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Know More About Admission Requirements For Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate or bachelor's degree programmes are the top choice of those who wish to study various disciplines at Danish higher educational institutions for the purpose of qualifying in a host of disciplines.

Overview - Duration and Medium of Language

At the bachelor's level, the Academy Profession degree is awarded following completion of 90-150 ECTS and this includes a period of work placement of around 15 ECTS. Programmes are development-based and combine theory with practice. Programmes are offered in a host of subjects including marketing management as well as computer and chemical science. The Danish title is the field of study followed by an abbreviation AK. The English title is AP Graduate in the field of study. A Professional Bachelor's degree is awarded following the attainment of 180-240 ECTS and this combines a period of work placement of around 30 ECTS.  

Applied Programmes

These are applied programmes which are development-based and they combine theory with practice. Professional bachelor's degree holders are nurses as well as primary and lower secondary school teachers and specific types of engineers. The Danish title is Professionsbachelor i [field of study] and the English title is Bachelor of [field of study].

Know More about Bachelor/Undergraduate Degrees

The bachelor's degree from a university is attained following 180 ECTS and the programmes are research-based and offered in all scientific fields. The Danish title is BA i (field of study) or BSc i (field of study) and the English title is Bachelor of Arts in field of study or Bachelor of Science in field of study. The Danish title is Bachelor/BA i [field of study)/Bachelor i musik/BMus [field of study]/Bachelor i billedkunst/BFA [field of study] .
The English title is Bachelor of Arts (BA) in[field of study]/Bachelor of Music (BMus) [field of study]/Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in [field of study]. Higher education degrees within theatre or filmmaking are awarded following four years of study which involves completion of 240 ECTS.

Entrance and Other Tests Requirements

All higher education programmes in Denmark necessitate a high standard of English language. Applicants to English medium undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, also, as a minimum must prove English proficiency comparable to "English B" in the Danish upper secondary school/gymnasium and certain programmes need "English A" which is a level higher than "English B".

Proficiency in English Language

For attaining satisfactory proficiency in English,  language tests IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge ESOL Examinations are often used. Applicants that are native English speakers are exempted from test requirements while applicants who can document English proficiency at equivalent levels may need to contact the International Admission Office of the institution to determine if the English level is sufficient.

Proficiency in Danish Language

Those who can study in Danish also have a choice of opting for courses and degree programmes in Danish at www.ug.dk. For admission to these programmes , students must attain satisfactory levels of proficiency in Danish through a test known as 'Danish as a Foreign Language'/‘Studieproven i dansk som andetspror or ‘Danish Test 2’ (‘Danskprove 2’).
Some programmes may require that you have passed ‘Danish Test 3’ (‘Danskprove 3’). More can be learnt about this at fivu.dk.

How to Get Acquainted with Danish Language

Those who are international students must take Danish lessons for free and they can enroll first in English taught undergraduate programmes and continue Danish education at the graduate level once required Danish language skills have been attained.

Admission requirements for admission to Bachelor programmes in Denmark are:
  • An entrance examination comparable to a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate
  • Proof of proficiency in English
Certain study programmes have additional admission requirements. This could include:
  • Subjects passed on a certain level. Danish education use levels A, B and C,  where 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 fivu.dk.
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