Formal admission requirements
To be eligible to apply for the international AP degree programme, you need to have completed one course from the list below.
- General upper secondary education
- International or European Baccalaureate
- High school in the USA/Canada
- At least two years of relevant studies from universities in Africa, India, Pakistan and countries with a similar educational system
- Students who have completed the first year of a bachelor's degree can also apply, but will need individual assessment.
All students are required to have obtained mathematics or economics results corresponding to a Danish level C - and English results corresponding to a Danish level B. These levels correspond to 125 hours of mathematics or economics and 210 hours of English during the last 3 years of your qualifying education.
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 (not necessary if stated on the diploma).
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 with an IB (International Baccalaureate) exam do not need to be tested in English for the English speaking study programmes.
Applicants from Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland do not need to be tested. 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.
When you apply, you are required to do an admission assignment for each of the specialities that you apply for.
You can read more about the admission assignment under “How to Apply”
When you have successfully applied through www.optagelse.dk, and if you fulfil the formal entrance requirements of the program, you will receive an invitation for a Skype interview with one of our staff members.
It will be an informal talk where the main goal is to talk about your motivation for following VIA Design’s program. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the program, studying at VIA Design and other practical issues. The Skype interview is mandatory for all students who apply to get into our international programs.
The Skype interviews will take place in April and May.