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Admission Requirements

General admission requirements

This is ONLY for international applicants to the BSc in Global Business Informatics and the BSc in Data Science. Applicants for the other IT University's BSc programmes find admission requirements and guidelines here.

A qualifying examination certificate that can be equated with a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate. Please see the Ministry of Education's webpage to see if you are eligible for entry into Danish higher education.

If you are looking for information about living costs and accommodation see here.

Specific admission requirements

Admission requirements are stated in danish levels.

Global Business Informatics

  • Mathematics corresponding to the Danish B-level with an average mark of at least 6 on the Danish 7-point marking scale of the marks included in the subject on your certificate.
  • English corresponding to the Danish B-level with an average mark of at least 6 on the Danish 7-point marking scale of the marks included in the subject on your certificate (there is no grade requirement if you have passed English corresponding to the Danish A-level).
Data Science
 
  • Mathematics corresponding to the Danish A-level with an average mark of at least 6 on the Danish 7-point marking scale of the marks included in the subject on your certificate.
  • English corresponding to the Danish B-level with an average mark of at least 6 on the Danish 7-point marking scale of the marks included in the subject on your certificate (there is no grade requirement if you have passed English corresponding to the Danish A-level).

Please note: you do not need any experience with programming when applying.

No proficiency in oral or written Danish or programming skills are required.

Proficiency in oral and written English. Please note, the IT University of Copenhagen reserves the right to demand that you pass an updated TOEFL or IELTS test in Copenhagen within the first semester, if we consider a student's English proficiency to be insufficient.

Application deadline

All applicants with an international upper secondary school leaving certificate:

  • 15 March at 12:00

You will be notified via the email you listed in the application system:

  • as EU/EAA applicant by 30 July 
  • as non-EU/EAA applicant by the end of May
How to apply

Applicants with an international qualifying exam are categorized according to their citizenship and residence permit, as either:

  • quota 2 (EU/EAA citizens) or 
  • quota 3 applicants (non-EU/EAA citizens)

You apply through the Coordinated Enrollment System on the website www.optagelse.dk.

APPLY FOR ADMISSION 

Signature page

When you apply for a bachelor programme via Optagelse.dk without a Danish CPR number and NemID, you have to send a signature page to ITU, for each programme you apply for. We can’t process your application, before we have received your signature page. You can send the signature page by email to sap@itu.dk or by ordinary mail.

Documentation for English B 6.0 by language test

If you do not meet the specific admission requirement in English B 6.0, you can take a language test to document your English proficiency. The following tests with the mentioned results are considered equivalent to English B 6.0:

  • TOEFL paper-based test result of at least 600
  • TOEFL iBT test result of at least 100 
  • IELTS (academic) test result of at least 7.0 
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) passed
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with a test result of at least 67

When you have taken a TOEFL or a IELTS test, the test center has to send the documentation to the university. The university code for TOEFL tests is 9015. There is no university code for IELTS tests.

If you have a Danish upper secondary scool leaving certificate or an International Baccalaureate (IB) taken in Denmark, please learn more at the Danish part of the website.

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Quota 2

Your application

As a EU/EAA citizen you must enclose the following documentation in your application:

  • Certificate of your qualifying exams
  • Documentation of stated relevant extra-curricular activities
  • A cover letter if you want to be assessed according to the quota 2 admission critera (see below) 
  • If you have been enrolled in a higher education programme before without finishing it (in Denmark or elsewhere), you must also enclose documentation of passed exams from that programme.
  • A Curricula Vitae.

Certificate of your qualifying exams

If your diploma is not in English or in one of the Nordic languages, you must make sure that the copies of your qualifying exams are translated by an official authority. Remember to also send a copy of the original diploma.

Cover letter

In the cover letter you should point out your personal motivation for choosing to study Global Business Informatics or Data Science. It should also include your thoughts about how your own qualifications and experiences can be valuable for this particular programme. Overall, we would like information about why you wish to study this specific bachelor programme, why you are eligible to study this programme and if you have any areas you wish to work with in the future. A key word is that the information is specific rahter than general and relates to Global Business Informatics or Data Science.
The cover letter must be written in English and be of maximum one A4 page. Enclose your cover letter with your application form.

Admission critera

Your application will be subject to a an overall evaluation of your grade point average, qualifications, and suitability to study. Your grades in English, mathematics, your total grade point average as well as your cover letter are included in the evaluation. From these, the IT University performs an assessment of the applicants possibility of completing the programme with a good result.

Submitting your documentation

You must submit your application and your cover letter no later than 15 March. If you have not finished your qualifying exam by 15 March, you must forward your documentation to the IT University no later than 5 July.

Your cover letter and - if relevant- any applications for exemption can be sent electronically to the IT University via www.optagelse.dk.

Signature page

When you apply for a bachelor programme via Optagelse.dk without a Danish CPR number and NemID, you have to send a signature page to ITU, for each programme you apply for. We can’t process your application, before we have received your signature page. You can send the signature page by email to sap@itu.dk or by ordinary mail.

Supplement Courses

If you do not meet the specific admission requirements, it may be possible for you to take the relevant subject again to achieve a better grade or upgrade a subject to a higher level, depending on the possibilities in your home country. You must explore the options for supplement courses yourself.

If taking a supplement course is a possibility for you, and you are unable to complete the course by 5 July, you must instead document that you are attending a summer supplement course. Learn more about conditional admission.

Exemption

If you wish to apply for exemption you must apply in quota 2.

An exemption application is a document where you:

  • State which admission requirement(s) you wish an exemption from
  • State why/how you by other means fulfill the admission requirements
  • Submit documentation for your statements (eg. doctor's note, other academic diplomas etc.)

You can contact Student Affairs and Programmes on e-mail: sap@itu.dk for further questions regarding exemptions.

Conditional admission

Conditional admission means that you will be accepted to the study programme provided that you submit documentation proving that you meet the admission requirements through subject supplementation.

The final admission happens when you have passed the supplementation with the demanded academic level and average grade and submitted documentation for this no later than 15 days after the commencement of the study programme.

To be granted conditional admission, you must:

  • Submit documentation proving that you are enrolled in a supplementation course no later than 5 July.

Please note: If you are granted conditional admission into the Global Business Informatics programme, your opportunity for admission into any programme that you have prioritised lower in your KOT application will lapse.

Also be aware that in Denmark it is most often only possible to take 1 supplement course during the summer.

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Quota 3

Your application

As a non-EU/EEA citizen who need a student residence permit to study in Denmark you must enclose the following documentation in your application:

  • Certificate of your qualifying exams
  • A cover letter
  • A curricula vitae (CV)
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • If you have been enrolled in a higher education programme before without finishing it (in Denmark or elsewhere), you must also enclose documentation of passed exams from that programme.

Certificate of your qualifying exams

If your diploma is not in English or in one of the Nordic languages, you must make sure that the copies of your qualifying exams are translated by an official authority. Remember to also send a copy of the original diploma.

Cover letter

You must submit a letter of motivation along with your application. In the cover letter you should point out your personal motivation for choosing to study Global Business Informatics. It should also include your thoughts about your own qualifications and experiences in the area. The cover letter must be of maximum one A4 page and must be enclosed with the application form. The cover letter must be written in one of the Nordic languages or in English.

Curricula Vitae (CV)

You must also enclose a CV with your application. The CV should merely be a list of your qualifications, i.e. examinations passed, courses completed and other relevant activities, e.g. jobs (paid or voluntary), army service or travelling.

Documentation of English proficiency 

International applicants with an upper secondary certificate from a non-EU/EEA country must submit test scores from an English test. The IT University will not consider your application until your official test scores have been sent from the test centers. You must document that you meet the English requirements at the time of application.

Applicants who have an upper secondary certificate from a country within the European Union or from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, USA, South Africa, Canada, Australia or New Zealand are exempted from the tests.

Expand the paragraph and see more about English tests.

Submission of your documentation

ALL the documents must be submitted no later than 15 March. They can be sent electronically to the IT University via www.optagelse.dk.

The IT-University will send of letters of acceptance or rejection at the end of May. If you are accepted, you must pay the tuition fee before programme start.

General information on English tests

The following English tests/exams are accepted:

  • TOEFL paper-based test result of at least 600
  • TOEFL iBT test result of at least 100 
  • IELTS (academic) test result of at least 7.0 
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) passed
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with a test result of at least 67
  • Upper secondary education completed in English in Australia, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, UK or USA.

Please note: International applicants with an upper secondary certificate from a non-EU/EEA country must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Without these test results your application will not be considered.

The IT University of Copenhagen will not consider your application until your official test scores have been received directly from the test centers. This also applies to tests taken previously, e.g. a year ago. Test results that are more than two years old will not be considered.

How to register for a test
To register for the tests, please contact a TOEFL test centre or an IELTS test centre. Please find further information about the tests and information about how to register here: TOEFL or IELTS. Applicants should register for tests as soon as possible as the number of test dates and seats at each test centre are limited.

Test codes
The TOEFL code of the IT University of Copenhagen is 9015.
The IELTS does not have university codes. IELTS sends test results directly to the IT University of Copenhagen.

Signature page

When you apply for a bachelor programme via Optagelse.dk without a Danish CPR number and NemID, you have to send a signature page to ITU, for each programme you apply for. We can’t process your application, before we have received your signature page. You can send the signature page by email to sap@itu.dk or by ordinary mail.

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Tuition fee

Who pays tuition fee?

EU and EEA citizens are NOT required to pay a tuition fee when studying in Denmark. 

Non-EU and non-EEA students are required to pay a tuition fee when studying in Denmark. That is, students from countries outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) are charged tuition fees.

How much is the tuition fee?

If you start your BSc programme in 2014, the tuition fee for the full three years may change. The tuition fees are payable by biannual installments in advance of each semester, i.e. DKK 50,000 per semester (price per January 2014). If you start your BSc programme in 2013, the tuition fee for the full three years may have changed. Keep an eye on this website - we update our information on tuition fees every January.

Exemptions from paying tuition fee

You may be exempted from paying a tuition fee if you have one of the following residence permits in Denmark:

  • Permanent residence permit ("Permanent opholdstilladelse")
  • Temporary residence permit with the possibility of achieving a permanent residence permit ("Midlertidig opholdstilladelse m.m.f. varigt ophold")
  • Family reunification

Be aware that this is not an exhaustive list! However, having a student visa does NOT under any circumstances exempt you from paying a tuition fee. Please contact Student Affairs and Programmes for further information.

If you have one of the above residence permits, it is very important that you submit documentation for this to the Student Affairs and Programmes. We accept the following documentation:

  • A certified copy of your residence permit letter from the Danish Immigration Service
  • A certified copy of your residence permit card
  • A certified copy of the page in your passport showing your residence permit.

Based on the documentation submitted, the Student Affairs and Programmes will grant or deny exemption.

No scholarships

Please note that no scholarships are available for BSc students at the IT University.