Here you can read a short introduction to what is important to know about the application process for Danish universities.
The individual universities are responsible for their own admissions, so it is important to get the correct information from the university, you are interested in.
The Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation also provides general information on the assessment of foreign qualifications. Please visit their website for more information. Further information about entrance qualifications, additional tests and potential credit transfers can also be obtained from the admission office of the particular university.
You can apply for an undergraduate programme if you hold a qualification comparable to a Danish qualifying examination. To check whether or not this is the case, please contact the institution you are interested in for specific admission requirements.
All programmes require a high standard of English. To prove a satisfactory proficiency in English, the language tests TOEFL or IELTS are often used.
|* English B - test score of at least 6.5 points||* English B - test score of at least 560 (paper-based), or 220 (computer-based test), or 83 (internet-based test)|
|English A - test score of at least 7.0 points||English A - test score of at least 600 (paper-based), or 250 (computer-based test), or 100 (internet-based test)|
Note: * These are minimum requirements. Some programmes require 'English A', which is one level higher than 'English B'.
Certain study programmes have additional admission requirements, such as previous study of a specific subject area or practical work experience. For more information on foreign qualifications and entry to Danish higher education, please visit http://fivu.dk/en/education-and-institutions/recognition-and-transparency/recognition-guide/admission-he.
Admission requirements for Candidatus/Master's programmes are:
If you wish to study for a full degree at a higher education institution in Denmark, you should enquire about entry qualifications, additional tests and potential credit transfers from the admission office at the institution where you wish to study.
To embark on a PhD, you generally need to have a Master's/Candidatus degree or an equivalent degree. 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.
The Industrial PhD Programme
An Industrial PhD project is industrially focused PhD project where the student is hired by a company and enrolled at a university at the same time.
You can read more on www.industrialphd.dk.
Get a feeling of the life as PhD in Denmark with Li Haining, PhD student in chemistry and molecular biology at the University of Southern Denmark.
If you want to study in Denmark as an exchange student, you must already be enrolled at a higher education institution in China. Usually, such students come to Denmark through an agreement like Erasmus Mundus or bilateral agreement between a Chinese and Danish university. We advise you to contact your own educational establishment first to find out more.
Under each of the Danish universities you will also find, which Chinese universities they have exchange programmes with.
For undergraduate studies, the admission deadline is March 15th for courses starting in August or September. A few institutions have additional intakes in January or February. For those courses, the deadline is September 1st. The application forms are available from the universities approximately two months before the deadline.
For postgraduate studies, deadlines can vary. We advise you to contact the university you are interested in, directly for more details.