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).

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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 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

If you are diagnosed with dyslexia, have a physical or psychological, or other form for disability which requires special conditions during the conduction of the aptitude test (uniTEST), then you can apply for exemption.  

Participation in the test under special conditions gives you the opportunity of 25% extra added time to the written tests and access to electronic aids e.g.:

  • IT backpack
  • Computer
  • Other aids

Your application for exemption must state which special test conditions you are applying for.

More detailed information on how to apply for special test conditions will be available during January 2019.

SDU accepts the same aids as offered via the SPS system. (Personal support like a mentor or similar is NOT allowed).

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.:
1) Plagiarises
2) Falsifies
3) Fails to disclose information
4) Misleads about one's own effort or results
5) Teamworks with other participants - which is not 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


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