Documentation for your application - International Bachelor’s degree
Citizens from a country outside EU, EEA or Switzerland
We use your documentation to evaluate whether you are qualified for admission to the MSc programme.
You need to upload all your documentation (except your official diploma) in the application portal when you create your application.
No visa process before we have received all required documentation
Please note that we cannot start your visa process before we have received all required documents from you.
Please upload an official transcript of grades of the degree you have completed or are currently enrolled in which carries: an official stamp and a signature from your university.
If the transcript is in a language other than English or a Scandinavian language (Danish, Swedish or Norwegian)
- Please include an official English translation. An official translation must carry the stamp and signature of your educational institution.
- If your educational institution cannot provide you with an official translation, an authorized translator, who stamps and signs the document, must carry out the translation.
Deadline to upload your transcript of grades: 15 January
You must make a self-assessment, when your Bachelor’s degree does not automatically fulfill the academic requirements.
What is a self-assessment?
The self-assessment is an overview of the courses from your Bachelor’s degree, which covers the specific admission requirements of the MSc programme at UCPH.
Please include completed courses as well as courses you will complete before study start in September as part of your Bachelor’s degree.
Use this form for your self-assessment.
- Fill in your personal information
- Fill in those of your courses that cover the specific requirements of the programme.
- Save the file as a PDF and name it: [Your name]_Self-assessment
- Upload the PDF to your application.
Please include all courses that cover the specific admission requirements of the programme in your self-assessment.
The credits of 1 course can only cover 1 admission requirement except if there is an overall requirement of, for instance, 30 ECTS laboratory work or 120 ECTS within Natural Science.
However, if you, for example, have a 15 ECTS course in Mathematics and Statistics and the programme you are applying for has the specific admission requirements of 7.5 ECTS Mathematics and 7.5 ECTS Statistics, you are allowed to divide the credits to cover the 2 specific admission requirements. It is, of course important that it is clear in the course description that both the areas of Statistics and Mathematics were covered sufficiently in the course to cover the specific admission requirements.
If you do not upload the required self-assessment, your application may be rejected.
If your educational institution does not use the ECTS credit system
Deadline to upload your self-assessment: 15 January
In the course descriptions of former courses (undertaken in your Bachelor’s degree), you need to include the courses relevant to the MSc programme you are applying for.
The course descriptions have to be in English or a Scandinavian language (Danish, Swedish or Norwegian). We accept course descriptions translated by yourself.
What is valid as a course description?
The document can be photocopies from your educational institute's academic handbook, course lists or printouts from the website. They should describe what was required of you in order to complete the courses, what you studied and the hours of study of each course.
If your educational institute does not offer course descriptions
We accept course descriptions written by yourself. Please be sure to include:
- All topics covered in the courses
- What was required to complete the courses (teaching methods, exam type)
- Credits of the courses
- Hours of lectures
Deadline to upload your course descriptions: 15 January
We use your GPA to determine whether or not you may be considered for one of the faculty’s governmental scholarships. Additionally, some programmes use GPA as a selection criteria.
As we receive applications from all over the world, we need to be able to compare many different grading systems.
Therefore we ask you to calculate your GPA into percentage. Use this calculator for your GPA (Excel-file).
Once you have calculated your GPA in percentage, please enter the number in your application and upload your calculation as a PDF.
Failure to calculate your GPA may result in a rejection of your application.
In the GPA calculator file, you will a guide to calculating your GPA.
Deadline to upload your GPA calculation: 15 January
Please upload an updated version of your C.V. (curriculum vitae) including a chronological overview of your academic history.
A photo is not necessary.
Deadline to upload your C.V.: 15 January
If you are currently enrolled in a bachelor’s programme
If you have not completed your Bachelor’s degree, please upload documentation of the courses you expect to pass before the start of the MSc programme at UCPH in September.
The documentation can be an overview provided by your educational institute (e.g. a printout from your university’s self-service).
Deadline to upload your documentation: 15 January
If you have completed courses or exams from a previous unfinished MSc Programme, you need to upload documentation of these results. You are also obligated to inform us whether you have completed an MSc Programme.
We use the documentation to evaluate whether you are eligible for mandatory credit transfer.
The documentation can be:
- A copy or a scan of official transcript, or
- Diploma for all completed courses/exams at your former MSc Programme
Deadline to upload your documentation: 15 January
Different types of documentation
Depending on your citizenship or bachelor’s degree there are different ways in which you can document your English language proficiency.
Find information about the documentation that fits your background.
Remember to upload your language documentation before the 1 June deadline
If you fail to prove your language proficiency before the deadline (1 June) your admission will be cancelled.
We also accept a copy of an official national id document or id card in English as long as it includes:
- Your full name
- Date of birth
If you have more than one citizenship
Should you have more than one passport (citizenship) please upload the passport which you will use to travel to Denmark.
Deadline to upload your copy or scan of passport: 1 September
If you are offered admission, you are required to document that you have completed your Bachelor's degree no later than 20 September.
We require a copy (a scanned version is not sufficient) of your official diploma, which carries: an official stamp and a signature from your former university.
If the diploma is in a language other than English or a Scandinavian language (Danish, Swedish or Norwegian)
Please include an official English translation. If your educational institution cannot provide you with an official translation, an authorized translator, who stamps and signs the document, must carry out the translation.
We can receive your diploma in the following ways
- Get your former university to send us an email
The email have to be sent from an official university administration email account to: email@example.com
Furthermore, it must state that you have completed your bachelor’s degree at their institution and it must include:
- Your full name
- Date of birth
- Title of your degree
- Date of completion of your degree
- Send it by regular mail to this address
MSc Admissions, Faculty of Science
1870 Frederiksberg C
You can also put the certified copy in our mailbox that is located outside Bülowsvej 17 once you arrive in Denmark.
- Letter of motivation or personal statement
- Statements or evaluations from lecturers, professors, employers, etc.
It is only the required documentation, which we evaluate, so please upload only required documentation.
If you do not have all the required documentation when applying
- If you do not have all of the documentation ready when you submit your application, you need to upload a note (e.g. a pdf) indicating when you expect to have the documentation and upload it in place of the attachment.
- You can only submit your application if you upload documents where you are requested to upload a document.
Anything missing with your application?
- We assess whether your application is complete by looking through the required documentation. If anything is missing, we will send you a message in the application portal and an e-mail will notify you that you have received a message.
- Your deadline for uploading any missing documents will be 1 week from the time we contact you. So make sure you check your e-mail every day. Remember to check your spam filter too.
Verification of information
If we determine that you have used falsified or misleading documentation in your application, we are obliged to report it to the police and to cancel your admission.