The cover letter
If you apply to a MSc Programme that you have the right to be admitted to, you do not need to write a cover letter. This guide is meant as a resource when writing your cover letter in applying for admission to the IT University’s MSc, Master or Diploma programmes. This is only a guideline, not a guarantee for admission. It might be helpful to consider our advice. Please note that your cover letter must not exceed one A4 sheet. Read the guide in pdf.
It is always a good idea to contact the student advisors if you have any questions regarding the application process.
Evaluation of your application
All applications containing documentation that the applicant meets the admission requirements are put through an evaluation. The evaluation is based upon:
The average mark from the qualifying education (weight 60%)
Where possible, the IT University will calculate the grade point average of your qualifying degree. Each grade will carry the same weight in the calculation as the exam has in relation to the degree. This also applies if your qualifying degree is a combination of two or more programmes.
If you have not passed your qualifying degree at the time of application, but expect to do so before the start of the programme, the IT University will calculate your grade point average, based on the grades from the exams that you have already passed.
If it is not possible to calculate a grade point average, grades will not be a part of the assessment of your application.
If your qualifying degree is from non-Danish university and has grades, the IT University will convert the grades to the Danish grading scale based on the grading scale from the country in question.
The applicants relevant background in general and cover letter (weight 40%). This includes:
- Your personal motivation for choosing the programme in question.
Motivation may include personal, independent motivation for your choice. The relationship between the programme in question and qualifying education as well as the connection to your general/personal goals.
- Your possibility of completing the programme in question with a good result.
Your previous academic record is used as the basis for this evaluation but you are welcome to clarify in your personal motivation. The academic record may include the time taken to complete the programme relative to the prescribed time, suitability for participating in project work and whether the qualifying examination is within the programme in question. Remember to point out if there is particular circumstances that have affected your previous academic record e.g. maternity leave, long term illness, start of own business or the like.
- The general impression of you as an applicant
Areas not covered by the above, including: your applications general attitude and seriousness, e.g. attachments and use of language. Furthermore, your knowledge, for instance within mathematics, analysis, IT systems (including construction and programming), social and political science, business and design/aesthetics may be a part of the general assessment. That also applies for publications, patents, software, art/design and other documented relevant output.
- If you apply for the master or diploma programme your relevant work experience will also be a part of the assessment. Does not apply for applicants to the master of science programme.