Admission 

Read about the admission requirements for the Computer Science programme at UCN

Facts about the programme

Start of term: September.
Entry grade point average: 6,9 in 2018.
Study places: 60 places in 2019.
Allocation of study places: 50 % in quota 1 and 50 % in quota 2.

Find your specific general admission requirements in list of foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark listed by country of graduation

​Admission requirements

You must meet one of the following admission requirements:

General upper secondary education

General upper secondary education with specific admission requirements:

  • English corresponding to Danish B-level (210 hours)
  • Math at Danish B-level (250 hours) 

Please note: The above hours relate to the final three years of your upper secondary education. (1 hour = 60 minutes).

Vocational education corresponding to the level of 3-years of Danish vocational education

Vocational education corresponding to the level of 3-years of Danish vocational education with specific requirement: Mathematics corresponding to Danish B-level. 

Admission requirements for applicants who hold an IB Diploma

To meet the entry requirements for UCN’s study programmes, you must hold a Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (i.e. you must have passed all your IB courses), and you must meet the specific entry requirements indicated below.

You must have minimum a total score of 24 IB points in order to apply for one of our English-taught programmes.

IB ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • English, B level, standard level (SL)
  • Mathematics, standard level (SL) previously termed Mathematical methods SL
Passed qualifying course for application to Danish engineering programmes or similar

Passed qualifying course for application to Danish engineering programmes or similar from your home country with specific requirement: Maths corresponding to Danish B-level.

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
  • English language qualification

English language requirements

At UCN you are expected to participate actively in class discussions as well as group work and projects. You must also be able to write academic papers and take written and oral exams. Therefore, you must have a high level of English proficiency. 

This means that you must have English language qualifications comparable to the English B level from the Danish upper secondary school (gymnasium). In order to live up to this, you must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of your secondary education.

Based on a professional assessment UCN can decide that we need further documentation regarding your English skills, either by you obtaining extra documentation or by you participating in an interview conducted in English.

Important information regarding the 2020 intake:
You must have a final grade in English B level which corresponds to minimum 3.0 on the Danish grading scale.

We do not accept "Kompetencebeviser" from e.g. VUC in Denmark.

For those of you who have studied or lived in the UK/USA or another English-speaking country, please note that you must take and pass one of the English tests that are mentioned on this webpage - Which English tests does UCN accept.
Which English tests does UCN accept?

All applicants holding a foreign entrance examination and applying for English-taught programmes must document their English language qualifications with one of the below mentioned English tests. 

Please note that we will not accept English tests that are older than 2 years.

IELTS

  • Overall score of minimum 6.5

TOEFL 

  • A minimum score of 83
  • UCN’s TOEFL code is 7294

Cambridge ESOL examinations

  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced - CAE): grade C, B or A
  • C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English Proficiency – CPE): grade, C, B or A
  • B2 First (formerly known as Cambridge English First – FCE): grade A

Pearson PTE Academic

  • A minimum score of 58

Oxford Online Placement Test

  • Overall score of minimum 75 and also a minimum score of 75 in each subtest
  • You are only allowed to use 60 minutes when taking the test
  • Please note that this test is only valid if taken via a UCN partner organisation

Other CEFR-comparable English tests with a borderline score of B2/C1

  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to document this level from a CEFR-validated English language course
     

Deadline For September intake

You must upload your test result by 15 March at 12 (noon) GMT+1 at the latest.


Deadline For February intake

You must upload your test result by 15 December at 12 (noon) GMT+1 at the latest. (Please note that if you are a non-EU citizen, then the application deadline is 1 November at 12 (noon) GMT+1.)
Do all applicants have to submit an English test?

Applicants who are exempted from submitting an English test are applicants from

  • ​Duborg-Skolen
  • A.P. Møller-Skolen
  • International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme)
  • European Baccalaureate (from the EB diploma programme)
  • Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden. PIease note that applicants with a secondary education from these 4 countries must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of their secondary education.
  • ”Native speakers” with an English taught qualifying exam (including applicants with a qualifying examination from
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Great Britain
    • Scotland
    • Ireland
PIease note that applicants with a secondary education from the above-mentioned countries must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of their secondary education. The applicants must also have a final grade in English B level which corresponds to minimum 3.0 on the Danish grading scale.

If you do not live up to the minimum 210 hours of lessons, you must take and pass one of the English tests that are mentioned on this webpage - Which English tests does UCN accept.

Contact

Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52
maat@ucn.dk

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens

Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51
international@ucn.dk

EU / EEA citizens