Admission to a Master’s degree programme African Studies 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 programme you are eligible to apply for the Master’s degree programme in African Studies.
You are required to document proficiency in English either by
- 1) Proof of English language proficiency level B (Danish secondary school) with a weighted grade point average of at least 3,0 or
- 2) Acceptable TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge Advanced English test scores no more than two years old or
- 3) Proof that English is your native language or
- 4) Proof that English was the language of instruction in your prior education at bachelor level.
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 African studies.
- BSc in political science from a Danish university.
- BSc in geography from a Danish university.
- BSc in anthropology from a Danish university.
- BA in history from a Danish university.
- BA in religion from a Danish university.
- BSc in international studies from a Danish university.
- BA in cultural encounters from a Danish university.
- BSc in public health from a Danish university.
To be admitted to the programme, you must hold a recent and relevant Bachelor’s degree and meet the language requirements.
Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in political science, anthropology, geography, history, religion, international studies, cultural encounters or public health from a recognised university. Admission can only be granted if applicants, after a thorough assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required to qualify for admission.
Students with a bachelor degree in other fields related to African Studies or in the Social Science and Humanities may be considered qualified for admission. Admission will only be granted if applicants, after a thorough assessment by the Assessment Committee, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required to qualify for admission.
Following a specific, individual assessment, applicants holding a professional bachelor’s degree can be admitted if the Assessment Committee deems that they have the appropriate educational background and the basic academic qualifications equivalent to the background and qualifications acquired through a bachelor’s degree from a university (cf. 7). The Assessment Committee may decide to have one of the programme’s instructors conduct an interview with such applicants. The purpose of the interview is to clarify the academic qualifications of the applicant.
Applicants with citizenship from outside EU/EEA or Switzerland are required to pay an application fee of 750 DKK (approx. 100 EUR) when applying for one or more Master’s degree programmes. Click here for exemptions and further information. The fee will be deducted from the tuition fee if the application is successful.