Read about the admission requirements for the Export and Technology Management programme at UCN

Start of term

The programme starts once a year in September.

Study places

Start of term September 2017: UCN offers 80 study places on the Export and Technology Management 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

If you have an upper secondary education

English corresponding to Danish B-level and either math corresponding to Danish B-level or business economics corresponding to Danish B-level.

If you have a vocational or technical education

English corresponding to Danish B-level, and either of these educations:

  • Automation and process control (knowledge of automatic control systems, strong current, hydraulics and pneumatics based systems, construction and repair of electric and pneumatic motors and circuits)
  • Wood machinist (knowledge of making wooden furniture, doors and floors using machines, cnc-programming, milling, sanding and planning)
  • Farrier (knowledge of making horse shoes and horseshoeing, knowledge of horse anatomy and health)
  • Motor vehicle technician/mechanic (knowledge of repairing cars and vans, fault finding, replacing parts, servicing, engines, steering, gearboxes, electrical circuits and air conditioning systems)
  • Cnc machinist/technician (knowledge of metalwork using cnc machines, drilling, milling, cnc programming, carrying out the programmed work etc.)
  • Metalsmith (knowledge of the properties of different metals, metalwork , developing, designing and making metal items small and large, engraving, polishing and shaping metals)
  • Bike and motorcycle mechanic (knowledge of repair and maintenance of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles, talking to customers etc.)
  • Foundry moulder (knowledge of drawing and designing models for casting iron, programming machinery, selecting materials for moulds etc.)
  • Data and communications technology (knowledge of IT-systems, tele communications and computer technology)
  • Process operator (knowledge of industrial production and facilities, fault finding, repair work, quality control)
  • Electrician, building automation (knowledge of distributed control systems e.g. automatic lighting and heating systems)
  • Marine engine mechanic (knowledge of mechanical, technical and hydraulic facilities on large ships, repair work, welding, cutting sheet metal, maintenance)
  • Electrician, communications technology (knowledge of installing, programming and configuring data and telecommunications installations etc.)
  • Marine engineering officer (knowledge of technical, hydraulic and mechanical facilities on e.g. large fishing vessels, general repair work, engines, cranes, cooling facilities)
  • Electrician, electrical installation technology (knowledge of installation, repair and maintenance of electrical installations and systems)
  • Marine engineer (knowledge of shipbuilding, designing and building ships and other large steel constructions, CAD drawing and modelling, pipelines, repairs etc.)
  • Electrician, control and regulation technology (knowledge of installation, programming and maintenance of control and regulation technology in automatic facilities including controllable processes driven by electricity, pneumatics or software.)
  • Chimney sweep (knowledge of cleaning and inspecting ovens, boilers and chimneys and advising customers about their proper use)
  • Electronics and low voltage (knowledge of installation and maintenance of electronic equipment and devices such as medical equipment and electric domestic appliances)
  • Smith (knowledge of various specialisations such as aluminium work, large-scale or small-scale metal projects, welding, pipes for e.g. potable water, central heating etc.)
  • Electronics technician (knowledge of electronics production, making electrical plugs and connectors, test and control work as well as precision soldering)
  • Carpenter/joiner (knowledge of advising clients, drawing, selecting materials, maintaining tools, making furniture, making and fitting door frames, flooring etc.)
  • Precision/fine mechanic (knowledge of small mechanical parts such as springs, cogs in e.g. locks and watches. Also knowledge of soldering, drilling and milling small parts)
  • Foundry technician (knowledge of designing and making moulds for casting various metals, grinding and polishing finished objects)
  • Heavy industrial fitter (knowledge of installation and repair of large industrial machinery such as cranes and ship engines, cnc programming and plc controls, welding and milling)
  • Technical designer/surveyor (knowledge of making technical drawings, designing industrial products and/or buildings)
  • Car bodywork repairer (knowledge of removing dents in car bodies, repair work, welding, rust removal and making new body parts for cars)
  • Truck driver w. business knowledge (knowledge of loading, unloading, driving and maintaining large vehicles and cranes, running a freight company)
  • Refrigeration and cooling technician (knowledge of cooling and air conditioning facilities, adjusting temperatures, installation and maintenance
  • Commercial as well as industrial facilities)
  • Wind turbine production/installation worker (knowledge of electrical and hydarulics systems, manufacture, preparation, installation and maintenance of wind turbines)
  • Boat maker (knowledge of boat construction, working in wood, aluminium and composite materials, also knowledge of making, repairing and fitting sails)
  • Tool and die maker (knowledge of making moulds for plastic or metal mass production, use of CAD tools and CNC machinery, project management, tool design)

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • Other work experience
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • 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

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.


  • English, B level, standard level (SL)
  • Either Mathematics, standard level (SL) previously termed Mathematical methods SL or Economics, standard level (SL) or Business and management, 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


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)


Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51

EU / EEA citizens

Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52

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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