Admission requirements and procedure for the Software Development programme at UCN
Facts about the programmeStart of term: February
Study places: 20 places in 2021
You can apply for admission from 28 July and deadline for application is 1 December at 12:00 CET.
AP degree in Computer Science or equivalent higher educational background + a high level in mathematics. An English proficiency corresponding to Danish B-level.
Students with other educational background
Students with a passed a relevant degree with 120 ECTS-points can apply for admission provided they have made an Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition - PLAR (known as ‘IKV’ in Danish) resulting in a positive result
An Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition gives you an individual assessment of your collected knowledge, skills and competencies. The assessment will be used in relation to the admission requirements on the study programme that you want to apply to. Here, you can read more about Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition.
Note, that the deadline for having an PLAR made is no later than 1 November.
If you receive a positive PLAR you should use that as well as your other documents when you apply through the online application.
If the AP Computer Science programme is completed, then the formal admission requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree in software development are met.
If, for reasons of capacity, not all applicants are admitted to the programme, the applicants will be prioritized by the following criteria’s:
RULES APPLYING FOR THE INTAKE
Applications are assessed based on the following criteria (order is not prioritized):
- Your grade point average up to and including the internship exam
- The grade average from your Programming exam, your System development exam and your specialisation exam
- Your previous experience relevant to the study programme
- Your personal statement of motivation
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.
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
- A minimum score of 83
- UCN’s TOEFL code is 7294
- 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
- A minimum score of 58
- 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
- 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.
Applicants who are exempted from submitting an English test are applicants from
- 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
- New Zealand
- Great Britain
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.