ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY IN DENMARK
General admission requirements
English language requirements
All higher education programmes in Denmark require a high standard of English. Applicants to English-taught undergraduate and postgraduate programmes must, as a minimum, prove English proficiency comparable to ‘English B’ in the Danish upper secondary school (gymnasium). Some programmes require ‘English A’, which is one level higher than ‘English B’.
To prove a satisfactory proficiency in English, the language tests TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge ESOL examinations (CAE) are often used. The score equivalents are determined by the individual institution, so to be certain check out their language requirements. Based upon a rough average of previous reqirements, here is an estimate of the ranges you can expect:
|IELTS||TOEFL||Cambridge Advanced English|
|* English B – test score of at least 6.5 points||* English B – test scores in the ranges of 550-583 (paper-based), or 213-237 (computer-based test), or 79-93 (internet-based test)||* English B – Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)|
|English A – test score of at least 7.0 points||English A – test scores in the ranges of 587-610 (paper-based), or 240-253 (computer-based test), or 94-101 (internet-based test)||English A – Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)|
Note: * Some programmes require ‘English A’, which is one level higher than ‘English B’.
Applicants who are native English speakers must also submit proof of English proficiency equivalent to at least English B level in Denmark. Educational institutions can offer a specially designed test for these applicants, which can document the applicant’s English level.
Requirements for admission into Danish-taught study programmes
If you are able to study in Danish you can find courses and degree programmes taught in Danish at www.ug.dk. For admission into these programmes you must prove a satisfactory level of proficiency in Danish by taking the test called ‘Danish as a Foreign Language’ (‘Studieprøven i dansk som andetsprog’) or ‘Danish Test 2’ (‘Danskprøve 2’). Some programmes may require that you have passed ‘Danish Test 3’ (‘Danskprøve 3’). Read more at ufm.dk.
Note that as an international student you can take Danish lessons for free. In this way you may enroll first in an English-taught undergraduate programme and then continue your education in Danish at the graduate level once you have achieved the required Danish language skills.
Requirements for undergraduate studies
Admission requirements for Bachelor programmes are:
- An entrance examination comparable to a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate
- Proof of proficiency in English (see above)
Certain study programmes have additional admission requirements. This could include:
- Subjects passed on a certain level. Danish education use levels A, B and C, A being the highest.
- Subjects passed with a certain minimum grade
- The diploma in total passed with a certain minimum GPA
- Passed admission test/interview
For more information on foreign qualifications and entry to Danish higher education, visit ufm.dk
Requirements for postgraduate studies
Admission requirements for Candidatus/Master programmes are:
- an internationally recognised Bachelor’s degree of good standard or equivalent
- proof of proficiency in English (see above)
- proof of proficiency in Danish, if the programme is taught in Danish (se above)
Requirements for PhD studies
To embark on a PhD, you generally need to have a recognised Master’s/Candidatus degree or equivalent. In some areas, a four-year PhD programme is offered to students who have completed a Bachelor’s qualification and one year of study at postgraduate level.
VISA REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY IN DENMARK
- A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from moving to Denmark. You need to have at least two blank pages in your passport and to have used the passport in the last ten years.
- Application form filled with all the required information.
- Recent passport photos.
- Acceptance letter from a university in Denmark.
- If you’re below 18 years of age, you need to provide a parental consent document to study and live in Denmark.
- Proof of finances: you need to have at least a thousand euros a month.
- Proof of language proficiency.
- A receipt which shows you paid an application fee of €310.
- Proof of address in Denmark.
- Travel insurance.
- Social status document.
After you’ve filed your application and sent in all the documents, you will attend an interview at the Danish embassy or consulate in your home country. After that, you will receive your Danish student visa. Additionally, you need to register within three months of arriving in Denmark with the following documents:
- Two passport photos.
- University acceptance letter.
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