General Admission Requirement

Qualifying examination 

The general admission requirement is a qualifying examination certificate. The following international examinations qualifies for admission for the BSc programmes at the IT University of Copenhagen: 

How to meet the general admission requirement 

If your upper secondary school certificate in itself does not meet the general admission requirement you can read about your possibilities to qualify for admission though supplementary education. Please visit the web page of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science


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) 

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, 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 enclose the following documentation:

  • A scan of your upper secondary school certificate (diploma and transcript of records)
  • A verification form filled in, signed and stamped by your school
  • A scan of documentation for higher education (if you have started/completed a higher education programme)
  • A scan of an approved English test with the required test result (if you have taken an English test by now)

 

Please also inform us about your citizenship and your residence permit status in Denmark (if applicable). Note, a pre-assessment is an assessment and not a guarantee for admission.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

If your qualifying exam is an International Baccalaureate (IB), the application deadline is 22 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 1 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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Specific admission requirements

Specific requirements for 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

How to assess whether you meet the specific requirements

We assess the level and grade(s) in Mathematics and English from your upper secondary school certificate and convert it into Danish levels and grades. Remember to enclose a verification form if the amount of teaching hours in Mathematics and English is not stated on the diploma/transcript of record.

How to meet the requirement in other ways 

Please note, if you want to include Mathematics related university courses in the assessment of the specific admission requirement in Mathematics, you have to apply for an exemption within the deadline March 15. Please see the section 'Exemption' below. For the specific admission requirement in English, you can also meet this by submitting on of the approved English test with the required test result. Finally, you can also do a supplementary course.

You can read about supplementary courses and conditional admission, if you click on 'More' below.

English language requirement 

If you hold an upper secondary school certificate from a non-EU/EEA country, you must submit test scores from an English test (except for applicants holding an upper secondary exam from the following English speaking countries: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland and Ireland). 

We accept the following English test with the mentioned results as equivalent to English B with the grade of 6.0:

  • TOEFL paper-based test result of at least 600
  • TOEFL iBT test result of at least 100 
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test result of at least 100 (for the 2020 and 2021 intake only)
  • IELTS (academic) test result of at least 7.0 
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) passed
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) with min. 167

Test results more than two years old per 5 July are not considered. The TOEFL code of ITU is 9015. The IELTS does not have university codes. 

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. 

In Denmark supplementary courses are offered by VUC. Please note, the teaching language is typically in Danish. Niels Brock some times offers a supplementary course in Mathematics B in English. Read more at the web page of Niels Brock. 

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 or an English test during the summer. 

Please note, this is an opportunity for applicants exempted from paying tuition fee only.



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 a supplementary course or an English test during the summer.

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

To be granted conditional admission, you must submit:

  • Documentation for your enrolment in a supplementary course or English test no later than 5 July at 12:00 noon (CET)

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

 

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How to apply

Application deadlines

  • Applicants holding an international exam must apply by (including motivational cover letter): 15 March at 12:00 noon (CET)
  • Documentation deadline (incl. final diploma): 5 July at 12.00 noon (CET)
  • You will receive the result of your application per email by: 28 July
  • You must accept the offer of enrolment per email by: 31 July
  • The Introductions Days are held in week 34 and the academic semester starts in week 35 

Extension of documentation deadline 

The documentation deadline for lacking documentation is July 5 at 12.00 non (CET). However, we can extend the deadline with additional few days, if you notify us. Please contact us on sap@itu.dk if you need to extend the documentation deadline with few days. Note, we cannot extend the documentation deadline more than these few days.






Application documents

You must enclose the following documentation in your application:

  • A motivational cover letter in English (for quota 2 only)
  • Upper secondary school certificate, including diploma and transcripts of records (plus official translations if not in English/Nordic language) 
  • 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 your hold an upper secondary certificate from a non-EU/EEA country)
  • An application for exemption (if you want to apply for an exemption)
  • A scan of your passport (photo page)
  • Documentation for residence permit in Denmark (if you are not Danish or from an EU/EEU country. See the section 'Tuition fee' below)
  • Master diploma (if you have already completed a MSc programme, cf. Master's rule)
  • Transcript of records and course descriptions for previously passed university courses from uncompleted programmes (if you have passed university courses) 

Mandatory credit transfer assessment

If you have previously passed university courses without completing the degree, you must inform us in order to make a start credit transfer assessment. If we offer you admission and we are able to make a credit transfer assessment, you will be notified. You cannot decline the credit transfer. 

Apply via optagelse.dk

When you apply   

  • You must upload all documentation to your application on Optagelse.dk. Documentation on email or letter mail is not accepted
  • 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 by March 15 at 12.00 noon (CET). We cannot process your application, before receiving the signature page. You receive a receipt within few days, otherwise please contact us.

When you have submitted your application

  • You will receive a receipt on your application from the IT University per email 
  • The IT University will contact you on the email stated in your application when processing 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

Quota 1

Admission criteria quota 1 

In quota 1 the assessment of your application is based on your grade point average (GPA) only. If your upper secondary school certificate qualifies for quota 1, the IT University will calculate your grade point average (GPA) and convert it to the Danish 7-point marking scale. 

On the web page of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science you will find an overview of international exams qualifying for quota 1. Unfortunately the overview is stated in Danish.

Indicative GPA from 2020 intake

For the 2020 intake we offered admission to all Data Science applicants meeting the requirements. Please note, the GPA in quota 1 can change from year to year. 

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

From 2020 it is no longer possible to multiply your GPA with 1,08 if you apply within 2 years after completing your qualifying exam. 



Quota 2

Admission criteria quota 2

In quota 2 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 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 automatically assess your application in quota 1 too, if your exam qualifies for admission in quota 1 (see 'Admission criteria quota 1' above).

  • 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 car

Cover letter

In the cover letter you have to point out your personal motivation for choosing to study 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 Data Science. The cover letter must be written in English and be of maximum one A4 page.

Exemption

Application deadline 

15 March at 12:00 noon (CET)

You must apply for exemption if:

  • You do not fulfil the general admission requirement, but you can document to fulfil the general requirement in other ways
  • You due to special circumstances has achieved a general point average (GPA), which does not fit your academic level
  • You have completed an 'Adgangseksamen til Ingeniøruddannelserne' and you apply for either Software Development or Data Science
  • You do not fulfil the specific admission requirements in English and/or Mathematics, but you can document to meet them in other ways
  • You do to special circumstances has archieved a grade in English or Mathematics, which does not fit your academic level
  • You have been enrolled in the programme you apply for before, but the IT University has terminated your enrolment
  • You have completed a MSc programme and you are no longer able to work within the field (Master's rule) 
  • You due to special circumstances exceed a deadline

How to apply for an exemption

An application for exemption must include an description of what you apply for and why along with relevant documentation. You must document special circumstances and we need to be able to conclude a direct correlation between the special circumstances and the low grade. 

If you want to apply for exemption, you have to fill in this template and upload it to your application along with documentation. You receive a written feedback on your application by 15 June at the latest, if you apply by March 15 at 12 noon (CET).

Applying for exemption after March 15 

It is possible to apply for an exemption after the deadline March 15 due to 'special circumstances', if the these circumstances has occurred after March 15. You need to be able to document the special circumstances. 

Master's rule 

The restriction on the second degree (the education ceiling) has been repealed and replaced by the Master’s rule effective March 1 2020.

The Master’s rule allows applicants who have completed a Danish or a foreign master's programme to be admitted to a new higher educational programme only in case of vacant study places. Normally, we have no vacant study places at the IT University of Copenhagen.

In special cases if you are no longer able to work within the field of the completed programme, the university can exempt you from the rule.

Apply as a former student

Re-enrolment  

If you have passed the first year examinations (60 ECTS) or more under the valid academic regulations for the specific programme in the same programme you must apply for re-enrolment. Please note, it is not possible to re-enrol in a dimensioned programme (BSc DDIT). You can read more about how to apply for re-enrolment on ITU Student.

Re-admission

If you have passed less than the first year examinations (60 ECTS) in the same programme, which you have withdrawal from and you have not failed to meet a study activity requirement, you must apply anew through the application portal Optagelse.dk.

5 months gap 

Minimum 5 months must have passed from your withdrawal to your new enrolment in the same programme again. This means, you have to terminate your enrolment in the programme by April 1 at the latest to be able to enrol in the programme by September 1 the same year. You also have to be aware that your previously passed exams and exam attempts are transferred to your new enrolment, if you are offered admission in the programme again.

Re-admission with an application for exemption

If you have passed less than the first year examinations (60 ECTS) in the same programme and you have been administratively withdrawn by the university, you have to apply anew through the application portal on 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.

Transfer 

If you have passed the first year examinations (60 ECTS) or more under the valid academic regulations for the specific programme at another institution you can apply for transfer to the 2nd or 3rd study year of the programme at the IT University of Copenhagen. Please note, it is not possible to transfer to a dimensioned programme (DDIT).

Click on 'More' to see how to apply for transfer. 

Conditions for transfer 

- you must have passed minimum 60 ECTS corresponding to the entire first year of the programme 

- you have to meet the admission requirements for the programme 

- vacant study places on the programme are a prerequisite

- you can max. have 60 ECTS transferred to your enrolment at ITU

Deadline and decision  

The application deadline is March 15 and you will receive a decision on your application within 4 weeks. Study start is Monday in week 35. 



How to apply 

Send an email to sap@itu.dk with a request for transfer to the 2nd or 3rd study year of the programme. In the email you have mention which programme you apply for and enclose following documents:

- documentation for the admission requirements for the programme 

- documentation for your passed exams on your former enrolment, that is transcript of records with both signature and stamp from the educational institution 

- course descriptions for the passed courses, that is pdf-files or links




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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 2020). 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 on the web page of New to Denmark

Late application for residence permit 

Please be aware that you will receive the result of your application by July 28. If you are not in Denmark already or are from a visa free country, you might not receive your residence permit before study start. We start up the application process for your residence permit once we have received your payment of tuition fee. 

Conditional admission 

Conditional admission is not an option for applicants paying tuition fee. 

No scholarships

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

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")
  • Permanent residence permit in another Nordic country (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands) and you continue to live in the specific country during your studies
  • Temporary residence permit with the possibility of achieving a permanent residence permit ("Midlertidig opholdstilladelse m.m.f. varigt ophold")
  • Residence permit in as an accompanying child ("medfølgende barn")
  • Residence permit as a convention refugee incl. family members ("Opholdstilladelse som konventionsflygning")
  • Residence permit as a foreigner with protection status incl. family members ("Opholdstilladelse som udlændinge med beskyttelsesstatus"
  • Residence permit as a foreigner with temporary protection status incl. family members ("Opholdstilladelse som udlændinge med midlertidig beskyttelsesstatus")
  • Residence permit according to the EU/EEA regulations ("EU-opholdsbekandgørelsen")

Documentation 

If you hold one of the exempted residence permits, you have to enclose submit documentation for this. Based on the documentation submitted, the Student Affairs and Programmes will grant or deny exemption. 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