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Am I qualified for admission?

Before beginning your application, you should first work out if you’re qualified for admission. Check this page to find: the general admissions and language requirements for all programmes, how to convert your grades, and information about programmes with restricted access.

General Admission Requirements

In general, admission to a Master’s degree programme requires successful completion of a relevant and recognised university degree equivalent to a Danish Bachelor’s degree in level and length (180 ECTS).

In addition, you must meet the specific requirements for the individual programme, including language requirements.

Find the specific admission requirements for the individual study programmes on the Master's degree programme pages under the "specific admission requirements" tab.

To facilitate our assessment of your qualifications, you must upload documents to your application which describe the general and specific contents of your Bachelor's degree.

This information is relevant to all international applicants looking to apply to an English-taught programme:

This information is relevant to those who are looking to study a Danish-taught programme, have already completed a Bachelor's degree at a Danish university, or already hold a Master's degree:


Frequently asked questions about admissions and qualifications:

How do I know which programmes I am qualified for?

Generally, admission to a Danish master’s degree programme requires a bachelor’s degree within the same specific area of study (except for a few programmes within the humanities that admit students from different areas of study). 

There is no list or overview of master’s degree programmes you can apply for with a specific bachelor’s degree. To find out which master’s programmes you can apply for, you have to look at how the admission requirements may match the contents of your bachelor’s programme.

I cannot take an English languge test before the application deadline, can I still apply?

It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. In that case, you must upload documentation that you have signed up for a test and that you will upload your documentation later. Please state you expected result date.

When you have passed your English language test, you must upload your test result to your application. See the documentation deadlines.

If you are considered academically qualified for admission, you will receive a letter of admission conditioned on the submission of a sufficient test score before the announced deadlines.

Can I apply as a free mover?

Aarhus University welcomes international students to apply on individual basis as free movers.

This applies to foreign students who wish to take only a few courses at Aarhus University, or who plan to study in Aarhus for one or two semesters.