VIA University College will accept applications from international students having an upper secondary school leaving certificate (+ supplementary higher education studies) making you eligible for admission to higher education in Denmark.
Please consult the Danish Agency for International Education for information about recognition of foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark.
Requirements for non-EU applicants
- Upper secondary school leaving certificate (+ supplementary higher education studies)
- Chemistry on a level equivalent to Danish C-level (min. 75 hours' teaching on upper secondary school level)
- Biology or Mathematics (min. 125 hours) or Social and Political Science equivalent to Danish C-level
- Documented English proficiency equivalent to Danish C-level
- Motivational letter (no more than 1 page)
English language admission requirements
- An IELTS score of at least 6.5
- A TOEFL IBT 92 or TOEFL PBT 580
- TOEIC 760
- University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE). Required score: A passing grade (A, B or C)
- 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.
Requirements for EU applicants
- Upper secondary school leaving certificate
- Chemistry on a level equivalent to Danish upper secondary school C-level or Biotechnology on A-level
- English on a level equivalent to Danish upper secondary school C-level
- Social Science, Mathematics, or Biology on a level equivalent to Danish upper secondary school C-level
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. As a general rule, the level system is structured in such a way that:
- C-level subjects are allotted 75 hours of 60 minutes
- B-level subjects 200 hours of 60 minutes
- A-level subjects 325 hours of 60 minutes
To document fulfillment of our specific requirements, you can fill out this form, which 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 optagelse.dk.
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 exam you are using for admission.
Read more about the admissions requirements if you apply using quota 1.
In quota 2, your application will be evaluated based on your total qualifications in a specific individual evaluation.
Read more about the admissions requirements if you apply using quota 2.
- Quota 2: Deadline 15 March, 12:00 noon. All applicants, except the Danish quota 1 applicants.
- Quota 1: Deadline 5 July, 12:00 noon. Only Danish quota 1 applicants.
The VIA Global Nutrition & Health programme begins in Week 36.