Test based admission at SDU

Test-based admission at SDU

When you apply for admission to SDU before March 22, we'll invite you to participate in a number of tests which will be included in our assessment of your application. At SDU we have chosen to allocate all of our study places in 'quota 2' on the basis of tests in which you're given the chance to prove your qualifications.

The tests are of course supposed to give us an impression of you. But it's equally important that the tests give you a better  insight into what is expected from you at the other side of study commencement. We believe, this gives you the best foundation for your studies at SDU.

Important: Admission in 2020

As a consequence of corona virus and public authorities’ attempt to limit its spread, changes are made to this year’s entrance examination.

Read about admission in 2020


The entrance tests

Please note: In 2020, the entrance examination consists solely of participation in uniTEST. Read about admission in 2020

When applying to SDU, you will be participating in a general aptitude test as well as a test of your prerequisites for studying in the particular programme you've applied for admission to.

#1 - uniTEST

uniTEST is a multiple choice test evaluating your general academic aptitude. uniTEST is not a test of your knowledge within specific subjects, but tests your general prerequisites for completing an academic degree. You will be tested within the areas 'critical reasoning', 'quantitative reasoning', and 'verbal reasoning'. You only have to complete the test once, even if you apply for several programmes at SDU.

I 2020 uniTEST is conducted online on April 15 - April 25

Read more about uniTEST

#2 - programme specific tests

Please note: In 2020, course specific test will not be conducted. Read about admission in 2020

You will also be participating in one or more tests concerning the programmes you've applied for admission to. The test form differs with the programme, but could be an interviews, motivational letter, a written test or similar. In the programme specific test, we may for instance look for:

  • your knowledge about the programme
  • your personal skills
  • your motivation
  • your aims with the programme

Read about a specific programme to learn more

How to register for uniTEST

Once you have applied for admission in quota 2, you will receive access to SDU’s self-service platform, Admission SDU. Herem you’ll be able to track the status of your application, and it is also where you must register for the uniTEST.

When you register, you can choose one test date on which you do not wish to be tested. Unfortunately, we are unable to meet requests for specific test dates as we can only test a limited number of applicants at the same time.

On April 6, you will be informed about your test date. After this, you will be able to book the specific hour yourself. Booking of specific hours happens on a first come, first served basis.

Participation via remote proctoring

Participation in the uniTEST happens via remote proctoring to make sure the test is completed according to our rules. You will receive all necessary information in time, but if you wish, you can already read about the requirements this poses to you as participant.

Read more about test participation via remote proctoring

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 www.optagelse.dk
  2. Once the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) has received your application for admission from Optagelse.dk we will earliest from February 15 send a confirmation mail with information regarding test registration for the uniTEST on 18 and 19 April .

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 directly to your application on www.optagelse.dk.

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 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 subject 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.


In case of questions to the test based admission, you are welcome to contact us by phone +45 6550 1102 or mail admission@sdu.dk. 

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Application deadline for all Applicants with a Danish qualifying examination: 5 July, noon.