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

Facts about the programme

Start of term: September.
Entry grade point average: Open admission in 2018.
Study places: 40 places in 2018.
Allocation of study places: 50 % in quota 1 and 50 % in quota 2.

​Admission requirements

You must meet one of the following admission requirements:

General upper secondary education

General upper secondary education with specific requirements:

  • English corresponding to Danish B-level 
  • Either math corresponding to Danish B-level or business economics corresponding to Danish B-level.
A vocational education similar to one of these Danish vocational educations

No additional specific academic requirements.

Automation and process control (knowledge of automatic control systems, low voltage, hydraulics and pneumatics based systems, construction and repair of electric and pneumatic motors and circuits etc.)

Farrier (knowledge of making horse shoes and horseshoeing, knowledge of horse anatomy and health, adjusting horse shoes, trimming the horse's hooves etc.)

CNC machinist (knowledge of CNC programming; milling, lathing and planing, preparation and maintenance of relevant machinery, mathematics and IT, metalwork in general etc.)

Bike and motorcycle mechanic (knowledge of repair and maintenance of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles, talking to customers etc.)

Data and communications technology (knowledge of fault finding and maintenance of IT systems, telecommunications and computer technology, IT networks, IT programming, advising customers, skills in mathematics and English, collaboration skills etc.)

Construction and agricultural machinery mechanic (knowledge of either construction machinery, cranes, agricultural machinery or elevators as well as their maintenance and repair etc.)

Electrician, building automation (knowledge of distributed control systems e.g. automatic lighting and heating systems etc.)

Electrician, electrical installation technology (knowledge of installations, repair and maintenance of electrical installations and systems etc.).

Electrician, communications technology (knowledge of installing, programming and configuring data and telecommunications installations 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 etc.).

Electrician, electronics and extra low voltage (knowledge of installation and maintenance of electronic equipment and devices such as medical equipment and electric domestic appliances).

Precision/fine mechanic (fine mechanic or gun mechanic specialisation) (knowledge of small mechanical parts such as springs, cogs in e.g. locks and watches. Also knowledge of soldering, drilling and milling of small parts)

Aircraft technician (mechanical) (knowledge of aerodynamics, maintenance of engines, landing gear, brakes etc.; aircraft structure and control systems, aircraft instruments 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.)

Industrial technician (knowledge of working with and programming milling and drilling machines for metalwork, fitting and maintenance of such machines, welding, CAD-technology, PLC controls, etc.)

Vehicle body repairer (knowledge of repairing damaged vehicle parts or bodywork on cars, vans, lorries and buses; cutting, shaping and welding different kinds of sheet metal; material properties, rust removal, smoothing out dents etc.)

Refrigeration engineer (knowledge of installation, operation and maintenance of cooling and refrigeration systems, calculation of energy consumption, customer advising etc.)

Boat builder or sailmaker (knowledge of materials, equipment for boats, techniques for boat building and coating of boats and fishing vessels, drawing, reading and interpreting technical drawings, repair and maintenance of boats, designing of sails, using computer software for designing, drawing and manufacturing, rigging, ropeworking etc.)

Wood machinist (knowledge of making wooden furniture, doors and floors using the appropriate machines; CNC programming; milling, sanding and planing, preparation and maintenance of relevant machinery, knowledge of wood types, mathematics etc.)

Car mechanic (knowledge of fault-finding, repairing and adjusting engines, brake systems, steering systems, electrical and electronic systems, gearboxes etc. in cars and small vans, knowledge of engines and fuels etc. in cars and small vans)

Metal smith (knowledge of metals, their properties and manufacture; working with brass, iron, copper and other metals; cutting, welding, soldering, engraving, grinding, etc.)

Foundry mould and patternmaker (knowledge of geometrics; drawing; foundry techniques; knowledge of materials properties; finishing wood, plastics and metals; working with computerised tools and computers etc.)

Plastics maker (knowledge of plastics production; materials properties; selecting the right type of plastic for the task at hand; setting up machines and moulds; machine operation; monitoring and maintenance; fault finding; quality control; cost calculations; production planning, etc.)

Process operator (knowledge of industrial production, preventing and solving technical problems in manufacturing and production facilities, quality assurance, production planning, production monitoring etc.)

Marine engine mechanic (knowledge of mechanical, technical and hydraulic facilities on large ships, maintenance and repair work, welding, cutting sheet metal and metal pipes, technical drawing, reading technical drawings etc.)

Marine engineering technician (knowledge of technical, hydraulic and mechanical facilities on e.g. large fishing vessels, general repair work, ships engines, cranes, cooling and freezing facilities on board, reading technical drawings etc.)

Marine engineer (knowledge of shipbuilding, designing and building ships and other large steel constructions, CAD drawing and modelling, pipelines, repairs, materials selection etc.).

Signmaker (knowledge of designing signs using computer software and by hand; colours, shapes and designs; typographies; restoration of old signs, etc.)

Chimney sweep (knowledge of cleaning and inspecting ovens, boilers, flues and chimneys; advising customers about the proper use and maintenance of ovens, boilers etc.; knowledge of various fuel types and their properties, knowledge of appropriate legal regulations, fire safety etc.)

Metalsmith (knowledge of the properties of different metals, metalwork, developing, designing and making metal items small and large, engraving, polishing and shaping metals, working with metal pipes, welding etc.)

Joiner (knowledge of wooden materials, making of doors and window frames, furniture etc., operation of machinery, talking to clients, developing design sketches etc.)

Foundry technician (knowledge of designing and making moulds for casting various metals, grinding and polishing finished objects 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.)

Lorry driver/large goods vehicle driver/heavy goods vehicle driver (knowledge of driving  and maintenance of lorries, cranes and tankers carrying heavy or large loads, securing the load according to current legislation, knowledge of international traffic regulations, loading and unloading of cargo, economic driving techniques, customer service, completing paperwork and documentation, planning routes etc.)

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 and construction, related legislation, communicating with clients and suppliers etc.)

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 meet 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 orEconomics, standard level (SL) or Business and management, standard level (SL)
Other vocational education corresponding to a Danish 3-year vocational education

Other vocational education corresponding to a Danish 3-year vocational education. You will need mathematics skills corresponding to Danish B-level and business economics corresponding to Danish B-level.

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

​Specific admission requirements

Either of the following AP Degrees will give you access to the programme, however, you may also apply for admittance on the grounds of another relevant education as well as high level in mathematics.

  • Computer Science
  • Multimedia Design and Communication

However, if you do not have one of the abovementioned qualifying degrees,  but have qualifications equivalent to them (e.g. another relevant professional AP degree), you can apply for dispensation in the form of a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).

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

Pearson PTE Academic

  • A minimum score of 58

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

Deadline For September intake

You must upload your test result by 15 March at 12 (noon) GMT+1 at the latest.

Deadline For February intake

You must upload your test result by 15 December at 12 (noon) GMT+1 at the latest. (Please note that if you are a non-EU citizen, then the application deadline is 1 November at 12 (noon) GMT+1.)
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.

Find your specific general admission requirements in list of foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark listed by country of graduation.

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
  • English language qualification


Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens

Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51

EU / EEA citizens