Admission

Admission requirements and procedure for the Design, Technology and Business (Graphics) programme at UCN

Start of term

The programme starts once a year in September.


Deadline

Please note that all applicants for the Design, Technology and Business (Graphics) programme have to apply and upload their documents on 15 March at 12 noon at the latest. This is due to the entrance exam.


Study places

Start of term September 2017: UCN offers 31 study places on the programme.


Admission requirements

General upper secondary education or international or European baccalaureate. Find your specific general admission requirements in list of foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark listed by country of graduation.

Specific admission requirements

Experience highly valued

Please note that for this programme, we take your experience into consideration and good school results alone will not necessarily guarantee you a place on the programme.

If you have an upper secondary education

Specific admission requirements

  • English corresponding to Danish B-level and math corresponding to Danish C-level

If you have a vocational education

  • Dressmaker (knowledge about measuring, creating patterns, sewing and making clothing from designs and sketches)
  • Car upholsterer (knowledge about making, fitting and repairing upholstery and interiors for cars, buses and trains)
  • Furniture upholsterer (knowledge about upholstery and refurbishment of furniture)
  • An education in retail
  • Event co-ordinator
  • Graphics Technician (knowledge about planning and preparing graphic print jobs and material for print, controlling finished print etc.)
  • An education in commerce
  • Media graphics (knowledge and experience in traditional print media and digital media)
  • Joiner
  • Theatre, exposition and event technician (knowledge and experience in setting lights and creating props for theatre plays and exhibitions)
  • Technical designer
  • Metalworker, precious metals (knowledge in working with precious metals, such as filing, polishing, making and repairing jewellery
  • Specific admission requirements: English corresponding to Danish B-level

If you have a relevant vocational education

Specific admission requirements

  • English corresponding to Danish B-level and math corresponding to Danish C-level

Others

Entrance examination

  • Anyone who meets one of the above-mentioned requirements will automatically be registered for the entrance examination 4 April 2017 - 12:00 o'clock.
  • The entrance exam is normally a written assignment within graphic design that is sent via UCN’s Admission portal
  • The applicants have 24 hours to complete the assignment and will have to return it to the given email address
  • The week before the entrance examination we will send out more information about the entrance examination via UCN’s Admission portal

Keep updated at UCN’s Admission portal.

Selection criteria

Criteria in the entrance exam:

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

The entrance exam will define the criteria.

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 satisfy 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)
  • Mathematical studies, standard level (SL)

English language entry requirements

Which English tests does UCN accept?

We accept the following English tests:

IELTS (preferred)

Overall grade of 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the subtests

TOEFL

Internet-based test: minimum score of 85

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English

Pass at Grade C

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English

Pass at Grade C

If you would like to enquire about the equivalence of other English language qualifications not listed above, please contact the International Office.

Please note: We only accept IELTS or TOEFL English tests from citizens outside the EU/EEA.
How can I compare the different English tests?

UCN has tried to compare the official sites of the well-known and appreciated Cambridge test, TOEFL and IELTS towards the European CEFR.

Learn more about how to compare English tests right here (PDF).

Is it required to provide documentary evidence of my English proficiency?

Applicants who have a degree from one of the Nordic countries, the Netherlands or Germany, or is a native speaker in English, will only have to provide documentary evidence of their English proficiency through their school level, and we will occasionally conduct Skype interviews with the applicants.

As a minimum, all applicants must speak English at a level that is equivalent to the Danish B-level.

In relation to applicants who have a degree from other countries than the Nordic countries, the Netherlands or Germany, UCN reserves the right to demand further documentary evidence of the applicant's English proficiency according to section 9 of the Danish Ministerial Order no. 1212 of 17 December 2012 on access, enrolment and leave etc.

This documentation must be made up of one of the English tests that we recognise and may also be supplemented by a video interview conducted via Skype for example.

Which English level corresponds to a Danish B-level?

As a minimum, all applicants must speak and write English at a level that is equivalent to the Danish B-level.

  • Subject: English
  • Level: B
  • Hours of instruction: 210 (1 hour = 60 minutes)

Contact

Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51
international@ucn.dk

EU / EEA citizens

Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52
maat@ucn.dk

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens

Entry Requirements - Danish B and C Level

Specific requirements and selection criteria

International office

IT Helpdesk

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