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Admission requirements

General requirements

Applicants must hold a university bachelor’s degree or a professional bachelor’s degree. If you hold another degree (e.g. an international degree) which is comparable with a university bachelor’s degree or a professional bachelor’s degree, the IT University will make an individual evaluation of the programme in question.

Furthermore, applicants to all master's programmes must have English corresponding to B-level.

Specific requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements, there are specific admission requirements for each programme. You can read more about the specific requirements below.

Read the specific requirements to MSc in Digital Innovation & Management.

Read the specific requirements to MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies.

Read the specific requirements to MSc in Computer Science.

Read the specific requirements to MSc in Software Development (Design).

Read the specific requirements to MSc in Games.

Application deadlines

For all applicants: 

  • The application deadline is 1st of March

You will be notified:

  • as an EU/EAA applicant by 10th of June 
  • as a non-EU/EAA applicant by 1st of June. 

All applicants can apply from the beginning of January.

If you need help or have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Student Affairs and Programmes at sap@itu.dk

If you have any questions about the programme specific admission requirements or procedures described below, please contact the student advisors.  

Admission requirements for MSc in Digital Innovation & Management

 

When you apply, you must consider whether your bachelor programme covers the following admission requirements:

  • 7.5 ECTS course or project work within programming or databases.
  • 7.5 ECTS course or project work within qualitative methods, including qualitative or quanti-qualitative approaches as used in social research or the humanities. 

If your bachelor programme is not on the list of Danish bachelor programmes that meet the admission requirements, you need to include additional information in your application. You can find more information about the application procedure under ‘Application procedure for Digital Innovation & Management ‘.

Please note that the list can be changed after the admission in 2018. If you want to apply in 2019 or later, we advise you to check it continuously. The IT University takes in students with many different educational backgrounds, including students with non-Danish bachelor’s degrees.

How to enhance your qualifications

If you currently are enrolled in a bachelor programme where you do not have courses or project work within databases or programming, you can enhance your qualifications to apply for the MSc in Digital Innovation & Management by applying as guest student and take one of the following courses (offered by the IT University from autumn 2017):

  • IT Foundations (autumn semester at BSc in Global Business Informatics). Please note that IT Foundations will be replaced by the course Introduction to Programming in fall 2018

  • Database Use & Design (spring semester at BSc in Global Business Informatics)

Please note: The courses might change after the admission in 2018, so we advise you to check them continuously. Furthermore, taking courses as guest student is no guarantee for admission.

Applying without meeting the admission requirements

If you do not have 7.5 ECTS course or project work within programming or databases and/or 7.5 ECTS course or project work within qualitative methods, and you do not have the opportunity to take courses within these topics before applying, you can still apply to MSc in Digital Innovation & Management. However, as mentioned above you need to include additional information in your application (see ‘Application procedure for Digital Innovation & Management ‘).

Furthermore, if you get admitted to MSc in Digital Innovation & Management without meeting the admission requirements, it is a prerequisite that you pass a course within the field of programming or databases and/or qualitative methods (read more under ‘Information about admission’).

Application procedure for Digital Innovation & Management

When you apply, you must upload the following documentation. If you have the legal right to be admitted and you apply right after completing your bachelor's degree, you do not have to document the following:

  • A copy of your bachelor diploma (in English or one of the Nordic languages), including transcript of courses and grades, or a temporary transcript of courses and grades if you complete your qualifying education from a Danish institution. If your qualifying exams are from an international institution, you must also enclose documentation for your expected date of completion.
  • An essay within the area of Digital Innovation & Management. The essay must be written in English and must not exceed 450 words. The essay must be based on an article, which presents a problem. In the essay, you must explain and discuss the problem. The articles will be published on this page in January 2019. If you have a legal right to be admitted to the program, you do not have to write an essay.
  • Documentation for English B level in the Danish secondary educational system or a language test. The documentation must be in English or one of the Nordic languages.
  • CV written in English, including a short description of yourself, description of relevant experience such as work and/or teaching experience. If you apply to the programme and you have the legal right to be admitted, you do not need to write a CV.
  • If you have been enrolled in a higher education programme without finishing it (in Denmark or elsewhere), you must also upload documentation of passed exams from that programme. The documentation must be in English or one of the Nordic languages.
  • Any other documentation that verifies your qualifications.

Additional information:
If your bachelor programme is not on the list of Danish bachelor programmes that meet the admission requirements, you need to fill out this template. Here you must state how you meet the requirements of 7.5 ECTS within programming and databases and/or 7.5 ECTS within qualitative methods by pointing to specific courses or project activities that you have completed or will complete before semester start. Examples could be if you have worked with programming or with qualitative methods such as interviews in some of your projects. You must only write activities in which you have gained ECTS points. You must also upload the template if you do not meet the admission requirements.



Information about admission

If you are admitted to the MSc in Digital Innovation & Management and your bachelor programme does not cover at least 7.5 ECTS within programming or databases and/or 7.5 ECTS within qualitative methods, it is a prerequisite that you pass a test within the field of programming and/or qualitative methods. The test will be offered by the IT University. 

Qualification seminar for students who are admitted without programming competences 

In July and August 2018, you can attend a qualification seminar if you are admitted to MSc in Digital Innovation & Management without meeting the admission requirement concerning programming or databases. The purpose of the seminar is to prepare you for a test in programming, which serves as proof that you meet the admission requirements for the study programme. Following the seminar is optional, but you must pass the test in order to be admitted to attend the MSc programme.

The classes are conducted in English and will take place at the IT University of Copenhagen on July 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, and 30, 2018. On August 1 and 3, 2018, there are two additional days for practice. Teaching will last from 10-15 on all days. The test will take place on August 10, 2018. Attendance is free and prior knowledge about or experience with programming is not required. In addition to participation in class, you should expect to work on exercises, independent study and preparation for the test. You can expect to spend 37 hours a week on the seminar from July 9th to August 10th.

The qualification seminar gives you the programming skills necessary to pass the test and the skills required for admission to the MSc in Digital Innovation & Management. At the same time, you will gain skills which are attractive on the job market and necessary in order to understand the opportunities and risks of digital technology in business and society.

You will learn to program in Python and, among other things, will be introduced to imperative programming, object-oriented programming and handling of text data. If these concepts are new to you, keep in mind that the purpose of the course is to help you learn this. We do not expect you to have any previous experience with programming.

At the end of the qualification seminar, a test will be held at the IT University of Copenhagen. A passed test is your proof that you meet the admission requirements. Therefore, passing the test is a requirement for admittance to the MSc in Digital Innovation & Management.

If you do not pass the test on August 10, 2018 (or are unable to participate), a compensatory course will be held in September-October with a new test in the beginning of November. You must pass the test by November in order to stay enrolled in the MSc programme. If you do not already have programming skills, we strongly recommend that you follow the course in July and August and take the test in August. Learning programming while following the mandatory courses of the first semester of the MSc in Digital Innovation & Management will be very work intensive.

If you already know programming, but you do not have any certificate of your skills, you can take the test in August without following the seminar. Further information about the content of the test as well as a trial test will be available in spring 2018.

Qualification seminar for students who are admitted without 7.5 ECTS in qualitative methods

In August 2018, the IT University offers a qualification seminar to students admitted to MSc in Digital Innovation & Management who do not meet the admission requirements regarding qualitative methods. It is optional whether you want to attend the qualification seminar. The aim of the qualification seminar is to allow you to pass an admission test in qualitative methods, which will serve as a proof that you comply with the admission requirements on the study.

The teaching will take place at the IT University of Copenhagen on the following days with the production of five assignments:

  • Qualification seminar: August 1, 2, 13, 14 and 15, 2018
  • Assignments: August 16-22, 2018 
  • Test: August 23, 2018

You have to anticipate a workload of approximately five full working weeks. It is free of charge to attend and no previous knowledge in qualitative methods is required.

The qualification seminar - which will be taught in English - will cover basic qualitative methods such as interviews, participant observation, analysis of documents and web content, simple surveys, analysis and reporting of data. If the qualitative methods sound unfamiliar and difficult then please remember that the aim of the qualification seminar is to assist you in learning these methods. We do not expect that you know of qualitative methods already.

To complete the qualification seminar, you are required to pass a final oral test covering the five assignments prepared during the qualification seminar. The passed test is your proof that you comply with the admission requirements.

It will also be possible to attend the test even if you have not been able to participate in the qualification seminars. However, you will have to hand in the five assignments before you attend the test.

If you do not pass the test in August or if you are prevented from participating in the qualification seminar, a qualification seminar will be held in September and October with an oral test scheduled in November. If you do not have any experience with qualitative methods, we strongly recommend that you participate in the summer qualification seminar and take the test in August. It will require a considerable amount of work to learn the qualitative methods in parallel with the mandatory MSc courses in the autumn semester.

Please be aware that you cannot replace a course during the semester by attending this qualification seminar.

You will get more information about the qualification seminar and how to sign up in your letter of admission.

Dates for handing in the assignments will be announced later.

Evaluation of your application

Read how we evaluate your application.

Read more about:

Information about documentation.

How to apply.

Tuition.

Admission requirements for MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies

 

You need to have Danish on an A-level

When you apply, you must consider whether your bachelor programme covers the following admission requirements:

  • 7.5 ECTS course or project work within programming or databases.
  • 7.5 ECTS course or project work within qualitative methods, including qualitative or quantitative approaches as used in design or social research.

If your bachelor programme is not on the list of Danish bachelor programmes that meet the admission requirements, you need to include additional information in your application. You can find more information about the application procedure under ‘Application procedure for Digital Design and Interactive Technologies‘.

Please note that the list can be changed after the admission in 2018. If you want to apply in 2019 or later, we advise you to check it continuously. The IT University takes in students with many different educational backgrounds, including students with a non-Danish bachelor’s degree.

How to enhance your qualifications

If you currently are enrolled in a bachelor programme where you do not have courses or project work within databases or programming, you can enhance your qualifications to apply for the MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies by applying as guest student and take one of the following courses (offered by the IT University from autumn 2017): 

  • IT Foundations (autumn semester at BSc in Global Business Informatics). Please note that IT Foundations will be replaced by the course Introduction to Programming in fall 2018

  • Database Use & Design (spring semester at BSc in Global Business Informatics)

If you currently are enrolled in a bachelor programme where you do not have courses or project work within qualitative methods, you can enhance your qualifications to apply for the MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies by applying as guest student and take one of the following courses (offered by the IT University from autumn 2017):

  • User Studies and Quantitative Methods (spring semester at BSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies)
  • Philosophy of Science (spring semester at BSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies)

Please note: The courses might change after the admission in 2018, so we advise you to check them continuously. Furthermore, taking courses as guest student is no guarantee for admission.

Applying without meeting the admission requirements

If you do not have 7.5 ECTS course or project work within programming or databases and/or 7.5 ECTS course or project work within qualitative methods, and you do not have the opportunity to take courses within these topics before applying, you can still apply to the MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies. However, as mentioned above you need to include additional information in your application (see ‘Application procedure for Digital Design and Interactive Technologies‘).

Furthermore, if you get admitted to the MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies without meeting the admission requirements, it is a prerequisite that you pass a course within the field of programming or databases and/or qualitative methods (read more under ‘Information about admission’).

Application procedure for Digital Design & Interactive Technologies

When you apply, you must upload the following documentation. If you have the legal right to be admitted and you apply right after completing your bachelor's degree, you do not have to document the following:

  • A copy of your bachelor diploma (in English or one of the Nordic languages), including transcript of courses and grades, or a temporary transcript of courses and grades if you complete your qualifying education from a Danish institution. If your qualifying exams are from an international institution, you must also enclose documentation for your expected date of completion.
  • An essay within the area of digital design and interactive technologies. The essay must be written in Danish and must not exceed one page (corresponding to 2400 characters, including spaces). The essay must be based on an article, which presents a problem. In the essay, you must explain and discuss the problem. The articles will be published on this page in January 2019. If you have a legal right to be admitted to the program, you do not have to write an essay.
  • Documentation for English B level in the Danish secondary educational system or a language test. The documentation must be in English or one of the Nordic languages.
  • CV written in Danish, including a short description of yourself, description of relevant experience such as work and teaching experience. If you apply to the programme and you have the legal right to be admitted, you do not need to write a CV.
  • If you have been enrolled in a higher education programme without finishing it (in Denmark or elsewhere), you must also upload documentation of passed exams from that programme. The documentation must be in English or one of the Nordic languages.
  • Any other documentation for qualifications on which the application is relying.

Additional information:
If your bachelor programme is not on the list of Danish bachelor programmes that meet the admission requirements, you need to fill out this template. Here you must state how you meet the requirements of 7.5 ECTS within programming and databases and/or 7.5 ECTS within qualitative methods by pointing to specific courses or project activities that you have completed or will complete before semester start. Examples could be if you have worked with different kinds of programming languages, creative processes, quantitative studies of market research or qualitative approaches to studying people in context in some of your projects or courses. You must only write activities in which you have gained ECTS points. You must also upload the template if you do not meet the admission requirements.



Information about admission

If you are admitted to the MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies and your bachelor programme does not cover at least 7.5 ECTS within programming or databases and/or 7.5 ECTS within qualitative methods, it is a prerequisite that you pass a test within the field of programming and/or qualitative methods. The test will be offered by the IT University.

Qualification seminar for students who are admitted without programming competences 

In July and August 2018, you can attend a qualification seminar if you are admitted to MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies without meeting the admission requirement concerning programming or databases. The purpose of the seminar is to prepare you for a test in programming, which serves as proof that you meet the admission requirements for the study programme. Following the seminar is optional, but you must pass the test in order to be admitted to attend the MSc programme.

The classes are conducted in English and will take place at the IT University of Copenhagen on July 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, and 30, 2018. On August 1 and 3, 2018, there are two additional days for practice. Teaching will last from 10-15 on all days. The test will take place on August 10, 2018. Attendance is free and prior knowledge about or experience with programming is not required. In addition to participation in class, you should expect to work on exercises, independent study and preparation for the test. You can expect to spend 37 hours a week on the seminar from July 9th to August 10th.

The qualification seminar gives you the programming skills necessary to pass the test and the skills required for admission to the MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies. At the same time, you will gain skills which are attractive on the job market and necessary in order to understand the opportunities and risks of digital technology in business and society.

You will learn to program in Python and, among other things, will be introduced to imperative programming, object-oriented programming and handling of text data. If these concepts are new to you, keep in mind that the purpose of the course is to help you learn this. We do not expect you to have any previous experience with programming.

At the end of the qualification seminar, a test will be held at the IT University of Copenhagen. A passed test is your proof that you meet the admission requirements. Therefore, passing the test is a requirement for admittance to the MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies.

If you do not pass the test on August 10, 2018 (or are unable to participate), a compensatory course will be held in September-October with a new test in the beginning of November. You must pass the test by November in order to stay enrolled in the MSc programme. If you do not already have programming skills, we strongly recommend that you follow the course in July and August and take the test in August. Learning programming while following the mandatory courses of the first semester of the MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies will be very work intensive.

If you already know programming, but you do not have any certificate of your skills, you can take the test in August without following the seminar. Further information about the content of the test as well as a trial test will be available in spring 2018.

Qualification seminar for students who are admitted without 7.5 ECTS in qualitative methods

In August 2018, the IT University offers a qualification seminar to students admitted to MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies who do not meet the admission requirements regarding qualitative methods. It is optional whether you want to attend the qualification seminar. The aim of the qualification seminar is to allow you to pass an admission test in qualitative methods, which will serve as a proof that you comply with the admission requirements on the study.

The teaching will take place at the IT University of Copenhagen on the following days with the production of five assignments:

  • Qualification seminar: August 1, 2, 13, 14 and 15, 2018
  • Assignments: August 16-22, 2018
  • Test: August 23, 2018

You have to anticipate a workload of approximately five full working weeks. It is free of charge to attend and no previous knowledge in qualitative methods is required.

The qualification seminar - which will be taught in English - will cover basic qualitative methods such as interviews, participant observation, analysis of documents and web content, simple surveys, analysis and reporting of data. If the qualitative methods sound unfamiliar and difficult then please remember that the aim of the qualification seminar is to assist you in learning these methods. We do not expect that you know of qualitative methods already.

To complete the qualification seminar, you are required to pass a final oral test covering the five assignments prepared during the qualification seminar. The passed test is your proof that you comply with the admission requirements.

It will also be possible to attend the test even if you have not been able to participate in the qualification seminars. However, you will have to hand in the five assignments before you attend the test.

If you do not pass the test in August or if you are prevented from participating in the qualification seminar, a second qualification seminar will be held in September and October with an oral test scheduled in November. If you do not have any experience with qualitative methods, we strongly recommend that you participate in the summer qualification seminar and take the test in August. It will require a considerable amount of work to learn the qualitative methods in parallel with the mandatory MSc courses in the autumn semester.

Please be aware that you cannot replace a course during the semester by attending this qualification seminar.

You will get more information about the qualification seminar and how to sign up in your letter of admission.

Dates for handing in the assignments will be announced later.

Evaluation of your application

Read how we evaluate your application.

Read more about:

Information about documentation.

How to apply.

Tuition.

Admission requirements for MSc in Computer Science

 

To apply for the MSc in Computer Science you must have a bachelor's degree in software development, computer science or similar with substantial content of programming, foundations, and software engineering. 

A selection of Danish bachelor programmes that meet these admission requirements are listed here. You can find more information about the application procedure under ‘Application procedure for Computer Science‘.

Please note that the list can be changed after the admission in 2018. If you want to apply in 2019 or later, we advise you to check it continuously. The IT University takes in students with many different educational backgrounds, including students with non-Danish bachelor’s degrees.

 

Application procedure

When you apply, you must upload the following documentation. If you have the legal right to be admitted and you apply right after completing your bachelor's degree, you do not have to document the following:

  • A copy of your bachelor diploma (in English or one of the Nordic languages), including transcript of courses and grades, or a temporary transcript of courses and grades if you complete your qualifying education from a Danish institution. If your qualifying exams are from an international institution, you must also enclose documentation for your expected date of completion.
  • Cover letter written in English and must not exceed one A4 sheet. Read more about how to write a cover letter - this is only a guide, not a guarantee for admission. If you apply to the MSc Programme and you have the legal right to be admitted to, you do not need to write a cover letter. 
  • Documentation for English B level in the Danish secondary educational system or a language test. The documentation must be in English or one of the Nordic languages.
  • If you have been enrolled in a higher education programme without finishing it (in Denmark or elsewhere), you must upload documentation of passed exams from that programme. The documentation must be in English or one of the Nordic languages.
  • Any other documentation for qualifications on which the application is relying.

Additional information:
If your bachelor programme is not on the list of Danish bachelor programmes that meet the admission requirements, you need to fill out this template. Here you must state how you meet the following areas:

  • Object-Oriented Programming and Functional Programming (inner classes and inheritance, generics, algebraic data types, polymorphism, immutable data). This is usually taught in introductory courses on programming and functional programming.
  • Discrete mathematics (propositional and predicate logics, induction principles, basic counting, discrete probability, sets, functions, graphs, trees). This is usually taught in a Discrete Mathematics couses.
  • Algorithms and Complexity (big-O notation, basic analysis of algorithm correctness and complexity, hashing, basic data structures). This is usually taught in introductory courses on Algorithms and Data Structures.
  • Databases (relational databases, basic data analytics). This is usually taught in introductory courses on databases.
  • Software Engineering (requirements, testing, version control, development tools and processes, software architecture).
  • Basic Concurrent Programming (threads and locks). This is usually taught in medium-level courses on programming.
  • Foundations of Programming Languages (automata, grammars, regular expressions, parsing, compilers, basic machine architecture). This is usually taught in introductory courses on compilers.

You must only write activities in which you have gained ECTS points. You must also upload the template together with the other documentation.

Evaluation of your application

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Admission requirements for MSc in Software Development (Design)

 

The applicant must hold a non-software bachelor degree.
 
The bachelor degree of the applicant may include a smaller number of software courses (up to 30 ECTS). If these courses substantially overlap with Software Design MSc courses, they must be replaced with electives if the applicant is admitted. At most 15 ECTS of the mandatory courses on the first or second semester can be replaced in this way.

 

Application procedure

When you apply, you must upload the following documentation. If you have the legal right to be admitted and you apply right after completing your bachelor's degree, you do not have to document the following:

  • A copy of your bachelor diploma (in English or one of the Nordic languages), including transcript of courses and grades, or a temporary transcript of courses and grades if you complete your qualifying education from a Danish institution. If your qualifying exams are from an international institution, you must also enclose documentation for your expected date of completion.
  • Cover letter. If you apply to the MSc Programme and you have the legal right to be admitted to it, you do not need to write a cover letter. This guide is meant as a resource when writing your cover letter in applying for admission to the programme. This is only a guideline, not a guarantee for admission. It might be helpful to consider our advice. Please note that your cover letter must not exceed one A4 sheet.
  • Documentation for English B level in the Danish secondary educational system or a language test. The documentation must be in English or one of the Nordic languages.
  • If you have been enrolled in a higher education programme without finishing it (in Denmark or elsewhere), you must upload documentation of passed exams from that programme. The documentation must be in English or one of the Nordic languages.
  • Any other documentation for qualifications on which the application is relying.

Evaluation of your application

Read how we evaluate your application.

Read more about:

Information about documentation.

How to apply.

Tuition.

Admission requirements for MSc in Games

 

The Games programme is divided into two tracks (Technology Track and Design Track), with a special requirement for the Technology Track.

Specific requirement for the MSc in Games, Technology Track:

To apply for the Technology Track your bachelor's degree must be in computer science or in a comparable programme. A selection of bachelor programmes that meet these admission requirements are listed here. If you have studied an equivalent bachelor programme that is not listed, you must in your application upload a list of classes that corresponds to the following courses:

  • Object Oriented Programming or similar (minimum 15 ECTS)
  • Algorithms and Data Structures (minimum 5 ECTS)
  • Discrete Mathematics and/or any course teaching vector mathematics (minimum 5 ECTS)

Applying for the MSc in Games, Design Track:

In the evaluation of the applications to the Design Track, it is an advantage if you have one of the bachelor’s degrees or if you have followed the courses listed here.

Please note: The lists are not exclusive lists. The lists might change, so we advise you to check them continuously. The IT University takes in students with many different educational backgrounds.

Application procedure

When you apply, you must upload the following documentation. If you have the legal right to be admitted and you apply right after completing your bachelor's degree, you do not have to document the following:

  • A copy of your bachelor diploma (in English or one of the Nordic languages), including transcript of courses and grades, or a temporary transcript of courses and grades if you complete your qualifying education from a Danish institution. If your qualifying exams are from an international institution, you must also enclose documentation for your expected date of completion.
  • Motivation letter. Read more under ‘The Motivation Letter’ below. If you apply to the programme and you have the legal right to be admitted, you do not need to write a motivation letter.
  • Portfolio. Read more under ‘The Portfolio’ below. If you apply to the programme and you have the legal right to be admitted, you do not need to make a portfolio.
  • Documentation for English B level in the Danish secondary educational system or a language test. The documentation must be in English or one of the Nordic languages.
  • If you have been enrolled in a higher education programme without finishing it (in Denmark or elsewhere), you must upload documentation of passed exams from that programme. The documentation must be in English or one of the Nordic languages.
  • Any other documentation for qualifications on which the application is relying.

Additional documentation if your bachelor programme is not listed:
If you apply to the Technology Track and your bachelor programme is not listed, but you have studied an equivalent bachelor programme, you need to fill out this template in order to show how you meet the admission requirements by pointing to courses that corresponds to the following courses:

  • Object Oriented Programming or similar (minimum 15 ECTS) and
  • Algorithms and Data Structures (minimum 5 ECTS) and
  • Discrete Mathematics and/or courses in vector mathematics (minimum 5 ECTS)

If you apply to the Design Track and your bachelor programme is not listed, but you have studied an equivalent bachelor programme, you need to fill out this template in order to show how you meet the admission requirements by pointing to courses that corresponds to the following courses:

  • User-centred design (minimum 15 ECTS) or
  • Game design (minimum 15 ECTS) or 
  • Interaction design (minimum 15 ECTS) or
  • Creative media studies (minimum 15 ECTS) or
  • At least one practical design project, game-related research project or games project (minimum 15 ECTS)

The Motivation Letter

The motivation letter should be submitted as a PDF file in English and should be maximum two pages long.

Read the guide to writing your motivation letter to MSc in Games.

The Portfolio

Your portfolio should consist of prior work and activities. The portfolio should contain 3-5 samples or descriptions of projects of practical or analytical nature, which you have completed as part of or outside your education. Examples could be games, essays, design work, cartoons.

The portfolio should be submitted as one PDF-file with a table of contents in English (the content of the portfolio does not have to be in English). The PDF-file must not exceed 10 MB.

Evaluation of your application

The applications, that meet the admission requirements, are evaluated based on the following:

  • Your grade point average of your qualifying exams (50% of the total evaluation)
  • Your qualifications as they are expressed through your portfolio, previous studies and your motivation letter (50% of the total evaluation)

It is always a good idea to contact the student advisors if you have any questions regarding the application process. You can write them at studentadvisors@itu.dk.

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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.

If you are admitted with a non-Danish degree, you must also bring and show us your original diploma when you start your studies at the IT University.

Have you already completed a higher education programme in Denmark?

If you have already completed a fully government-funded Danish master'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 master’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

How to document English skills

You can document your English skills in one of the following ways:

  • English at B-level either on your Danish secondary diploma or by supplementing.
  • Documentation that you have a high school diploma or a bachelor's degree completed in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or USA.
  • Documentation that you have a high school diploma or a bachelor's degree completed in English in an EU / EEA country
  • A qualifying bachelor degree completed at a Danish university (academic university and not university college) 
  • Documentation that you have taken/or will take one of the following English test with a certain score. The test result cannot be more than two years old:  
    TOEFL paper-based test result of at least 550 (please note, this will change to 560 as of the admission round in 2019),
    TOEFL iBT test result of at least 80 (please note, this will change to 88 as of the admission round in 2019),
    IELTS (academic) test result of at least 6.0 (please note, this will change to 6.5 as of the admission round in 2019),
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English passed, or 
    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English passed

It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test/supplemented and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test/supplementing when you apply. You will have to upload the results in the application portal one month before study start at the latest (If you don’t meet the deadline or your test score is too low, we will cancel your admittance). 

However, if you are a citizen outside EU/EEA and are considered as a fee paying student, you have to upload the test result 3 weeks after the application deadline, at the latest. 

The university code for TOEFL tests is 9015. You need this code when you sign up for a TOEFL test. There is no university code for IELTS tests. 

How to apply

How to apply

You apply for the Master of Science programme online. You must also upload all your documentation in the online application system.

It is your responsibility that you enter the system correctly and send your application before the deadline.

You will receive a confirmation that the IT University has received your application. Learn more about what happens after you have applied for admission.

Login-Guide

It's important that you read the guide to login before you start your application. It holds important information on how to login correctly and thoroughly guides you through the application process step-by-step.

We urge you to consult the login-guide, if you experience any problems during your online application before you contact the IT University for help.

Apply

OPEN THE APPLICATION SYSTEM HERE. You can now start your application to the MSc Programmes at the IT University of Copenhagen.

Tuition

Which students are NOT charged tuition fees?

The following groups of students are not charged any tuition fees at the IT University of Copenhagen:

  • Students from countries within the EU/EEA 
  • Students on bilateral exchange programmes (e.g. Erasmus. Check with the international office at your own university) 
  • US students with a Fulbright scholarship
  • Students, who started studying at the IT University January 2006 or earlier

Which students are charged tuition fees?

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 fee for a two years full study pr. 1 January 2012 is 200,000 DKK. The tuition fees are payable by biannual instalments in advance of each term, i.e. DKK 50,000 per term.

If you start your MSc programme after 2012 the price of a full two years of study may have changed. Keep an eye on this website - we update our information on tuition fees every January.

Note that the IT University grants a scholarship to three or four exceptionally talented MSc applicants from non- EU/EEA countries. See more under Scholarships below.

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 two 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")

However, having a student visa does NOT under any circumstances exempt you from paying a tuition fee. Please contact the Study Administration for further information. 

If you have one of the above residence permits, it is very important that you submit documentation for this to the Study Administration. 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 Study Administration will grant or deny exemption. If you are exempted from paying a tuition fee, you must meet the deadlines applicable to EU/EEA applicants.

Scholarships

The IT University of Copenhagen offers state scholarships to three or four exceptionally talented MSc applicants (full-degree students) from outside EU and EEA every year. The scholarships will be offered to the applicants who achieve the best scores according to the criteria in our admission rules. The state scholarships consist of free tuition and partly covering of living expenses.

Applicants cannot apply for the scholarships. The IT University considers all admitted MSc students for the scholarships and informs the students chosen for the scholarships in their letter of admission.

Please note that if you receive a scholarship, you will have to follow and pass full time studies.

To see information about living and accommodation in Denmark, see here.