Non-Danish upper secondary education – application deadline 15 March
If you have a non-Danish upper secondary education and want to apply for admission through quota 1 or 2, you must apply no later than 15 March 12:00 noon.
What is considered in a quota 1 assessment?
In quota 1, you are assessed solely on your grade point average from your upper secondary exam.
In our statistics, you can see what grade point averages were needed for acceptance in 2017 and earlier. Be aware however, these numbers change from year to year, as they depend on the applicants’ average grades. You can find statistics here.
Should you also apply through quota 2?
In quota 2, you are assessed on your grades as well as the activities you have participated in after you have finished your upper secondary education. If you have finished your upper secondary education in 2017 or earlier, it might be worthwhile to also apply through quota 2 as it will give you an extra chance to be accepted. If you apply through quota 2, you will also be evaluated in quota 1. This means, if you can be accepted in quota 1, and your grades are sufficiently high, then you will be accepted in quota 1, even though you applied through quota 2.
If you are finishing your upper secondary education in 2018, you can only apply through quota 1.
Read more about quota 1 and quota 2
Read more about applying through quota 2
Do you meet the entry requirements?
Whether you apply through quota 1 or quota 2, you should make sure you meet the entry requirements for the bachelor degree programme you want to apply for. View a list of entry requirements for the different bachelor degree programmes under “Specific entry requirements”.
You can check if you meet the entry requirements with your non-Danish upper secondary leaving exam by viewing the list under “Standard assessments”.
If you do not meet the entry requirements…
If you do not meet the entry requirements, you have different options available, for example taking a test or taking extra supplementary courses.
Read more about how you how you can meet the specific entry requirements under “Alternative ways to fulfil the specific entry requirements”.
English language test:
If you do not meet the language requirement for the programme you are applying for, and you find your proficiency level corresponds to what is required, you can take a language test. Note that you must take a test no later than 24 June. Read more under “Alternative ways to fulfil the specific entry requirements”.
Mathematics during the summer:
Mathematics is the only subject you can supplement during the summer, after 5 July. If you study mathematics during the summer, you must remember to:
- write this in your application on optagelse.dk.
- upload your course registration receipt to optagelse.dk no later than 5 July 12:00 noon.
- upload documentation that you have passed mathematics no later than 15 September 15 12:00 noon.
Remember to upload your documentation
By 15 March 12:00 noon you must upload your exam certificate.
If you apply through quota 2, you must also upload:
- a motivational essay (only for certain bachelor programmes. Find more info.)
- documentation for work
- documentation for time abroad
- documentation for other education
If you apply without a NEM-ID, you must send a signature page to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 March 12:00 noon.
If you are finishing your upper secondary education in 2018, you must upload your exam certificate by 5 July 12:00 noon on optagelse.dk. We do not accept documentation uploaded after the deadline. Read about what you should do if you do not have an exam certificate by 5 July on our webpage about “documentation”.
Read more about documentation
Confirmation of your application
CBS does not send a confirmation that we have received your application or signature page.
If you apply with a NEM-ID, you will receive an email from optagelse.dk once you have approved your application. This is your confirmation that you have applied. You will receive a mail for each approved application.
If you do not have a NEM-ID, you must print and sign a signature page for each programme you apply for. You must send your signature pages to email@example.com. Afterwards, you will receive an automatic reply via email, confirming that CBS has received your mail. Note that it is your responsibility to ensure all your signature pages are attached.
Read more about signature pages on our website under the headline, “How to apply” > Your application at Optagelse.dk.