Test-based admission in quota 2 and for the Credit transfer programme for AP graduates

Test-based admission in quota 2

Are you staying abroad at the test weekend? Check out how to attend the aptitude test online via remote proctoring from abroad.

This is carried out by using entrance examinations for almost all study programmes. You will participate in a course of admission, in which we will be testing your study competencies. In a uniTEST, you will be tested for academic ability within a series of different areas, e.g. the ability to think critically and quantitative and linguistic understanding. In most study programmes, you will also participate in subject specific tests, in which your knowledge, your personal skills and your motivation for your choice of study will be brought into play.

The aptitude test (uniTEST)

When applying for admission in quota 2 and 3, you can expect that you have to attend an aptitude test (uniTEST).

The aptitude test will not test your knowledge within specific subject areas. The necessary knowledge to answer al questions rationally will be apparent of the questions of the test and you are not able to prepare for it.

The test covers around 150 questions and lasts for 3,5 hours.

The test must be conducted in either Danish or English of your own choice. You are allowed to bring along a bilingual dictionary. The dictionary of Contemporary Danish, the dictionary of foreign Words and a calculator are NOT allowed.

All applicants  will be called up for the aptitude test no matter if they fulfill the entry requirements or not.  The test result is solely valid as long as you fulfill the entry requirements (or if you are able to fulfill the requirements via completion).

In case of questions, you are welcome to contact us via



The  aptitude test contains various types of questions:
The test consists of questions within the following areas:

Ability of critical thinking
This section of the test covers the ability to analyse, argument and to make decisions on the basis of the information that the questions provide. Critical thinking is relevant within all areas of the university.

Ability of quantitative thinking
This section of the test covers the ability to solve problems and to deal with the given information of the questions that contain comprehensible quantitative statements like numbers, spreadsheets, texts and graphs.

Linguistic and cultural understanding
This section of the test covers the ability to understand the meaning of a text and to assess the social and cultural context that the text indicates.

Interpersonel interpretation
This section of the test covers the ability to understand peoples feelings in special situations, to read social interactions between humans and to adopt a strategy for good communication with other people.

Ability of Scientific thinking
This section of the test covers the ability to understand and draw logical conclusions by identifying relevant facts, assessing information and pointing out the missing information as well as applying a scientific approach when problem solving.

Check out the example of the questions
Example of questions (opens as pdf-fil).

Practical information

Date:  6 and 7 April 2019 (the aptitude test takes place on one day only)

You have to allot half a day to conduct this test.


Are you residing in Denmark when the test takes place, you have to show up at the allotted SDU campus to conduct the test. 

Are you residing outside Denmark, is it possible to take the test online via remote proctoring. Special conditions apply when taking the uniTEST online. 

SDU set the version you have to take.

IMPORTANT! You have to bring your own computer.

SDU does not provide you with IT-equipment for the uniTEST.

The exact date and location will be sent to you via Admission SDU at the end of March 2019.

In case of illness, you can resit the uniTEST provided that a doctor's notice is available.

Special test conditions for applicants with certain needs

Are you dyslexic or have a physical / psychological impairment and require special test conditions during the uniTEST you will need to do the following 2 things:

  1. You must fill out an application via
  2. Once the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) has received your application for admission from we will earliest from February 15 send an e-mail receipt with information regarding test registration for the uniTEST on April 6 and 7.

We would appreciate a notification from you if you require special test conditions during the uniTEST. You can upload relevant documentation for your dyslexia or your physical /psychological impairment together with a personal explanation outlining your needs.

Test participation under special test conditions means that you will as a minimum receive 25% additional time to complete the written tests with, and in the case of dyslexia it will be permitted to use an IT rucksack or similar computer programmes for dyslexia.

SDU accepts the same aids offered by the SPS system (personal support in the form of a mentor or student support person is excluded from this).

Please note that this decision for special test conditions only concerns the admissions process / uniTEST and the programme specific tests.

Note: If you are offered a study place at SDU you should make an application to the SPS unit with a view to apply for aids, support hours etc. regarding your studies. This should be done before commencement of study as there can be a longer casework time concerning.

Attendance from abroad

Are you residing or staying abroad during the uniTEST weekend?

If you are participating in the uniTEST and programme specific test, then you will be able to participate via our remote proctoring system.

If you are participating in an interview, then in most cases you will be able to attend the interview via a skype connection. There are, however, a few exceptions from this.

You can learn more about your options concerning participation in the uniTEST from abroad on the single programmes “entry requirements and admission” pages.


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