Admission requirements - part-time programmes and courses

English Language Requirement for part-time education

All applicants to a part-time programme or course offered in English at Aalborg University must prove that their English language proficiency is equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in average or level A (Danish level) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in average.

When you apply for admission to one of our part-time programmes or courses, you must upload an official passed test score report or a receipt from the test center confirming that you have signed up for a test.

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

Minimum test score requirements in English

IELTS (academic test + special online home test): 6.5 overall band score
*TOEFL (internet-based + TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition): 85
C2 Proficiency (CPE): 180/level C1
C1 Advanced (CAE): 180/grade C
ECPE: Passed test including certificate

* In order to validate your TOEFL test result, we need to receive a score report directly from the test center. When you sign up for the test, please select Aalborg University as a recipient using the institution code 8892. If you have already taken the test, you can still make a request for the test center to forward the report.

You can also upload one of the following:

  • An English taught qualifying upper secondary school diploma, Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK or Ireland. (Minimum two years of the bachelor or Master's must have taken place in one of the mentioned countries)
  • A Nordic or German upper secondary school diploma, International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme) or European Baccalaureate (from Schola Europaea) with an English level equivalent to a Danish B level in English with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (Danish grade scale)
  • A Danish Upper secondary school diploma - 'English level B' with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in average.
  • A Danish Upper secondary school diploma - 'English level A' with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in average.
  • Please note that a Bachelor degree taught in English from a Danish institution does not exempt you from meeting the language requirements due to new guidelines from The Ministry of Higher education and Science.

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

Danish proficiency

If you are applying for admission to a Danish taught part-time programme or course and your qualifying exam was not taught in Danish, you must fulfil the admission requirement of the Danish proficiency test "Studieprøven i dansk (modul 6 i Danskuddannelse 3)" or an equivalent test in Danish and upload documentation for this on your application.

You can read more about the Danish proficiency requirement here (the text is in Danish).

Additional Requirements

Master's programmes

As a general rule, admission to the part-time Master's programme 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 programmes, please refer to the Master's programme descriptions on this website.

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

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

empty-Place Scheme

The admission requirements for courses under the Empty-place Scheme vary according to the specific course. You can find the requirements in the curriculum for the program which the courses are from.


When you apply for a programme 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 required language proficiency (see above)
  • 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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