Language Requirements

Applicants with reserved access

If you have reserved access to the programme that you are applying for you are not required to document your proficiency in English.

Applicants with a Danish bachelor’s degree

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree from a Danish university (not including university colleges), you must upload a copy of your final transcript/official diploma as documentation for English proficiency.

All other applicants

All other applicants must document qualifications equivalent to the Danish upper secondary school ‘English level B' or ‘English level A’.

We accept the following ways of documenting this:



  • Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or USA.

You must upload a copy or scan of your official school diploma as documentation.

The degree must be minimum 2 years of studies. A student exchange semester/year is not sufficient documentation for English proficiency.



You must upload a copy or scan of your transcript from a Danish upper secondary school to document that you have passed English level B or higher.

If you have passed a Nordic entrance examination with an English level comparable to the Danish level B or higher, you must upload your transcript. You can find a comparison of the Nordic subject levels here: Nordic subject levels (in Danish)



You must upload a copy or scan of your transcript to document that you have passed the course:

  • English A literature or English A literature, Higher level (HL) with a minimum score of 3




You must upload a copy or scan of your transcript to document that you have passed the course:

 English language 1 or English language 2 with a minimum score of 60%



You must upload your transcript from the educational institution as documentation that you have passed:

  • Danish upper secondary school 'English level B' (Engelsk B) or Danish upper secondary school ‘English level A’ (Engelsk A)



You must upload a copy or scan of your transcript to document that you have passed the course:

 English Leistungsfach (LF) OR

Erhöhtes Anforderungsniveau (eA) OR

Kernfach (KF) OR

Profilfach/Profilgebendes Fach (PgF)

All with a maximum score of 4



You must document that you have passed one of the following accepted tests:

  • IELTS Academic
  • TOEFL iBT, TOEFL iBT paper edition or TOEFL iBT Home Edition
  • Cambridge Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 

Deadlines for sending your documentation

Your test must be valid at the application deadline that applies to you:

  • Deadline for citizens from a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland: 15 January
  • Deadline for citizens from Denmark, EU, EEA or Switzerland: 1 March

Your application will be rejected if you have not provided sufficient documentation for English proficiency by your application deadline.

The IELTS and TOEFL results are only valid if they are not older than two years counted from the application deadline. There is no limitation for validity for the Cambridge tests. 

List of accepted tests and minimum score requirements

Name of test Minimum score Your different options for giving us the needed information
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (overall test score). Only the overall score will be considered.

Upload your test score sheet in the application portal.

If you have difficulties uploading the test score sheet, please e-mail us your test score sheet, and then we can verify it online.


TOEFL iBT paper edition

TOEFL iBT Home Edition


(MyBest Scores are not accepted)

Please note that you must add our institutional code (0177) as the recipient, so we can verify the result online.  You can check if the institutional code has been added to your profile on the test score sheet.
Cambridge Advanced (CAE) or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Passed at level C1 or C2

You must inform your test centre that Faculty of SCIENCE, University of Copenhagen is allowed to verify your test score results online.

You must upload documentation which includes your Statement of Results number or Reference number.