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uniTEST at SDU

What is uniTEST?

uniTEST is a multiple choice test consisting of around 95 questions and lasting for two and a half hours. The test is a cognitive test evaluating your academic aptitude within the following areas:

  • Critical reasoning
    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 reasoning is relevant within all areas of the university.
  • Quantitative reasoning
    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.
  • Verbal reasoning
    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.

The three areas are weighted equally in your uniTEST score.

The test can be conducted in either Danish or English of your own choice.

Examples of test questions (pdf)

Prepare yourself for uniTEST

uniTEST is not a test of your knowledge. All you need to know in order to answer the questions correctly will be presented to you before each question. Here are some pieces of advice on how to prepare:

  • Prepare a strategy in order to make the most use of your time.
  • Proceed if you're stuck. You don't have a lot of time to answer each question, so it's important that you don't come to a halt if a question is difficult to answer. It's better to proceed and return to the difficult questions later on.
  • Read a lot of books, news papers and articles before attending the test to train your reading speed.
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.

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 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

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.