Admission

Read about the admission requirements for the Service, Hospitality and Tourism programme at UCN

Start of term

The programme starts once a year in September.


Entry grade point average

Entry grade point average - 2016: 6,0


Study places

Start of term September 2018: UCN offers 100 study places on the Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management programme.


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 and 
  • Mathematics corresponding to Danish C-level or Managerial Economics corresponding to Danish B-level or Business Economics corresponding to Danish C-level
A vocational education similar to one of these Danish vocational educations

No additional specific academic requirements.

Baker (fundamental knowledge of bakery and the manufacture of bread, cakes and desserts, traditional as well as contemporary baking methods, ingredients, customer service etc.)

Retail sales assistant (knowledge of selling, customer service, ordering products, shop economics, presentation of products and the shop in general etc.)

Butcher, retail (knowledge of butchering, preparation of various cuts of meat, preparation of sausages and ready-made dishes, cold cuts, customer advising, presentation of dishes 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.)

General office clerk (knowledge of client contact in writing and in person, various IT software for use in the office, general administrative tasks and various specific tasks depending on the kind of office you are working in)

Cooking and catering (knowledge of cooking, composing good meals, presenting a meal in an appealing manner, cookery, meal planning, planning purchase of ingredients, food storage, food sales, serving of foods, customer service 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.)

Confectioner/pastry chef/chocolatier (knowledge of the manufacture of pastries, cakes, desserts, ice creams, sugar confectionery, baker's confectionery, chocolate and hand crafted sugar and chocolate decorations for baked goods and ices etc.)

Receptionist (fundamental knowledge of customer service and customer contact over the telephone and in person, helping guests in e.g. hotels, helping guests at conferences, good communication skills, knowledge of account keeping and helping directing guests to nearby attractions etc.)

Waiter (knowledge of serving food and drinks to guests, making conversation with guests, helping guests match their tastes with the offers on the menu, table arrangements, mixing drinks and cocktails, knowledge of wines, customer services 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.

IB ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • English B level, standard level (SL)
  • Either Mathematics, standard level (SL) previsoulsy termed Mathematical methods SL or Economics, 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. In addition, Mathemathics skills corresponding to Danish C-level or Business Economics skills corresponding to Danish C-level or Managerial 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.

English

Subject: English
Level: B
Hours of instruction: 210

Math

Subject: Math
Level: B
Hours of instruction: 250

Subject: Math
Level: C
Hours of instruction: 125

Physics

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. 

IELTS

  • Overall score of minimum 6.5
     

TOEFL 

  • 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.

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

Contact

Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51
international@ucn.dk

EU / EEA citizens

Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52
maat@ucn.dk

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens

Entry Requirements - Danish B and C Level

Specific requirements and selection criteria

International office

Admission
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