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How to apply for a Master's programme

To apply for a Master’s programme at the University of Southern Denmark, you have to submit an application via the online application portal DANS.

Before you can create your application, you have to set up a user profile in the application system. When you set up a user, you have to upload a copy of your passport or another ID including picture, name, date of birth and nationality.

If you live in Denmark, you can also log on with NemID. If you have a login from another Danish educational institution, you can also use this to access the application system.

You can apply for up to three programmes at the University of Southern Denmark. You simply have to apply for each programme. Once you have submitted more than one application, you will be asked to prioritize the programmes you have applied for - the same goes when you apply for the third programme.

If you set up more than three priorities, you will only receive an answer to the highest three. The rest will be annulled.

Accommodation
Please note that your application for a Master's programme is not automatically also an application for accommodation. Please go to our Accommodation website to apply for accommodation. If you have applied to programmes in more than 1 city you should submit an application for accommodation in each of the cities.

Helpful guides

We have collected the following guides, showing you how to log on to the application system, and how to submit your application:

If you face any challenges, you are more than welcome to call +45 6550 1052 – you can also write us through the contact formula SPOC.

Mandatory application enclosures

When you set up your application, you will be asked to attach several enclosures. As a minimum you always have to upload the following documents to the application system:  

  • Your graduate diploma, including a transcript of records.
  • Proof of any supplementary courses you might have passed.
  • Proof that you fulfil the language requirements of the programme.
  • Course descriptions for each of the courses on your Bachelor's diploma/transcripts
  • Possible further enclosures based on special entry requirements for each programme

Some programmes also require that you upload further enclosures such as a motivational letter or a resume. When you set up your application for a specific programme, it will be evident what enclosures you have to submit - but you can also check out the subpages regarding entry requirements for each Master’s programme.

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.
  • If you have a current residence permit you must also upload a scan of both sides of the residence card.

Data Exchange

If you studied for your Bachelor’s degree at a Danish university, you can collect your results via the data exchange function in the application system.  It is possible to exchange data from:

  • University of Southern Denmark
  • Aarhus University
  • Aalborg University
  • Roskilde University
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • University of Copenhagen
  • IT University of Copenhagen

Please note, that courses that you have yet to pass will not appear on the generated transcript. The same applies to courses that are not a part of your Bachelor’s programme, e.g. supplementary courses. You have to upload separate documentation regarding these courses – even if you are a student at the University of Southern Denmark.

Correct your enclosures

The documents you upload to your application are important for our assessment of your application. It is your responsibility to make sure that we have the information we need to make a correct assessment.

Translated enclosures

We receive enclosures in the languages Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English. If you hold a relevant document in another language, you have to upload the original document along with an official translation or a translation that is signed and stamped by your home university.

Lacking enclosures

We do not accept new documents after the application deadline unless we have asked for them, which we only do if they are clearly lacking on your application. As a rule, the assessment will be made based on the documents you have chosen to submit.  If we find one or more enclosures are lacking in your application, we will contact you as soon as possible via the application system. You will then have seven business days to upload the lacking enclosures.  

Course descriptions

You must upload course descriptions for each of the courses on your Bachelor's diploma/transcript. They must be in either Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English and if you have translated them yourself your university must verify them. You can use our Template for Course Descriptions if you need to create your own.

September intake

If you wish to apply for admission in September, the application deadline is March for applicants with citizenship in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland as well as those holding a current Danish residence permit. For non-EU/EEA citizens without a current residence permit, the application deadline is February. The earlier deadline is set, because you need time to apply for a student visa after admission.

You will have an answer to your application no later than 10 June and must answer to the offered study place no later than 15 June.

February intake

If you wish to apply for February start, the application deadline is 15 October for applicants with citizenship in an EU/EEA country or Switzerland as well as those holding a current Danish residence permit; September for non-EU/EEA citizens without a current residence permit.

Your application will be answered no later than 10 December and must answer to the offered study place no later than 15 December.

Please note that not all programmes start in both September and February.

If you are a citizen from outside the EU/EEA or Switzerland, you are required to pay an application fee of 100 EUR, when applying for a Master’s programme

Once you submit your application, we will contact you via the applications system as soon as possible with relevant information about the payment. The payment deadline is 14 days from the date we send the payment information to you.

Please note that you are exempted from paying if you:

  • hold a permanent residence permit
  • hold a temporary residence permit "with a view to/possibility of" being granted permanent residence in Denmark. Your permit must state: "mhp. varigt ophold" or "mmf. varigt ophold".
  • hold a residence permit pursuant to section 9m of the Danish Aliens Act as a child of a parent who holds a residence permit pursuant to section 9a of the same act.
  • hold a permanent residence permit or a temporary permit "with a view to/possibility of" being granted permanent residence in one of the other Nordic countries (i.e. Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland).
  • hold a residence permit as a result of family reunification
  • hold a Danish bachelor’s or professional bachelor’s degree (180/240 ECTS, e.g. AP + PBA) This will not necessarily exempt you from paying a tuition fee.

If you have any questions about admission to a Master's programme, you can call the phone number: +45 6550 1052.

Our normal opening hours are 10 am to 4 pm on weekdays. Alternatively, you can write us via the contact form SPOC.

Check out our video guide to help you through the application process. 

Logging in to the Application Portal

 

Creating an application

 

Applying for several programmes

 

Last Updated 25.06.2021