Requirements for Danish students
Danish students need an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (STX, HF, HHX, HTX, EUX) with mathematics or business economics at intermediate level B (the levels referred to on this page refer to Danish levels). You must have passed mathematics or business economics B with a minimum mark of 02. Furthermore, you must have passed English C with a minimum mark of 02.
You may also have a vocational education within a commercial field (retail, wholesale, office or finance) in combination with mathematics or business economics at the intermediate level (B-level) from the upper secondary school examination.
All applications will be evaluated individually. In addition to good exam results from your previous schooling, we will also put emphasis on 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 qualifying education, relevant vocational diploma and average grade, grades in English and mathematics/business economics, 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. That 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
- International students must provide 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 mathematics or business economics corresponding to a Danish B-level (intermediate level with minimum of 2 years at upper secondary level).
You may also have a vocational education within a commercial field (retail, wholesale, office or finance) in combination with mathematics or business economics at the intermediate level (corresponding to the Danish B-level).
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:
||An average band score of 6.0
|Cambridge ESOL tests
||CAE, 176 overall on the Cambridge English scale
FCE, 180 overall on the Cambridge English scale
|IB (International Baccalaureate)
|Group 1: All grades
Group 2: English B HL, all grades
English B SL, minimum grade 5
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 or 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.