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, depending on the programmes you have applied for and depending on the fact if you take the test at SDU or online via remote proctoring.
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).
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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's 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.
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).
Date: 7 and 8 April 2018 (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 2018.
In case of prevention by illness, SDU kan make only make an exemption if a doctor's notice is available. The make-up examination for the uniTEST takes place on 11 April 2018.
Special test conditions
Are you diagnosed with e.g. dyslexia or if you have a physical or psychical disability which demands special conditions to conduct the aptitude test, please upload an application for exemption and documentation for the condition to your application no later than 15 March, noon.
Both the application for exemption and the documents supporting your need for special test conditions can be uploaded together with your application for admission via www.optagelse.dk.
In your application for exemption, you have to state which special conditions you are applying for to conduct the aptitude test. E.g.:
- additional time
- other aids
SDU accepts the same aids as offered via the SPS system. (Personal support like a mentor or similar is NOT allowed).
NOTE: Are you applying for admission for a programme that has other or further entrance tests as the aptitude test in quota 2, you have to state in your application if you apply for exemption for those as well.
Proved cheating during the aptitude test
Are you cheating (plagiarism), trying to cheat or contribute to cheat during the entrance examination, SDU will report you to the rector. Furthermore, you will be penalized according to the rules about disciplinary actions towards the students of SDU (”Regler om disciplinære foranstaltninger over for de studerende ved SDU”).
Each case will be an individual assessment to identify the grade of both plagiarism and penalty.
Worst case scenario will be to get expelled permanently from SDU. No matter if the person concerned has been registeret at SDU before.
In case of criminal actions, SDU reports the person concerned and the case to the police.
Cheating takes place if an applicant i.a.:
3) Fails to disclose information
4) Misleads about one's own effort or results
5) Teamworks with other participants - which is permitted
6) Receives or offers help to others during the test
7) Has illicit knowledge to the test up front
8) Submits wrong attendance information
9) Attempts to avoid, deactivate or in other ways obstructs the purpose of the use of electronic surveillance by the University