European applicant (EU/EEA/Swiss)

Follow the steps below to apply for enrolment as a European applicant.

When we have received your application, we will assess it in either quota 1, quota 2 or both, depending on which quota your exam qualifies for.

  • In quota 1, the assessment of your application is solely based on your GPA (grade point average).
  • In quota 2, the assessment is based on your motivational cover letter and your grades in Mathematics and English.

We recommend you attach a motivational cover letter to your application that allows you to be assessed in both quotas.

The application deadline is 15 March at 12:00 noon CET.

The most important deadline for international applicants is 15 March at 12:00 noon CET. For European applicants, there is a related documentation deadline on 5 July at 12:00 noon CET.

Get an overview of all important deadlines

When you apply for admission to the bachelor programmes at ITU, you need a qualifying examination.

See the list of qualifying international examinations and qualifying Danish examinations

Each BSc programme has specific requirements that you must meet to apply for enrolment. The requirements concern a list of subjects, their levels and your obtained grades.

See the requirements for each programme

For the 2023 admission, applicants with the following quotients were offered admission in quota 1. Please note that the GPA (Grade Point Average) changes from year to year.

  • Data Science: 6,8
  • Digital Design and Interactive Technologies: 8,7
  • Global Business Informatics: 8,3
  • Software development: 7,6

Quota 1 and quota 2
Denmark has a quota system for admission. If your GPA is not high enough for admission in quota 1, you can apply through quota 2 and be assessed on other criteria. At the IT University, we ask you to write a motivational cover letter that can be assessed as part of your application.

All our international applicants must apply on the quota 2 deadline on 15 March at 12:00 noon CET and we recommend you attach a motivational cover letter. This may allow you to be assessed in both quotas and will improve your chances.

Non-European applicants are required to pay a tuition fee when studying in Denmark. As part of your application submission, you will also need to pay an application fee.

Learn more about being a fee-paying applicant

If you do not meet one or more of the specific admission requirements for the programme you wish to apply for, you can take a supplementary course.

See the options for supplementary courses

When you apply for an exemption, you need a documented reason for ITU to process your application. The reason may be unusual circumstances surrounding your qualifying examination certificate, previous enrolment at the university, or if you are applying for approval of equivalent qualifications from another institution.

Read the rules on exemption

How to apply


1. Write a motivational cover letter

In the motivational cover letter, you have to point out your personal motivation for applying to your chosen programme.

Overall, we would like to know more about why you wish to study this specific bachelor programme, why you are eligible, and if you have some ideas of what you wish to work with in the future. A keyword is that the information should be specific rather than general and it should relate to the specific field of study.

The cover letter must be written in English and be of maximum one A4 page.

The assessment of your application is subject to an overall evaluation of your grades, qualifications, and suitability to study. Your grades in English and Mathematics (50 %) as well as your cover letter (50 %) are included in the evaluation. From these, we assess your possibility of completing the programme with a satisfactory result.


2. Apply via

To submit your application, login to the Danish national application system Here you can apply for admission to ITU’s bachelor programmes. After submission you will receive a receipt per email.

The application deadline is 15 March at 12:00 noon CET.

If you are unavailable during the application process, you can authorize another person to act on your behalf. You give permission by filling in a power of attorney form and upload it to your application on

Required documentation for your application

You must enclose the following documentation in your application:

  • Upper secondary school certificate, including diploma and transcripts of records*
  • A motivational cover letter in English (recommended for all international applicants, but mandatory for quota 2 applicants or if you have previously completed a MSc programme)
  • A scan of your passport (photo page)

*If your documentation is not in English/Nordic language they must be translated into English by an official/certified translator with signature and stamp. 

You may also need to enclose:

    • Verification form signed and stamped by your school (if the amount of teaching hours is not stated on diploma/transcript of records)
    • English test (if you hold an upper secondary certificate from a non-EU/EEA country)
    • A pre-assessment from ITU (if you have requested and received a pre-assessment of your academic qualifications – see General admission requirements)
    • Documentation for residence permit in Denmark (if you are not Danish or from an EU/EEA country)
    • Master diploma (if you have already completed a MSc programme – see Master’s rule under Exemption)
    • Transcript of records and course descriptions (if you have previously passed university courses from uncompleted programmes – not from vocational or professional bachelor programmes) 
    • An application for exemption (if you want to apply for an exemption – see Exemption)
    • A power of attorney form (if you want another person to look after your interests regarding your application for admission) 

    3. Sign and forward a signature page

    When you apply via without a MitID (Denmark's digital ID), the application system generates a ‘signature page’ for each of the chosen programmes. 

    You must print, sign, and scan the signature page for each programme you apply to. Send the signature page by email to by 15 March at 12:00 noon CET. We cannot process your application before receiving the signature page.

    You will receive a receipt within a few days, otherwise please contact us.


    4. Upload any remaining documentation

    If you need to upload any additional documentation, we will contact you by email. Therefore, it is important that you regularly check your email.

    We will contact you on the email stated in your application when processing your application.


    5. Receive result and confirm your study place

    You will receive the answer to your application per email by 26 July. If you are offered admission, you must either accept or decline the study place by 29 July. The admission email will instruct you on how you can accept or reject the admission offer.


    Do you need help before applying?

    If you have questions about the application procedure, the Study and Career Guidance is happy to help.

    Learn more about enrolment

    General admission requirements


    When you apply for admission to the bachelor programmes, you need a qualifying examination.

    See entry requirements

    Specific admission requirements


    Each BSc programme has specific requirements that you must meet to apply for enrolment.

    See all requirements

    Supplementary courses


    If you do not meet the specific entry requirements for a programme, you can take supplementary courses.

    Learn about courses

    Apply for exemption


    When you apply for an exemption, you need a documented reason for ITU to process your application.

    Apply for exemption