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Application procedure

Application procedure. Photo: Tom Canning

Before you apply to the master's degree programme in Economics, please make sure to acquaint yourself with all the important information on the application procedure, application deadlines and details about how to apply.

Submit your application

Apply for a Master's degree programme at UCPH via the Application Portal.

Study start

The welcome programme of the MSc in Economics will take place in Week 35 for the September intake and Week 5 for February intake. Read more

Prioritisation of applicants

The programme accepts a maximum of 160 students in February 2019.

Applicants with a legal right of admission will not be subject to assessment and selection, as they are guaranteed a place.

Selection criteria

If more applicants than the maximum intake fulfill the admission requirements, a selection will be made on the basis of a comprehensive evaluation, with emphasis on the following criteria:

  • Grades from the qualifying bachelor’s degree.
  • Grades achieved for bachelor courses relevant to the MSc in Economics, i.e. microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.
  • Statement of purpose for wanting to study Economics (maximum 1 page) covering your motivation for applying.

Limitation on second degrees

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