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Entry requirements

You fulfill the entry requirements if you have one of the following bachelor's degrees:

  • Anthropology: BA in anthropology, sociology or similar
  • Business: BA in business administration or similar
  • Communication: BA in business communication or similar
  • Design: BA or BSc in industrial design, graphic design, multimedia or similar
  • Engineering: BSc or BEng in mechatronics, electronics, IT or similar

You can also be admitted if you have a relevant professional bachelor's degree (e.g. nursing, education or multimedia).

If you don't have a bachelor's degree, but have comparable academic qualifications. you may be accepted for the programme based on an individual assessment.

Language requirements

The programme is taught in English. Therefore, you need a proficiency in English equivalent to level B in a Danish high school. Please note that the deadline for submitting language test results or other documentation of your proficiency is May 15.

English language tests
You can prove your English proficiency by passing a language test. We accept the following tests if the test is no more than two years old:

  • TOEFL IBT test with a minimum score of 88. For validation, we need to receive a score report directly from the test center. To select University of Southern Denmark as recipient, use the code 7969. Please choose "other - department not listed". If you have already taken the test, you can still make a request for the test center to forward the report. Please inform us once you have made such a request. 
  • IELTS academic test with a minimum overall band score of 6.5
  • CAE with a minimum result of C (only accepted from a Cambridge Network). For verification of your results, please make sure to give us your ID number (e.g.  EPA123456) and your secret number (4 digits)
  • CPE from University of Michigan

High school English
If you hold a secondary school diploma from a country within EU/EEA, a Nordic country or from Switzerland, you may be able to prove your English proficiency by way of your secondary school diploma (high school). Along with your diploma, you have to upload a document from your school stating the number of English lessons you attended during the last three years of high school. The letter must be in English. Based on the provided material, we will assess whether your high school English is equivalent to a Danish level B. We encourage you to send us your papers in advance via
SPOC for a pre-assessment.

Exemptions                                                           
If your entire bachelor’s degree was taken in the USA, Canada (English speaking part), Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom or Ireland, further documentation is not required.  This only applies if the entire degree was taken in one of these countries. Furthermore, distance-learning programmes do not qualify for an exemption.

If you hold a Professional Bachelor's degree from Denmark taught in English, you are also exempted. However, we need a confirmation from the issuing institution that the programme was taught in English.

Selection criteria

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

If there are more qualified applicants than study places, the following criteria are used for selection of applicants:

  • Motivational letter
  • Portfolio
  • Interview

In the application portal, please upload a motivational letter briefly describing why you apply, and what you expect to gain by completing the programme. You also have to upload a portfolio with samples of previous work showing your ability and creativity . Choose something you are proud of: a product sketch, essay, picture, analysis, web URL etc. Show us something that tells us who you are, and what you are able to do.

If you fulfill the entry requirements, we will invite you for an interview. For applicants from outside Denmark and neighbouring countries we will conduct telephone interviews.

Applicants are ranked based on an overall assessment of the motivational letter, the portfolio, and the interview. In the assessment we emphasise:

  • When we evaluate your application we emphasise:
  • Creativity
  • Management and collaboration skills 
  • Initiative and ability to reflect 
  • Strong analytic and academic skills 
  • Ability to express ideas visually

 

How to apply

To apply, you have to submit an application via the application portal.

It is important that you submit the following enclosures for evaluation:

  • You graduate diploma, including a transcript of records.
  • If you have not yet passed your degree: Your newest official transcript of passed as well as registered courses. If you use the data exchange function in the application portal, please be aware that only passed courses are included in the generated file. Therefore, if you are registered for courses with specific relevance to the entry requirements, you have to upload a separate transcript of your course registration.
  • Proof of any supplementary courses you might have passed.
  • Proof of your English proficiency
  • Course description for each of course on your bachelor diploma/transcript.
  • Motivational letter
  • Portfolio

Read more about the general requirements for submitted enclosures.

Application deadlines

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

 

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