Admission Requirement

General requirements:

To be able to apply for a MSc programme you must have:

  • A university bachelor's degree or a professional bachelor's degree. It you hold an other comparable degree. Please read more here.
  • English qualifications corresponding to B-level in Denmark with a minimum of 3,0 in grade point average. Please read more here.

Please note, we only have a limited number of available study places on our programmes. Typically, we receive a high number of applicants. Thus, unfortunately each year a number of well-qualified applicants are not admitted.

How to apply

The application deadline is March 1 at 23.59.

The programme specific requirements are different from programme to programme, and thus required application material and documentation are also specific to the individual programme. Therefore, please read carefully under the education you want to apply for.

You can apply from mid-January, and you will receive an answer to your application no later than 10 June. Study start is week 35.


Good advice before you start your application in the application portal

Make sure you have all your documentation ready before you start your application. You should save drafts of your application continuously. Read more about how to live up to the documentation requirements in the section on “Documentation” below.

You can only apply by sending a digital application through the application portal. It is your responsibility to make sure that you complete the application process correctly, and that you send in the application before the deadline 1 March 23:59.

It takes time to fil out the application in the portal

We recommend that you start filling out your application in the portal well in advance, and that you apply no later than the day before the application deadline. On the day of the deadline there is often a queue in the system, so if you do wait till the day of the deadline to apply, please, make sure you have at least 6 hours before the deadline and have your documentation ready.

Application Guide

If you need help registering and understanding the process on the application portal, you can read application guide here, which goes through the entire application process. Once you have completed and submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation of the e-mail with which you created yourself on the application portal.

Login guide

It is very important that you read the login guide, tips and help, before you begin your application.

The guide gives you step-by-step help with text and images throughout the application process, and we refer to the logon guide for help with any issues you encounter, before you contact ITU.

Confirmation of receipt of your application

You will receive an email from the application system, as documentation for having applied in time. You cannot speed up the processing of your application through personal inquiry.




As part of the application material, you must document that you live up to the entry requirements. Below you can read what documentation is required for the general access requirements. In addition, you can read under the education-specific entry requirements about what the individual education requires of application material.

Further information?

If you have questions concerning the application procedure, please contact Student Affairs and Programmes.

It is also always a good idea to contact the Study and Career Guidance before you apply, if you have any unanswered questions or other doubts.

How to document your educational background

How do I document my qualifying education?

You must upload a copy of your bachelor diploma (in English or one of the Nordic languages), including a transcript of courses and a transcript of your grades, or a preliminary transcript of your grades if you are taking your qualifying education at a Danish institution. If you are taking a foreign qualifying education, you must also send documentation for expected completion.

What if my qualifying education is a combination of several educations?

If your qualifying education is a combination of several educations, you will have to send a diploma and transcript of your grades for each separate education. A combined education could for example be a multimedia design or a computer science education as top-up degrees from a bachelor’s degree.

What if I have not yet completed my qualifying education?

If you have not yet completed your qualifying education, you will need to upload an updated transcript of your grades. If you are missing more than 60 ECTS to complete your education, you will also have to give an account of how you expect to complete the education before study start at ITU. If you are taking a foreign qualifying education, and if ECTS are not shown on the transcript, your institution will also need to confirm your expected completion time.

What if I have a different education, can I apply anyway?

If you have a different education (e.g. an international education), which is comparable to a university or professional bachelor’s degree, the IT University (ITU) will make an individual assessment of the education in question.

Do I need to translate my diploma?

Foreign diplomas that are neither in English nor in one of the Scandinavian languages must be translated into Danish or English by the educational institution, an authorized translator or a public authority. If you are admitted, you must also show your original diploma at study start.

What if my university does not use ECTS?

Danish universities use the ECTS-point system to measure the total workload for the completion of a specific course or programme. If your university uses a different point/credit system, ITU will evaluate on an individual basis how to convert your credits to ECTS-points. 

Below is some general information about how points are calculated and how conversion takes place:
A full bachelor’s degree in Denmark equals 180 ECTS-points and consists of six semesters each of 30 ECTS-points. One complete year of full-time study is equivalent to 60 ECTS-points. 

In your application, you must document:

  • how many units are necessary to complete a full bachelor’s programme in your country
  • the prescribed length of time for completion of your bachelor’s degree

Please use this information to calculate yourself, to what extent you meet the specific requirements before you apply.

What if I have taken courses at MSc level without graduating a MSc?

If you have previously been enrolled on a higher education on a master level, without completing it, it is your duty to upload documentation for any elements of the education that you have passed. This documentation will be used to assess whether to give you a starting credit for some of these elements. This documentation must be in English or one of the Nordic languages.

I already hold a MSc - can I study another MSc at IT University of Copenhagen?

Read about it here.



How to document English B-level

You need to document an English language proficiency of at least level B with a minimum of 3 in grade point average (Danish High School levels) in one of the following ways:

  • You have passed a level B English exam in the course of taking a Danish High School exam (or through supplementary courses).
  • You have taken an English-language High School exam in Denmark, in another EU country, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Great Britain, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand.
  • You have taken an English language bachelor’s degree or a professional bachelor's degree in Denmark, in another EU country, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Great Britain, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand.
  • You have a qualifying bachelor’s degree from a Danish university (not a professional bachelor’s degree if it is taught in Danish).
  • It is also possible to document by doing one of the following English tests
  • TOEFL paper-based test result: 560 minimum
  • TOEFL IBT test result: 88 minimum
  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test result of at least 88
  • IELTS (academic) test result: 6.5 minimum
  • IELTS Online (academic) test result: 6.5 minimum 
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): passed 
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): passed
  • The Test result cannot be more than 2 years old. Please note, time limitation does not apply to CPE and CAE. 
    The university code for TOEFL is 9015, department: Student Affairs & Programmes. You will need this code when you sign up for a TOEFL test. 
    No code is needed for IELTS.

Can I apply without having completed a test?

It is possible to apply before you have completed any necessary language proficiency test or supplementary courses. Instead, you must:

  • Upload documentation for being called to the test or being admitted to the course.

No later than one month before study start, you must upload the results of the test or supplementary course in the application portal

Applicants who are not EU/EEA (EØS) citizens and who have to pay tuition fees will need to upload the results of the language proficiency test or supplementary course no later than 3 weeks after the application deadline.

If your result does not comply with the admission requirements, your admission will be annulled.



For non EU/EEA (EØS) citizens who resides in Denmark

Non-EU/EEA (EØS) citizens who reside in Denmark, and who wish to be exempt from paying tuition fees on their master level education, must send in documentation of their permanent residence permit or their residence permit with the possibility of permanent residence.

Tuition and scholarship

Find more information on tuition fee and scholarship below.

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 from countries outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) are charged tuition fees.

The tuition fee is 50.000 DKK per semester. In total, 200,000 DKK for a two year full-time master’s programme. 

The tuition fees must be paid twice a year approx. 5 January and 5 August. The deadline for paying the tuition fee for the first semester of a programme is in June. The fee cannot be paid in installments. 

Payment is only possible in Danish Kroner (DKK) or Euro (EUR).

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.

Rights and obligations
During a semester, you are encouraged to follow your study programme, but you can register up to 37,5 (projects and/or courses). If you complete less than 30 ECTS per semester you must also pay full tuition.

You have the right to extend your study time for two semesters without paying extra tuition fee, as payment for the full-time master’s programme have been paid. Make sure to contact if this becomes relevant for you.

The IT University is obligated to notify Immigration Services if you are delayed with more than 60 ECTS in your studies. We must also notify Immigration Services if you are on leave or you are absent due to illness or pregnancy.

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.
The IT University will only reimburse the tuition fee in the following cases: 

  • If you withdraw from the programme before the end of week 34 (autumn term) or week 4 (spring term)
  • If you obtain a residence permit or citizenship exempting you from paying tuition fee. The validity date of the residence permit or citizenship must be latest 31 August or 31 January for the coming semester.
  • If you are conditionally admitted but do not meet the conditional requirements
  • If the Immigration Services rejects your application for a residence permit 
Please note that you will not be reimbursed for the semester that has started if your enrolment is cancelled due to failed exams.

Written documentation must be handed in before reimbursement can take place. Please send an email to
NB: Your bank may retain a service fee when processing the reimbursement. The Recipient/student will bear all the transaction fees.


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.

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.

Do you already hold a MSc degree?


The Master’s rule allows applicants who have completed a Danish or a foreign master's programme only to be admitted to a new higher educational programme in case of vacant study places.


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

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

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-enrollment or re-admission.

Read more in the following.

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-enrollment. Please note, it is not possible to re-enroll in a dimensioned programme (MSc in Digital Design and Interactive Technologies and MSc in Games). You can read more about how to apply for re-enrollment on

ITU Student.

If you have passed less than the first year examinations (60 ECTS) in the same programme, which you have withdrawal from, you must apply again through the application portal.

If you have fallen for a study activity requirement and on that basis have been withdrawed by the IT University, you must apply for admission again and enclose a dispensation application. We can grant dispensation if we assess that your opportunities to complete the education have been significantly improved, or if the content of the education has changed significantly.