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Admission Requirements

General admission requirements

The general admission requirement is a qualifying examination certificate comparable to a qualifying Danish upper secondary school certificate. Please visit the web page of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science to see if your examination certificate meets the general admission requirement. 

Specific admission requirements

Global Business Informatics

  • Mathematics corresponding to the Danish B-level with an average mark of at least 6.0 on the Danish 7-point marking scale (or Mathematics A-level passed)
  • English corresponding to the Danish B-level with an average mark of at least 6.0 on the Danish 7-point marking scale (or English A-level passed)

Data Science 

  • Mathematics corresponding to the Danish A-level with an average mark of at least 6.0 on the Danish 7-point marking scale
  • English corresponding to the Danish B-level with an average mark of at least 6.0 on the Danish 7-point marking scale (or English A-level passed) 

Pre-assessment 

If you are not sure whether you meet the admission requirements for a specific BSc programme, we can make a pre-assessment of your academic qualifications prior to your application for admission. From 1 October to 15 December we make pre-assessments. Send an email to sap@itu.dk with a pre-assessment request and then we will guide you how to submit your educational documents for the assessment. Please note, a pre-assessment is an assessment and not a guarantee for admission.

Application deadline

The application portal opens 1 February and all applicants holding an international upper secondary school certificate must apply by:

  • 15 March at 12:00 noon (CET)

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

  • as EU/EAA applicant by 28 July 
  • as non-EU/EAA applicant by mid-May
The academic semester starts in week 35 and the introduction days are held in week 34.  

How to apply 

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

  • quota 1 and/or 2 (EU/EAA citizens) or 
  • quota 3 applicants (non-EU/EAA citizens)

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

APPLY FOR ADMISSION 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

If your qualifying exam is an International Baccalaureate (IB), the application deadline is 15 March at 12:00 noon (CET), even though the IB is completed in Denmark and regardless of which quota you apply for. If you complete the IB the same year as you apply for admission at the BSc programme at the IT University, you have to instruct and allow your IB coordinator to sign you up for the IBNET’s ‘result service’. You have to give this permission to your IB coordinator by 15 May at the latest. Remember to ask for a receipt in order to be able to document the registration for the ‘result service’ subsequently. For the registration, you need the institution code of the IT University, which is 003934.

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Quota 1

Application documents

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

  • Upper secondary school certificate, including diploma and transcripts of records (plus official translations if not in English or Nordic language)
  • Documentation for fulfilling the specific admission requirements in English and Mathematics (signed and stamped verification form if the amount of teaching hours is not stated at diploma/transcript of records and course descriptions)
  • If your hold an upper secondary certificate from a non-EU/EEA country you must submit test scores from an English test (USA, South Africa, Canada, Australia or New Zealand are exempted)
  • If you have been enrolled in a higher education programme before without completing it in Denmark or elsewhere, you must enclose a transcript of records and course descriptions for the passed exams from that programme for the mandatory start credit transfer assessment
  • If you have already completed a higher education programme in Denmark at the same or higher level as the programme you apply for, you have to submit a scan of your diploma
  • A scan of your passport (photo page)
  • If you hold a residence permit in Denmark, you have to enclose a scan of the front and back page of your residence permit

Application and documentation deadline

You must submit your application no later than 15 March. If you have not completed your qualifying exam by 15 March, you must upload the documentation to your application via www.optagelse.dk by 5 July at 12:00 noon (CET). We can extend your documentation deadline with few days, but unfortunately no more. Contact sap@itu.dk if you need a shortly extended deadline. Please note, other universities in Denmark might accept documentation later.

Admission criteria quota 1 

If you hold an International Baccalaureate (IB) or an upper secondary school certificate from an EU/EAA country, which has been assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science as qualifying for quota 1 in Denmark, the IT University will make a calculation of your grade point average (GPA) into the Danish 7-point marking scale. In quota 1 the assessment of your application is based on your GPA only. Unfortunately the overview of qualifying exams assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science is stated in Danish.

Indicative GPA from 2018 intake

For the 2018 intake we offered admission to applicants with the below-mentioned GPA as minimum. Please note that the GPA in quota 1 can change from year to year. 

  • Global Business Informatics: 8.8
  • Data Science: 9.0 

Application and documentation deadline

You must submit your application no later than 15 March. If you have not completed your qualifying exam by 15 March, you must upload the documentation to your application via www.optagelse.dk no later than 5 July. Please note that other universities in Denmark might accept documentation later.

Application and documentation deadline

You must submit your application no later than 15 March. If you have not completed your qualifying exam by 15 March, you must upload the documentation to your application via www.optagelse.dk no later than 5 July. Please note that other universities in Denmark might accept documentation later.

Application and documentation deadline

You must submit your application no later than 15 March. If you have not completed your qualifying exam by 15 March, you must upload the documentation to your application via www.optagelse.dk no later than 5 July. Please note that other universities in Denmark might accept documentation later.

Application and documentation deadline

You must submit your application no later than 15 March. If you have not completed your qualifying exam by 15 March, you must upload the documentation to your application via www.optagelse.dk no later than 5 July. Please note that other universities in Denmark might accept documentation later.

Bonus for early study start

If you apply for admission to a BSc programme no later than two years after the completion of your qualifying exam, the university will multiply your GPA with 1.08. In 2019 this rule will apply to applicants who have finished their qualifying exam in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Please note that the result from a GIF-examination is not multiplied, nor is international entry qualifications that can be assessed in quota 2 only.

Quota 2

Application documents

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

  • Upper secondary school certificate, including diploma and transcripts of records (plus official translations if not in English or Nordic language)
  • A cover letter in English  
  • Documentation for fulfilling the specific admission requirements in English and Mathematics (signed and stamped verification form if the amount of teaching hours is not stated at diploma/transcript of records and course descriptions)
  • If your hold an upper secondary certificate from a non-EU/EEA country you must submit test scores from an English test (USA, South Africa, Canada, Australia or New Zealand are exempted)
  • If you have been enrolled in a higher education programme before without completing it in Denmark or elsewhere, you must enclose a transcript of records and course descriptions for the passed exams from that programme for the mandatory start credit transfer assessment
  • If you have already completed a higher education programme in Denmark at the same or higher level as the programme you apply for, you have to submit a scan of your diploma
  • A scan of your passport (photo page) 
  • If you hold a residence permit in Denmark, you have to enclose a scan of the front and back page of your residence permit
  • If you hold a residence permit in Denmark, you have to enclose a scan of the front and back page of your residence card
  • If you hold a residence permit in Denmark, you have to enclose a scan of the front and back page of your residence card

Application and documentation deadline

You must submit your application and motivational cover letter no later than 15 March. If you have not completed your qualifying exam by 15 March, you must upload the documentation to your application via www.optagelse.dk by 5 July at 12:00 noon (CET). We can extend your documentation deadline with few days, but unfortunately no more. Contact sap@itu.dk if you need a shortly extended deadline. Please note, other universities in Denmark might accept documentation later.

Admission criteria quota 2

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

We assess your application in quota 1 too, if your qualifying exams qualifies for admission in this quota (see 'Admission criteria quota 1' above).

Cover letter

In the cover letter you have to 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 rather 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.

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:

  • Upper secondary school certificate, including diploma and transcripts of records (plus official translations if not in English or Nordic language)
  • A cover letter in English
  • Documentation for fulfilling the specific admission requirements in English and Mathematics (signed and stamped verification form if the amount of teaching hours is not stated at diploma/transcript of records and course descriptions)
  • If your hold an upper secondary certificate from a non-EU/EEA country you must submit test scores from an English test (USA, South Africa, Canada, Australia or New Zealand are exempted)
  • If you have been enrolled in a higher education programme before without completing it in Denmark or elsewhere, you must enclose a transcript of records and course descriptions for the passed exams from that programme for the mandatory start credit transfer assessment
  • If you have already completed a higher education programme in Denmark at the same or higher level as the programme you apply for, you have to submit a scan of your diploma
  • A scan of your passport (photo page)
  • If you hold a residence permit in Denmark, you have to enclose a scan of the front and back page of your residence permit
The IT University will send of letters of acceptance or rejection by Mid-May. If you are accepted, you must pay the tuition fee before programme start.
The IT University will send of letters of acceptance or rejection by Mid-May. If you are accepted, you must pay the tuition fee before programme start.
The IT University will send of letters of acceptance or rejection by Mid-May. If you are accepted, you must pay the tuition fee before programme start.
The IT University will send of letters of acceptance or rejection by Mid-May. If you are accepted, you must pay the tuition fee before programme start.

Application and documentation deadline

When you apply in quota 3 you must submit your application and all of the required documentation no later than 15 March via www.optagelse.dk. Please note, if you do not enclose all of the required documentation within the deadline, your application is not considered for admission. 

The IT University will send of letters of acceptance or rejection by Mid-May. If you are accepted, you must pay the tuition fee before programme start (see the section 'Tuition fee' below).

Admission criteria quota 3

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

Cover letter

In the cover letter you have to 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 rather 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.

Supplementary courses

Supplementary 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 supplementary courses yourself.

If taking a supplementary 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 supplementary course. 

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

Conditional admission

Conditional admission means that you will be accepted to the study programme given that you submit documentation for fulfilling the admission requirements through the supplementary course during the summer.

The final admission happens when you have passed the supplementary course with the required academic level and average grade and submitted documentation for this no later than 10 September.

To be granted conditional admission, you must:

  • Submit documentation proving that you are enrolled in a supplementation course no later than 5 July at 12:00 noon (CET)

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

Documentation for English B 6.0 by English 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 test 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 167

Test results that are more than two years old per 5 July will not be considered. To register for a test, please contact a TOEFL or an IELTS test centre. The TOEFL code of the IT University of Copenhagen is 9015. The IELTS does not have university codes. 

Applications with a non-EU/EEA certificate must submit test score

Applicants with an upper secondary certificate from a non-EU/EEA country must submit test scores from an English test (applicants with an upper secondary certificate from USA, South Africa, Canada, Australia or New Zealand are exempted from the tests). The IT University will not assess the application until the official test scores have been send from the test center. You must document that you meet the English requirements at the time of application.

Exemption

How to apply for an exemption

The deadline to apply for an exemption is 15 March at 12:00 noon (CET). You will receive a written feedback to your application for exemption by 15 June at the latest. 

An application for exemption is a document where you:

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

You must apply for exemption if:

  • You do not fulfil the general admission requirement, but you can document to fulfil the requirement in other ways
  • You do not fulfil the specific admission requirements in English and/or Mathematics, but you can document to fulfil the requirements in other ways
  • You have been enrolled in the programme you apply for before, but the IT University has terminated your enrolment
  • You have completed a higher education programme in Denmark at the same or higher level (the second degree rule)
  • You want to extend the 2 year time limit for bonus for early study start

If you want to apply for exemption, you have to fill in this template and upload it to your application along with documentation.

You can contact Student Affairs and Programmes on email sap@itu.dk for further questions regarding exemptions.

The second degree rule

If you have already completed a fully government-funded Danish bachelor’s or professional bachelor’s programme or another Danish higher education programme at the same or higher level structured as a full-time study, you cannot apply for a new bachelor’s programme structured as a full-time study. We can grant exemption from this rule under the following special circumstances: 

  • If at least six years have passed between the completion of your education and the start of the new education
  • If we assess that you due to health problems cannot use your completed degree on the labor market
  • If we assess that your completed education has changed significantly or does no longer exist

Apply as a former student

If you have been enrolled in a programme previously and you want to apply for admission for the programme again, you must clarify whether you have to apply for re-enrolment, administrative enrolment at the 2nd or 3rd study year of the programme or you have to apply:

  • If you have passed the first year examinations (60 ECTS) or more under the valid academic regulations for the specific programme at the same programme you must apply for re-enrolment. You can read more about how to apply for re-enrolment at Study Guide
  • If you have passed the first year examinations (60 ECTS) or more under the valid academic regulations for the specific programme at the programme at another institution you must apply for administrative enrolment at the 2nd or 3rd study year of the programme. Vacant study places at the programme are a prerequisite for the enrolment. Please contact sap@itu.dk if you want to apply for administrative enrolment
  • If you have passed less than the first year examinations (60 ECTS) at the same programme, which you have withdrawal from, you must apply anew through www.optagelse.dk 
  • If you have passed less than the first year examinations (60 ECTS) at the same programme and you have been administratively withdrawn by the university, you have to apply anew through www.optagelse.dk. You must enclose an application for exemption. We can approve your application for exemption if we assess that your possibilities to complete the programme have improved or the programme has changed significantly. Please note that a dispensation does not guarantee you admission, but only that your application for admission is included in the final assessment. You can read more under the paragraph ‘Exemption’ 

Please note: Admission to the same programme can at the earliest take place 5 months after you have terminated your enrolment. The termination of your enrolment must be effective by 1 April in order for you to apply for admission at the same programme with study start 1 September the same year. If you are re-admitted to the same programme, you must be aware that your previously passed exams and your previously used examination attempts will follow you into your new enrolment.

Apply via optagelse.dk

When you apply for admission for at BSc programme, you have to be aware of the following:

  • You must upload all of your documentation to your application at www.optagelse.dk. The IT University does not accept documentation per email or letter mail 
  • When you have completed your application and enclosed the attachments of relevance, you have to sign your application. If you apply without a Danish CPR number and NemID, you have to print, sign and scan a signature page for each programme you apply for and send it by email to sap@itu.dk within the application deadline. The IT University cannot process your application, before receiving the signature page
  • For your information, you will not receive a receipt for the reception of your application from the IT University
  • The IT University will contact you per email in connection with the processing of your application to the email address stated in your application
  • If you are not accessible for a period during the application process, you can make a written authorization for another person to look after your interests regarding your application for admission. You have to fill in the template for power of attorny and upload it to your application 
  • If you are offered admission at the IT University, you have to accept the offer of enrolment per email 1 August at the latest. If you do not accept the study place within the deadline, we will cancel the offer of enrolment

Tuition fee

Who pays tuition fee?

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

How much is the tuition fee?

The tuition fees are payable by biannual installments in advance of each semester, i.e. DKK 50,000 (price per January 2018). Be aware that the tuition fee may change. Information on tuition fee is updated every January.

Demonstration of funds

The Danish Immigration Service will ask students from outside the EU/EEA countries to demonstrate funds before issuing a residence permit. Please find further information about residence permit at the web page of New to Denmark

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")
  • Residence permit in Denmark as an accompanying child (“medfølgende barn”)
  • If you hold a ‘Residence card of a family member of an Union citizen’ (‘Opholdskort for familiemedlem til en unionsborger')

Please note, holding a student visa does not exempt you from paying a tuition fee. 



Documentation 

If you hold one of the exempted residence permits, you have to enclose submit documentation for this. We accept the following documentation:

  • A scan of your residence permit letter 
  • A scan of your residence permit card (both front and back page)
  • A scan of the page in your passport showing your residence permit

If you hold a ‘Residence card of a family member of an Union citizen’, you have to document that the family member lives in Denmark and has a job or is self-employed businessman. This must be documented by:

  • Documentation for the Danish address from the National Register of Persons (‘Folkeregisteret’)
  • An employment contract and the pay slip of the last month

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.