How to apply with foreign exam results 

If you have foreign exam results, you must always apply before 15 March at 12.00 noon. 

If you have foreign exam results, you must always apply for the programme using optagelse.dk before 15 March at 12.00 noon. 

You can find information about the rules of admission based on foreign exam results on the website of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science

If you plan to apply based on foreign exam results, we suggest you to have your exam evaluated by the ministry before you apply. 

If you are not sure whether your exam can be considered equal of a Danish gymnasium exam, you can find help on the ministry's website. 

At optagelse.dk you have to upload a copy of your original exam certificate plus a government authorised translation in Danish or English. If you do not upload a translation, your application may be refused. 

Tests in Danish

All applicants with foreign exam results applying to VIA's Danish-language programmes must have passed four parts of "Studieprøven i dansk" (language test) with a score of 02 or have documented equivalent proficiency in Danish before 5 July at 12.00 noon. 

Applicants with foreign exam from Sweden, Norway and applicants with exam results from Duborg Skolen and A.P. Møller-Skolen are exempt from this requirement. 

Please note: Based on concrete evaluations, other applicants may also be required to submit exam results from Danish tests or documentation for Danish language proficiencies.

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