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Admission Requirements

GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must hold a qualifying exam. You can check if your upper secondary school exam is considered qualifying for university studies in Denmark at this website: Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Please note that you must upload a copy of the original diploma and a copy of your diploma translated into English and verified by your school. You must upload this to your application at www.optagelse.dk

Specific entry requirements

Specific entry requirements differ from programme to programme and are referred to as specific subjects passed at levels A, B or C (Danish upper secondary school levels – A-level being the highest level). Therefore please note that A, B and C refer to the course level - not grades.

In order to fulfill the specific entry requirements you must document having passed certain specific subjects at the required level A, B or C.

Assessment of your subject levels from your upper secondary school exam is based on a comparison with the specific subject levels in the Danish upper secondary school based on guidelines from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. This assessment is solely made by the Admissions Office at Aalborg University.

You can find information in regards to which specific entry requirements apply to the programme you wish to apply for by choosing “Bachelor's programmes”, choose the specific programme and “application and requirements” at www.en.aau.dk/education

Please note that the Danish levels do not necessarily correspond to the levels in your respective country.

Fulfilling all requirements

All applicants must fulfill the general entry requirement as well as the specific entry requirements.

Our assessment in regards to whether you fulfill the entry requirements is based on information and guidelines from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Please find information here in regards to which enclosures you must upload to www.optagelse.dk in order for the Admissions Office to assess whether you fulfill the entry requirements.

Language requirements

Bachelor's programmes offered in English at Aalborg University require that your command of the English language is equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English. Level B (Danish level) in regards to languages is considered equivalent to level B2 referring to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Please note that the Bachelor's programme Language and International Studies, English at Aalborg University requires that your command of the English language is equivalent to level A (Danish level) in English. Level A (Danish level) in regards to languages is considered equivalent to level C1 referring to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Applicants applying for Bachelor's programmes must submit the results of one of the below mentioned IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge tests with the required minimum scores – by uploading the test results to www.optagelse.dk.

We do not accept tests that are more than 2 years old at the time of the application deadline.

Please find links to the different test centers in the right side menu.

Danish B level in English (minimum requirements)

IELTS (academic test): 6.5 www.ielts.org or
TOEFL (paper-based): 560 www.ets.org/toefl (paper-based tests taken after september 2017 will not be accepted. As of the admission year 2019, no paper-based tests from TOEFL will be accepted).
TOEFL (internet-based): 88 www.ets.org/toefl or
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) www.cambridgeenglish.org or
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) www.cambridgeenglish.org or
Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B www.cambridgeenglish.org (as of the admission year 2019 the Cambridge First Certificate will no longer be accepted).

Danish A level in English (minimum requirements)

IELTS (academic test): 7.0 www.ielts.org or
TOEFL (paper-based): 600 www.ets.org/toefl (paper-based tests taken after september 2017 will not be accepted. As of the admission year 2019, no paper-based tests from TOEFL will be accepted).
TOEFL (internet-based): 100 www.ets.org/toefl or
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE) www.cambridgeenglish.org or
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with the grade B www.cambridgeenglish.org.

Exemption from submitting an English test

The following conditions apply for being exempted from submitting an English test.

  • Applicants who have passed either 'English level B' in upper secondary school in Denmark (minimum average grade 02) or a skills set test ('realkompetencevurdering') in 'English level B'. 
  • Applicants holding an English taught qualifying upper secondary school exam, bachelor degree or master degree from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland or South Africa.
  • Applicants holding a Danish, Nordic, German, or European Baccalaureate (from Schola Europaea) qualifying exam with an English level, which the Danish Agency for Higher Education considers equivalent to a Danish B level in English. In regards to Language and International Studies English the achieved English level must be considered equivalent to a Danish A level by the Danish Agency for Higher Education.
  • Applicants holding a passed English taught International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme http://www.ibo.org/). In regards to Language and International Studies English applicants must have passed an IB English course considered equivalent to a Danish A level by the Danish Agency for Higher Education.
  • Applicants holding a qualifying exam (with a minimum of two years of instruction in English during the last three years of upper secondary school) from EU/EEA countries if it is stated on the national final diploma that the achieved level of English language qualifications is equivalent to level B2 referring to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). In regards to Language and International Studies English level C1 (CEFR) must be stated as achieved level. Please note that this option will be removed from the 2019 admission year and onwards.
     
  • Applicants holding a complete Bachelor's or Master's degree in English linguistics.
     
  • Applicants with a full Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a Danish University to which a Danish B level in English (‘English B’) was a requirement at the time of admission.

Danish proficiency

For Bachelor's programmes taught in Danish, you must be able to document sufficient oral and written proficiency in Danish. You must have passed the Study Test in Danish as a Second Language (‘Studieprøven’) or Danish at A-level (Danish level).

Exemption

Students from the Nordic countries are not required to pass a Danish language test to be enrolled in programmes where Danish is part of the entry qualification. However, applicants must document proper level.

Conditional enrolment

Usually, you must meet all entry requirements by 5 July. Otherwise your application will be rejected.

Conditional enrolment means that you must meet the specific entry requirements by 1 September instead of 5 July.

For entry restricted programmes conditional enrolment is only a possibility in quota 1 and it is only a possibility in case you are able to attend further classes during July and August and pass a test. Furthermore, conditional enrolment is only a possibility if you cannot meet the specific entry requirement for only one subject.

You must apply for conditional enrolment by 15 March when applying for a place in the programme in general. If your application for conditional enrolment is approved, you are allowed to meet the entry requirements by 1 September. It is exclusively for the Administration Office to offer an applicant conditional enrolment.

Regrettably, conditional enrolment in quota 3 is not an option.

Please note that if you are offered a study place in a programme, all your lower priorities will be cancelled. This means that if you have been offered conditional enrolment but fail to fulfill all entry requirements by 1 September, then you will not receive another offer for you lower priorities.