Entry requirements

Economics and Business Administration – Global Business Relationships (19215)

Entry requirements

Are you applying for admission for the Bachelor programme in Economics and Business Administration – Global Business Relationships (19215) you have to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Qualifying examination
  2. Specific entry requirements:
    • English on intermediate level (Danish level B) passed with a grade equivalent to a minimum of 3.0 in the Danish 7 point grading scale (2 is passed, 12 is max).
    • Mathematics on intermediate level (Danish level B)
    • History or Social Sciences or International Economics on intermediate level (Danish level B)

The courses have to be passed and English must be passed with a minimum grade of 3.0 in the Danish 7 point grading scale. Read more about the language requirements.

 You must fulfill the requirements regardless the quota you are applying for.

If you not fulfill the entry requirements

You are able to take completion to meet the specific requirements.

Admission test in quota 2 (2020)

Entrance examination for the Bachelor programme in Economics and Business Administration – Global Business Relationships consists of the following elements: 

  1. Motivational letter (in English)
  2. uniTEST 
  3. Structured interview (in English)

Please note:
For a quota 2 assessment you must upload your motivational letter by no later than 15 March, noon via www.optagelse.dk  

Motivational letter

The motivational letter will be assessed within the following areas: 

  • Motivation:  
    Here you can elaborate on your reasons for choosing to apply for Economics and Business Administration at SDU. 
  • Insight into the programme:  
    Here you can elaborate on the types of subject areas and teaching methods you expect to encounter in the study programme. 
  • Programme specific knowledge:  
    Here any relevant work experience can be brought into play together with the inclusion of any future opportunities you see for yourself with Economics and Business Administration. 
  • Personal qualities and social commitment:  
    You can elaborate on any voluntary work you may be involved in or any other form for social commitment. 


The uniTEST assesses your academic aptitude within the following areas, and of which are equally weighted: 

  • Critical reasoning 
  • Quantitative reasoning 
  • Verbal reasoning 

The test duration is 2,5 hours and consists of 90 questions. More information regarding uniTEST and sample test questions can be found here.  

Structured Interview

The interview is based on your motivational letter and an assessment of your professional and social skills will take place within the following areas: 

  • Motivation 
  • Insight into the study programme 
  • Programme specific knowledge 

Selection process

All applicants will be invited to the uniTEST where it is the test result that is crucial for the quota 2 process.
There may be 3 outcomes:

  1. The 10 highest scoring applicants from the uniTEST and whom are top of the list proceed to a quota 2 assessment. The quota 2 process is completed in the most positive way for this group of applicants.
  2. The next 22 applicants on the list are invited to a follow - up structured interview.
  3. The remaining applicants on the list will not be assessed in quota 2 but proceed to an assessment in quota 1.

Practical information regarding the entrance examination

The uniTEST will take place on the 18 and 19 April at SDU and you can expect to allot a whole day for test participation.  
Structured interviews will be held 25 May.

Are you staying or living abroad?

If you are staying or living abroad at the time of the uniTEST, then you still have an opportunity of taking the test online.
You can find information regarding participation in the uniTEST from abroad here.
Structured interviews can be conducted via Skype. 

Enrolment and Grade Point Average

Enrolment in 2020

Programme spots 60
Quota 1/2 (%) 70/30
 Grade Point Average in quota 1 All qualified applicants admitted 

Enrolment in 2019

Programme spots 60
Quota 1/2 (%) 70/30
 Grade Point Average in quota 1 All qualified applicants admitted 

Notification about sharpening the entry requirements from 2021 on

SDU notifies the sharpening of the entry requirements  from 2021 on. The qualifying examination must be finished and passed with the following minimum grade point average - GPA (.pdf).

Apply for vacant study places

Right now, you can apply for vacant study places in Bachelor's and Engineering programmes starting in 2020.

See the list of vacant study places