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Take uniTEST from abroad

As a foreign applicant, you may choose to take uniTEST from abroad instead of appearing on an SDU campus. This is an option for students with a foreign qualifying degree and a permanent address outside of Denmark.  

You will take the test from home on your own computer. During the test you will be connected to a test supervisor who will ensure that the test is completed in accordance with regulations. 

Register for online test by March 20, 23.59 CET

You must register for uniTEST via SDU's self service portal sdu.dk/admission. You will receive a login as soon as SDU receives your application from optagelse.dk. 

When registering you can choose online participation. You will be assigned a specific test time immediately after your registration. 

Get ready to participate

Participation from abroad makes demands on your computer as well as your physical surroundings. Therefore, it is important that you go through the information and steps listed below. 

The test runs in ACER TestApp while you are connected to your online test supervisor via screensharing in Zoom. Therefor you have to download both applications in advance. You will not be able to open the actual test until your test supervisor gives you access. 

Furthermore you must make sure that your computer and internet connection meet the requirements. 


When taking the uniTEST, your physical surroundings must meet certain requirements.  It’s important that you comply with these guidelines, otherwise you will unfortunately not be able to take the uniTEST. 

Among other things you must sit alone during the test, and there are rules of what items you can have on your desk. 


You attend the test by opening the Zoom-link which is sent to you prior to the test day. Please open the link in the desktop version of Zoom, and make sure to bring:

  • 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) 

Together with other participants, you will be welcomed by a host from SDU. The host connects you to your uniTEST supervisor, who checks your ID and asks you to pan your webcam 360 degrees

After this, the test begins. Good luck! 


After the test

On sdu.dk/admission you can keep track of when we have registered your participation.  If you have to take subject specific tests, this will be announced on sdu.dk/admission in the spring. 

If you have any questions or comments after taking the uniTEST, please feel free to contact us via e-mail and/or phone. 

Do you need help? 

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. 

6550 1051
Monday - Friday 10.00-14.00 CET
optag@sdu.dk 

In case of questions regarding IT requirements or installations, please reach out to our IT department on:

6550 2990
Monday - Thursday 8.00-15.00 CET
Friday 8.00-15.30.
servicedesk@sdu.dk

 

Terms and conditions
 

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 uniTEST 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 optag@sdu.dk

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 cannot participate in the test due to illness, you have the opportunity to participate in an alternative test on Wednesday 19 April. 

In order to be registered for the alternative test, you must submit a medical certificate no later than your original test date. You must email the medical certificate to optag@sdu.dk

Technical requirements 

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. 

Test security 

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 the 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 uniTEST 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, shares information on the web camera, verbally or on-screen. SDU registers personal data in accordance with the general data protection regulation, specifically paragraph 6, sub-section 1. 

Cheating 

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. 

Criminal circumstances 

SDU would like to point out that the Australian 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 copyright law. 

Suspicion of document forgery and identity fraud will be reported to the police and may be punished under the rules of the criminal code.

Facts abut uniTEST

  • Multiple choice test
  • 95 questions and 2,5 hours
  • Online tests on April 17 and 18
  • Test is monitored via Zoom

Last Updated 16.01.2023