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Important dates


The application for a Bachelor's programme in Denmark, must be sent through the national application system: Coordinated Enrolment System (KOT). The system opens on 1 February: www.optagelse.dk

If you upload your application between 1 February and 15 March, noon - your application will get assessed in either quota 1 or 2, as long as you fulfill the given requirements.

Have you applied before 15 March, noon, but only want your application be handled in quota 1, please contact optag@sdu.dk.

Are you applying after 15 March, noon - ONLY applications qualified for quota 1 will get assessed.

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You have to apply before 15 March, noon, if you...

  • have a non-Danish qualifying examination
  • want to get assessed on other qualifications than your GPA
  • want to apply for a programme that is known for requiring a high GPA and you are not sure to be able to make it with your GPA
  • do not have a qualifying examination but you fulfill other comparable requirements for the programme you want to apply for. Check out the information about special permission
  • have finished an admission course for Engineering programmes and want to apply for a Bachelor of Engineering.
  • want to apply for a programme that requires an entrance test as part of the entry requirements  
  • are an applicant from a country outside EU/EEA/Swiss and not residing in Denmark
  • are resident in Denmark without a permanent residence permit/visa 

All applicants coming from a non EU/EEA country have to pay tuition fees.

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Registration takes place via sdu.dk/admission - the Self Service Site where you can follow the process of your application at SDU.

You will receive an e-mail with a login to the system as soon as SDU receives your application from optagelse.dk.

Most applicants will have to attend the uniTEST. The uniTEST score is a part of the entry requirements in quota 2. No matter how many programmes you have applied to, you only attend the uniTEST once.

On 15 - 16 April the test is held at SDU's campusses. 

International applicants may choose to attend from home on 17 - 18 April.

Learn more about uniTEST in 2023.

Finishing your Secondary High School Diploma in summer 2019? Or supplementary courses?

Remember to upload the following documents to your application on www.optagelse.dk before 5 July, noon:

  • final diploma
  • documentation about supplementary courses
  • language test results
  • documentation from school about taking a make-up examination to finish your qualifying examination (your acceptance will be conditional on you finishing and passing your upper secondary high school diploma)

You can change the order of your priorities until 5 July, noon.

Reordering your priorities takes place via www.optagelse.dk. Enter your application once more and prioritize your programmes as you prefer them to be.

You will receive a final answer to your application on 28 July.

The offer or rejection to your application can be found on the Admission Self Service.

Remember to confirm your spot no later than 6 August.

You loose your spot if you do not confirm in time.

Confirm your spot via the Admission Self Service.

Your standby spot will be converted into an approval for the following academic year, if you have not received an answer yet.

Check out the information about standby spots.

Have you taken supplementary courses or a language test after 5 July? Remember to upload the diploma/transcript before 31 august.

Upload the documents to Admissions SDU.


Admission (Bachelor's programmes) University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 1051

Last Updated 01.02.2023