Undergraduate Admission - Step 1

STEP 1 - REQUIREMENTS: If you want to apply for admission to one of CBS’ bachelor programmes, you can find information about the admission process here. The whole process altogether comprises of 5 steps. The first step is about the entry requirements you need to fulfil in order to be admitted to a bachelor programme at CBS.

STEP 1
REQUIREMENTS
STEP 2
QUOTAS
STEP 3
APPLY

STEP 4
ANSWER & STATISTICS

STEP 5
ENROL

STEP 1 - REQUIREMENTS

You are qualified for, but not guaranteed admission to CBS if you:

  • Fulfil the general entry requirement of having an upper secondary leaving exam AND
  • Fulfil the specific entry requirements for the programmes in your application

If you do not fulfil the general entry requirement of having an upper secondary leaving exam, you may apply as a dispensee providing that you fulfil certain criteria that can be used as an alternative fulfilment of this requirement. Read more about applying as a dispensee, and the criteria involved, in Step 2 - Quotas.

Please note: If you want to apply for an undergraduate programme taught in Danish, you should switch to the Danish version. The English version is intended only for applicants who wish to apply for admission to an undergraduate programme taught in English. 

 

The general entry requirement

Required international school leaving exams

On the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science  website you can find out what is required from your country to fulfil the general entry requirement of an upper secondary leaving exam.

The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science is the national agency under the Danish Ministry of Education, which supports the internationalisation of education and training in Denmark and provides information about education in Denmark. You can see an overview of various countries and an assessment of the educational levels (including grade conversions to the Danish scale) here. Please note that this is available in Danish only.

Danish school leaving exams
Please follow this link to see an overview of the accepted Danish school leaving exams: Trin 1 - Adgangsgivende eksamen.

 


The specific entry requirements

The specific entry requirements

You can see an overview of all the specific entry requirements for CBS’ bachelor degree programmes taught in English here. In order to fulfil the entry requirements specific for each subject, you need to have passed the final exam at the correct and with the minimum exam result required for passing unless otherwise noted. The minimum grade for passing an exam in the Danish grading system is 2.0. All minimum grades in the table below are given according to the Danish grading system. For international equivalents, please see the standard assessments below.



bachelor programme specific entry requirements
BA in Information Management
  • English level A
  • 2nd foreign language at Beginner level A OR 2nd foreign language at Intermediate level B OR Communication/IT level A
  • Social Studies level B OR History of Ideas level B OR Contemporary History level B

BA IM has a second foreign language as one of its specific entry requirements. This is because Humanity students need to have a broad understanding of language in general. This cannot be achieved alone through studying ones mother tongue and one other foreign language (English) but requires knowledge of a third language. Applicants who have English as their mother tongue, will be required to fulfil a second language for BA IM. All other applicants will need to fulfil both English and another language other than their mother tongue and English.

BSc in International Business
  • English level A
  • Mathematics level B
  • Social Studies level B OR International Economics level B OR History of Ideas level B OR Contemporary History level B
BSc in International Shipping and Trade
  • English level A
  • Mathematics level B
  • Social Studies level B OR International Economics level B OR History of Ideas level B OR Contemporary History level B
BSc in International Business and Politics
  • English level A
  • Mathematics level B
  • Social Studies level B OR International Economics level B OR History of Ideas level B OR Contemporary History level B
BSc in Business Administration and Service Management
  • English level A
  • Mathematics level B
  • Social Studies level B OR International Economics level B OR History of Ideas level B OR Contemporary History level B
Bsc in Business Administration and Sociology
  • English level A
  • Mathematics level B
  • Social Studies level B OR International Economics level B OR History of Ideas level B OR Contemporary History level B

BSc in Business, Language and Culture with

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • English level A
  • Mathematics level B
  • Social Studies level B OR International Economics level B OR History of Ideas level B OR Contemporary History level B
  • French: French at Intermediate level B with at least 6.0 OR Beginner’s level A
  • German: German at Intermediate level B with at least 6.0 OR Beginner’s level A
  • Spanish: Spanish at Beginner’s level A

    NB: As of, and including, 2019, there will be a minimum grade requirement of 6.0 for French Beginner level A, a minimum grade requirement of 6.0 for German Beginner level A and a minimum grade requirement of 6.0 for Spanish A
BSc in Business, Asian Language & Culture - Asian Studies Programme (Chinese)
  • English level A
  • Mathematics level B
  • Social Studies level B OR International Economics level B OR History of Ideas level B OR Contemporary History level B
  • Chinese: Chinese A with at least 9.0 - if you do not fulfil this requirement, you are to do the one-year intensive course at CBS


 

 

Standard Assessments

You can read more about how to supplement in order to fulfill the specific entry requirements, if you do not already do so, here.
If you do not fulfil the specific entry requirements, you can supplement with extra courses or, in certain circumstances, simply take a test.

Austria

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Reifeprüfung / Matura Reifeprüfung

  • English A
  • Minimum total sum of 11 weekly lessons over years 12 (6.Kl.), 13 (7.Kl.) and 14 (8.Kl.)
  • Maths B
  • Minimum total sum of 8 weekly lessons over years 12, 13 and 14
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • German BA / F-B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • Minimum total sum of 9 weekly lessons over years 12, 13 and 14
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 4
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Matura exam certificate AND
  • ‘Stundentafel’ for Years 12, 13 and 14


Calculating the GPA:

A simple GPA of all the single Austrian grades on the exam certificate is calculated.

This Austrian GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (-> Østrig; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

Reife- und Diplomprüfung OR Berufsprüfung

If you have one of the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Belgium (French)

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Certificat d’enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (C.E.S.S.): Section générale OR technique enseignement de transition OR artistique enseignement de transition

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA /F-B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • Minimum 4 lessons per week in years 10, 11 and 12
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 50-55
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Certificat d’enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (C.E.S.S.): Section générale OR technique OR artistique AND
  • Grade transcript including the grades and hours for the final 3 years

Calculating the GPA:

A simple GPA of all the single Belgian grades on the exam certificate is calculated, with the exception of the course for behavior: “conduit”.

This Belgian GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (-> Belgien – det franske fælleskab; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Certificat d’enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (C.E.S.S.): Section technique enseignement de qualification
  • Certificat d’enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (C.E.S.S.): Section artistique enseignement de qualification
  • Certificat d’enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (C.E.S.S.): Section professionelle

If you have one of the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Bulgaria

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Diploma za (Zavarsheno) Sredno Obrazovanie / za Sredno Obrazovanie

  • English A
  • English as first foreign language (556 hours) AND English Intense Study (648 hours)
  • Maths B
  • Minimum total sum of 335 lessons in years 10, 11 and 12
  • Social Studies B
  • Minimum total sum of 200 lessons (in History and / or Social Studies) in years 10, 11 and 12
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • Minimum total sum of 435 lessons in years 10, 11 and 12
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 3
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Diploma za (Zavarsheno) Sredno Obrazovanie / za Sredno Obrazovanie AND
  • Apostille AND
  • Grade transcript for Years 9, 10 and 11

Calculating the GPA:

The Bulgarian GPA given on the exam certificate is converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (Bulgarien; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Diploma za (Zavarsheno) Sredno Obrazovanie / za Sredno Obrazovanie – specialising in Business
  • Diploma za Sredno Spetzialno Obrazovanie / za Sredno Obrazovanie – Technical or Business

If you have one of the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Croatia

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for Svjedodžba o Državnoj Maturi completed during the application year: 27 July, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by email 15 August

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Svjedodžba o Državnoj Maturi

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • Minimum total sum of 10 weekly lessons over years 10, 11 and 12
  • Social Studies B
  • Minimum total sum of 6 weekly classes over years 10, 11 and 12
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 2.0
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Svjedodžba o Državnoj Maturi AND
  • Final 4 years of exam results

 

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA of all the grades on the ‘Svjedodžba o Državnoj Maturi’ (State exam) is calculated, rounded to one decimal point.

The GPA of all the grades for the final year of the ‘Svjedodžba’ is calculated, rounded to one decimal point.

The mean of these two GPAs is then calculated and converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (Kroatien; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Svjedodžba o završnom ispitu 
  • Svjedodzba o zavrsenom srednjem obrazovanju 
  • Svjedodzba o zavrsnom ispitu-maturi
  • Svjedozba o maturi

If you have one of the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Cyprus

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Apolytirio, Enaiou Lykeio

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • Maths as obligatory course AND an elective
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA /F-B
  • German BA /F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 10 / D
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Apolytirio from Enaiou Lykeio AND
  • Exam results from all 3 years of the Apolytirio

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA of all the grades on the exam certificate is calculated, rounded to one decimal point.

This GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (Cypern; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Apolytirio from Techniki Scholi (STVE) 

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Czech Republic

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Vysvedcení o Maturitni zkoušce

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • Minimum 3.5 lessons per week in years 2, 3 and 4 of Gymnázium
  • Social Studies B
  • Minimum 2 lessons (in History and / or Social Studies) per week in years 2, 3 and 4 of Gymnázium
  • French BA /F-B
  • German BA /F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • Minimum 4.5 lessons per week in years 2, 3 and 4 of Gymnázium
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 4
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Vysvedcení o Maturitni zkoušce AND
  • Exam results for all years of the Vysvedcení o Maturitni zkoušce AND
  • School document showing number of lessons per week for the final 3 years

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA of all the grades on the exam certificate (Vysvedcení o Maturitni zkoušce) is calculated, rounded to one decimal point.

The GPA of all the grades for the final semester of the ‘Vysvedceni’ is calculated, rounded to one decimal point.

The mean of these two GPAs is then calculated and converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (Tjekkiet; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Vysvedcení o Maturitni zkoušce / Maturitní zkouška / Maturita from Srední odborná skola
  • Maturitní zkouška from Konzervator
  • Maturitní zkouška from Strední odborné uciliste

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

GCSE, AS- and A levels taken in the UK

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for A levels completed during the application year: 20 August, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by email 27 August

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

GCSE, AS- and A levels (minimum total of 9 including minimum 1 full A level and acombination equivalent to 3 A levels)

  • English A
  • A level English language
  • A level English Literature
  • GSCE level English AND documentation for English primary and secondary school taken in the U.K.
  • Maths B
  • AS level Maths
  • Social Studies B
  • History at GCSE level
  • Sociology at GCSE level
  • Economics at GCSE level
  • Business Studies at GCSE level
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • A level in the respective language
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • GCSE: G
  • AS- / A levels: E
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • All final GCSE certificate(s), AS level certificate(s) and A level certificate(s) NB, We cannot use predicted grades or the Candidate Statement of Provisional Results as final documentation. If you have misplaced your GCSE or A level certificates, you can order a Certified Statement of Results from the relevant exam board. For further information, please see here.

Calculating the GPA:

All GCSE, AS- and A level results are converted to a number on the Danish grading system (which goes up to 12). Any AS level exams also taken at A level are removed from the equation. The numbers are weighted (GCSE = 1; AS level = 1.5 and A level = 2) For example, A* at GCSE = 12 weighted once whereas A* at A-level = 12 weighted twice (so 24 divided by 2 when calculating the average) and we then calculate the (weighted) average.

The numerical conversion of the grades and an example of the above can be found here (England, Wales og Nordirland; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • BTEC – National Certificate / National Diploma
  • Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

iGCSE, AS-and A levels (CIE)

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for A levels completed during the application year: 20 August, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by email 27 August

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

  • Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

iGCSE, iAS- and iA levels (minimum total of 9 including minimum 1 full iA level and acombination equivalent to 3 A levels)

  • English A
  • A level English language
  • A level English Literature
  • Maths B
  • AS level Maths
  • Social Studies B
  • History at GCSE level
  • Sociology at GCSE level
  • Economics at GCSE level
  • Business Studies at GCSE level
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • A level in the respective language
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • GCSE: G
  • AS- / A levels: E
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • All final iGCSE certificate(s), iAS level certificate(s) and iA level certificate(s) NB, We cannot use predicted grades or the Statement of Results as final documentation

Calculating the GPA:

All GCSE, AS- and A level results are converted to a number on the Danish grading system (which goes up to 12). Any AS level exams also taken at A level are removed from the equation. The numbers are weighted (GCSE = 1; AS level = 1.5 and A level = 2) For example, A* at GCSE = 12 weighted once whereas A* at A-level = 12 weighted twice (so 24 divided by 2 when calculating the average) and we then calculate the (weighted) average.

The numerical conversion of the grades and an example of the above can be found here (England, Wales og Nordirland; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

 

Estonia

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Keskkooli Loputunnistus / Gümnaasiumi Loputunnistus & Riigieksamenitunnistus

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • Min. 9 "kursuste arv" in Mathematics
  • Social Studies B
  • Min. 6 "kursuste arv" in History and / or Social Studies
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • Min. 12 "kursuste arv" in the respective language
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 3 (Loputunnistus)
  • 20-28 (Riigieksamenitunnistus)
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Keskkooli Loputunnistus / Gümnaasiumi Loputunnistus AND
  • Riigieksamenitunnistus

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA on the State certificate (Riigieksamenitunnistus) is calculated, rounded to a whole number and converted to the Danish grading scale (see below*).

The GPA of the school exam certificate (Gümnaasiumi Loputunnistus) is calculated, rounded to a whole number and converted to the Danish grading scale (see below*).

The mean of these two GPAs is then calculated.

The conversion table between the Estonian and Danish grades can be found here (Estland; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Combined secondary with business courses

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Finland

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Ylioppilastutkintotodistus / Studentexamensbetyg

  • Danish A

NB! Only for the Danish-language erhvervsøkonomi (HA) programmes.

  • Svensk as mothertongue 8 kurser
  • Svensk as A-språk
  • Svensk as B-språk 6 kurser
  • English A

 

  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • English B
  • English min. 8 kurser
  • Maths B
  • Mathematics min. 8 kurser
  • Social Studies B
  • History and / or Social Studies min. 7 kurser
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • A level: min. 8 kurser in the respective language
    Other: min. 11 kurser in the respective language
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 5
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Ylioppilastutkintotodistus / Studentexamensbetyg AND
  • Lukion päästötodistus / Angångsbetyg från Gymnasiet

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA on the certificate Lukion päästötodistus is calculated, rounded to a whole number and converted to the Danish grading scale (see below*).

The grades on the school exam certificate Ylioppilastutkintotodistus are converted to numerical grades. The GPA is then calculated, rounded to a whole number and converted to the Danish grading scale (see below*).

The mean of these two GPAs is then calculated and the final GPA converted to the Danish grading system.

The conversion tables between the Finnish and Danish grades can be found here (Finland; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Tutkintotodistus / Ammatillinen perustutkinto
  • Tutkinto 3 vuotta lyhyemmistä ammattiopinnoista
  • Tutkintotodistus / Näyttötutkintona suoritettu ammatillinen perustutkinto
  • Tutkintotodistus / Ammattitutkinto

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

France

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for Baccalauréat général completed during the application year: 10 July, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Baccalauréat général

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • Minimum total sum of 10 weekly lessons in the respective language during the Baccalauréat général
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 10
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Baccalauréat general diploma AND
  • Relevé de notes

Calculating the GPA:

The French GPA given on the Baccalauréat Relevé de notes is converted to the Danish grading scale. This conversion table can be found here (Frankrig; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Baccalauréat technologique
  • Baccalauréat professionnel
  • Diplôme d’accès aux ètudes Universitaires (D.A.E.U.)

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Germany

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

 

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Abiturzeugnis

  • English A

English with “erhöhtes Anforderungsniveau” as part of the Abitur., such as:

  • English as "Leistungskurse" - must be marked with L or LK in the "Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife"
  • English as "Profilfach" - must be marked with P in the "Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife"
  • English as "Neigungsfach" - must be marked with N in the "Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife"
  • English as "Kernfach" - must be a "Prüfungsfach" with a written exam in the "Leistungen in der Abiturprüfung"
  • English marked with eA in the "Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife"
  • English marked with 2x in the "Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife"
  • Maths B
  • Mathematics as a Grundkurs during the 2 years of the Abitur
  • Social Studies B
  • History during the Abitur
  • Social Studies during the Abitur
  • German BA /F-B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language

The respective language passed with “erhöhtes Anforderungsniveau” as part of the Abitur such as:

  • ‘Leistungskurs’
  • ‘Profilfach’
  • ‘Neigungsfach’
  • ‘Kernfach’
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 4 (5 punkte)
  • 4 (6 punkte)
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Exam certificate Abiturzeugnis AND
  • Exam results for exams (final and half-year exams) for the final 2 years

Calculating the GPA:

The German GPA (Durchschnittsnote) given on the Abiturzeugnis is converted to the Danish grading scale. This conversion table can be found here (Tyskland; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Zeugnis der Fachgebundenen Hochschulreife
  • Fachhochschulreife

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Greece

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Apolitírio Enaíou Lykeíou

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • As of 2000: 9.5 – 10.5
  • Prior to 2000: 10.0 – 11.0
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Apolitírio Enaíou Lykeíou AND
  • Vevaiosi Prosvasis

Calculating the GPA:

The mean of the GPA on the Apolitírio Enaíou Lykeíou and the GPA on the Vevaiosi Prosvasis is converted to the Danish grading scale. This conversion table can be found here (Grækenland; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Apolitírio Enaíou Lykeíou without Vevaiosi Prosvasis
  • Pthychíon Techniká kai epagelmatiká ekpedeftíria (TEE)
  • Apolitirio Epangelmatiko Lykio

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Hungary

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Erettsigi vizsga / Matura

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The obligatory course in History fulfils the requirement
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 2
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Gimnaziumi erettsegi bizonyitvany AND
  • Gimnaziumi bizonyitvany

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA of all the grades on the exam certificate (gimnazium erettsegi bizonyitvany / Matura) is calculated, rounded to one decimal point.

The GPA of all the grades for the final year given on the gimnaziumi bizonyitvany is calculated, rounded to one decimal point.

The mean of these two GPAs is then calculated and converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (Ungarn; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Szakközepiskola erettsegi bizonyitvany
  • Szakközepiskola erettsegi-kepesito bizonyitvany
  • Technikus Erettsegi-Kepesito Bizonyitvany

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Iceland

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Stúdentspróf

  • Danish A
  • min. 18 einingar in Dansk
  • English A
  • English min. 18 einingar and minimum up to level 6 (e.g. 603)
  • English B
  • English min. 15 einingar
  • Maths B

9-15 einingar depending on the combination:

  • STÆ 103‐203‐303‐403
  • STÆ 103‐203‐303‐313‐403
  • STÆ 103‐263‐363‐463
  • STÆ102‐203‐363-463
  • STÆ 103‐203‐303‐363‐463
  • STÆ 103‐203‐303‐313-413
  • STÆ 103‐ 263‐313‐413
  • STÆ 103‐203‐303‐363
  • STÆ 103‐263‐363
  • STÆ 103‐203‐363
  • Social Studies B
  • Min. 6 einingar in History and/or Social Studies
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • Min. 15 einingar in the respective language
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 5 (modulebase)
  • 4 (classbase)
  • D (if grading scale is E to A)
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Stúdentspróf

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA given on the Stúdentspróf is converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

If no GPA is given on the Stúdentspróf, a simple GPA of all the grades on the certificate is calculated (with the exception of credit transferred courses, pass/fail courses without a grade and Skólasókn).

The Icelandic GPA is converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (Island; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Stúdentspróf of starfsnámsbrautum
  • Frumgreinadeild
  • Raungreinadeilddarpróf
  • Háskolebrú

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

International Baccalaureate

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for International Baccalaureate completed during the application year: 10 July, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

International Baccalaureate

  • Danish A

For the Danish-language erhvervsøkonomi (HA) programmes:

  • Danish A1 (HL)
  • Danish A1 (SL)
  • Danish B (HL) min. grade 4
  • Danish A Literature (HL)
  • Danish A Literature (SL) min. grade 4
  • Norwegian A1 (HL)
  • Norwegian A1 (SL)
  • Norwegian B (HL)  min. grade 4
  • Norwegian A Literature (HL)
  • Norwegian A Literature (SL) min. grade 4
  • Swedish A1 (HL)
  • Swedish A1 (SL)
  • Swedish B (HL) min. grade 4
  • Swedish A Literature (HL)
  • Swedish A Literature, (SL) min. grade 4

For the Danish-language erhvervssproglige (BA) programmes:

  • Danish A1 (HL)
  • Danish A1 (SL)
  • Danish A Literature (HL)
  • English A
  • English A1 (HL)
  • English A2 (HL)
  • English B (HL)
  • English A1 (SL)
  • English A2 (SL)
  • English A Lang. & Lit. (HL)
  • English A Lang. & Lit. (SL)
  • English A Literature (HL)
  • English A Literature (SL)
  • English B
  • English A1 (HL)
  • English A2 (HL)
  • English B (HL)
  • English A1 (SL)
  • English A2 (SL)
  • English B (SL)
  • English A Lang. & Lit. (HL)
  • English A Lang. & Lit. (SL)
  • English A Literature (HL)
  • English A Literature (SL)
  • Maths B
  • Mathematics (HL)
  • Mathematics (SL)
  • Social Studies B
  • History (SL or HL)
  • Economics (SL or HL)
  • Business and management (SL or HL)
  • Global Politics (SL or HL)
  • Social and cultural anthropology (HL)
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language

One of the following courses passed in the respective language:

  • A1 (HL)
  • A2 (HL)
  • B (HL)
  • A1 (SL)
  • A2 (SL)
  • B (SL)
  • Literature A (HL)
  • Lang. & Lit. A (HL)
  • Lang. & Lit. B (HL)
  • Literature A (SL)
  • Lang. & Lit. A (SL)
  • Lang. & Lit B (SL)
  • Communication/IT A
  • Computer science (HL)
  • ITGS (Information technology in a global society) (HL)
  • Design technology (HL)
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 3
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Up to and including 2012: IB Diploma
  • From and including 2013: The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate AND Diploma Programme Results
  • Online database: please ask your IB Coordinator to grant CBS ("Copenhagen Business School (000151)) access to your online IB results before 15th March.

Calculating the GPA:

The total number of points is converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (International Baccalaureate; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Requirements in the International Baccalaureate:

The International Baccaluareate must fulfil all of the following criteria in order to fulfil the general entry requirement:

  • Total points must be a minimum of 24 (including bonus and minus penalty points)
  • Minimum of 6 subjects passed
  • Minimum of 3, and no more than 4, subjects passed at Higher level (HL)
  • All the other courses must be passed at Subsidiary level (SL)
  • Extended Essay must have been submitted
  • The course Theory of Knowledge (TOK) must have been completed
  • All CAS Activities (Creativity, Action and Service) must have been completed

If you do not fulfil all of the above criteria, you do not fulfil the general entry requirement of an upper secondary school exam (e.g. if you have an IB Certificate/IB Diploma Programme Course Results (a failed IB) or an IBCP (IB Career-related Programme)).

Please read more about this under ‘Dispensee’ in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Dansk-Fransk Baccalaureat

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Dansk-Fransk Baccalauréat (DFB)

  • Danish A
  • The obligatory course in Danish A fulfils the requirement
  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at “Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement” below
  • English B
  • To be evaluated - please contact CBS Admissions Office
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA /F-B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • Minimum total sum of 10 weekly lessons during the Dansk-Fransk Baccalauréat
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 10
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Exam certificate AND
  • Relevé de notes

Calculating the GPA:

Certificates up to, and including, 2013: The Danish GPA given on the Dansk-Fransk Baccaluréat is used.

Certificates as of, and including, 2014: The French GPA given on the Baccalauréat Relevé de notes is converted to the Danish grading scale (see below). The French GPA is multiplied by the weighting given on the French certificate (Coeff. Total).

The Danish grades are multiplied by the weighting given on the Dansk-Fransk Baccaluréat.

Divide the sum of these two GPAs by the total sum of the two weightings to give the final GPA.

The conversion table between the French and Danish grading scales can be found here (Frankrig; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

 

European Baccalureate

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for European Baccalaureate completed during the application year: 10 July, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

European Baccalaureate

  • Danish A
  • L l
  • L ll
  • L lll – 6 years (documentation for 6 years must be included)
  • English A
  • L I
  • L II
  • L III – 6 years (documentation for 6 years must be included)
  • English B
  • L III - 4 years
  • L IV - 4 years (4 hours)
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The obligatory course in History fulfils the requirement
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • LI
  • LII
  • LIII
  • LIV if studied for 4 years (documentation for all 4 years must be uploaded)
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 6
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Diploma AND
  • Grade transcript

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA given on the diploma is converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (European Baccalaureate / Europæisk Studentereksamen; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

 

Requirements in the European Baccalaureate / Europæisk Studentereksamen:

The European Baccaluareate / Europæisk Studentereksamen must fulfil all of the following criteria in order to fulfil the general entry requirement:

  • The GPA must be minimum 60%
  • Up to and including 2013: a minimum of 2 of the 4 oral exams must be a language course including mother tongue (Language 1 / L1) and minimum 2 of the 5 written exams must be in one of the language courses including mother tongue (Language 1 / L1)
  • As of and including 2014: 1 of the 3 oral exams must be mother tongue (or the teaching language of the language section enrolled in) while 3 of the 5 written exams must be mother tongue, first foreign language and Maths

If you do not fulfil all of the above criteria, you do not fulfil the general entry requirement of an upper secondary school exam.

Please read more about this under ‘Dispensee’ in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Option Internationale du Baccalauréat

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for Option Internationale du Baccalauréat completed during the application year: 10 July, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Option Internationale du Baccalauréat

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA /F-B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • Minimum total sum of 10 weekly lessons during the Option Internationale du Baccalauréat
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 10
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Diplôme AND
  • Relevé de notes AND
  • Carnet de notes

Calculating the GPA:

The French GPA given in Total pour mention is converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

If this is not given, the GPA is calculated by dividing the total point sum with the total weighting, Coeff. If there is registration in the 2nd round, Epreuves de 2e groupe, the GPA is taken from the Total 1er groupe + 2e groupe. The GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

The conversion table between the French and Danish grading scales can be found here (Option Internationale du Baccalauréat; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

 

Ireland

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for Leaving Certificates completed during the application year: 20 August, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by email 27 August

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Leaving Certificate (Established) / Matriculation Exam / Certificate

  • English A
  • Automatically fulfilled
  • Maths B
  • Ordinary level Mathematics
  • Social Studies B
  • History at Ordinary level
  • Economics at Ordinary level
  • Economic History at Ordinary level
  • Classical Studies at Ordinary level
  • Business at Ordinary level
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • D3
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • The Leaving Certificate (Established)

Calculating the GPA:

All the grades on the Irish Leaving Certificate are numerically converted to the Danish grading scale (see below). A simple GPA of these grades is then calculated.

The conversion table between the Irish grades and the Danish grading scale can be found here (Irland; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)
  • FETAC level 5 Certificates
  • FETAC level 6 Advanced Certificates

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Italy

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for Liceo completed during the application year: 27 July, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by email 15 August

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Liceo (Classico/Scientifico/Linguistico)

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B

For exams completed in 2014 and earlier:

  • Classico (ordinary or ‘Brocca’): The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Scientifico (ordinary or ‘Brocca’): The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Linguistico (ordinary or ‘Brocca’): The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement

For exams completed in 2015 and later:

  • Scientifico: The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 6 (0- 10 scale)
  • 36-38 (0 - 60 scale)
  • 60 - 63 (0 - 100 scale)
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Diploma di Esame di Liceo (Classico/Scientifico/Linguistico) AND
  • Scrutinio di quinta superior

Calculating the GPA:

The final sum given on the certificate votazione complessiva is converted to the Danish grading scale. The conversion table between the Italian and the Danish grading scales can be found here (Italien; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Istituto Tecnico
  • Istituto Professionale

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Latvia

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for Atestäts par vispārējo vidëjo izglïtïbu completed during the application year: 27 July, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by email 15 August

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Atestäts par vispārējo vidëjo izglïtïbu

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The obligatory courses in History and Social Studies fulfil the requirement
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 4
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Atestâts par vispârējo vidējo izglîtîbu AND
  • Pielikums atestâtam par vispârējo vidējo izglîtîbu) AND
  • Izglîtîbas satura un eksaminâcijas centra sertifikâts (if there is a State exam in one or more subjects)

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA of all the grades on the exam certificate Visparejas Videjas Izglîtîbas Sertifikâts is calculated, rounded to a whole number. This GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

The GPA of all the grades on the certificate Pielikums atestâstam is calculated, rounded to one decimal point. This GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

The mean of these two, converted, GPAs is then calculated.

The conversion table between the Latvian grading scales and the Danish grading scale can be found here (Letland; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Diploms par profesionālo vidējo izglītību
  • Iegūstot vispārējo vidējo izglītību

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Liechtenstein

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Maturazeugnis

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • To be evaluated - please contact CBS Admissions Office
  • Social Studies B
  • To be evaluated - please contact CBS Admissions Office
  • German BA / F-B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA /F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 4
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Maturazeugnis

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA is calculated using the final grades on the Maturazeugnis. This figure is then converted to the Danish grading scale. The conversion table between the       Leichtenstein and the Danish grading scales can be found here (Leichtenstein; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Berufsmaturitätzeugnis
  • Fachhochschulreifezeugnis

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Lithuania

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for Brandos Atestatas completed during the application year: 27 July, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by email 15 August

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Brandos Atestatas

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 4
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Brandos Atestatas AND
  • Brandos Atestatas Priedas

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA of all the final school grades (excluding Dorinis ugdymas) on the exam certificate Brandos Atestato Priedas is calculated, rounded to a whole number. This GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

The GPA of all the state exam grades on the certificate Brandos Atestato Priedas is calculated, rounded to one decimal point. This GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

The mean of these two, converted, GPAs is then calculated.

The conversion table between the Lithuanian grading scales and the Danish grading scale can be found here (Litauen; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

If you do not have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Luxembourg

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

L'examen de fin d'études secondaires

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • Final Maths exam passed as part of:
  • Section B Mathématiques et informatique Section C Sciences naturelles et mathématiques
  • Section D Sciences économiques et mathématiques
  • For other Sections (A, E, F, G): No exam fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The obligatory course in History fulfils the requirement
  • French BA / F-B
  • The obligatory course in French fulfils the requirement
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 30 - 39
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Diplôme AND
  • Certificat de notes

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA is calculated using the final grades on the Certificat de notes. This figure is then converted to the Danish grading scale.

The conversion table between the Luxembourg and the Danish grading scales can be found here (Luxembourg; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Diplôme / Certificat de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires Techniques

If you have the above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Malta

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Matriculation Certificate

  • English A
  • A level
  • Maths B
  • A level
  • Social Studies B
  • I level History
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • A level in the respective language
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • E
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Matriculation Certificate

Calculating the GPA:

The individual grades for the A level and I level courses are numerically converted according to the relevant points table (see below). The total sum of points is then converted to the Danish grading scale.

The A level and I level points tables and the conversion table between the Maltese and the Danish grading scales can be found here (Malta; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

If you do not have the above upper secondary leaving certificate, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

The Netherlands

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

VWO

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • Mat D
  • Mat C
  • Mat B
  • Mat A
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 6
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Diploma AND
  • Cijferlist

Calculating the GPA:

A GPA is calculated of all the individual grades (eindcijfers) given in the Cijferlist document. The GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale.

The conversion table between the Dutch and the Danish grading scales can be found here (Holland (Nederlanderne); -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs (HAVO) & Propaedeutische Diplom / Verklaring

If you have the above upper secondary leaving certificate, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Norway

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Vitnemål Videregående Opplæring

  • Danish A

NB! Only for the Danish-language erhvervsøkonomi (HA) programmes.

  • Norsk all 3 years
  • English A             
  • Engelsk Vg1 + Vg2 + Vg3 (SPR3010 & SPR3011)
  • Engelsk Vg1 + Vg2 + Vg3 (SPR3012 & SPR3013)
  • English B
  • Engelsk min. 8 hours weekly, allmenfaglig retning
  • Engelsk VG1 + VG2 International English
  • Maths B
  • Vg1T + Vg2T
  • Vg1T + X
  • Vg1T + R1
  • Vg1T + S1 + S2
  • Vg1P + S1 + S2
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • level III in the respective language
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 2
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Vitnemål Videregående Opplæring

Calculating the GPA:

The Norwegian GPA given on the exam certificate, this is converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

If the Norwegian GPA is not shown on the Vitnemål, it is calculated using all of the grades shown on the certificate and rounded to one decimal point. This GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale.

The conversion table between the Norwegian and the Danish grading scales can be found here (Norge; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Fagbrev/svennebrev or vitnemål for yrkesuddannelse & studiekompetansefagene
  • Teknisk fagskole (if in accordance with the general study competence requirements in Norway

If you have one of the certificates listed above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Poland

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci/Matura from Liceum ogólnoksztalcace

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The obligatory courses in History and Social Studies fulfil the requirement
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 30 – 37 (0 – 100 scale)
  • 2 (1 – 6 scale)
  • 3 (2 – 5 scale)

 

  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci AND
  • Swiadectwo Ukonczenia

Calculating the GPA:

A GPA of all the grades on the Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci is calculated and rounded to a whole number. This GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

A GPA of all the grades (with the exception of the grades for zachowanie and przysposobienie obronne) on the Swiadectwo Ukonczenia Liceum Ogólnoksztalcacego is then calculated and rounded to one decimal point. This GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

The mean of these two, converted, GPAs is then calculated to give the final GPA.

The conversion tables between the different Polish grading scales and the Danish grading scale can be found here (Polen; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci / Matura & Swiadectwo Ukonczenia from Liceum techniczne
  • Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Liceum Zawodowe)

If you have one of the certificates listed above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Portugal

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for Diplomas completed during the application year: 27 July, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by email 15 August

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

  • Certificado/Diploma de Fim de Estudos Secundários
  • Certificado/Diploma de Ensino Secundário
  • Certificado de Habilitações do Ensino Secundário
  • Certificado/Diploma de Ensino Secundário Recorrente
  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • Maths as a 2 year course (Opçoes C and D)
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • The respective language as a 2 year course (Opçoes C and D)
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 10 - 11
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Exam certificate AND
  • Documentation from school confirming level of subject/total number of classes in the subject for specific entry requirements

Calculating the GPA:

The Portuguese GPA is converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table found here (Portugal; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Certificado / Diploma de Fim de Estudos Secundários from Cursos técnologicos
  • Diploma de Ensino Secundário from Cursos técnologicos
  • Certidão de Habilitações from Cursos tecnológicos
  • Diploma de estudos secundários from Cursos profissionais
  • Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundários from Cursos profissionais

If you have one of the certificates listed above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Romania

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for Diploma de Bacalaureat completed during the application year: 27 July, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by email 15 August

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Diploma de Bacalaureat / Liceu theoretic

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • Theoretical line: Science; Specialisation: Mathematics/Informatics fulfils the entry requirement
  • Theoretical Line: Science; Specialisation: Natural Sciences fulfils the entry requirement
  • Theoretical line: Science; Specialisation: Social Studies fulfils the entry requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 5 – 6.99
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Diploma de bacalaureat AND
  • Foaie matricola

Calculating the GPA:

Method A: The mean of the GPA given on the media generala a anilor de studii and the GPA given on the media generala la bacalaureat is calculated and rounded to one decimal point. This final GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

Method B: The GPA given on the diploma de bacalaureat is rounded to one decimal point. The GPA of all the grades given for the final year of studies on the foaia matricola calculated (if not already given) and rounded to one decimal point. The mean of these two GPAs is then calculated and converted to the Danish grading scale (see below).

The conversion table between the Romanian and Danish grading scales can be found here (Rumænien; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Diploma de bacalaureat / Liceu de Specialitate (technologic or vocational)

If you have the certificate listed above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Scotland

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Special deadline for Highers completed during the application year: 20 August, 12 noon CET

Answer letter for applicants with the above special deadline: sent by email 27 August

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Scottish Higher level / Scottish Qualifications Certificate / Scottish Certificate of Secondary

  • English A
  • Automatically fulfilled
  • Maths B
  • Higher level Mathamatics fulfils the entry requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • Higher level Social Studies or History fulfils the entry requirement
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • Advanced Higher in the respective language
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • D
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Education Exam certificates issued from SQA

Calculating the GPA:

All the grades are numerically converted to the Danish grading system (see below). A GPA is then calculated based on these grades.

The conversion table between the Scottish and the Danish grading scales can be found here (Skotland; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

If you do not have the certificate named above, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Slovakia

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Gymnazium

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • Minimum total sum of 210 lessons (in History and / or Social Studies) as shown on Supplement to Certificate of Education
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 4
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • School-Leaving Exam Certificate – Vysvedcenie o maturitnej skúske AND
  • Supplement to Certificate of School-Leaving Examination

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA of all the grades for the final semester of the Vysvedčeni is calculated and rounded to one decimal point.

This GPA is then calculated and converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (Slovakiet; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Vysvedčení o Maturitnej skúške / Maturitná skúška / Maturita zo Srednej odbornej školy
  • Maturitná skúška z Konzervatória
  • Maturitní skúška zo Stredného odborného učilištá

If you have one of the above listed exams, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Slovenia

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Maturitetno sprièevalo (Matura)

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • The obligatory course in Mathematics as part of the ‘Ekonomska gimnazija’ profile fulfils the requirement
  • Social Studies B
  • The obligatory course in History fulfils the requirement
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 2
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Maturitetno sprièevalo AND
  • Obvestilo o uspehu pri mature AND
  • Letno spricevalo for all 3 years

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA of all the grades on the state exam Obvestilo o uspehu pri splošni mature is calculated and rounded to one decimal point.

The GPA of all the grades for the final school year on the Letno spričevalo is calculated and rounded to one decimal point.

The mean of these two GPAs is then calculated and converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (Slovenien; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Spricevalo o poklicna matura

If you have the above listed exam, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Spain

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Título de Bachiller / Bachillerato (Baccalaureate)

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • Ciencias de la Naturaleza y de la Salud - Mathematics I & II
  • Humanidadas y Ciencias Sociales – Mathematics
  • Technología – Mathematics I & II
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • Spanish A
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • 1st foreign language as the respective language
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • 5
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Título de Bachiller / Bachillerato exam certificate

Calculating the GPA:

The GPA given on the Bachiller Diploma is converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (Spanien; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Prueba de Acceso a la Universidad para Mayores de 25 años

If you have the above listed exam, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Sweden

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan

  • Dansk A

NB! Only for the Danish-language erhvervsøkonomi (HA) programmes.

  • Svensk min. kurs B (before 2014)
  • Svensk automatically fulfilled (from 2014)
  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at “Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement” below
  • English B
  • Engelska min. Kurs C (before 2014)
  • Engelska steg 7 (ENGENG07) (after 2014)
  • Maths B

Before the 2014 reform, one of the following:

  • Matematik kurs C (MA203)
  • Matematik kurs D (MA204)
  • Matematik kurs E (MA205)

As of the 2014 reform, one of the following:

  • Matematik MATMAT03 (either profile 'a', 'b' or 'c')
  • Matematik MATMAT04
  • Matematik MATMAT05
  • Matematik C (MA1203)
  • Matematik D (MA1204)
  • Matematik E (MA1205)
  • Mat Bredning (MA1206)
  • Mat Diskret (MA1207)
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
One of the following as a minimum:
  • Steg 4
  • Steg 5
  • Steg 6
  • Steg 7
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • E (A to F scale)
  • 10 / G (Prior to the latest reform)
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Slutbetyg

Calculating the GPA:

The individual grades are numerically converted using the table found in the link below and multiplied by the number of points.

The total sum of these will result in a 5 digit number. This number is divided by the total number of points for the whole education, programmets omfatning, and converted to the Danish grading scale using the conversion table here (Sverige; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Gymnasieexamen from yrkesförberedande program med grundläggande behörighet
  • Slutbetyg från Komvux – if not simimlar in content to the general Eksamensbevis for Högskoleforberedende Eksamen, Gymnasieskolen
  • Intyg för behörighet til högskolestudier (grundläggande / särskild behörighet) / Folkhögskolan

If you have one of the above listed exams, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

Switzerland

Deadline for Application Quota 1 and Quota 2: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s) where relevant: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Answer letter: sent by post from Denmark 30 July

Check the specific entry requirements for the programmes you are interested in (in the section above) and match them with the information in the table below to see if you fulfil.

REQUIREMENT

EQUIVALENT

Upper Secondary Leaving Exam

Maturitätszeugnis/Certificat de Maturité/Attestato di Maturitá

  • English A
  • No exam fulfils the requirement, look at "Alternative ways to fulfil the requirement" below
  • Maths B
  • Minimum total sum of 11 weekly lessons over final 3 years of the Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de Maturité / Attestato di Maturitá
  • Social Studies B
  • The entry requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • French BA / F-B
  • German BA / F-B

 

  • Mother tongue language – requirement is automatically fulfilled
  • Minimum total sum of 14 weekly lessons over final 3 years of the Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de Maturité / Attestato di Maturitá
  • Spanish A
  • Chinese A
  • 2nd foreign language
  • Minimum total sum of 14 weekly lessons over final 3 years of the Maturitätszeugnis / Certificat de Maturité / Attestato di Maturitá
  • 2.0 on the Danish grading scale (minimum passing grade for a single subject)
  • (1 – 6 scale): Minimum 4 (if a subject has two grades then the mean must be minimum 4)
  • (1 – 10 scale): 6
  • (5 – 1 scale): 3
  • Documents required to assess the above
  • Maturitätszeugnis/Certificat de Maturité/Attestato di Maturitá AND
  • School documentation showing total sum of weekly classes for each subject during the final 3 years

Calculating the GPA:

A GPA of the grades given on the Matura is calculated. This GPA is then converted to the Danish grading scale using the relevant table according to which Swiss grading scale has been used.

The conversion tables between the Swiss grading scales and the Danish grading can be found here (Schweiz; -> Karakterer. Available in Danish only).

Other exam certificates

  • Eidgenössisches Berufsmaturitätszeugnis
  • Certificat fedéral de maturité professionelle
  • Attestato federale di maturità professionale

If you have one of the above listed exams, you will be assessed as a dispensee in Quota 2. A dispensee must always fulfil the specific entry requirements. Where relevant, please include an overview of the teaching hours in a particular subject and curriculum.

Selection of qualified dispensees is based on an overall assessment where we look at your grades in general and with regards to the specific entry requirements, we look at your extra-curricular activities and we look at your motivational essay. We do not calculate a GPA and you will not be assessed in Quota 1.

 

 

Further information regarding some non-EU educational backgrounds

Australia

Deadline for Application: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s): 15 March, 12 noon CET

                                                             

  • Applicants with an Australian Senior Certificate of Education plus ranking index fulfil the general entry requirement.
  • We need to see your Certificate, Ranking Index plus Statement of Result or Record of Achievement. If you are in the process of completing one of these, then you must document your current courses so that we can take your courses into consideration when processing your application.
  • There are no standard assessments for the Australian Senior Certificate of Education with regards to the specific entry requirements. We therefore recommend that applicants with an Australian Senior Certificate of Education apply for an appraisal if possible (deadline 15 November). For more information, please see further under ‘Appraisals’ in Step 2.
  • If the 15 November Appraisal deadline has passed, you need to document the required minimum hours for Social Studies / History plus required minimum hours and curriculum for Maths if applicable. For the language requirements (for example, English, French, Spanish or German), please see below for the required language tests. If you believe you have the correct language level, you are welcome to send course descriptions and course hours for us to assess.
  • Applicants with an Australian Senior Certificate of Education who are EU / EEA citizens (or who are non-EU citizens but hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment) will be processed in the overall assessment in Quota 2 only as we are unable to directly convert your grades and GPA to the Danish grading system. Please remember to include a motivational essay for this purpose, regardless of the programmes for which you are applying.
  • Applicants with an Australian Senior Certificate of Education who are non-EU citizens and who do not hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment will be processed in Quota 3. An answer will be sent by email by 15 May.
  • Applicants with an Australian Senior Certificate of Education automatically fulfil the English A requirement, provided that the full Australian Senior Certificate of Education has been completed in Australia. If part or all of the diploma has been done in a non-English-speaking country, the English A requirement is not automatically fulfilled and you will need to take a language test (please see below).

 

China

Deadline for Application: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s): 15 March, 12 noon CET

                                                             

  • Applicants with a Certificate of Graduation from Upper Middle School plus Chinese National University Entrance Examination (Gao Kao) plus 1 year of further education at university level fulfil the general entry requirement.
  • We need to see all of the above both as a scan of the original and an official translation into English (or Danish). If you are in the process of completing one of these, then you must document your current courses so that we can take your courses into consideration when processing your application.
  • There are no standard assessments for applicants with a Chinese educational background with regards to the specific entry requirements. We therefore recommend that applicants with a Chinese educational background apply for an appraisal if possible (deadline 15 November). For more information, please see further under ‘Appraisals’ in Step 2.
  • If the 15 November Appraisal deadline has passed, you need to document the required minimum hours for Social Studies / History plus required minimum hours and curriculum for Maths if applicable. You will need to take a language test to fulfil the English A requirement (please refer to the section ‘Alternative fulfilment of English A’ below). For other language requirements (for example, French, Spanish or German), please see the relevant section below for the required language tests. If you believe you have the correct language level, you are welcome to send course descriptions and course hours for us to assess. We reserve the right to ask for a language test if we assess the correct level has not been achieved.
  • Applicants with a Chinese educational background who are EU / EEA citizens (or who are non-EU citizens but hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment) will be processed in the overall assessment in Quota 2 only as we are unable to directly convert your grades and GPA to the Danish grading system. Please remember to include a motivational essay for this purpose, regardless of the programmes for which you are applying.
  • Applicants with a Chinese educational background who are non-EU citizens and who do not hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment will be processed in Quota 3. An answer will be sent by email by 15 May.

 

Russia

Deadline for Application: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s): 15 March, 12 noon CET

                                                             

  • Applicants with an Attestat o Srednem Obshchem Obrazovanii plus 1 year of further education at university level fulfil the general entry requirement.
  • We need to see all of the above both as a scan of the original and an official translation into English (or Danish). If you are in the process of completing one of these, then you must document your current courses so that we can take your courses into consideration when processing your application.
  • There are no standard assessments for applicants with a Russian educational background with regards to the specific entry requirements. We therefore recommend that applicants with a Russian educational background apply for an appraisal if possible (deadline 15 November). For more information, please see further under ‘Appraisals’ in Step 2.
  • If the 15 November Appraisal deadline has passed, you need to document the required minimum hours for Social Studies / History plus required minimum hours and curriculum for Maths if applicable. You will need to take a language test to fulfil the English A requirement (please refer to the section ‘Alternative fulfilment of English A’ below). For other language requirements (for example, French, Spanish or German), please see the relevant section below for the required language tests. If you believe you have the correct language level, you are welcome to send course descriptions and course hours for us to assess. We reserve the right to ask for a language test if we assess the correct level has not been achieved.
  • Applicants with a Russian educational background who are EU / EEA citizens (or who are non-EU citizens but hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment) will be processed in the overall assessment in Quota 2 only as we are unable to directly convert your grades and GPA to the Danish grading system. Please remember to include a motivational essay for this purpose, regardless of the programmes for which you are applying.
  • Applicants with a Russian educational background who are non-EU citizens and who do not hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment will be processed in Quota 3. An answer will be sent by email by 15 May.

 

Ukraine

Deadline for Application: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s): 15 March, 12 noon CET

                                                             

  • Applicants with an Atestat pro povnu zagal’nu srednju osvitu plus 1 year of further education at university level fulfil the general entry requirement.
  • We need to see all of the above both as a scan of the original and an official translation into English (or Danish). If you are in the process of completing one of these, then you must document your current courses so that we can take your courses into consideration when processing your application.
  • There are no standard assessments for applicants with a Ukrainian educational background with regards to the specific entry requirements. We therefore recommend that applicants with a Ukrainian educational background apply for an appraisal if possible (deadline 15 November). For more information, please see further under ‘Appraisals’ in Step 2.
  • If the 15 November Appraisal deadline has passed, you need to document the required minimum hours for Social Studies / History plus required minimum hours and curriculum for Maths if applicable. You will need to take a language test to fulfil the English A requirement (please refer to the section ‘Alternative fulfilment of English A’ below). For other language requirements (for example, French, Spanish or German), please see the relevant section below for the required language tests. If you believe you have the correct language level, you are welcome to send course descriptions and course hours for us to assess. We reserve the right to ask for a language test if we assess the correct level has not been achieved.
  • Applicants with a Ukrainian educational background who are EU / EEA citizens (or who are non-EU citizens but hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment) will be processed in the overall assessment in Quota 2 only as we are unable to directly convert your grades and GPA to the Danish grading system. Please remember to include a motivational essay for this purpose, regardless of the programmes for which you are applying.
  • Applicants with a Ukrainian educational background who are non-EU citizens and who do not hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment will be processed in Quota 3. An answer will be sent by email by 15 May.

 

USA

Deadline for Application: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s): 15 March, 12 noon CET

Special deadline for AP Tests completed during the application year: 1 August, 12 noon CET

 

  • Applicants with a US High School Diploma must have passed 3 AP tests (each with a minimum score of 3) in order to fulfil the general entry requirement. The 3 AP tests can be substituted with 1 year of undergraduate college studies (equating to minimum 60 ECTS-points).
  • We need to see your High School Diploma, transcript plus transcript of college studies if you do not have the required 3 AP tests. If you are in the process of completing one of these, then you must document your current courses so that we can take your courses into consideration when processing your application.
  • There are no standard assessments for the US High School Diploma with regards to the specific entry requirements. We therefore recommend that applicants with a US High School Diploma apply for an appraisal if possible (deadline 15 November). For more information, please see further under ‘Appraisals’ in Step 2.
  • If the 15 November Appraisal deadline has passed, you need to document the required minimum hours for Social Studies / History plus required minimum hours and curriculum for Maths if applicable. For the language requirements (for example, English, French, Spanish or German), please see below for the required language tests. If you believe you have the correct language level, you are welcome to send course descriptions and course hours for us to assess.
  • Applicants with a US High School Diploma who are EU / EEA citizens (or who are non-EU citizens but hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment) will be processed in the overall assessment in Quota 2 only as we are unable to directly convert your grades and GPA to the Danish grading system. Please remember to include a motivational essay for this purpose, regardless of the programmes for which you are applying.
  • Applicants with a US High School Diploma who are non-EU citizens and who do not hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment will be processed in Quota 3. An answer will be sent by email by 15 May.
  • Applicants with a US High School Diploma automatically fulfil the English A requirement, provided that the full US High School Diploma has been completed in the US. If part or all of the diploma has been done in a non-English-speaking country, the English A requirement is not automatically fulfilled and you will need to take a language test (please see below).

 

Other non-EU countries

Deadline for Application: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished before 1 January: 15 March, 12 noon CET

Deadline for Documentation finished after 1 January: 5 July, 12 noon CET

Deadline for uploading Motivational Essay(s): 15 March, 12 noon CET


  • Applicants should first check whether or not they fulfil the general entry requirement. Check what is required from your country to fulfil the general entry requirement in the following link: Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. Please be aware that for many non-EU countries, you will be required to supplement your school education with 1 or 2 years of further education at university level to fulfil the general entry requirement for Denmark.
  • We need to see all of the above both as a scan of the original and an official translation into English (or Danish). If you are in the process of completing one of these, then you must document your current courses so that we can take your courses into consideration when processing your application.
  • There are no standard assessments for applicants with a non-EU educational background with regards to the specific entry requirements. We therefore recommend that applicants with a non-EU educational background apply for an appraisal if possible (deadline 15 November). For more information, please see further under ‘Appraisals’ in Step 2.
  • If the 15 November Appraisal deadline has passed, you need to document the required minimum hours for Social Studies / History plus required minimum hours and curriculum for Maths if applicable. You will need to take a language test to fulfil the English A requirement (please refer to the section ‘Alternative fulfilment of English A’ below). For other language requirements (for example, French, Spanish or German), please see the relevant section below for the required language tests. If you believe you have the correct language level, you are welcome to send course descriptions and course hours for us to assess. We reserve the right to ask for a language test if we assess the correct level has not been achieved.
  • Applicants with a non-EU educational background who are EU / EEA citizens (or who are non-EU citizens but hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment) will be processed in the overall assessment in Quota 2 only as we are unable to directly convert your grades and GPA to the Danish grading system. Please remember to include a motivational essay for this purpose, regardless of the programmes for which you are applying.
  • Applicants with a non-EU educational background who are non-EU citizens and who do not hold a residence permit exempting them from tuition fee payment will be processed in Quota 3. An answer will be sent by email by 15 May.

 

Alternative ways to fulfil the specific entry requirements

Alternative ways to fulfil English level A

Please note that it is NOT possible to supplement with alternative fulfilment of English A during the summer. All required documentation must be uploaded to Optagelse.dk no later than 5 July, 12 noon (CET).

  • A passed school leaving certificate showing fully completed secondary school education taken in English and in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK or USA. (If you have taken an upper secondary school exam that is taught in English and accredited by an English-speaking country, but has been physically taken in a non-English speaking country, you do not automatically fulfil the English language requirement and you will need to take a test such as the TOEFL or IELTS.)
  • A passed bachelor degree that has been fully taught in English and taken in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK or USA.
  • Supplementary course in English A (Gymnasial supplering or HF enkeltfag)
    Further information can be found under ‘Engelsk A’ on the Danish-language version of this website. Trin 1 - Specifikke adgangskrav.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the CPE and how to register, please refer to: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/proficiency/
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the CAE and how to register, please refer to: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/advanced/
  • IELTS academic test passed with a result of at least 6.5: Please upload your test certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. NB, check the date of your test as we do not accept tests that are more than two years old by the 5 July deadline. We do not wait for the results of tests taken after 24 June. For information about the IELTS and how to register, please refer to: www.ielts.org.
  • TOEFL iBT passed with a result of at least 91: Please order your test results to be sent directly from ETS to CBS using the institution code: 7035 and upload your receipt of this to your application at Optagelse.dk. NB, check the date of your test as we do not accept tests that are more than two years old by the 5 July deadline. We do not wait for the results of tests taken after 24 June. For information about the TOEFL and how to register, please refer to: www.ets.org.
  • TOEFL paper-based test passed with a result of at least 577: Please order your test results to be sent directly from ETS to CBS using the institution code: 7035 and upload your receipt of this to your application at Optagelse.dk. NB, check the date of your test as we do not accept tests that are more than two years old by the 5 July deadline. We do not wait for the results of tests taken after 24 June. For information about the TOEFL and how to register, please refer to: www.ets.org.

 

Choosing the right test

If you need an English test to fulfil the English requirements, it is your responsibility to find an institution that offers it, sign up for a test at a suitable available date and have the scores sent to CBS Admissions Office.

Take the test as soon as possible!
Don’t wait until the 24 June – you might be surprised to find out that all the test dates have already been booked or you may fail your first attempt.

Prepare for the test!
Find out what the test consists of and practice in advance – most testing institutions provide test takers with preparation materials. Do not underestimate the difficulty of the test – last year, almost 49% of the CBS TOEFL test takers failed to score enough points the first time they took the test.

Consider which test is best for you!
Different English language tests and exams measure your language skills in different ways. Know your strengths and choose a test that will enhance these.

Below we have listed the most common types of English tests and exams that meet the English language requirement for CBS:

Name of test/exam

Short description of test/exam with comments

IELTS test

The IELTS test has four sections: listening, reading, writing and speaking. The speaking section takes the form of a face-to-face interview, where an examiner and the test taker engage in conversation. This is usually an advantage for test takers with strong speaking skills. A variety of native-speaker accents (North American, Australian, New Zealand, and British) is used in the listening section, and all standard varieties of English are accepted in all parts of the test.

Paper-based TOEFL test

The TOEFL PBT test has three sections: listening comprehension, structure and written expression, and reading comprehension, plus a 30-minute writing test. There is no speaking section in the TOEFL PBT test, which might be a disadvantage for test-takers with strong speaking skills.

Internet-based TOEFL test

The TOEFL iBT test has four sections (listening, reading, speaking and writing). The speaking section is not a conversation – you speak into a microphone attached to the computer, which can be seen as an inconvenient by certain test takers. You might be more comfortable taking this test if you are used to American English and accents.

GSK in English A

If you have a Danish upper secondary exam with a level B in English, you should consider taking a GSK course and exam in English level A. The advantage is that you also participate in classes and receive teaching, while the exam has a familiar form as it is similar to any other Danish upper secondary exam.

Cambridge Exam
(Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency passed or Certificate of Advanced English passed with A or B or C)

The exam consists of five sections, including an oral section which takes the form of a face-to-face interview with an examiner. A Cambridge certificate is valid for life, whereas the TOEFL or IELTS expire after two years.

 

Alternative ways to fulfil Mathematics level B

Please note that you may supplement with alternative fulfilment of Maths during the summer. Registration of your course must be uploaded to Optagelse.dk no later than 5 July, 12 noon (CET). If you are conditionally accepted, the final exam certificate showing that you have passed must be sent from your CBS email address to bacheloradmission@cbs.dk no later than 15 September, 12 noon (CET).

Supplementary courses in Mathematics level B in Denmark are currently only taught in Danish. For information, please see under ‘Matematik B’ on the Danish-language version of this website. Trin 1 - Specifikke adgangskrav.

If you believe that you have taken and passed courses that equate to Mathematics level B, you must upload documentation and course descriptions that show the Maths that you have taken to match the following:

A minimum of 250 full teaching hours (of 60 minutes per hour) with an exam passed at upper secondary school level or above. The curriculum must contain the following topics:

  • Statistics and probability theory
  • Functions and equations
  • Circular functions and trigonometry
  • Matrices
  • Vectors
  • Calculus
  • Algebra
  • Use of IT-tools and mathematical programmes when solving mathematical problems

You may send documentation of the above for an individual course assessment to bacheloradmission@cbs.dk before the 1 February. We cannot guarantee that we can pre-assess documents sent after this date.

Alternative ways to fulfil Social Studies/History level B

Please note that it is NOT possible to supplement with alternative fulfilment of Social Studies / History level B during the summer. All required documentation must be uploaded to Optagelse.dk no later than 5 July 12 noon (CET).

Supplementary courses in Social Studies / History level B in Denmark are currently only taught in Danish. For information, please see under ‘Samfundsfag/Historie B’ on the Danish-language version of this website. Trin 1 - Specifikke adgangskrav.

If you believe that you have taken and passed courses that equate Social Studies / History level B, you must upload documentation and course descriptions that show the Social Studies / History that you have taken comprise of a minimum of 200 full teaching hours (of 60 minutes per hour) with an exam passed at upper secondary school level or above.

You may send documentation of the above for an individual course assessment to bacheloradmission@cbs.dk before the 1 February. We cannot guarantee that we can pre-assess documents sent after this date.

Alternative ways to fulfil French

Please note that it is NOT possible to supplement with alternative fulfilment of French during the summer. All required documentation must be uploaded to Optagelse.dk no later than 5 July 12 noon (CET).

  • Upper secondary school education taught in French from a French-speaking country.
  • Single course in French 'further level' B or 'beginner level' A (Gymnasial supplering or HF enkeltfag): Further information can be found under ‘Fransk’ on the Danish-language version of this website. Trin 1 - Specifikke adgangskrav.
  • DELF B1 - Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française B1 – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DELF, please refer to: http://www.ciep.fr/en
  • DELF B2 - Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française B2 – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DELF, please refer to: http://www.ciep.fr/en
  • DALF C1 - Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française C1 – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DALF, please refer to: http://www.ciep.fr/en
  • DALF C2 - Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française C2 – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DALF, please refer to: http://www.ciep.fr/en

Alternative ways to fulfil German

Please note that it is NOT possible to supplement with alternative fulfilment of German during the summer. All required documentation must be uploaded to Optagelse.dk no later than 5 July 12 noon (CET).

  • Upper secondary school education taught in German from a German-speaking country.
  • Single course in German 'further level' B or 'beginner level' A (Gymnasial supplering or HF enkeltfag): Further information can be found under ‘Tysk’ on the Danish-language version of this website. Trin 1 - Specifikke adgangskrav.
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B1 – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the Goethe-Zertifikat, please refer to: http://www.goethe.de/lrn/prj/pba/bes/gzb/enindex.htm
  • Goethe-Zertifikat B2 – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the Goethe-Zertifikat, please refer to: http://www.goethe.de/lrn/prj/pba/bes/gzb/enindex.htm
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C1 – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the Goethe-Zertifikat, please refer to: http://www.goethe.de/lrn/prj/pba/bes/gzb/enindex.htm
  • Zentrale Oberstufenprüfung – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the Goethe-Zertifikat, please refer to: http://www.goethe.de/lrn/prj/pba/bes/gzb/enindex.htm
  • Kleines Deutschen Sprachdiplom – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the Goethe-Zertifikat, please refer to: http://www.goethe.de/lrn/prj/pba/bes/gzb/enindex.htm
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom (C2: GDS) – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the Goethe-Zertifikat, please refer to: http://www.goethe.de/lrn/prj/pba/bes/gzb/enindex.htm

Alternative ways to fulfil Spanish

Please note that it is NOT possible to supplement with alternative fulfilment of Spanish during the summer. All required documentation must be uploaded to Optagelse.dk no later than 5 July 12 noon (CET).

  • Upper secondary school education taught in Spanish from a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Single course in Spanish A (Gymnasial supplering or HF enkeltfag): Further information can be found under ‘Spansk’ on the Danish-language version of this website. Trin 1 - Specifikke adgangskrav.
  • Diploma de Español Nivel B1 (Umbral) – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DELE, please refer to: http://www.dele.org/?page=dele/intermediate-mid-threshold-level
  • Diploma de Español Nivel B2 (Avanzado) – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DELE, please refer to: http://www.dele.org/?page=dele/high-intermediate-level
  • Diploma de Español Nivel C1 (Dominio Operativo Eficaz) – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DELE, please refer to: http://www.dele.org/?page=dele/level-c1
    Diploma de Español Nivel C2 (Maestría) – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DELE, please refer to: http://www.dele.org/?page=dele/superior-level

Alternative ways to fulfil Chinese

Please note that it is NOT possible to supplement with alternative fulfilment of Chinese during the summer. All required documentation must be uploaded to Optagelse.dk no later than 5 July 12 noon (CET).

  • Upper secondary school education taught in Chinese from a Chinese-speaking country.
  • Single course in Chinese A (Gymnasial supplering or HF enkeltfag): Further information can be found under ‘Kinesisk’ on the Danish-language version of this website. Trin 1 - Specifikke adgangskrav.
  • 45 ECTS-points in Chinese language courses at undergraduate level.
  • Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi - "HSK" level III – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DELE, please refer to: http://english.hanban.org/node_8002.htm
  • Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi - "HSK" level IV – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DELE, please refer to: http://english.hanban.org/node_8002.htm
  • Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi - "HSK" level V – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DELE, please refer to: http://english.hanban.org/node_8002.htm
  • Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi - "HSK" level VI – passed: Please upload your exam certificate to your application at Optagelse.dk before the given deadline. For information about the DELE, please refer to: http://english.hanban.org/node_8002.htm

 

Applicant Statistics and Previous GPA’s can be found in: Step 4

Scroll down to the bottom of Step 4 for an overview of applicant statistics and the minimum GPA required in Quota 1 for previous years.

 

READ MORE ABOUT WHICH QUOTA YOU SHOULD APPLY IN: Step 2 - Quotas

 

The page was last edited by: CBS Admissions Office // 03/31/2017