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Admission Requirements

Non-Danish citizens can access educational programmes if they possess qualifications equivalent to Danish entrance examinations. For official pre-evaluation of qualifications, candidates can visit http://fivu.dk/recognition. The evaluation clearly states what the qualifications corresponding to in Denmark and will recuperate your application. They are ideal for improving application processes. The assessment is only seen as a guideline as individual Danish institution is concerned with its own entrance requirements. 

Required Documents

The Danish institutions need certified copies of educational qualifications so candidates will have to provide original documents with official stamps and signatures/signature of 2 unrelated persons along with their names, addresses and birth dates. Many institutions require that documents be sent directly from the issuing institution and this can take several months, therefore, it should be arranged within time.

Proficiency in English Language

Danish higher education programmes necessitate candidates to possess expertise in English to a certain standard. Applicants to English, taught Under-Graduate and Post-Praduate programmes, must provide English proficiency matching English B in the Danish upper secondary school/gymnasium. Certain programmes need "English A" which is a level higher than "English B".

TOEFL/IELTS/ESOL for English Medium Programmes

For satisfactory proficiency in English,  candidates must pass language tests - IELTS, TOEFL, and Cambridge ESOL examinations (CAE). Score equivalents are dependent on individual institutions so language requirements must be checked out. Learn more about International Languages.
The "Study in Denmark" official portal for admission to Danish higher educational institutions has indicated the following score requirements based on trends observed of past scores:

IELTS requires English B test scores of 6.5 band and test score of at least 7.0 band in English A. 
For TOEFL, candidates must obtain test scores as follows:
For paper-based tests, the scores must range from 550 to 583 for English B and  for English A, the scores must range from 587-610. 
For computer-based tests, scores must be attained in the range from 231 to 237 for English B and 240-253 for English A.
For internet-based test, scores must range from 79 to 93 for English B and 94-101 for English A. 
 
For Cambridge Advanced English tests, the candidate must score a CAE/Certificate in Advanced English for English B and Certificate of Proficiency/CPE for English A. Some Danish higher education programmes require "English A" which is one level higher than "English B". 

Testing English Proficiency

Applicants who are native English speakers are exempted from requirements of taking the test. Applicants who can authenticate English proficiency at equivalent levels can get in touch with the institution's International Admission Office to see if their level of English is up to the required standards.

Admission For Danish Medium Programmes

Those who wish to study Danish medium programmes can log onto www.ug.dk. Candidates must gain satisfactory or desired level of proficiency in Danish through a test called 'Danish as a Foreign Language'/‘Studieproven i dansk som andetsprog’ or Danish Test 2/‘Danskprove 2’. Certain programmes also require candidates to pass the ‘Danish Test 3’/‘Danskprove and more can be learnt at the website fivu.dk.

Training in Danish Language

International students can also take Danish lessons for free. For this , international students must enroll in an English-medium undergraduate course at Danish higher educational institutions and continue education in Danish at graduate level once the required Danish language skills have been obtained.

Key Requirements

Admission requirements for Bachelor's or undergraduate programmes include an entrance examination similar to Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate as well as proof of proficiency in English. Certain study programmes have more admission requirements which include subjects passed on a certain level that comprises levels A , B and C as far as  Danish higher educational institutions are concerned with A being the topmost standard.  Some sources may also have admission tests and interviews while in others subjects are passed with certain minimum grade. Diploma in total being passed with a certain minimum GPA is also needed in case of some selected courses.

Admission Requirements Based On Study Programmes

For information on foreign qualifications and entrance into Danish higher education, candidates can visit fivu.dk. 
For postgraduate studies, admission requirements for Candidatus or Master programmes are internationally recognised Bachelor's degree of good standard or equivalent and proof of proficiency in English and/or Danish. 
For PhD studies, candidates need to possess a Master's/Candidatus degree or equivalent whereas in some areas a four-year PhD programme is also offered to students who have completed a qualification in Bachelor's degree programmes and one year of postgraduate study.

Application Process and Deadlines

Undergraduates can apply till 15th March for courses commencing in August or September and few institutions have additional intakes in February or January. For some courses , the deadline is September 1. Application forms are available 2 months prior to the deadline and online applications can be found at www.optagelse.dk (read the guide carefully). Deadlines vary for postgraduate programmes and you can learn more about the recognition of foreign qualifications at this website: http://fivu.dk/recognition

To get an idea of the foreign qualifications for entrance into Danish higher education institutions, you need to visit here

Popular Courses in Denmark 

Popular courses in Denmark cover a wide expanse of social sciences, sciences, humanities as well as professional courses. Some of the popular areas of study also include art and aesthetics as well as courses in photography and fine arts. Medical as well as management courses are opted for most on account of their adequacy in preparing students for lucrative careers. The courses are developmentally oriented and they have an applied component as well. 

Denmark - A Well Known Study Destination

Denmark is a well known study destination. Each year, approximately 6, 00, 000 students are admitted into various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Over 78% of the international students who have opted for higher studies here have indicated that Denmark is a satisfactory educational destination as per the survey conducted by the Danish Ministry of Education in 2013.
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