Bachelor's degree programmes

We offer bachelor's degree programmes in animation, business, construction, design, engineering and health!

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Life as an international student at VIA

Meet Cristofor from Portugal, student of Architectual Technology and Construction Management. He will take you on a tour of his life as an international student at VIA and in Denmark.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Students from the EU and EEA countries study are exempt from paying tuition fees in Denmark. Other students pay a tuition fee that varies depending on the chosen study programme. See tuition fees for each of VIA’s study programmes. Or go here to see an example of a student budget and living costs in Denmark.

  • As a rule of thumb, a bachelor’s degree in Denmark takes 3,5 years to complete. There are variations from study programme to study programme though.

  • Denmark offers bachelor’s degrees within many academic areas at both University Colleges and regular Universities. Bachelor’s degrees at University Colleges are called Professional Bachelor’s degrees and generally have a stronger emphasis on practice.

    See VIA University Colleges’ Bachelor degree programmes further up on this page or go to our admissions page to find a step-by-step guide on how to apply to VIA and application requirements.

  • If you are an international and want to study in Denmark, the first thing to do is find out what you want to study and where. At Study in Denmark, you can find an overview of study programmes and schools/universities in Denmark. See VIA’s bachelor’s degree programmes further up on this page.

    When you know what you want to study, you apply to the application portal, which is common for all institutions of higher education in Denmark. Application deadline for international students is 15 March. Go to our admissions page to learn more about applying to VIA.

  • Denmark offers world class education and is in top in areas such as design, sustainable development, animation and architecture.

    VIA University College is not ranked, but has official status as a research institution. We follow the same scientific standards as traditional universities, but focus on applied research.
    Our goal is that 30% of our employees hold a PhD. We take particular pride in our close collaboration with professional practice. As a result, the knowledge we produce helps solve real challenges for public and private organisations – in Denmark and internationally.

  • IELTS, the International English Language Testing System is a standardised test of the English proficiency level of a non-native speaker. Most universities and colleges in Denmark require an English proficiency test to ensure that applicants have the needed English language skills to complete the chosen study programme. At VIA, we accept IELTS, TOEFEL or the Cambridge English test C1 or C”. Go here to see the required scores at VIA.

  • Denmark is a great country for study. There are many study programmes offered in English and most schools offer an innovative, informal approach to teaching. In addition, campus facilities are modern with access to state-of-the-art equipment. More about why universities in Denmark are so great.

  • Admission requirements vary from study programme to study programme, but most programmes require a completed upper secondary school leaving certificate/high school exam as well as a certificate of your English proficiency. Depending on the programme, there may also be requirements for e.g. a specific level in mathematics or physics. 

    At VIA, our admissions counsellors will help you convert your grades and certificates to match the Danish grading system and in general help you with any questions you may have during your admissions process.

    Find specific admissions requirements for the programme you are planning to apply to on the programme’s website.
    Step-by-step guide for application EU applicants or Non-Eu applicants.

  • Looking for a place to live in a foreign country can be hard and there are many options from dormitories to private apartments or house sharing. 

    Exchange students at VIA are offered a place to live, while full degree students are responsible for finding accommodation on their own. We recommend signing up for housing when you are accepted at the very latest, it is a good idea to start looking already when you apply – waiting lists can be long.

    You can sign up for student accommodation in larger Danish cities and many find accommodation through Facebook groups and pages. 

    More about finding housing here.

  • Applicants from the EU pay no tuition fees for studying in Denmark. Non-Eu citizens pay a fee of between 6-7500 EUR per semester depending on study programme. Expect to spend 7-800 EUR per month or more to cover housing, food, books and other necessities. See an example of a student budget here.

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Life in Denmark

As a new student in Denmark, you are probably nervous and exited at the same time. In the Life in Denmark section, you can find everything you need to know – from how to find housing to getting a residence permit and which insurances you may need. 
Student life in Denmark
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