Requirements and selection criteria

When applying to a programme at UCN, you must meet the minimum entry requirements and selection criteria

Requirements vary from programme to programme, and on this page you can find what you need to know about the specific selection criteria for the programme you are applying for.

Please get in touch with us if you have questions, and we can advise whether you meet the minimum admission requirements on an individual basis.

Click on the programmes below to read about their specific requirements and selection criteria.

Architectural Technology and Construction Management

Selection criteria

  • Documentary evidence of your work experience
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses) 
  • Your motivation letter
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country 
  • Relevant courses or classes

The Architectural Technology and Construction Management programme has a total of 35 study places.

Automation Engineering

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • Involvement in extra relevant curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Other work experience
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter

The Automation Engineering programme has a total of 20 study places.

Computer Science

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • Other work experience
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Relevant previous education, parts of an education, classes and courses
  • Involvement in extra curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter

The Computer Science programme has a total of 48 study places.

Design, Technology and Business (Graphics)

Selection criteria

Criterias in the entrance exam:

  • Graphic design
  • Your sense of shape
  • Lines
  • Colour
  • Your ability to communicate

The entrance exam will define the criteria.

The Design, Technology and Business (Graphics) programme has a total of 31 study places.

Digital Concept Development

Selection criteria - entrance exam

All applicants deemed to meet the entry requirements are accepted for an entrance exam.

If the number of applicants passing the enrolment test exceeds the number of study places available we will weigh the following criteria:

  • The average grade from the qualifying exam up to and including the internship test

as well as

  • Individual assessment of the applicant’s qualifications in general based on the entrance test. The entrance test will be assessed from the minimum requirements that are presented in the test.

The Digital Concept Development programme at UCN has a total of 26 study places.

Energy Technology

Selection criteria (listed in priority)

  1. Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  2. Involvement in extra relevant curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  3. Other work experience
  4. Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  5. Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  6. Your motivation letter

The Energy Technology programme has a total of 20 study places.

Export and Technology Management

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • Other work experience
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Involvement in extra curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter

The Export and Technology Management programme has a total of 80 study places.

Financial Management

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • High level of mathematics or economics/financial subjects
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Relevant courses or classes
  • Involvement in extra curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter

The Financial Management programme has a total of 40 study places.

International Hospitality Management

Selection criteria

  • Grades achieved in economics and the student's final degree project
  • Letter of motivation explaining the student's reasons for applying
  • Work experience relevant to the study programme
  • Period(s) spent abroad relevant to the study programme (job, internship or studies abroad)

The International Hospitality Management programme has a total of 30 study places.

International Sales and Marketing

Selection criteria

  • Grades achieved in previous study programmes
  • Letter of motivation explaining the student's reasons for applying
  • Work experience relevant to the study programme
  • Period(s) spent abroad relevant to the study programme (job, internship or studies abroad)

The International Sales and Marketing programme has a total of 30 study places.

IT Network and Electronics Technology

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • Other work experience
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Relevant previous education, parts of an education, classes and courses
  • Involvement in extra curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter

The IT Network and Electronics Technology programme has a total of 12 study places.

Marketing Management

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies 
  • Other work experience 
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Involvement in extra curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter

The Marketing Management programme has a total of 40 study places.

Multimedia Design and Communication

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies 
  • Other work experience 
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Involvement in extra curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter

The Multimedia Design and Communication programme has a total of 25 study places.

Natural and Cultural Heritage Management

Admission requirements

  • Upper secondary school leaving exam preferably in a subject/subjects relevant for the programme. For some countries outside the EU, applicants also need 1-2 years of college or university studies.
  • or relevant vocational training (documentation need to be enclosed)
  • English test

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • Other work experience
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Involvement in extra curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter

The Natural and Cultural Heritage Management has a total of 20 study places.

Product Development and Integrative Technology

Selection criteria

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, we will assess your discipline-specific, general and special qualifications and weight the following criteria (in order of priority):

  1. Grade average from qualifying exam
  2. Other relevant education

The Product Development and Integrative Technology programme has a total of 15 study places.

Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies 
  • Other work experience 
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Involvement in extra curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter

The Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management programme has a total of 120 study places.

Software Development

Selection criteria

If the number of applicants is higher than the number of available places, we will consider your subject-relevant, general and special qualifications with particular attention to the following criteria (in no particular order):

  • The grades of your qualifying exam (Computer Science)
    • The calculated average grade between the results of your Programming, System development and specialization exams
  • Your prior academic experience of relevance to the study programme

The Software Development programme has a total of 15 study places.

Sport Management

Selection criteria

  • Grades achieved in economics and the student's final degree project
  • Letter of motivation explaining the student's reasons for applying
  • Work experience relevant to the study programme
  • Period(s) spent abroad relevant to the study programme (job, internship or studies abroad)

The Sport Management programme has a total of 38 study places.

Web Development

Selection criteria

If the number of applicants is higher than the number of available places, we will consider your subject-relevant, general and special qualifications with particular attention to the following criteria (in no particular order):

  • The grades of your qualifying exam (Computer Science or Multimedia Design and Communication)
  • Your prior academic experience of relevance to the study programme
  • Your personal statement of motivation

The Web Development programme has a total of 16 study places.

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