International Baccalaureate (IB)

Application and answer to your application

Deadline for applications is 15 March at 12.00 noon regardless of whether you apply for admission in quota 1 or 2 or 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

Applicants with an IB diploma are assessed on the same terms 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.

Diploma Programme (DP) Course Results

Applicants with a Diploma Programme (OP) Course Results of at least 18 points and at least grade 3 in all subjects can access bachelor programmes through quotes 1 and 2 either by supplementing single subjects or by an IB Diploma (retake). Please contact ba.admission@au.dk if it is not possible for you to take a Danish taught supplementary course.

Supplementary course(s) and Diploma Programme (DP) Course Results

A Diploma Program (OP) Course Results of at least 18 points and at least 3 in all subjects are only admissible in combination with supplementation. Please note that these supplementary courses are offered by VUC/GSK and not by the Aarhus University, and please note that they are all taught in Danish. The following rules apply to VUC/GSK supplement:

 

  • At least two individual subjects (HF-enkeltfag) or GSK subjects.
  • At least 250 hours of instruction and 100 hours of writing time for writing.
  • At least 1 A-level subject and at least 1 B-level subject.
  • Subjects at C level can not be included in the supplement.
  • The subjects must be passed.

Please contact ba.admisison@au.dk if you need to take a supplementary course and it is not possible for you to take a Danish taught supplementary course at VUC/GSK. 

I earn my IB-Diploma this year

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 assessed 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.

Applicants who have a Diploma Programme (DP) Course Results with at least 18 points and at least 3 in all subjects and who meet the supplementation requirements, will have their quota 1 grade point average calculated on the basis of the point result from of the Diploma Program (OP) Course Results.

Applicants who have a Diploma Programme (DP) Course Results with grades lower than 3 and who subsequently receive an IB Diploma will have their quota 1 average calculated on the basis of the point result from of the IB Diploma.

Applicants with IB Certificates is assessed on the same terms as applicants with Diploma Program (DP) Course Results.

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 have 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.