International Baccalaureat (IB)

Application and answer to your application

Deadline to apply is 15 March at 12.00 noon regardless if you apply for admission in quota 1 or 2 and also if you earn your IB diploma in the year of application. You must apply for admission through www.optagelse.dk

All requirements must be documented by 5 July at 12.00 noon unless you earn your qualifying examination in the year of application – see the section "assessment of your application").

You will receive an answer to your application on 28 July.

Assessment of your application

Aarhus University accepts the IB diploma and applicants with an IB diploma are assessed on an equal footing as applicants with a Danish entrance examination. In order to apply for Aarhus University you must have an IB Diploma and a minimum of 24 points (IB diplomas with total points at 24-27 must not have any failing conditions). Aarhus University does not accept IB certificates as a qualifying examination.

If you earn your IB diploma in the year of application, you must inform your IB-coordinator to register you at IBNETs „result service“, in order to ensure that Aarhus University has access to your IB-diploma online. The Aarhus University institution code is: 000150. Aarhus University is aware that you as an upcoming IB student will receive your diploma after the final documentation deadline 5 July at 12:00 noon. Therefore it is very important that Aarhus University has access to your IB-diploma online. Remember to get a receipt, in order to document your registration. All other documentation you would like to be considered in your application, must be uploaded 5 July at 12 noon at the latest. 

Please note that if your application is asessed in quota 3 it is not possible for you to apply if you earn your IB exam in the year of application, as the documentation deadline for quota 3 applicants is 15 March at 12:00 noon. 

IB results

The IB results are converted to the Danish grading scale according to the guidelines set forth by the Danish Agency for higher Education. Applicants with an IB diploma will get the bonus for early study start (multiplication of quota 1 grade point average with 1.08) if the exam is no more than two years old in the year of applying to AU.

IB subject levels

Applicants with an IB diploma must meet all the specific entry requirements. AU follows the guidelines set forth by the Danish Agency for higher Education in the translation of subject levels.

Exemptions; Danish and English
For the study programmes where Danish A is a requirement, AU accepts:

Danish A1 HL
Danish A literature HL

Recognized as Danish A

Danish A1 SL
Danish A literature SL
Danish A2 HL and SL

Danish B HL

Recognized as ”Study Test in Danish as a Second Language” in combination with mother tongue or English A SL/HL

Applicants with an IB diploma will be granted a dispensation from English B if the IB has been taught in English but the applicants has not had English A1 or A2 as a subject. English B SL is considered the equivalent of English B.

If your A1 or A2 language is not one of the Nordic languages you need to pass the Studytest in Danish language or document your language skills in another way. Read more about Danish language requirements.