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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 Communication.

Read the specific requirements to MSc in Games.

Read the specific requirements to MSc in Software Development, Advanced Computing track.

Read the specific requirements to MSc in Software Development, Design track.

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

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 social research methods, including qualitative or quanti-qualitative approaches as used in social research or the humanities. 

If your bachelor programme does not cover 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 ‘.

A selection of Danish bachelor programmes that meet the admission requirements are listed here. Please note that this is not an exclusive list. 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)
  • Database Use & Design (spring semester at BSc in Global Business Informatics)

Please note: The courses might change, 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 social research 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 social research methods (read more under ‘Information about admission’).

Application procedure for Digital Innovation & Management

When you apply, you must upload the following documentation:

  • A copy of your bachelor diploma including a transcript of courses and grades. If your qualifying education is not yet completed you must upload a confirmation from your home university stating the expected time of completion and your latest transcript of records. If you are graduating from a Danish institution, we only need your latest transcript of records.
  • A one-page essay (maximum 450 words) in the area of Digital Innovation & Management. The topic will be announced at least one month in advance of the application deadline. If you apply to the programme and you have the right to be admitted, you do not need to write an essay.
  • Documentation for English B level in the Danish secondary educational system or a language test. 
  • CV, 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 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.
  • Any other documentation that verifies your qualifications.

Additional information:
If your bachelor programme does not cover at least 7.5 ECTS within programming or databases and 7.5 ECTS within social research methods, you must include ½ a page in which you state which of these requirements you meet in a different manner and how you do so – 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. 

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.

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 social research methods, it is a prerequisite that you pass a course within the field of programming and/or social research methods. The course will be offered by the IT University. It will begin before semester start and run parallel to your first semester. You will receive further information on the course after admission.

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 Communication

 

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 design research methods, including qualitative or quantitative approaches as used in design or social research.

If your bachelor programme does not cover the admission requirements, you need to include additional information in your application. You ca nfind more information about the application procedure under ‘Application procedure for Digital Design and Communication‘.

A selection of Danish bachelor programmes that meet the admission requirements are listed here. Please note that this is not an exclusive list. 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 Communication 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)
  • 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 design research methods, you can enhance your qualifications to apply for the MSc in Digital Design and Communication 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 Media and Design)
  • Philosophy of Science (spring semester at BSc in Digital Media and Design)

Please note: The courses might change, 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 design research 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 Communication. However, as mentioned above you need to include additional information in your application (see ‘Application procedure for Digital Design and Communication‘).

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

Application procedure for Digital Design & Communication

When you apply, you must upload the following documentation:

  • A copy of your bachelor diploma including a transcript of courses and grades. If your qualifying education is not yet completed you must upload a confirmation from your home university stating the expected time of completion and your latest transcript of records. If you are graduating from a Danish institution, we only need your latest transcript of records.
  • A one-page essay (corresponding to 2400 characters, including spaces) in the area of digital design and communication. The topic will be announced one month in advance of the application deadline. If you apply to the programme and you have the right to be admitted, you do not need to write an essay.
  • Documentation for English B level in the Danish secondary educational system or a language test. 
  • CV, 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 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.
  • Any other documentation for qualifications on which the application is relying.

Additional information:
If your bachelor programme does not cover at least 7.5 ECTS within programming or databases and 7.5 ECTS within design research methods, you must include ½ a page in which you state which of these requirements you meet in a different manner and how you do so – 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.

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.

Information about admission

If you are admitted to the MSc in Digital Design and Communication and your bachelor programme does not cover at least 7.5 ECTS within programming or databases and/or 7.5 ECTS within design research methods, it is a prerequisite that you pass a course within the field of programming and/or design research methods. The course will be offered by the IT University. It will begin before semester start and run parallel to your first semester. Further information will be announced.

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 for Games

When you apply, you must upload the following documentation:

  • A copy of your bachelor diploma including a transcript of courses and grades. If your qualifying education is not yet completed you must upload a confirmation from your home university stating the expected time of completion and your latest transcript of records. If you are graduating from a Danish institution, we only need your latest transcript of records.
  • Motivation letter. Read more under ‘The Motivation Letter’ below. If you apply to the programme and you have the 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 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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, please 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 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, please upload a list of classes 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 can contain e.g.:

  • Projects realised during bachelor studies
  • Essays
  • Extracurricular projects and experiments
  • Other samples and/or research reports of technical and/or design solutions

The portfolio should be submitted as a table of contents (as a PDF file) accompanied by uploaded documents or link to an online portfolio.

Evaluation of your application

The applications are evaluated in four different categories: The qualifications you achieved during your previous studies, their suitability as described in the motivation letter, the strength of your portfolio, and your grade point average from your bachelor’s degree. 

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.

Read more about:

Information about documentation.

How to apply.

Tuition.

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Admission requirements for MSc in Software Development, Advanced Computing Track

 

To apply for the Software Development's Advanced Computing track, you must have a degree related to software development with substantial programming content. Additionally, applicants must have learned, during their bachelor studies, about Programming, Foundations and Software Engineering (corresponding to the mandatory modules of the Design track). This should be thoroughly described in the cover letter.

Application procedure for Software Development, Advanced Computing Track

When you apply, you must upload the following documentation:

  • A copy of your bachelor diploma including a transcript of courses and grades. If your qualifying education is not yet completed you must upload a confirmation from your home university stating the expected time of completion and your latest transcript of records. If you are graduating from a Danish institution, we only need your latest transcript of records.
  • Cover letter. If you apply to the MSc Programme and you have the right to be admitted to, 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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 Software Development, Design Track

 

To apply for the Software Development's Design track, you must have a degree from a non-software area. If you have had programming courses – and especially if you have had more than two, then you must have a strong argument (in your cover letter) why you wish to enroll on this track and how you can combine that with your bachelor.

Application procedure for Software Development, Design Track

When you apply, you must upload the following documentation:

  • A copy of your bachelor diploma including a transcript of courses and grades. If your qualifying education is not yet completed you must upload a confirmation from your home university stating the expected time of completion and your latest transcript of records. If you are graduating from a Danish institution, we only need your latest transcript of records.
  • Cover letter. If you apply to the MSc Programme and you have the 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Documentation

Information about documentation

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,
    TOEFL iBT test result of at least 80,
    IELTS (academic) test result of at least 6.0
    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. 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.

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