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Admission requirements

English Language Requirement

The admission requirements differ from program to program but one common requirement for international students applying to Aalborg University is 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).

When you apply for admission to one of our part-time programs or courses, you must must submit the results of one of the below mentioned IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge, or ECPE tests with the required minimum scores – by uploading the test results to the Application Portal.

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

Danish B level in English (Minimum requirements)

IELTS (academic test): 6.5 www.ielts.org
TOEFL (internet-based): 88 www.ets.org/toefl
C2 Proficiency (CPE): 180 www.cambridgeenglish.org
C1 Advanced (CAE): 180 www.cambridgeenglish.org
ECPE: Passed test including certificate www.michiganassessment.org

Valid reasons for 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' or 'English level A' in upper secondary school in Denmark (minimum average grade 02) or a skills set test ('realkompetencevurdering') in 'English level B' or 'English level A'.
  • Applicants holding an English taught qualifying upper secondary school exam, bachelor degree or Master's degree from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, or Ireland. (Minimum two years of the bachelor or Master's degree must have taken place in one of the mentioned countries).
  • 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.
  • Applicants holding a passed English taught International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma program http://www.ibo.org/).
  • Applicants holding a complete bachelor or Master's degree in English linguistics.

If you have questions about the tests, you can contact masteradmission@aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9655.

Danish proficiency

For 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).


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.


Additional Requirements

Master's programs

As a general rule, admission to the part-time Master's programs presented on this website requires a formal bachelor degree and a minimum of at least two years of relevant work experience obtained after the completion of the bachelor degree. For further specific information regarding admission requirements to the Master's programs, please refer to the Master's program descriptions on this website.

Single Modules and Courses from Part-time Master's Programs

Admission requirements to single modules or courses from our part-time Master's programs are the same as to the full programs.

empty-Place Scheme

The admission requirements to courses under the Empty-place Scheme vary according to the specific course. For further information about admission requirements to courses under this scheme, please contact either the Study board of the program which the course belongs to or the University's Student Guidance.


When you apply for a program or course, you must enclose verified copies of the required documentation, i.e.

  • copies of certificates or diplomas from universities, graduate schools etc. to document that you fulfil the academic admission requirements
  • proof of relevant work experience (if required)
  • proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge tests)
  • proof of citizenship.

All enclosures will only be accepted by Aalborg University if they have been verified by either the institution which has issued the original document, by the Embassy or Consulate of your home country or by a public notary. If the enclosed documents are not in English (or Danish), officially verified translations must be included.


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