- 15 March, 12:00 noon: All international applicants, international and Danish applicants applying on the basis of a vocational education, Danish applicants applying on the basis of an international or foreign entry qualification. Danish quota 2 applicants and applicants applying for any kind of exemption.
- 5 July, 12:00 noon: Only Danish quota 1 applicants.
Admission requirements for EU-applicants
- An upper secondary school leaving certificate/high school exam that makes you eligible for entry to higher education in Denmark * - or
- A relevant vocational education (e.g. chef and nutrition assistant)
Admission requirements for non-EU-applicants
- A recognized entry qualification: An upper secondary school leaving certificate/high school exam that makes you eligible for entry to higher education in Denmark* + supplementary higher education studies.
* Please consult the Danish Agency for International Education for information about recognition of foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark.
General admission requirements
In addition to the admission requirements, all applicants (EU and non-EU) must also meet these specific admission requirements:
- Chemistry equivalent to Danish C-level (min. 75 hours' teaching on upper secondary school level) or Biotechnology equivalent to Danish A-level (min. 325 hours of teaching on upper secondary school level) and
- Documented English proficiency equivalent to Danish C-level (min. 75 hours of teaching on upper secondary school level). From 2018 the requirement will be English equivalent to Danish B-level (min. 210 hours of teaching on upper secondary school level) and
- One of the following: Biology (min. 75 hours) or Mathematics (min. 125 hours) or Social and Political Science (min. 75 hours) equivalent to Danish C-level and
- Motivational letter (no more than 1 page). Danish quota 1 applicants exempted.
Conditional admission related to the specific subject
You can apply for admission to the programme even if you are lacking a specific subject, such as chemistry C. Your application will be evaluated as if you had already passed this subject.
If you are admitted and offered a study place, that study place will be conditional on you passing the subject you are missing before your VIA programme begins.
Remember to send us documentation that you have passed the programme before your studies begin.
Applicants who hold a non-Danish entry qualification must fill out our verification form to document fulfillment of our specific admission requirements. It shows the hours of instruction of every needed subject. The verification form must be stamped and signed by your previous school in order to be accepted. The form must be submitted with your application at:
How to document your English proficiency level:
- Your upper secondary school diploma (only EU-applicants - remember to submit verification form as well) - or
- An IELTS score of at least 6.5 - or
- A TOEFL Paper based score of 560, computer based score of 230, or Internet based score of 83 - or
- University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). Required score: A passing grade (A, B or C) - or
- Minimum one year of completed college/university studies conducted in English.
The test result must be no more than two years old at the time of the application deadline.
Citizens of a country where English is an official language do not need to document English proficiency.
Explanation of the Danish levels system
In Danish upper secondary education, subjects are placed in a system of levels in relation to the subject's scope and depth. A-level is the highest, and C-level the lowest level.
Assessment of your application
You can apply for the Global Nutrition and Health programme via quota 1 or quota 2.
In quota 1, your application will be evaluated solely on the background of your grade point average on the entry exam you are using for admission.
In quota 2 your application will be evaluated based on your total qualifications in a specific individual evaluation.
The VIA Global Nutrition & Health Programme begins in Week 35 or 36.