Requirements for Danish students
Danish students need an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (STX, HF, HHX, HTX, EUX) with A-level English (the levels referred to on this page refer the Danish levels) and C-level German, French or Spanish. You must have passed English with a minimum mark of 02.
You can also apply if you have a vocational education as a technician, laboratory technician, machinist or shipmaster. You must have passed A-level English and C-level German, French or Spanish regardless of your educational background.
We recommend a B level in mathematics and from summer 2018 mathematics at level B is a requirement.
All applications will be evaluated individually. In addition to good exam results from your previous studies, we will also weigh other qualifications, such as stays abroad, work experience and general motivation.
The assessment of Quota 2 applications is also based on the average grade from your qualifying education, relevant vocational diploma, grades in English and a second foreign language, relevant supplementary education and work experience. Qualified applicants may be called for a personal interview, if possible.
Each semester contains a complete and partial learning sequence with its own exams. This means it is possible for students to complete parts of the study programme with documented equivalent qualifications from another Danish or foreign educational institution.
Requirements for international students
- Upper Secondary School Examination Certificates and diplomas. Send a copy of transcript of records translated to English.
- The International and the European Baccalaureates.
The above certificates must provide evidence of a level in a second foreign language corresponding to a Danish C level (elementary level A2, minimum of one year at upper secondary level). A minimum mathematics level corresponding to a Danish B level is recommended and from summer 2018 mathematics at level B is a requirement.
If you are a non-Danish speaking international student, you may choose Danish as your second language instead of French/German/Spanish.
In order to provide documentation that applicants with a non-Danish entry qualification fulfil the admission requirements, a verification form should be submitted in addition to your diploma and other documents.
The verification form is used to verify the hours of instruction (1 hour = 60 minutes) of every needed subject during the final three years of upper secondary school. This helps us convert your qualifications to Danish levels.
Please note that the form is valid only when stamped and signed by your school. The form must be submitted with your application at www.optagelse.dk.
Documentation of your current English language level
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide documentation of your English language level. VIA University College requires that you have an English level of B2 or higher (According to Common European Frame of Reference).
As documentation we accept the following internationally recognized language tests and minimum test score:
||7.0 in all bands
|Cambridge ESOL tests
||CAE, 191 overall, with a minimum of 191 in all 5 elements, on the Cambridge English scale
CPE, 191 overall, with a minimum of 191 in all 5 elements, on the Cambridge English scale
|IB (International Baccalaureate)
Group 1: Minimum grade 6
Group 2: English B HL, minimum grade 6
Please be aware that your test scores are only valid for 2 years after the test date.
If you are an international student who does not meet the required language skills, you may also choose to sit for VIA University College's English Language Assessment Test (VIAT/e):
Applicants who are native speakers or have proof of secondary school education from the UK, Australia, the USA, Canada and New Zealand are exempt from the English language admission requirements.
Applicants from Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland do not need to be tested in English for the English speaking study programmes. Their high school diploma will be converted to Danish grade levels and they will then be assessed and admitted according to the requirements for Danish applicants.