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Application and requirements

Bachelor's degrees that qualify for direct admission:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Language and International Studies, English (Aalborg University)

Bachelor's degrees that may qualify for admission

  • Language and International Studies, Spanish (Aalborg University)
  • International Business Communication (Aalborg University)
  • International Business Communication (Aarhus University)
  • Humanistisk basisdel, Internationale Studier, Journalistik (Roskilde Universitet)
  • Kultur- og sprogmødestudier (Roskilde Universitet)
  • Anvendt filosofi (Aalborg Universitet)
  • Statskundskab (Aarhus Universitet)
  • Historie (Aalborg Universitet)
  • Sociologi (Aalborg Universitet)
  • Politik og Administration (Aalborg Universitet)
  • International Sales and Marketing (professionsbachelor).

Other Bachelor's degrees may be relevant. A Bachelor's degree is considered relevant if its central subjects provide the student with competencies which are equivalent to at least 30 ECTS within one or more subject areas of the CCG programme, e.g. cultural studies, international and/or intercultural relations, communication relevant to the scope of the CCG programme, consumption and market communication, organisation and management, international politics and relations and migration.

In addition, documented education within the methodologies of the humanities or social sciences is required.

For further information, visit http://www.en.aau.dk and the curriculum of the programme.

If you do not meet the requirements for direct admission

If your education is not mentioned under the admission requirements, but is related, you can still apply for admission. When you apply, the Study Board will make an individual academic assessment of your qualifications in relation to the specific Master's degree programme. For further information, see the programme’s curriculum.

The Study Board does not pre-assess applications for admission. This means that academic assessments are carried out only when an application for admission is submitted.

Restricted admission to the master's degree programme in Culture, Communication and Globalization

As of 2020, admission will be restricted to the Master's degree programme in Culture, Communication and Globalization, and we expect to admit a total of 79 students.

Assessment and prioritisation of the qualified applicants will take place on the basis of the following selection criteria:

  • The number of ECTS credits in addition to the required 30 ECTS credits obtained within relevant subject areas of the qualifying Bachelor’s degree (international and/or intercultural relations, cultural studies, communication relevant to the scope of the CCG programme, consumption and market communication, organisation and management, global politics, migration and movements).
  • The grade point average of the qualifying Bachelor's degree.
  • The applicant’s motivation for applying for admission to the Master’s degree programme, including the applicant’s objectives for applying and their knowledge of the programme. The motivational text must be in English and must not exceed one page.

Please find more information about entry and admission requirements, application forms and procedures, deadlines and tuition fees, etc. at:

► How to apply to Aalborg University.

Entry restrictions

This programme is entry restricted. Please see the specific admission criteria before applying.

Official English language requirements

Applicants applying for Master's programmes at Aalborg University must submit results of an IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge test with the below mentioned minimum scores:

Danish B level in English compares to:

IELTS (academic test). 6.5 overall band score
TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum score: 85
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE): 180 / level C1
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 180 / grade C
ECPE: Passed test including certificate

Read more about language requirements

Application Deadline

This programme only offers September intake. Deadline for applying is 1st March

You must apply digitally via the online application portal. Please read the application procedures before applying.


Application procedures

How to apply

When you apply for a Master's programme at Aalborg University, you have to use the Application Portal which is a national Danish digital application system in which the entire application process is handled.

Please note that some of the programmes offered may be subject to restricted admission. That means that the individual programmes may have a limited number of student places. Information on the programmes affected and the exact number of places offered will be available shortly when finally clarified.

Learn more about how to apply