Admission requirements and procedure for the Software Development programme at UCN

Start of term

The programme starts in February. You can apply for admission from 1 October and deadline for application is 15 December at 12 (noon) CET+1.

Study places

Start of term February 2018: UCN offers 20 study places on the Software Development programme.

Admission requirements

AP degree in Computer Science or equivalent higher educational background + a high level in mathematics. An English proficiency corresponding to Danish B-level.

Selection criteria

If the AP Computer Science programme is completed, then the formal admission requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree in software development are met.
If, for reasons of capacity, not all applicants are admitted to the programme, the applicants will be prioritized by the following criteria’s: 


If we receive more applications than the number of available places, we will assess your academic, general and special qualifications, with particular emphasis on the following criteria (order is not prioritized) (applying until and including February 2018):

  • The grade from your qualifying exam (Computer science)
  • The grade average from your Programming exam, your System development exam and your specialisation exam
  • Your previous experience relevant to the study programme


Applications are assessed based on the following criteria (applying for the 2019 intake onwards):

  • Average grade from the qualifying study programme
  • Grades and ECTS credits for programming and system development
  • Relevant work experience

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 score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5.


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)

Student Advisor

Finn Ebertsen Nordbjerg
Student Advisor

+45 72 69 15 63

Entry Requirements - Danish B and C Level

Specific requirements and selection criteria

International office

- How to apply