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Language requirements

To gain admission to an MSc in the English language, all applicants must document qualifications on par with the Danish secondary school ‘English level B'.

We accept the following 3 ways of documenting this:

1) English is your native language

Consequently, if you are from the following countries, you do not need to present an English Language Proficiency exam:

  • Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, & Wales and United States of America

2) You have studied a full degree in English

Studies on university level completed in the English language and/or in an English speaking country. For example, if you have studied your bachelor’s degree in Australia, you are not required to complete an English language proficiency exam. We ask such students to provide a signed statement from the Educational institution (with the institution's stamp on it) stating that English is the main language of instruction of your Bachelor degree. A student exchange semester/year will not exempt you from the language test requirement.

3) English is your second language
(English proficiency)

If English is your second language you must:

  • Either document that you have passed Danish secondary school 'English level B' (Engelsk B).
  • Or you must pass an IELTS Academic, TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) test.

Document by passed Danish secondary school 'English level B' (Engelsk B)

Name of documentation Minimum gradeDocumentation required
English level B
(Engelsk B)
Passed (02) Danish secondary school diploma
VUC diploma


Please notice:

  • There is no period of limitation for validity of Danish secondary school 'English level B' (Engelsk B).
  • You must send us your documentation as soon as possible and no later than
    7 March.
  • If you fail to prove your language proficiency before this deadline, your admission will be cancelled.

Document by passed English proficiency test

Name of testMinimum scoreInformation required for online check of test
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (overall test score). Only the overall score will be considered TRF Number (Test Report Form Number)
TOEFL
  • Internet-based test (IBT)
  • ITP TOEFL- test

83
560
Registration number
Test takers must be registered with SCIENCE’s institution code 0177. If you have already taken the test, please contact TOEFL to add the SCIENCE institution code.
Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Passed at level C1 or C2 ID-number & Secret number
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) Passed at level C1 or C2 ID-number & Secret number


Please notice:

  • Language tests older than 2 years are not accepted (from the application deadline).
  • If you have not yet completed a language test by the application deadline, you are required to send us your test score as soon as possible and in no case later than
    7 March.
  • If you fail to prove your language proficiency before this deadline, your admission will be cancelled.