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International applicants

Please download our short guide for International Applicants (pdf).

All applicants with an international entry qualification must apply by 15 March.
Deadline to submit documentation is 5 july for quota 1 and 2 applicants.

Entrance Examination

The following entrance examinations qualify for assessment in quota 1 and quota 2:

  • Danish/French Baccalaureat (DFB)
  • European Baccalaureat (EB)
  • International Baccalaureat (IB)
  • Option International du Baccalaureat (OIB)
  • GCE A-levels
  • The majority of European generel secondary school exams
  • Nordic exams

The following exams qualify for assessment in quota 2:

  • American High School diploma in combination with at least one year studies at university/college level or 3 AP exams
  • The majority of Non-European secondary school degrees in combination with at least one year studies at university/college level
  • The majority of European technical/business related secondary school degrees

A full list of qualifying examination can be found at the website for the Danish Agency for International Education.

If you have doubts whether or not your exam qualifies for admission you are advised to contact the University studies Office.

Conversion of grades

When assessing applications for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes based on foreign qualifications, Aarhus University relies on the guidelines laid down by the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education in the examination handbook (information in Danish only) containing guideline conversion tables for a number of selected countries. As a rule this applies if your examination can be assessed in quota 1 and quota 2.

For countries where no guideline conversion tables exist, but the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education has provided a table that includes the lowest passing grade and the highest grade for the grade scale of the relevant country, Aarhus University will perform a so-called linear grade conversion based on the lowest passing grade and highest grade on both grading scales (in Denmark, these grades are 2 and 12, respectively).

The individual foreign grade is calculated to a number with two decimal places between 2 and 12, and based on simple round-off it is converted to a full grade on the Danish 7 scale. This grade is only used in the quota 2 assessment at Aarhus University (including the quota 2 subject average)

Only grades for upper secondary school subjects are converted according to the above principles.

The above calculation method is approved by the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.

Specific admission requirements

In addition to having a valid entry examination all applicants must fulfill the specific admission requirements to the desired programme.

At the Danish Agency for International Education you can inform yourself on how we "translate" your exam and your subject levels to Danish standards (unfortunately only available in Danish).

In case you are taking a supplementary course which you finish after 15 March it is important that you put the expected end date on your application form. By 5 July at the latest you must send us a copy of the final documentation that you have passed the supplementary course.

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Revised 2014.04.11

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