The Master's degree rule

Do you hold a Master's degree?

As of the summer intake 2020, the Master's degree has been reinstated and the restriction on double degree has been repealed. 

The Master's degree rule entails that applicants that hold a Master's degree only will be offered a study place at a new higher education programme, if there are available study places for the Bachelor’s programme, which the applicant is applying for.

The Master's degree rule applies to all students that have completed a Master's degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree disregarding which country the Master's degree has been completed in.


It is possible to apply for dispensation from the Master's degree rule, if there is documentation for exceptional circumstances. If you wish to apply for dispensation, you must upload an application for dispensation along with all documentation for the circumstances you want us to consider at

When processing your application for dispensation, we assess whether you have documented exceptional circumstances that entails that you are not capable of working within the area of your formerly completed Master's degree. Conditions of employment will not be granted a dispensation from the Master's degree rule.

A granted dispensation does not entitle you for admission.

Application deadline

The deadline for applying for admission when the application involves application for dispensation from the Master's degree rule is 15 March at 12.00 noon.


For questions regarding the Master's degree rule, please contact the Admissions counsellors at