Read about the admission requirements for the Export and Technology Management programme at UCN

Facts about the programme

Start of term: September.
Entry grade point average: Open admission in 2020.
Study places: 36 places in 2021.
Allocation of study places: 50 % in quota 1 and 50 % in quota 2.

Find your specific general admission requirements in list of foreign qualifications for entry to higher education in Denmark listed by country of graduation.

​Admission requirements

You must meet one of the following admission requirements:

General upper secondary education

General upper secondary education with specific requirements:

  • English corresponding to Danish B-level (210 hours) 
  • Either math corresponding to Danish B-level (250 hours) or business economics corresponding to Danish B-level (225 hours).

Please note: The above hours relate to the final three years of your upper secondary education. (1 hour = 60 minutes).

A vocational education similar to one of these Danish vocational educations

No additional specific academic requirements.

Automation and process control (knowledge of automatic control systems, low voltage, hydraulics and pneumatics based systems, construction and repair of electric and pneumatic motors and circuits etc.)

Farrier (knowledge of making horse shoes and horseshoeing, knowledge of horse anatomy and health, adjusting horse shoes, trimming the horse's hooves etc.)

CNC machinist (knowledge of CNC programming; milling, lathing and planing, preparation and maintenance of relevant machinery, mathematics and IT, metalwork in general etc.)

Bike and motorcycle mechanic (knowledge of repair and maintenance of bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles, talking to customers etc.)

Data and communications technology (knowledge of fault finding and maintenance of IT systems, telecommunications and computer technology, IT networks, IT programming, advising customers, skills in mathematics and English, collaboration skills etc.)

Construction and agricultural machinery mechanic (knowledge of either construction machinery, cranes, agricultural machinery or elevators as well as their maintenance and repair etc.)

Electrician, building automation (knowledge of distributed control systems e.g. automatic lighting and heating systems etc.)

Electrician, electrical installation technology (knowledge of installations, repair and maintenance of electrical installations and systems etc.).

Electrician, communications technology (knowledge of installing, programming and configuring data and telecommunications installations etc.)

Electrician, control and regulation technology (knowledge of installation, programming and maintenance of control and regulation technology in automatic facilities including controllable processes driven by electricity, pneumatics or software etc.).

Electrician, electronics and extra low voltage (knowledge of installation and maintenance of electronic equipment and devices such as medical equipment and electric domestic appliances).

Precision/fine mechanic (fine mechanic or gun mechanic specialisation) (knowledge of small mechanical parts such as springs, cogs in e.g. locks and watches. Also knowledge of soldering, drilling and milling of small parts)

Aircraft technician (mechanical) (knowledge of aerodynamics, maintenance of engines, landing gear, brakes etc.; aircraft structure and control systems, aircraft instruments etc.)

Commerce and trade (knowledge of B2B trading, purchases, logistics, getting quotations, comparison of price and quality, sales, customer behaviour, negotiation techniques, sales planning, marketing analyses, importing of goods, exporting of goods, international trade markets etc.)

Industrial technician (knowledge of working with and programming milling and drilling machines for metalwork, fitting and maintenance of such machines, welding, CAD-technology, PLC controls, etc.)

Vehicle body repairer (knowledge of repairing damaged vehicle parts or bodywork on cars, vans, lorries and buses; cutting, shaping and welding different kinds of sheet metal; material properties, rust removal, smoothing out dents etc.)

Refrigeration engineer (knowledge of installation, operation and maintenance of cooling and refrigeration systems, calculation of energy consumption, customer advising etc.)

Boat builder or sailmaker (knowledge of materials, equipment for boats, techniques for boat building and coating of boats and fishing vessels, drawing, reading and interpreting technical drawings, repair and maintenance of boats, designing of sails, using computer software for designing, drawing and manufacturing, rigging, ropeworking etc.)

Wood machinist (knowledge of making wooden furniture, doors and floors using the appropriate machines; CNC programming; milling, sanding and planing, preparation and maintenance of relevant machinery, knowledge of wood types, mathematics etc.)

Car mechanic (knowledge of fault-finding, repairing and adjusting engines, brake systems, steering systems, electrical and electronic systems, gearboxes etc. in cars and small vans, knowledge of engines and fuels etc. in cars and small vans)

Metal smith (knowledge of metals, their properties and manufacture; working with brass, iron, copper and other metals; cutting, welding, soldering, engraving, grinding, etc.)

Foundry mould and patternmaker (knowledge of geometrics; drawing; foundry techniques; knowledge of materials properties; finishing wood, plastics and metals; working with computerised tools and computers etc.)

Plastics maker (knowledge of plastics production; materials properties; selecting the right type of plastic for the task at hand; setting up machines and moulds; machine operation; monitoring and maintenance; fault finding; quality control; cost calculations; production planning, etc.)

Process operator (knowledge of industrial production, preventing and solving technical problems in manufacturing and production facilities, quality assurance, production planning, production monitoring etc.)

Marine engine mechanic (knowledge of mechanical, technical and hydraulic facilities on large ships, maintenance and repair work, welding, cutting sheet metal and metal pipes, technical drawing, reading technical drawings etc.)

Marine engineering technician (knowledge of technical, hydraulic and mechanical facilities on e.g. large fishing vessels, general repair work, ships engines, cranes, cooling and freezing facilities on board, reading technical drawings etc.)

Marine engineer (knowledge of shipbuilding, designing and building ships and other large steel constructions, CAD drawing and modelling, pipelines, repairs, materials selection etc.).

Signmaker (knowledge of designing signs using computer software and by hand; colours, shapes and designs; typographies; restoration of old signs, etc.)

Chimney sweep (knowledge of cleaning and inspecting ovens, boilers, flues and chimneys; advising customers about the proper use and maintenance of ovens, boilers etc.; knowledge of various fuel types and their properties, knowledge of appropriate legal regulations, fire safety etc.)

Metalsmith (knowledge of the properties of different metals, metalwork, developing, designing and making metal items small and large, engraving, polishing and shaping metals, working with metal pipes, welding etc.)

Joiner (knowledge of different wood types, knowledge of designing, building and fitting building components such as doors, window frames, indoor staircases, wooden panels, ceilings etc., knowledge of using machinery and fitting prefabricated building components, knowledge of talking to and advising clients and adapting work sketches to suit their needs)

Cabinetmaker (knowledge of different wood types, knowledge of designing, cutting, shaping and planing furniture by hand as well as using CNC machinery and assembling and finishing the furniture, knowledge of creating design drawings and using the appropriate tools, knowledge of talking to customers)

Organ builder (knowledge of different wood types, knowledge of drawing and designing, cutting, shaping and planing by hand as well as using CNC machinery, knowledge of creating design drawings and using the appropriate tools, knowledge of constructing, building, maintaining and tuning pipe organs, knowledge of talking to customers)

Foundry technician (knowledge of designing and making moulds for casting various metals, grinding and polishing finished objects etc.)

Technical designer (knowledge of computer aided drawing of buildings and industrial plants, materials properties, price calculation, drawing up technical documentation, sales presentation material, making blueprints etc.)

Lorry driver/large goods vehicle driver/heavy goods vehicle driver (knowledge of driving  and maintenance of lorries, cranes and tankers carrying heavy or large loads, securing the load according to current legislation, knowledge of international traffic regulations, loading and unloading of cargo, economic driving techniques, customer service, completing paperwork and documentation, planning routes etc.)

Tool and die maker (knowledge of making moulds for plastic or metal mass production, use of CAD tools and CNC machinery, project management, tool design and construction, related legislation, communicating with clients and suppliers etc.)

Admission requirements for applicants who hold an IB Diploma

To meet the entry requirements for admission to Academy Profession degrees and Bachelor’s degrees, you must hold either:

  • an IB Diploma Programme (DP) Course Results or IB Certificate with at least the grade of 3 in all six subjects and 3 subjects as Higher Level (HL) subjects and a total of 18 points

  • an IB Diploma together with a IB Diploma Programme (DP) Results


  • English, B level, standard level (SL)
  • Either Mathematics, standard level (SL) previously termed Mathematical methods SL orEconomics, standard level (SL) or Business and management, standard level (SL)
Other vocational education corresponding to a Danish 3-year vocational education

Other vocational education corresponding to a Danish 3-year vocational education. You will need mathematics skills corresponding to Danish B-level and business economics corresponding to Danish B-level.

Selection criteria

  • Work experience relevant to your choice of studies
  • Other work experience
  • Studies or work in a country other than your home country
  • Involvement in extra curricular activities or (unpaid) work in any type of organisation or association
  • Additional proficiency (e.g. parts of higher education level courses, summer school or other upper secondary level courses)
  • Your motivation letter
  • English language qualification

English language requirements

At UCN you are expected to participate actively in class discussions as well as group work and projects. You must also be able to write academic papers and take written and oral exams. Therefore, you must have a high level of English proficiency. 

This means that you must have English language qualifications comparable to the English B level from the Danish upper secondary school (gymnasium) and you must have a final grade of minimum 3.0 on the Danish grading scale. In order to live up to this, you must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of your secondary education. Additionally, it is also mandatory to attach one of the English tests that UCN accepts.

We do not accept "Kompetencebeviser" from e.g. VUC in Denmark instead of an English test.

If you have studied or lived in the UK/USA or another English-speaking country (except for native speakers), please note that you must take and pass one of the English tests that are mentioned below on this webpage – Which English tests does UCN accept.

Based on a professional assessment UCN can decide that we need further documentation regarding your English skills, either by you obtaining extra documentation or by you participating in an interview conducted in English.

Which English tests does UCN accept?

All applicants holding a foreign entrance examination and applying for English-taught programmes must document their English language qualifications with one of the below mentioned English tests. 

Please note that we will not accept English tests that are older than 2 years.


  • Overall score of minimum 6.5

TOEFL iBT + TOEFL iBT Home Edition 

  • A minimum score of 83
  • UCN’s TOEFL code is 7294

Cambridge ESOL examinations

  • C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English Advanced - CAE): grade C, B or A
  • C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English Proficiency – CPE): grade, C, B or A
  • B2 First (formerly known as Cambridge English First – FCE): grade A

Pearson PTE Academic

  • A minimum score of 58

Oxford Online Placement Test

  • Overall score of minimum 75 and also a minimum score of 75 in each subtest
  • You are only allowed to use 60 minutes when taking the test
  • Please note that this test is only valid if taken via a UCN partner organisation

Other CEFR-comparable English tests with a borderline score of B2/C1

  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to document this level from a CEFR-validated English language course


Your test results (and other required documents) must be uploaded by the application deadline. Find the application deadlines for all programmes here.

Do all applicants have to submit an English test?

Applicants who are exempted from submitting an English test are applicants from

  • ​Duborg-Skolen
  • A.P. Møller-Skolen
  • International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme)
  • European Baccalaureate (from the EB diploma programme)
  • Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden. PIease note that applicants with a secondary education from these 4 countries must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of their secondary education.
  • ”Native speakers” with an English taught qualifying exam (including applicants with a qualifying examination from
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Great Britain
    • Scotland
    • Ireland
PIease note that applicants with a secondary education from the above-mentioned countries must have had a minimum of 210 hours of lessons in English (1 lesson = 60 minutes) during the final 3 years of their secondary education. The applicants must also have a final grade in English B level which corresponds to minimum 3.0 on the Danish grading scale.

If you do not live up to the minimum 210 hours of lessons, you must take and pass one of the English tests that are mentioned on this webpage.


Magdalena Atanasova Mincheva
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 52

Non-EU / non-EEA citizens

Carina Mortensen
International Consultant

+45 72 69 13 51

EU / EEA citizens