Language Requirements

You must provide documentation for your English proficiency as part of your application.

If you want to study the Master of Laws programme in English, you must document that your English proficiency is on par with the Danish secondary school ‘English level B’.

We accept the following four ways of documenting this:

1) English is your native language

You are exempt from providing a language test if you are a citizen of one of the following countries:

  • Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom and United States of America.

If you are a citizen of one of the above countries, your passport is sufficient documentation for your language proficiency. You do not need to upload additional language documentation.

2) You have studied in English

You do not need to provide proof of your English proficiency if you have completed your bachelor’s degree in an English speaking country. For example, if you have studied your bachelor’s degree in Australia, you are not required to complete an English language proficiency exam.

Furthermore, if you are from a Nordic country (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland) you do not need to provide proof of English language proficiency.

If you have studied in English in an English speaking country, you do not need to provide separate documentation for your language proficiency. Your bachelor's diploma is sufficient.

3) English is your second language (English proficiency test)

If English is your second language and you have not taken you bachelor’s degree in English, you must document your English language proficiency in your application.

The Faculty of Law accepts TOEFL test, the IELTS test or the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English. Your test results must be no more than 2 years old at the time of application.

  • The TOEFL institution code for the Faculty of Law is 8928.

We accept the following tests and scores:

  • TOEFL paper-based test with a minimum score of 560
  • TOEFL internet-based test with a minimum score of 83
  • IELTS (academic) test with a minimum score of 6.5
  • Passed Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

4) You are a Nordic citizen

You do not need to document your English proficiency if you are a citizen of a Nordic country (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland.)

Your passport is sufficient to document this - you do not need to upload additional language documentation.

Also, Swedish and Norwegian is considered equivalent to Danish by Danish universities. If you are a Swedish or Norwegian citizen, you can choose to follow courses offered in Danish at the Faculty of Law and take the associated exams in Swedish or Norwegian.

NOTE: The Faculty of Law does not accept personal recommendations and attestations of English proficiency from former universities, professors etc. as documentary proof of adequate English proficiency.