Application and requirements

Application and requirements

Admission to the master's programme in Lighting Design requires documented knowledge of Mathematics equivalent to at least Mathematics B level and one of the following degrees, among others:

Bachelor's degrees within architecture, design, sustainable design, structural engineering and building design may also qualify for the postgraduate programme in Lighting Design. If your bachelor's degree does not immediately qualify for the master's programme in Lighting Design, your application will be assessed by the Study Board of Media Technology.

For further information regarding deadlines and requirements please see the website How to apply to Aalborg University.

restricted admission

The postgraduate programme in Lighting Design is subject to restricted admission.The programme expects to offer 26 student places.

Screening of applications is based on the following criteria in order of priority:

  1. Grades obtained on completed semesters of the undergraduate programme at the time of assessment.
  2. A one-page motivational letter by the applicant describing the applicant’s motivation for studying Lighting Design at AAU and the applicant’s knowledge of the programme. In particular, the letter should describe why the applicant is interested in the field of lighting and specifically in the transdisciplinary approach of this programme. It should also describe how the applicant’s academic background can be used for lighting design, and how the other fields that are covered by the programme can add to the competences of students.
  3. Relevant, verifiable extra-curricular activities, e.g. craftsman training, work experience within IT and / or design, preferably and especially within the building sector or lighting companies.

Students who already have a postgraduate degree are normally only eligible for enrolment on a new postgraduate programme if available places are offered. In case of unusual circumstances, postgraduates may apply for dispensation. Documentation for the given unusual circumstances must be submitted together with your application. Please contact the Admissions Office for further information.

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

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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