Admission Requirements

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 programme in Environmental Science.


With a Bachelor's degree in

  • Natural Resources (naturressourcer) with the specialisation in Environmental Science from University of Copenhagen

you are granted reserved access and guaranteed a place on the Master’s programme in Environmental Science if you apply in time to begin within 3 years of the completion of your Bachelor’s degree.

Learn about when and how to apply



You meet all academic requirements if you hold one of the degrees listed below. Learn about when and how to applyNote, however, that you still need to document that you meet the programme's language requirements.

From University of Copenhagen

  • Natural Resources (naturressourcer) with the specialisation in Environmental Science (previously reserved access)
  • Chemistry (kemi), Biology (biologi), Biochemistry (biokemi), Biotechnology (bioteknologi), or Molecular Biomedicine (molekylær biomedicin)
  • Pharmacy

From Aarhus University

  • Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology Engineering or Medicinal Chemistry

From University of Southern Denmark

  • Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Engineering (Chemistry and Biotechnology) or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

From Aalborg University

  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology or Sustainable Biotechnology

From Technical University of Denmark

  • Technical Science (teknisk videnskab) with specialisation in Environmental Technology (miljøteknologi) (the graduate engineer programme)
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Vand, Bioressourcer og Miljømanagement), Biotechnology or Chemistry and Technology

From Roskilde University

  • Natural Sciences or International Bachelor in Natural Sciences

Check which master’s programmes at UCPH your bachelor programme is pre-approved for admission - only available in Danish



If you have a Bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application, so we can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

If you have a Bachelor’s degree, Professional Bachelor's degree or equivalent from Danish or international universities you are qualified for admission if your programme includes 3 of the following 5 areas:

  • Biology or ecology - 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Natural resources - 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Geochemistry - 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Environmental chemistry - 7,5 credits
  • Chemistry - 7,5 ECTS credits

We may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Qualifying degree and other courses/projects

When we assess whether you meet the admission requirements for the Master's degree program, Danish legislation only allows us to assess your Bachelor's degree. Consequently, you cannot study supplementary courses between Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in order to meet the admission requirements.

If you have passed courses/projects before you complete the qualifying Bachelor's degree, these can be included in the assessment, even though they are not part of the Bachelor's degree program.

  • It applies to courses/projects, you have taken as single subjects and courses/projects you have taken as part of another study program.
  • A maximum of 30 ECTS credits of these courses/projects may be included.



Unless you have reserved access to the program you are applying for, you are required to document proficiency in English.

See language requirements

For applicants to the EnvEuro specialisation please observe the specific language requirements.



International Bachelor’s degree

You can only get an answer to whether or not your degree meets the admission requirement by applying for admission to the MSc Programme. Only the admission committee can evaluate whether you are qualified or not and they only do this once they have received your application.

Bachelor’s degree from Denmark

You are entitled to 1 pre-assessment for 1 study programme, where, based on an assessment of the documentation you have submitted, we will inform you whether you meet the admission requirements.

This is a service offered by SCIENCE, but it is not a service you have to make use of in order for you to apply for admission.

Read about pre-assessment



If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria:

  • Total number of ECTS credits in relevant courses in chemistry, environmental chemistry, natural resources, or ecology
  • Grade-point average achieved in qualifying degree

Limitation on second degrees

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