WHO IS AFFECTED BY THE LIMITATION ON STARTING A SECOND DEGREE?
As a general rule, this limitation means that if you have completed a full-time Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Denmark, you are not eligible to start a second government-funded degree at an equivalent or lower level.
The limitation applies to all study programmes under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science; however, all Danish government-funded higher education programmes are included in the assessment of whether an applicant already has completed a degree awarding equivalent or higher qualifications.
As a general rule, anyone having completed a higher education programme in Denmark (regardless of the subject area) has limited opportunity to start a new higher education programme under the Ministry of Higher Education and Science. As a general rule, this means that:
- If you hold a Professional Bachelor’s degree, an academic Bachelor’s degree or any other medium-length higher education, you cannot be admitted to a new study programme at Bachelor level or Professional Bachelor level.
- If you hold a Master’s degree, you cannot be admitted to a business academy programme, another Bachelor’s programme (regardless of the subject area) another Professional Bachelor level or another Master’s programme.
The basis for assessing whether an applicant already has qualifications at an equivalent or higher level and therefore has limited opportunity for admission on another higher education programme is the Qualifications Framework for Danish Higher Education in force at the time of graduation.