Requirements for Danish students
Danish students need an Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (STX, HF, HHX, HTX, EUX) or an Access Course for Engineering Education (Adgangskursus til ingeniøruddannelserne) with Mathematics at high advanced level corresponding to a Danish A-level, Physics B-level, Chemistry C-level and English B-level.
You must have passed all subjects with a minimum mark of 02. It is extremely important that you are able to attend courses that are taught and examined in English.
The assessment of quota 2 applications is also based on the average grade from qualifying education, relevant vocational diploma and average grade, grades in English and mathematics/business economics, relevant supplementary education and work experience.
Qualified applicants may be called for a personal interview, if possible.
All applications will be evaluated individually. In addition to good exam results from your previous studies, we will also take in to account other qualifications, such as stays abroad, work experience and general motivation.
Each semester contains a complete and partial learning sequence with its own exams. This means it is possible for students to complete parts of the study programme with documented equivalent qualifications from another Danish or foreign educational institution.
Requirements for international students
- Upper Secondary School Examination Certificates and diplomas. Send a copy of transcript of records translated to English.
- The International and the European Baccalaureates.
The above certificates must provide evidence of Mathematics at high advanced level corresponding to a Danish A-level, Physics B-level and Chemistry C-level (intermediate level with minimum of 2 years at upper secondary level).
Furthermore, you must fill in the form:
Math requirements (pdf)
If your secondary school mathematics syllabus does not include all topics listed, you may be required to participate in a two-week compulsory mathematics course at VIA University College before study start.
Please find more information in:
The course description (pdf)
Read more about foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark
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.
Documentation of your current English language level
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 and New Zealand are exempt from the English language admission requirements.
Applicants from Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Finland do not need to be tested in English for the English speaking study programmes. 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.