Admission requirements and procedure for the Digital Concept Development programme at UCN

Start of term

The programme starts once a year in September.

Deadline for application

Deadline for the Digital Concept Development programme is 15 March at 12 (noon). This is due to an admission test.

Study places

Start of term September 2018: UCN offers 17 study places on the programme.

The following AP Degrees will qualify you for admission

  • Design, Technology and Business (Graphics)
  • Multimedia Design and Communication
  • Computer Science
  • E-design
  • Global Entrepreneurship and Virtual Design and Logistics

Danish B and C level

The list below shows how many hours (60 minutes) of lessons Danish students need to reach various levels. These are also the levels that we require our international applicants to match.

Some programmes require a certain level in e.g. either math or business economics or managerial economics. Please note that in these cases you do not need to have received lessons in both subjects. Usually, a sufficient level of math will be enough for you to meet the requirements of the programme.


Subject: English
Level: B
Hours of instruction: 210


Subject: Math
Level: B
Hours of instruction: 250

Subject: Math
Level: C
Hours of instruction: 125


Subject: Physics
Level: C
Hours of instruction: 75

Business Economics

Subject: Business Economics
Level: B
Hours of instruction: 225

Subject: Business Economics
Level: C
Hours of instruction: 75

Managerial Economics

Subject: Managerial Economics
Level: B
Hours of instruction: 225

Subject: Managerial Economics
Level: C
Hours of instruction: 75

English language requirements

At UCN you are expected to participate actively in class discussions along with group works 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 are expected to have English language qualifications comparable to the English B level from the Danish upper secondary school (gymnasium). 

Which English tests does UCN accept?

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


  • Overall score of minimum 6.5


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

Cambridge ESOL examinations

  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): grade C, B or A
  • Certificate of Proficiency (CPE): grade C, B or A
  • First Certificate: grade B or A

Oxford Online Placement Test

  • Overall score of minimum 75 and also a minimum score of 75 in each subtest
  • 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
Please note that the result of your English test must not be more than two years old. You must upload your test result by 15 March at 12 (noon) GMT+1 at the latest.
Do all applicants have to submit an English test?

Applicants who are exempted from submitting an English test

  • Applicants holding a Nordic/Duborg/International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme/European Baccalaureate)  
  • ”Native speakers” with an English taught qualifying exam (including applicants with a qualifying examination from
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Great Britain
    • Scotland
    • Ireland

Please note that applicants with a qualifying examination from all other countries (including African and Asian countries, where the exam has been taught in English) must submit a test.


Entrance examination

All applicants who meet the admission requirements must also pass an entrance examination. The entrance examination takes place on 23 March 2018 at 12:00 PM (noon).

The purpose of the test is to examine the applicants level of knowledge about technology, communication, design and business understanding. Furthermore, the examination will test the applicants ability to think in concepts.

The entrance exam is normally a written assignment within e-concepts 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.

Selection criteria

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.

Contact Student Advisor

Birgitte Kjølner Hansen
Student Advisor

+45 72 69 15 44

Entry Requirements - Danish B and C Level

Specific requirements and selection criteria

International office

- How to apply