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 C-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.

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.


  • 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.

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)

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


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

- How to apply