Admission Requirements

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Actuarial Mathematics.

 

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you meet all academic requirements. Learn about when and how to apply. Note, however, that you still need to document that you meet the language requirements of the programme.

 

 

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen may be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • Subject elements in advanced probability (at least 15 ECTS).

If you have a Bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

Academic requirements

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics-Economics or Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen may also be admitted, if their programme includes the following:

  • Subject elements in life insurance mathematics (at least 7.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in non-life insurance mathematics (at least 7.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in statistics on a measure-theoretical basis (at least 15 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in advanced probability (at least 15 ECTS).

Applicants with a related Bachelor’s degree in the following:

  • Computer Science, Physics or Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish, Nordic or international universities
  • Mathematics or Mathematics-Economics from Danish, Nordic or international universities
  • Related areas from Danish, Nordic or International Universities.

may also be admitted if their programme includes the following elements:

  • Subject elements in mathematical analysis incl. measure theory (at least 22.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in linear algebra (at least 7.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in life insurance mathematics (at least 7.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in non-life insurance mathematics (at least 7.5 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in statistics on a measure-theoretical basis (at least 15 ECTS).
  • Subject elements in advanced probability (at least 15 ECTS).

The faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Qualifying degree and other courses/projects

When we assess whether you meet the admission requirements for the Master's degree program, Danish legislation only allows us to assess your Bachelor's degree. Consequently, you cannot study supplementary courses between Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in order to meet the admission requirements.

If you have passed courses/projects before you complete the qualifying Bachelor's degree, these can be included in the assessment, even though they are not part of the Bachelor's degree program.

  • It applies to courses/projects you have taken as single subjects and courses/projects you have taken as part of another study program.
  • A maximum of 30 ECTS credits of these courses/projects may be included.

 

 

Unless you have reserved access to the program you are applying for, you are required to document proficiency in English; see the language requirements.

 

 

Selection criteria

If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised as follows:

  1. Bachelor's degree with reserved access to the programme. This can only be Bachelor’s degrees from SCIENCE.
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen.
  3. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics-Economics or Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen.
  4. Other applicants.

If the number of qualified applicants within a category exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria (listed below in prioritised order):

  • Total numbers of ECTS credits within actuarial mathematics.

Limitation on second degrees

If you have already completed a Master's degree, please check out the rules concerning a second degree.