Admission requirements for the Bachelor of Engineering

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for international students include one of the following certificates:

  • A Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate (STX, HF, HHX, HTX, EUX, GIF)
  • The Danish/French Baccalauréat (DFB)
  • The European Baccalaureate (EB)
  • The International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • The Option Internationale du Baccalauréat (OIB)
  • Another foreign qualifying examination certificate that can be equated with a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate.

With:

  • Mathematics: corresponding to Danish A-level
  • Physics: corresponding to Danish B-level or Geoscience corresponding to Danish A-level
  • Chemistry: corresponding to Danish B-level or Biotechnology corresponding to Danish A-level
  • English corresponding to Danish B-level

To document fulfillment of the specific admission requirements, you can attach a verification form to your application. The verification form must be completed, signed and stamped by the school where the entry qualification was completed. 

Additional qualifications

In addition to official admission requirements mentioned above we are considering other qualifications as:

  •  Entry level course into the program of engineering with

    • Mathematics: corresponding to Danish A-level
    • Physics: corresponding to Danish B-level or Geoscience corresponding to Danish A-level
    • Chemistry: corresponding to Danish B-level or Biotechnology corresponding to Danish A-level
    • English corresponding to Danish B-level

or

  • Foreign or international access giving exam. If you are not sure whether your exam will grant you admission, you can read more about the requirement here

or

  • Other basis for admission. If you do not fulfill the official admission requirements, but have other qualifications which can be ranked alongside, you can apply for admission on the exceptional permission via individual competence assessment.

Additional selection criterias (quota 2 activities)

  • Grade point average from an upper secondary school leaving certificate
  • A-level subjects with a minimum grade of 7 (equivalent to ECTS grade C)
  • Professional work experience, military service or maternity leave minimum 15 hours pr. week/ minimum 2 months
  • Other educations of minimum 1 year
  • Passed subjects on a higher education programme, minimum 1 semester
  • Elite sports
  • Folk high school, minimum 2 months
  • Stay abroad, minimum 2 months
  • Unpaid volunteer work 

Assessment in Quota 2 is made on the basis of an overall evaluation in which emphasis will also be put on to which degree the applicant’s activities are evaluated relevant for the applied programme.

By giving weight to additional admission criteria as professional experience and other – only period of maximum 12 months will be taken into account. cf.to nr. 1495 af 11/12/2017  Declaration reg. access to vocational education and professional education.

We will recommend you to enclose a curriculum vitae (CV) to your application.
Do not enclose a motivation letter to your application. 

Documents having signification to admission should be uploaded together with your application latest on March 15th 12:00AM CET. Only documentation proving activities which have been completed and documentation sent by 15th of March will be taken into consideration. However the whole period stated on the contract will be taken into account in cases of military service and secondment, regardless if contact period is terminating after deadline of application yet latest up to the start of the study year.

Given notice!

Change in additional selection criterias (quota 2 activities) from 2020

University College Absalon hereby announce the additional selection criterias (quota 2 activities) for the Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology coming to force from February 1st 2020:

  • Relevant C-A-level subjects with a minimum grade of 7 (equivalent to ECTS grade C) in the following subjects: Biology, Biotechnology, English, Physics, Geoscience, Chemistry, Mathematics, Technology, Engineering subjects – Construction/Energy, Engineering subjects – Processing/Nutrition/Health.
  • Minimum grade of 7 in the major final exam in the upper secondary school leaving certificate.
  • Minimum grade of 7 in passing the ‘Entry level course of Engineering’.
  • Relevant professional work experience and military service minimum 15 hours pr. week/ minimum 2 months.
  • Educational activities above upper secondary school level.
  • Passed subjects on a higher education programme, minimum 1 semester.
  • Relevant courses, introduction progammes and other relevant activities, minimum 1 month.
  • Relevant internship, minimum 1 month.
  • Folk High School with relevant courses, minimum 4 month.
  • Relevant unpaid volunteer work.

By giving weight to additional admission criteria as professional experience and other – only period of maximum 12 months will be taken into account. cf.to nr. 1495 af 11/12/2017 Declaration reg. access to vocational education and professional education.

Application deadlines

15 March at 12.00 noon

  • Application deadline for all quota 2 applicants
  • Application deadline for all applicants with an international entry examination; including applicants holding an International Baccalaureate
  • Application deadline and documentation deadline for all quota 3 applicants
  • Deadline for submitting documentation for quota 2 assessment on www.optagelse.dk. Documentation for supplementary subjects or other relevant documentation which is not finished before the 15 March can be uploaded to your application at www.optagelse.dk until 5 July at 12:00 noon.

5 July at 12.00 noon

  • Application deadline for quota 1 applicants (only applicable to applicants holding a Danish entry examination)
  • Final documentation deadline for quota 1 and quota 2 applicants (documentation deadline for quota 3 applicants is 15 March)

English language entry requirements

Information about how to document English language proficiency

All applicants must document English proficiency on a level equivalent to the Danish upper secoundary schools A-level, in order to qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology or the International Honours Degree in Teaching.

If you do not have a qualifying examination with passed English corresponding to Danish B-level, you can fulfill the English language entry requirements by passing and completing one of the following international English test:

  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 83
  • IELTS with a minimum score of 6,5

The test result must not be older than two years from the applications deadline. The application deadline for foreign applicants is the 15th of Marts (Noon).

Information about the tests and how to register, please visit their website:

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