What is uniTEST?
uniTEST is a test of your general prerequisites for completing a university education. It is a multiple-choice test consisting of 95 questions and lasts 2½ hours. You will be asked questions to uncover your ability to:
- analyse, argue and make decisions (critical thinking)
- solve problems on the basis of general quantitative information such as numbers, spreadsheets and graphs (quantitative thinking)
- understand a text as well as the social and cultural contexts it is an expression of (linguistic thinking).
The test is completed online
You must take the uniTEST online from your own computer. In other words, we’ve moved an exam into your living room. Your test participation is observed by an online exam supervisor from SDU via webcam and screen recordings in Zoom. In this way, you as an applicant are guaranteed both test integrity and a high degree of flexibility, as well as the opportunity for immediate support.
uniTEST will be held between 23 March and 2 May.
Apply through optagelse.dk before 15 March at 12:00 noon
You have automatically applied for admission in quota 2 when doing so before 15 March at 12:00 noon.
Log in to optag.sdu.dk
When SDU has received your application from optagelse.dk, we will send you an acknowledgement receipt letter giving access to optag.sdu.dk. Here, you can keep track of your application and sign up for uniTEST.
The receipt letter will be sent to the email address you have provided to optagelse.dk.
Say YES to participating in uniTEST
Click or tap the green button on optag.sdu.dk before 23 March at 12:00 noon. This informs us that you plan to take the uniTEST.
On 22 March we will update this site with more information on how to book a time slot for uniTEST.
Book your uniTEST session no later than 6 April
Now you must book a test session that suits your calendar. Book one session only, and do it as soon as possible.
- Log in to optag.sdu.dk, and follow the link 'Booking a uniTEST'.
- After booking you will receive a confirmation.
If you have applied for special test conditions, please do not book a session before you have received a decision. Applicants taking the test with special test conditions must book a session on 18 or 25 April.
Your uniTEST booking is binding. If you dont show up for your booking you have lost your uniTEST attempt. If your fall ill before your scheduled test, you will need a medical statement to book a new uniTEST time. .
Check your computer and internet connection
You will need:
- A desktop or laptop computer. You cannot use a tablet, Chromebook or mobile phone. We recommend Mac OS X 10.14, 10.15 and Windows 10 or higher and 8 GB RAM memory.
- Microphone, speaker and webcam. External microphone, speaker and webcam are allowed.
- Internet speed of at least 2 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload. We do not recommend using hotspots.
Download Zoom and ACER TestApp*
The test runs in ACER TestApp while you are connected to your online exam supervisor via screensharing in Zoom.
Before the test day you might want to create a meeting in Zoom to test the function screen sharing. If you are a Mac-user, please see this instruction.
*) If you are using a borrowed computer, eg. a work computer, make sure that you have permission to download and install the software.
Find a comfortable place to sit
When taking the uniTEST, imagine that we have moved an exam into your living room. That is why your physical surroundings must meet certain requirements.
At the beginning of your test session your exam supervisor will ask you to pan with your webcam to make sure your surroundings meet the requirements.
Complete the uniTEST!
On the test day, make sure you have:
- login for Acer TestApp (same as for optag.sdu.dk)
- pin-code (see 'My Info' on optag.sdu.dk)
- picture ID
- pencil, rubber and blank sheets of paper (max. 5 sheets)
- optional: Bilingual digital dictionary in offline version, e.g. Danish – Norwegian. Recommended especially for applicants who have Danish/English as a second language.
The day before your test session you will receive an e-mail with a Zoom link. Open this at the beginning of your session.
A host from SDU will welcome you and other test takers. The host will connect you with your exam supervisor who will go through the rules, do an ID check, and have you pan with your webcam.
After this, the test begins. Good luck!
NB: If you are unable to reach your online supervisor during your test, please keep an eye on your phone and e-mail where we will try to reach you.
After the test ...
It will appear from optag.sdu.dk that we have registered your participation.
uniTEST is the first part of the entrance exam for SDU's programmes. You will receive a separate message about your participation in the other tests during the spring and summer, so remember to check optag.sdu.dk regularly.
You will receive an answer to your application on 28 July.
You will not be tested in a specific curriculum or subject area that you need to learn in advance. So you cannot revise for uniTEST. Still, it’s a good idea to consider how to approach the questions and make the most of the time available.
- Prepare for the test form
You can try a series of questions from uniTEST, so you are prepared for how the questions are designed.
- Move on instead of getting stuck
There is only a limited amount of time for each question, so it’s important that you do not get stuck on a question that is difficult for you to answer. Rather, make a guess and move on. You can always return to the question if you have time to spare.
- A wrong answer does not count against your score
Therefore, it is better to provide an answer than to skip a question altogether.
- Train your reading speed
Prior to the questions, you will typically have to read a passage that contains information you need to answer the questions. Therefore, it’s a good idea to train and optimise your reading speed – especially if you aren’t an avid reader. For example, read a lot of books, newspapers and articles in the period leading up to the test.
Do you need support or have questions about the execution of the uniTEST? If so, we’re ready to assist you by email and/or phone.
(+45) 6550 3420
Do you have questions about your application and admission in general? If so, please contact the Admissions office.
If you experience any issues during the test
For example, if you have technical issues with your computer or the test, or you experience other things that disturb you in a way that prevents you from or delays your answering the questions, you must make your exam supervisor aware of this as soon as possible.
If you subsequently believe that you have experienced conditions during the test which give rise to concern – or you would like to complain about any conditions to which you have not reported on the same day – please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact us no later than 14 days after you have completed the uniTEST, so that we can process your inquiry.
If you get ill
If you fall ill or the like less than 72 hours before your scheduled test, please contact us to book a new test time. You will need a medical statement.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your computer meets the technical requirements. You are responsible for checking that your computer's setup and Internet connection are compatible with remote proctoring.
The University of Southern Denmark is obliged to ensure the quality of admission. This includes ensuring the applicant has obtained the uniTEST result correctly. Therefore, SDU will inspect that the applicant has not received any unlawful help during the test.
Given that uniTEST is a multiple-choice questionnaire with only one correct answer per question, without possibility of providing supplementary comments, it is crucial that the applicant has no option of communicating with others during the test.
The purpose of online exam supervisors is to ensure that uniTEST is not handed in by a third party, and to ensure that the applicant has not received any assistance during the test.
No personal information is processed unless the applicant, by choice or accident, share information to the web camera, verbally or on-screen. SDU registers personal data in accordance to the general data protection regulation, specifically paragraph 6, sub-section 1.
If you cheat, you risk never being allowed to study at SDU.
At worst, you could get permanently expelled from university – even if you have not been enrolled at the university before.
Your actions will be considered as cheating if you:
- Attempt to circumvent, disable or otherwise obstruct the purpose of the University's use of electronic proctoring programs
- Fail to disclose
- Are misleading about your own efforts or results
- Take part in unauthorised collaborations
- Receive help during the test or help others
- Wrongfully have prior knowledge of the test
- Provide incorrect attendance information.
SDU would like to point out that Austalian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is the copyright owner of uniTEST. According to their rules it is deemed criminal if you copy or share content from the uniTEST. Copyright infringement in any way will be punished under the copyright law.