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Application procedure

Application procedure

Before you apply to the master's degree programme in Global Development, 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 Global Development will take place in Week 35. Read more

Prioritisation of applicants

The programme accepts a maximum of 60 students in September 2018.

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 achieved for bachelor courses relevant for the MSc in Global Development
  • Relevant job experience (from student jobs, voluntary work etc.)
  • International experience (during your bachelor studies, from working or studying abroad etc.)
  • Statement of purpose for wanting to study Global Development (maximum 1 page) covering your motivation for applying, relevant experiences (e.g. internships, travels, student jobs, etc.), and a description of the intended thesis work.

Priority is given to candidates with the most recent bachelor degree. However, if your degree is only a few years old this will not disqualify you, especially if you have used the time to gain relevant experience related to global development.

Limitation on second degrees

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