Bachelor's degree from Denmark

As a citizen of the EU (Including Denmark), EEA or Switzerland you can apply for admission, if you hold a relevant bachelor’s degree or another relevant degree at the same educational level.

Read about the admission and language requirements 

When to apply

  • The Application Portal opens: 16 January
  • Application deadline: 1 March

We do not accept applications after the application deadline.

Get an overview of all the important deadlines from application to study start in the timeline.

Apply for a vacancy in the post-application period

If your BSc degree is from University of Copenhagen and you automatically fulfill the academic requirements, you can apply for vacancies in the post-application period.

  • The Application Portal opens: 1 May
  • Application deadline: 15 May

How to apply

When you apply for admission, you need to create an application at the Application Portal and upload the relevant documentation. This is the only way you can apply for admission.


Citizens from a country within the EU, EEA or Switzerland does not pay an application fee.

Citizens from a country within the EU, EEA or Switzerland does not pay tuition fees.





Apply here - entry in September

You can submit 3 applications for UCPH

Please note that you may submit a maximum of 3 applications to UCPH study programs with the same study start.

Any extra applications will be annulled by the Admissions office.

Follow your application

Once you have applied for admission, you will find application updates and receive messages from the University in the application portal. When you receive a message in the application portal, a notification will be sent to the email account you have registered in  your application.

Please note: We recommend that you use your personal email when you create your application as some universities close student accounts once a student has completed their degree.

Tips and tricks for the application portal

  • Use Firefox or Goggle Chrome as your browser when creating and submitting you application.
  • Check the user guide for the application portal when you fill out your application.
  • Read the FAQ where you can find answers to the most common questions concerning the application portal.
  • Contact SCIENCE Student Services if you cannot find the answers, you are looking for in the FAQ.
  • Contact Service desk if you have technical problems.


If you fulfill the admission requirements and there are places available in the MSc programme, we will offer you admission through the application portal. You will receive only one offer of admission which will be for highest of your priorities where we are able to offer you admission.

If you do not fulfill the admission requirements , we will also let you know through the application portal.

We will be offering admission from late April until 10 June so it is important that you check the application portal regularly during this period.

Accept your offer of conditional admission

If you have received an offer of conditional admission, you need to actively accept the offer within 5 days of receiving the offer of admission. If you do not accept the offer before the deadline, you will lose your place in the MSc programme. Therefore, it is important to check the status of your application regularly on the application portal.

Your admission offer is conditional and will include a list of conditions you must meet prior to full admission, e.g. certified documentation for completed Bachelor’s degree. We will inform you of the deadlines and how to meet the conditions.

Check your email regularly

When you receive a message at the application portal, a notification will be sent to the email account you have registered in  your application. Please note that emails from the application portal may end up in your spam filter.



We look forward to meeting you and to welcoming you to the MSc programme.

Use the timeline to see the important deadlines before your studies begin.

Welcome days

The welcome programme at your MSc programme will take place 28 August - 1 September.

Look out for messages in your email

We will send you all information concerning your first days at UCPH to the email that you have  registered  in the application portal. 

Upload documentation

There might be documentation you need to upload before your study start. Check your offer of conditional admission in the application portal to see what you still need to document and what your deadline is.

Get help with course registration and tips for housing

SCIENCE Student Services is ready to help you with your course registration – for example at our online Q&A's about course registration and housing.

Do you have a functional impairment?

We offer help and support if you have special needs due to a functional impairment (for example dyslexia or a physical or mental diagnose) during your studies. For instance, you can apply for special aids, IT equipment and support classes.

Contact SCIENCE Student Services if you want to know more about your options and how to apply.

Collect documentation for your application

As part of your application, you must submit different documentation. See which documents we require for your application:

Required documentation


  • If you are a student at a Danish university (UCPH, AU, AAU, SDU, RUC, ITU, DTU or CBS), we recommend that you authorize data exchange. By authorizing the data exchange, you will not have to provide us with a transcript/diploma.


You must upload an official transcript of grades for the qualifying degree you have completed or are currently enrolled in. The transcript must include:

  • an official stamp
  • a signature from your university
  • Or we must be able to verify the transcript online


If you have authorized data exchange

If you have authorized data exchange, we will collect your official transcript automatically.

If you have not authorized data exchange

If you have not authorized data exchange, you must upload your official transcript of grades. The transcript must include:

  • an official stamp
  • a signature from your university

The documentation must be in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English.

Deadline to upload your transcript of grades: 1 March






You must make a self-assessment if 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 cover the specific admission requirements of the MSc programme you are applying for.

You must include both completed courses and courses you will complete, as part of your Bachelor’s degree, before study start in September.

How you fill out the self-assessment

You must use this form and follow these 3 steps when completing your self-assessment:

  1. Fill in those of your courses that cover the specific requirements of the programme.
  2. Save the file as a PDF and name it: [Your name]_Self-assessment
  3. Upload the PDF to your application.

The name of your courses in the self-assessment must correspond to courses in your official transcript.

Why you need to fill out and upload the self-assessment

The admission committee will use your self-assessment to assess if you are qualified for admission. If you do not upload the required self-assessment, the admissions committee cannot assess your qualifications and your application may be rejected.

If you need help to fill out the self-assessment

There is a guide inside the self-assessment form on the right side of the document. This guide helps you decide which courses to include and answers the most asked questions.

Deadline to upload your self-assessment: 1 March







Your GPA

Your GPA will be used as a selection criteria if there are more applicants than study places for this program. 

If you have an Indian transcript: Please upload your transcript instead of using the GPA calculator.

All other applicants: You must calculate your GPA in percentage, so we are able to compare GPAs from different grading systems.

How to calculate your GPA in percentage


Once you have calculated your GPA in percentage, you must enter the number in your application and upload your GPA calculation document as a PDF.

Deadline to upload your GPA calculation: 1 March.






If you have a pre-assessment from Faculty of SCIENCE you must upload it to your application.

The pre-assessment is optional and only available for students at a Danish university/university college.

Deadline to upload your pre-assessment: 1 March


You must upload documentation if you have completed courses or exams from a previous unfinished MSc programme. We use the documentation to assess whether you are eligible for mandatory credit transfer.

The documentation can be:

  • A copy or a scan of an official transcript, or
  • Diploma for all completed courses/exams at your former MSc Programme

You are also obligated to inform us whether you have completed an MSc Programme. Read more about the master’s degree admission rule.

If you have authorized data exchange

If you have authorized data exchange, we will collect the information automatically.

If you have not authorized data exchange

If you have not authorized data exchange, you must upload documentation which can be either:

  • A copy/scan of an official transcript or
  • Diploma which includes all completed courses/exams at your former MSc Programme

Both types of documentation must include:

  • an official stamp
  • a signature from your university

The documentation must be in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English.

Deadline to upload your documentation: 1 March






Bachelor’s degree from a Danish university

You must document that you fulfill the requirement of English proficiency. Please find information about the language requirement here.

Deadline for documenting English proficiency: 1 March

The deadline will not be extended. If you do not upload this documentation, your application will be rejected







If you are offered admission, you must document that you have completed your Bachelor's degree no later than 20 September.

If you have authorized data exchange

If you have authorized data exchange, we will collect your official diploma before the deadline.

If you have not authorized data exchange

If you have not authorized data exchange, we require certified documentation for your completed Bachelor’s degree.

We can receive your diploma in the following ways

We can receive the documentation of your completed degree in the following ways:

1. Send us a copy of your bachelor's diploma by email

Send the copy to It is important that you send the email from the email address that you have registered in the application portal.

The copy can be either a PDF or a scanned photo of your official diploma (stamped and signed)

2. Get your former university to send us an e-mail

The e-mail must  be sent from an official university administration e-mail account, which we must be able to verify/find the e-mail account on the university’s website.

The e-mail must be sent directly to:

The e-mail must either include your official diploma OR state that you have completed your bachelor’s degree at their institution, and it must also include:

  • Your full name
  • Date of birth
  • Title of your degree
  • Date of completion of your degree
  • A link to the sender’s contact information on the university’s website

If the diploma is in a language other than English or a Scandinavian language (Danish, Swedish or Norwegian)

You must 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.

Deadline that we receive your documentation of your official diploma: 20 September.



Non-required documentation

  • We do not evaluate non-required documentation when assessing your application.

    Examples of non-required documentation:

    • Letter of motivation or personal statement
    • Statements or evaluations from lecturers, professors, employers, etc.
    • Documentation for upper secondary school unless you upload it as documentation for English proficiency

Anything missing?

We require that you submit all required documentation when submitting your application. We then 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.

Deadline for uploading any missing documents will be 1 week from the time we contact you. Make sure you check your e-mail regularly. 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, to reject your application and to cancel your admission.

Get help with your application

SCIENCE Student Services are ready to help you with your application. You can for example join our online Q&A's about admission and application process, call us or send us an email.