How to apply for the Design, Technology and Business programme

Information for non-Danish applicants

Most applicants must apply using our digital enrolment system.

You can apply for Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Science and Product Design at:

Optagelse.dk (KOT) opens 1 February every year. Your application must be uploaded no later than 15 March at 12:00 noon.

NB: There is an another application process for non EU/EØS applicants. See below.

A complete application must include:

  • KOT Application and KOT Priority form – downloaded from, filled out and uploaded to optagelse.dk
  • Copy of diploma/transcript of records – must be uploaded at optagelse.dk
  • Signed signature page from optagelse.dk and an English language test (if required) should be sent to applica.ak@via.dk stating "BA in Materials Science and Product Design + name" in the subject line.

All examination papers from summer examinations have to be uploaded as soon as possible and no later than 5 July at 12:00 noon.

If you have trouble uploading your documents, you can send us a PDF attachment to applica.ak@via.dk stating "diploma + your name" in the subject line.

Important information

Area Code Number: 49205

Area Code Name: BA in Materials Science and Product Design

Important dates

Deadline for application is 15 March at 12:00 noon.

Deadline for uploading/sending diplomas from summer examinations is 5 July at 12:00 noon.

Application process for non EU/EØS applicants

The applicants from non EU/EØS countries do not need to apply online through optagelse.dk. The application process will be handled manually and the application form is available here:

The application form together with all relevant documents needs to be sent to:
E: studieplads@via.dk.

Application deadline

No later than 15 March.

Visa application

A visa application may take up to three months to process. When you have paid the tuition fee, we will initiate the visa application process and you can continue with your visa application.

Deadline for payment of tuition fee is 15 May.

For further information about the visa application rules for non-EU citizens, please visit:

General rules of admissions

Before you apply to one of VIA's programmes, you must carefully read the general rules of admissions. If there is a mistake in your application, it is your own responsibility, and it can mean that your application will not be accepted. 

Read about:   

  • Apply using your NEMid 
  • How you apply for admission under quota 1 and quota 2
  • How you apply for credit transfer 
  • How you apply for individual skill evaluation 
  • How to apply with foreign exam results 
  • How you apply for stand-by 
  • Conditional acceptance to VIA's programmes

More about the general rules of admissions.