to be supplemented with one or two years of higher education, or equivalent supplementary studies.
Please note that it is the country where you have completed your education, and not your nationality or citizenship that determines what rules apply to you. Your citizenship is only relevant in regards to tuition fees.
In addition to having accomplished upper secondary (high) school education, all applicants have to present a grade point average equivalent to the Danish 6.0 – or more. For exams from outside EU/EEA countries and others, where it is not possible to calculate the grade point average, we at the University make an individual assessment of your application. We determine whether your educational qualifications are comparable to a grade point average equivalent to 6.0. Doing so, we consider grades from all your educational credentials: upper secondary (high) school diploma, college diploma, bachelor’s degree and any additional (and supplementary) courses.
Read more about foreign qualifications for admission to higher education in Denmark at the website of the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.
|Australia||Higher School Certificate + Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Varies for the different states.|
|Brazil||Certificado de Ensino Médio / Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio Supletivo + 1 year of higher education studies or supplementary courses: at least 1 A level subject and at least 1 B level subject.|
|China||Certificate of Graduation from Upper Middle School + Chinese National University Entrance Examination (CNUEE) / Gao Kao + 1 year of higher education studies or supplementary courses: at least 1 A level subject and at least 1 B level subject.|
|Iran||3 years High School Diploma and Pre-University diploma + 1 year of higher education studies or supplementary courses: at least 1 A level subject and at least 1 B level subject or 3 years High School Diploma and 2 years Associate Degree (Kardani).|
|Russia||Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii / Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii +1 year of higher education studies or supplementary courses: at least 1 A level subject and at least 1 B level subject.|
|Syria||Al Shahada Al Thanawiya al-Ämma / Baccalauréat + 1 year of higher education studies or supplementary courses: at least 1 A level subject and at least 1 B level subject.|
|Turkey||Since 2009: (Meslek) Lise Diplomasi (8+4 years)
Before 2009: (Meslek) Lise Diplomasi (8+3 years) + 1 year of higher education studies or supplementary courses: at least 1 A level subject and at least 1 B level subject.
High School Graduation Diploma + 1 year of higher education studies (e.g. college studies in relevant academic subjects) or supplementary courses: at least 1 A level subject and at least 1 B level subject, or High School Graduation Diploma + 3 Advanced Placement Test within academic subjects.
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 degree programmes at the University of Copenhagen have some specific requirements, which you have to meet. These are some certain Danish course levels: A, B and C, corresponding to international advanced level, intermediate level and elementary level. You can obtain these levels either in the upper secondary (high) school, during further studies at college/university or as supplementary courses. You also need native language at the highest level (corresponding to Danish A) and English B-level. The other specific requirements are usually Mathematics A or B, Natural Sciences A or B, History B or foreign language A or B.
Please include information and transcripts of levels obtained in the relevant subjects (for example A/O level, AP-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 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 handbook of international examinations for more details (in Danish only).
See the checklist of the documentation you need to provide and the specific requirements for all study programmes at the University of Copenhagen.
The University of Copenhagen only offers bachelor's degree programmes taught in Danish. 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 of Danish A (native language 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, e.g. Studieskolen in Copenhagen.
→ If you have an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate.
If you have a citizenship from a country outside the EU/EEA/North, you need to pay tuition fees for your studies. However, if you have a permanent residence permit in Denmark (or a permit with the possibility of permanent residence) you do not need to pay tuition fees.
It is also possible to be exempted from paying tuition fees if you have a residence permit as the accompanying child of a non-EU/EEA parent holding a residence permit based on employment or if the EU regulations apply to you.
Please contact the relevant faculty for information on fees and how to pay.
More about tuition fees at studyindenmark.dk.
Rules for tuition fees (in Danish only).
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.