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Entry requirements

To apply for the Master's programme in Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold a university bachelor degree in:

  • All social sciences
  • Political Science
  • Social Work
  • History
  • Areas studies
  • International Negotiation - Economics, language and culture

You can also apply if you hold a university bachelor's degree within Humanities if your degree includes a minimum of 20 ECTS points of courses belonging to the following areas:

  • Comparative politics, comparative policies
  • International relations, European studies
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Research methods
  • Contemporary history

Applicants who do not have the required basis for admission, but who, on the basis of a University College  level education, are assessed as possessing the necessary preconditions for being able to complete the programme, may apply to the University for admission. Admission may be conditional on the passing of one or more supplementary examinations.

Language requirements

The programme requires proficiency in English as well as Danish.


If you apply on grounds of a Danish Bachelor's programme instructed in Danish, there is not need for further documentation of your proficiency in Danish.

If your Bachelor's degree isn't from Denmark, you must submit proof of your proficiency in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or Icelandic. This applies to Danish citizens as well.


All applicants are required to prove their proficiency in English.

See the English and Danish language requirements

There is a limited number of study places in the programme.

If there are more qualified applicants than study places, applicants are selected based on the grade point average of the qualifying degree. If the degree is not completed at the time of application, the grade point average is calculated based on the courses passed at the time of application.

The application deadlines for study start September 1st are:

  • February 1st for non EU/EEA citizens
  • March 1st for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and applicants holding a Danish residence permit

Last Updated 20.01.2021