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

English language entry requirements

As part of the admission requirements applicants must speak English at a level that is equivalent to the Danish B-level.

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


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: If you are a non-EU citizen, you can only apply with either an IELTS or a TOEFL English test.
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 Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, 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 Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, 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. 107 of 27 January 2017 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)


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