Language Requirements

To gain admission to a Master's programme at University of Copenhagen,  applicants must document qualifications on par with the Danish secondary school 'English level B' with a weighted grade point average of at least 3,0.

We accept the following four ways of documenting this:

1) English level B with a weighted grade point average of at least 3,0

Proof* of English language proficiency level B (Danish secondary school) with a weighted grade point average of at least 3,0 or English level A (Danish secondary school) with a weighted grade point average of at least 3,0 

2) English is your native language

The Centre of African Studies accepts the University of Purdue view that if you are a citizen from the following countries, you do not need to present an English Language Proficiency exam:

  • Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, & Wales and United States of America.

3) You have studied in English

Studies completed in the English language and/or in an English speaking country. For example, if you have studied your Bachelor’s degree in Australia, you are not required to complete an English language proficiency exam.

3) English is your second language (English proficiency test)

Applicants with English as their second language (except Scandinavians) must pass an IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge English test before being admitted. We accept the following tests and scores:

• IELTS-test (British Council) with a minimum score of 6.5
• Computer-based TOEFL-test with a minimum score of 213 points
• Paper-based TOEFL-test with a minimum score of 560 points
• Internet-based TOEFL-test with a min score of 83 points
• Passed Cambridge English Certificate: minimum level C1, e.g. the CPE

Language tests older than 2 years are not accepted (from the application deadline)

* An official certified copy is a copy of an original document that has been certified as a true and correct copy by a person who is authorised to witness a statutory declaration. Official certified copies are usually a photocopy of the original document stamped, signed and verified by an official in your country. Each country varies in whom is qualified to certify documents, however generally speaking your university, lawyers and embassies can certify documents for you, so that we can verify that what we have is a true replica of the original (and therefore determine if you are eligible for the MA with us).