Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Get an individual assessment of your competencies to achieve recognition for your knowledge and skills, and avoid spending your time learning something that you already know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition - PLAR for short - is an individual assessment of your competencies. Perhaps you never completed your upper secondary education? Perhaps you have gained knowledge, skills and competencies by working as an unskilled worker, by taking classes or summer courses, doing volunteer work, or perhaps you have gained experience in an entirely different way.

An assessment of your competencies could result in entirely new career opportunities. We would like to look at everything you have learned and achieved and determine whether it could be equated with the formal admission requirements for the study programme you wish to start on.

Responses and decisions

Due to processing time, we recommend that you apply for your PLAR no later than 4 weeks prior to the application deadline for the programme. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee that your PLAR will be completed in time for application deadline. 

POSITIVE PLAR

The decision will only apply to the specific study programme and only at UCN. The assessment is valid for two years.

NEGATIVE PLAR

The decision is final. You cannot complain about the decision.

You will receive an answer to your PLAR application in the course of 2-4 weeks. An application for PLAR can be submitted any time of the year. However, you must still apply for admission to the programme before the deadline.

How to request for PLAR

When requesting for a PLAR you can inform us of your personal data and fill in information about your education, courses, work experience, etc. It is very important, and it is your responsibility, to attach relevant documentation of all your experience and any educations you may have completed.

We will evaluate whether your total knowledge, skills and competences can be equated with the formal admission requirements for the study programme that you want to apply for admission to. The result will be either a positive or a negative PLAR.

How to apply using a PLAR

Applying for an Academy Profession degree og Bachelor's degree programme using a PLAR

With a positive PLAR you can apply for admission to the study programme in quota 2 at optagelse.dk. The deadline is 15 March at 12 noon. You are to attach your PLAR as documentation together with the documentation that formed the basis of your PLAR application.

If your PLAR is being processed and has not been decided on before the 15 March deadline, you can still enter your application for admission to the study programme at optagelse.dk. However, you must upload your positive PLAR as documentation for your application at optagelse.dk not later than 15 March at 12 noon.

If you have applied for admission at optagelse.dk, but have subsequently received a negative PLAR, your application will be rejected.

Applying for a top-up programme using a PLAR

With a positive PLAR, you can apply for admission to the study programme. Please note that deadline for applications for non-EU/non-EEA applicants is 15 March at 12 noon.

Student Advisor

Brian Hvarregaard
Student Advisor


brhv@ucn.dk