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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 general admission requirement is a qualifying examination certificate that can be equated with a qualifying 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 6.0 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 Mathematics corresponding to the Danish A-level).
  • English corresponding to the Danish B-level with an average mark of at least 6.0 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 6.0 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 6.0 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).

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

Proficiency in oral and written English. Please note, the IT University 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 noon (CET)

All international applicants can apply from 1 February.

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 study start is in the end of August. 

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 

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 167

Test results that are more than two years old per 5 July will not be considered.

Registering for an English test

To register for a test, please contact a TOEFL or an IELTS test centre. You should register for the test as soon as possible as the number of test dates and seats at each test centre are limited. When you register for the test, you have to ask the test centre to send the test result directly to the IT University of Copenhagen. The TOEFL code of the IT University of Copenhagen is 9015. The IELTS does not have university codes. 

Applicants 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.

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Quota 1

Your application

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

  • Certificate of your qualifying exams (diploma and transcripts of records)
  • Documentation for fulfilling the specific admission requirements in English and Mathematics (signed and stamped verification form and course descriptions)
  • A copy of your passport (photo page)
  • If your hold an upper secondary certificate from a non-EU/EEA country (USA, South Africa, Canada, Australia or New Zealand are exempted) you must submit test scores from an English test 
  • 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
  • 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 copy of your diploma

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 upload a copy of the original diploma too.

Admission criteria quota 1

If you have graduated from an International Baccalaureate (IB) or have 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 grade point average solely. Unfortunately the overview of qualifying exams assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science is stated in Danish.

If your qualifying exam has been assessed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science as qualifying for quota 2, remember to enclose a motivational cover letter (see quota 2 admission criteria).

Submitting your documentation

You must submit your application no later than 15 March. If you have not finished 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 might accept documentation later.

Signature page

When you apply for a bachelor’s programme via www.optagelse.dk without a Danish CPR number and NemID, you have to send a signature page for each programme you apply for. The IT University cannot process your application, before receiving the signature page. You have to scan the signature page and send it by email to sap@itu.dk. The IT University must receive your signature page within the application deadline.

Verification form

To assess the level of Mathematics and English of your upper secondary school, we evaluate the number of taught hours (of 60 minutes) in the specific subject for the last three years of your upper secondary school. If the amount of hours is not stated on your transcript of records, you have to document it by filling in the verification form below, have it verified by the school and upload it to your application along with course descriptions.

Click here for the verification form.

Quota 2

Your application

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

  • Certificate of your qualifying exams (diploma and transcripts of records)
  • A cover letter if you want to be assessed according to the quota 2 admission criteria (see below) 
  • Documentation for fulfilling the specific admission requirements in English and Mathematics (signed and stamped verification form and course descriptions)
  • A copy of your passport (photo page) 
  • If your hold an upper secondary certificate from a non-EU/EEA country (USA, South Africa, Canada, Australia or New Zealand are exempted) you must submit test scores from an English test 
  • 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
  • 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 copy of your diploma

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 upload a copy of the original diploma too.

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 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. Enclose your cover letter with your application form.

Admission criteria quota 2

Your application will be subject to an overall evaluation of your grade point average (GPA), 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 assessment. From these, the IT University performs an assessment of the applicants possibility of completing the programme with a good result.

Your application is automatically assessed in quota 1 as well, if your qualifying exams qualifies for admission in quota 1 (see admission criteria quota 1).

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 upload the documentation to your application via www.optagelse.dk no later than 5 July. Please note that other universities might accept documentation later.

Signature page

When you apply for a bachelor’s programme via www.optagelse.dk without a Danish CPR number and NemID, you have to send a signature page for each programme you apply for. The IT University cannot process your application, before receiving the signature page. You have to scan the signature page and send it by email to sap@itu.dk. The IT University must receive your signature page within the application deadline.

Verification form

To assess the level of Mathematics and English of your upper secondary school, we evaluate the number of taught hours (of 60 minutes) in the specific subject for the last three years of your upper secondary school. If the amount of hours is not stated on your transcript of records, you have to document it by filling in the verification form below, have it verified by the school and upload it to your application along with course descriptions.

Click here for the verification form.

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. 

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

Exemption

If you wish to apply for exemption you must apply in quota 2 within the deadline 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 (double education)
  • 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 at Optagelse.dk along with documentation.

You can contact Student Affairs and Programmes on email 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 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.

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.

Have you already completed a higher education programme in Denmark?

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
     

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 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 (diploma and transcripts of records)
  • A cover letter if you want to be assessed according to the quota 3 admission criteria (see below) 
  • Documentation for fulfilling the specific admission requirements in English and Mathematics (signed and stamped verification form and course descriptions)
  • A copy of your passport (photo page)
  • If you hold a residence permit in Denmark, you have to enclose documentation for the residence permit
  • If your hold an upper secondary certificate from a non-EU/EEA country (USA, South Africa, Canada, Australia or New Zealand are exempted) you must submit test scores from an English test 
  • 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 (CV)

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 upload a copy of the original diploma too.

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 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. Enclose your cover letter with your application form.

 

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.

Admission criteria quota 3

Your application will be subject to an overall evaluation of your grade point average (GPA), 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 applicant’s possibility of completing the programme with a good result.

Submitting your documentation

When you apply in quota 3 you must submit your application and ALL of the documentation no later than 15 March via www.optagelse.dk. This means that your application will not be assessed in quota 3, if you graduate from your qualifying examination after the 15 March the year you apply for admission.

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.

Signature page

When you apply for a bachelor’s programme via www.optagelse.dk without a Danish CPR number and NemID, you have to send a signature page for each programme you apply for. The IT University cannot process your application, before receiving the signature page. You have to scan the signature page and send it by email to sap@itu.dk. The IT University must receive your signature page within the application deadline.

Verification form

To assess the level of Mathematics and English of your upper secondary school, we evaluate the number of taught hours (of 60 minutes) in the specific subject for the last three years of your upper secondary school. If the amount of hours is not stated on your transcript of records, you have to document it by filling in the verification form below, have it verified by the school and upload it to your application along with course descriptions.

Click here for the verification form.

 

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 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 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 ‘Quota 2 – 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 via Optagelse.dk, you have to be aware of the following:

  • You must upload all of your documentation to your application at 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 approve your application and print and sign a signature page and send it to the IT University (see the paragraph ‘Signature page’ above)
  • 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 at Optagelse.dk
  • 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?

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?

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 Nordic countries and EU/EEA countries to demonstrate funds before issuing a residence permit.

Please find further information about residence permit.

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')

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.

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 the following documentation:

  • 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.