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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You are qualified for admission if you hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Language and Culture (Negot) from SDU. The degree  gives you a legal claim for admission.

Please note that you only have a legal claim for admission to the language profile corresponding with the language profile of your Bachelor’s degree. If you completed a B.A. in in Business Language and Culture (Negot) in Arabic or Spanish and hold a legal claim for admission, please refer to the curriculum for information on specific rules that applies in your case. 

If you have another degree

You can also apply if you hold a similar degree including a total of 30 ECTS within the business area, and 30 ECTS within the language, culture and communication area. With a minimum of 10 ECTS within each of the following subject areas:

  • Marketing (e.g. Marketing, Consumer behaviour, Business to business)
  • Business Economics and Management (e.g. Management, HRM, Statistics, Corporate law, Financing)
  • Economics (e.g. Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economics)
  • Culture (e.g. Cultural theory, anthropology, sociology)
  • Communication (e.g. Negotiation skills, intercultural communication)
  • English or German language depending on the selected profile (e.g. Linguistics, grammar)

English language requirements

The programme is taught in English. Therefore, you are required to submit proof of your proficiency in English unless your Bachelor's gives you a legal claim for admission. See the English language requirements.

Selection criteria

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

If there are more qualified applicants than study places, we will select applicants based on the grade point average of all the courses and your bachelor's degree.   

As a bachelor's student at SDU, you can apply for permission to follow up to 30 ECTS Master's level courses even though you have yet to complete your Bachelor's degree.

You can be granted permission if you have the necessary academic qualifications. The progression of your Bachelor’s programme is crucial to the outcome of your application.

Check to see whether you fulfil the conditions

By choosing your faculty below you can see which conditions you generally must fulfil to be permitted to take Master’s level courses. Please acquaint yourself with the rules before you apply for permission since you must indicate in your application whether you fulfil the conditions or not. Read more here.

If you have previously studied at the program, or if you already do, then special rules may apply when you apply for admission.

You can see which rules may apply for you and what to do on the page: Studied in a Master's programme before?

Have you completed a Master's programme?

If you've already obtained a Master's degree, you can only be admitted to a new programme if there are vacant study places in the programme.

Learn more about the rule and the possibility to apply for exemption

Have you completed another type of study programme?

As long as you do not hold a Master's degree, you are free to apply for admission to a new programme.

Study start

1. September and
1. February 

Study location


Language of instruction


Application deadlines

Study start 1. September:

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

Study start 1. February:

  • 15. October for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and applicants holding a Danish residence permit
  • 1. September for non-EU/EEA citizens

SDU International University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 2264

Last Updated 11.10.2021