Admission requirements and procedure for the Design, Technology and Business (Graphics) programme at UCN
Facts about the programmeStart of term: September.
Entry grade point average: Open admission in 2020 (quota 2).
Study places: 20 places in 2021.
Allocation of study places: 0 % in quota 1 and 100 % 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.
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.
You must meet one of the following admission requirements:
General upper secondary education with specific requirements:
- English corresponding to Danish B-level (210 hours)
- Math corresponding to Danish C-level (125 hours).
Please note: The above hours relate to the final three years of your upper secondary education. (1 hour = 60 minutes).
Dressmaker (knowledge of taking measurements, creating or changing patterns, sewing and making clothing from designs and sketches, sewing by hand and using a sewing machine, fitting finished garments, customer contact etc.).
Vehicle upholsterer (knowledge of making, fitting and repairing upholstery and interiors for cars, buses and trains, knowledge of various materials and their properties, tools and machinery etc.)
Furniture upholsterer (knowledge about upholstery and refurbishment of furniture, fabric types, colour, design and patterns, appropriate tools and machinery etc.)
Retail sales assistant (knowledge of selling, customer service, ordering products, shop economics, presentation of products and the shop in general etc.)
Event coordinator (knowledge of planning and arrangement of concerts, parties, events, weddings, generating ideas and concepts, matching events with client expectations, booking, contracts, economics, hosting skills, client contract, drawing up a budget etc.)
Graphics technician (knowledge of planning and preparing graphic print jobs and printing materials, checking finished prints etc.).
Goldsmith/silversmith (knowledge of working with precious metals, the properties of precious metals, shaping, designing, polishing, filing, advising customers, designing and repairing jewellery, knowledge of precious gemstones, designing and manufacturing silver cutlery by hand, engraving metals etc.).
Commerce and trade (knowledge of B2B trading, purchases, logistics, getting quotations, comparison of price and quality, sales, customer behaviour, negotiation techniques, sales planning, marketing analyses, importing of goods, exporting of goods, international trade markets etc.)
Wood machinist (knowledge of making wooden furniture, doors and floors using machines; CNC programming; milling; sanding and planing).
Media graphics technician (knowledge of graphics and designing on the computer, planning, executing and quality assessment of graphics tasks, digital image processing, customer contact etc.)
Signmaker (knowledge of designing signs using computer software and by hand; colours, shapes and designs; typographies; restoration of old signs, etc.)
Joiner (knowledge of wooden materials, making of doors and window frames, furniture etc., operation of machinery, talking to clients, developing design sketches etc.)
Theatre, exposition and event technician (knowledge and experience in setting lights and creating props for theatre plays and exhibitions, stage technology, transporting and using equipment for recording and editing of AV productions, audio technology etc.)
Technical designer (knowledge of computer aided drawing of buildings and industrial plants, materials properties, price calculation, drawing up technical documentation, sales presentation material, making blueprints etc.)
To meet the entry requirements for admission to Academy Profession degrees and Bachelor’s degrees, you must hold either:
- an IB Diploma Programme (DP) Course Results or IB Certificate with at least the grade of 3 in all six subjects and 3 subjects as Higher Level (HL) subjects and a total of 18 points
- an IB Diploma together with a IB Diploma Programme (DP) Results
IB ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- English, B level, standard level (SL)
- Mathematical studies, standard level (SL)
Other vocational education corresponding to a Danish 3-year vocational education with specific requirement: Mathematics skills corresponding to Danish C-level.
Passed qualifying course for application to Danish engineering programmes or similar from your home country.
An individual assessment of your competences.
PLAR stands for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition. Perhaps you never completed your upper secondary education? Perhaps you have gained knowledge, skills and competences by working as an unskilled worker/independently, through periods abroad, by taking classes or summer courses etc., being in positions of trust, doing volunteer work, or perhaps you have gained experience in an entirely different way.
An assessment of your competences could result in entirely new career opportunities. We would like to look at everything you have learned and achieved and determine whether it could be equated with the formal admission requirements for the study programme you wish to start on. Read more about PLAR and please notice the deadline.
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) and you must have a final grade of minimum 3.0 on the Danish grading scale. 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. Additionally, it is also mandatory to attach one of the English tests that UCN accepts.
We do not accept "Kompetencebeviser" from e.g. VUC in Denmark instead of an English test.
If you have studied or lived in the UK/USA or another English-speaking country (except for native speakers), please note that you must take and pass one of the English tests that are mentioned below on this webpage – Which English tests does UCN accept.
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.
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.
- Overall score of minimum 6.5
- A minimum score of 83
- UCN’s TOEFL code is 7294
- 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
- A minimum score of 58
- 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
- It is the applicant’s responsibility to document this level from a CEFR-validated English language course
Your test results (and other required documents) must be uploaded by the application deadline. Find the application deadlines for all programmes here.
Applicants who are exempted from submitting an English test are applicants from
- 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
- New Zealand
- Great Britain
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.
- 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.
Criteria in the entrance exam
- Graphic design
- Your sense of shape
- Your ability to communicate
The entrance exam will define the criteria.
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.