Admissions - EU applicants

Applying for a bachelor's degree or AP degree programme at VIA is easy. The application process for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens is described step-by-step below. 

If you are a non-EU citizen without a valid Danish residence permit which grants you access to free tuition paid by the Danish state, go here for information on the application process.

Before applying

  • Carefully chose the programme you want to study - We recommend making the decision based on your passions and desired future career wishes and researching these before applying. See our full degree programmes here or get in touch with our study counsellors for questions about a specific programme, find contact information here.

Step-by-step guide

  • Before starting your application, it is a good idea to have relevant documentation ready in pdf format. 

    • Upper Secondary School Certificate and transcript of records
    • If you have not yet completed your Upper Secondary School at the time of application, you will be able to forward the final Diploma within a later specified deadline.
    • Documentation of English proficiency
      Find the requirements here
    • ID/passport

    Programmes may have specific entry and documentation requirements. Go to the website of your chosen programme and see the Enrolment tab to make sure you fulfil entry requirements. Find all study programmes here.

    Special criteria

    If you do not fulfil the admission requirements, but have other professional qualifications that can be equated to the missing entry requirement/requirements, you can apply for admission with special permission.

    If you wish to apply for a standby place or wish to know more, please see here.

    If you previously have completed some parts or a full higher educational programme in Denmark or in another country, you have to apply for credit transfer.

    If you hold a Master’s degree when applying or are going to complete one before study start the Master’s degree rule applies to you, read more here.

    If you have already been admitted to the study programme for which you are applying once before, but not completed it, you may have to apply for readmission or reenrolment. You can find information about readmission and reenrolment here.

  • Go to the official Danish admissions portal optagelse.dk to apply. You will be able to apply for up to eight programmes. If you are applying through an agent or wish to do so, please read more here.

    You can sign in using NemID if you have a Danish CPR number or log in using an email address if you do not have one. At optagelse.dk, you will find complete instructions on how to fill in the application form, upload attachments and much more.

  • When applying without a Danish CPR number/NemID, VIA needs your signature to get access to and start processing you application. This means that you have to sign, print and send in a signature page for each of the programmes you are applying for.

    The signature page is a PDF document generated by the official Danish admissions portal optagelse.dk with a unique application ID, which VIA uses to identify your application. We must have received the signature page(s) before 15 March 12:00. It is not possible to upload signature pages to the admission portal, but you can print the page, sign it, scan it and e-mail it to: apply@via.dk. Send one e-mail per signature page/programme. In the subject field of the e-mail, please indicate which programme the e-mail concerns.

     

  • When application deadline is reached all applications will be assessed.

    Once you have applied through the Danish admissions portal, you will be able to follow the progress of your application on nemStudie.dk, as well as receive and send messages from/to VIA about your application.

    You will receive a notification via email, if you have new messages from VIA on nemStudie. It is your responsibility as an applicant to keep yourself informed on your application through nemStudie. Notifications may end up in your spam filter, so make sure to check it.

    Some study programmes have admission tests. See each programme webpage for more information on admission tests.

  • The final decision on your application will be sent 28 July through nemStudie.

    For information about conditional acceptance, please see here.

    In case of available study places, these will be announced at our Available Places page as of 28 July.

  • If you have been offered a study place through nemStudie.dk, it is very important that you confirm the offered study place within the stated deadline.

    If you do not confirm the offered study place within the stated deadline, the study place will be forfeited.

Important dates

  • 1 February
    Optagelse.dk opens for applications
    Remember to send the signed signature page(s) generated at optagelse.dk to apply@via.dk (do not upload the signature page(s) to your application at optagelse.dk)
  • 15 March at 12.00 noon
    Application deadline (Make sure to register on time, even if there are still documents missing to complete your application). This is also the deadline if you are applying for a Danish language programme - more about applying for a Danish language programme with foreign exam results
  • 5 July at 12.00 noon
    Deadline for uploading documentation to the application portal
    Deadline for changing priorities at optagelse.dk
  • 28 July 
    Official acceptance letter
    Confirm/decline offered study place(s)
    Available places opens for application at nemstudie.dk

Further questions?

Get in touch if you need assistance with your application

  • Questions regarding the application form, visit optagelse.dk where you can join live chat for international applicants and contact support.
  • For questions regarding admission requirements – contact our Admissions counsellors at stud.info@via.dk or chat with us here. We are usually available on the chat weekdays from 9-11 am. NB! 13 and 14 March the chat is open from 9 am to 2 pm.
  • For study-related questions such as the content of the programme, internship, study environment etc. go to the relevant study programme's page or contact the student counsellor at the programme.
  • For questions after you have sent your application - go to nemStudie.dk where the Admissions Center will be able to assist you.