How to Apply to University in Denmark

Denmark has one of the best higher education systems in Europe. If you want to study in Denmark and want to know how to apply, we will help you in every step of the way. In this article, we will discuss how to apply to university in Denmark and requirements for application.

Choose your specialty

The first step when you apply to university in Denmark is to choose the program you want to study. It should also be a program that matches the degrees you already have. The decision should be easy enough, as universities in Denmark have many programs to choose from. Among the most popular specialties, you’ll find computer science, economics, biology, sociology, chemistry, as well as environmental sciences.

Choose the right university for you

Denmark has numerous universities, colleges, academies, and schools to choose from. Therefore, you can choose the ideal university for you and visit the official website to get all the information you need to apply for an English-taught program. Make sure also to save the email addresses and phone numbers of their admission offices. 

You can check out our ranking of the best universities in Denmark to find out the best fit for you. But to give you a short list of some international Danish universities, you can already take a look at:

  • Aalborg University
  • Aarhus University
  • IT University of Copenhagen
  • University of Copenhagen
  • Rokslide University
  • University of Southern Denmark in Odense

Read our article on the top universities in Denmark

Where to apply for university studies in Denmark

Denmark has an official website where you can apply to the program you want to study at university. In this online application service, you can choose up to 8 programs and rank them based on your personal preference.

Visit the official website to apply.

All you need to do is create an account on the website above. Then you need to enter all your personal information and education history. You can then search the list of available programs at universities in Denmark.

This website was created by the ministry of education in Denmark and is the main website for registration and application. You will need to have a registration number. In case you don’t have one, you need to email a signed letter to the university you are applying to.

Additionally, you cannot verify your registration until your letter has been received. You can then register and apply to the university program you want.

For more information, read the official user guide

Language requirements for your application at a Danish university

  1. Requirements for English-taught programs: all universities in Denmark require a good level of English. Therefore, you need to have a minimum of a B in English. Additionally, some universities require an A which is the highest level of English language proficiency. To prove your English language skills, you need to take an IELTS, TOEFL or a Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) exam. It should be noted, these exams the most popularly requested English exams at universities in Denmark.
  2. Requirements for Danish-taught programs: If you can study in Danish, there are many programs for you to choose from. However, to get acceptation, you must provide proof of Danish language proficiency. To do that, you need to take a “Danish as a Foreign Language” exam.

For more information, read our article on studying in Denmark in English

You should also bear in mind that you can take free Danish language lessons as an international student. Therefore, you can apply to an English-taught Bachelors program at first, then move on to Danish-taught programs once you’ve reached the required level of Danish language proficiency.

Required documents

All the following documents must be in English:

  1. A degree equivalent to a Danish degree or a degree recognized in Denmark.
  2. Proof of English language proficiency.
  3. Proof of Danish language proficiency if you apply to a Danish-taught program.

If you apply for admission to a bachelor’s degree program in Denmark, you must pass some subjects at a certain grade level. Moreover, along with your high school education certificate, you might have to pass a university-set entrance exam or some interviews. 

Also, if you are a non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizen, you need to pay an application fee of 100 EUR. This fee must be paid before you submit your university application in Denmark in order to get admission. You might be allowed to waive this fee if you have a valid residence permit of education in Denmark. 

University application deadline in Denmark

Here are the deadlines for university application in Denmark for international students:

  1. Applications start on the 1st of February.
  2. The deadlines for English-taught programs is the 15th of March.
  3. Acceptance letters are issued from the 28th of July.

Furthermore, once you have received your acceptance letter from university, you can start getting ready to move to Denmark and begin your successful path to higher education.

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