Top-up bachelor (Honours) // Study in English Bachelor of Science (Honours) Informatics

The full-time BSc (Hons) Informatics degree has been developed by IBA in co-operation with Coventry University, UK.

The programme gives candidates the leading edge skills for 21st century Informatics. Career destinations for the graduates of the programme include the IT Security, web and desktop application development, or continue their study on the post-graduate level.


  • Study start: 13. September 2021 Application deadline: 15. July 2021 (non-EU citizens) and 15. August 2021 (EU citizens)
  • Duration: 1 year, 120 CATS (equivalent to 60 ECTS)
  • Tuition: 75,000 DKK + textbooks and other materials approximately 4,000 DKK

The programme is developed, delivered and assessed by IBA, it is awarded and quality assured by Coventry University. The programme leads to a Coventry University degree award.

The educational aims of the programme

The BSc Informatics degree programme has been designed with specific subject-related modules to address:

  • The most recent development in today’s web-intensive environment with topics such rapid agile development, web application and open source development.
  • The social, legal and ethical aspects of the modern computing environment.

Graduates of this programme will be:

  • Competent computing professionals, with the ability work effectively in the computing/IT industry worldwide, or as facilitators in any industry requiring computing/IT expertise.
  • Competent to undertake research at Masters level building on the knowledge gained in the Bsc Informatics.
  • Competent to work in the multicultural environment and project teams.

Programme content

Web API Development – 20 CATS

Information Technology and Global Development – 20 CATS

Agile Development – 20 CATS              

Games and AI – 20 CATS

Open Source Development– 20 CATS

Individual Project – 20 CATS

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Download Program Specifikation (PDF)

Download student handbook (PDF)

Criteria for Admission

Candidates for admission to the BSc Informatics require:

240 credits (APL with 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5) obtained in an IT related area.

The following Danish AP programmes give direct access to this top-up:

- AP Multimedia Design
- AP Computer Science
- AP IT Technology

IBA also welcomes applications from students who have completed at least two years of a Bachelor’s degree in an IT-related area, in Denmark or abroad.

Careful monitoring of applications to ensure that applicants are suited to the programme takes place. Where necessary, applicants are interviewed, especially those who do not appear to meet standard admissions criteria. Where deemed appropriate, a written exercise is administered to establish suitability.

  • Non-standard applications (for example, when a student does not come from a related discipline), must be approved by the Link Tutor.
  • All applicants must demonstrate an adequate proficiency in English, to be demonstrated with a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or its equivalent.
  • Accreditation for prior learning is in accordance with the Danish International Study Handbook (updated regularly by the Danish Immigration Office).
English language

Students from Denmark must have passed English at a level equivalent to a Danish Upper Secondary education B-level. The English B-level is represented by 210 hours, carried out during the last three years of upper-secondary school (equivalent to the Danish B-level of a Danish upper-secondary examination).

Applicants from EU countries must present one of the following valid recognised international English tests, with a result equivalent to or better than:

  • IELTS Academic: overall score 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL Internet-based: 65
  • Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): grade A, B, C or Level B2 (min. score 169)
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): pass
  • Cambridge English First (FCE): grade A, B or C (minimum score 169)
  • Oxford Online Placement Test: CEF B2, minimum 70 in each section (offered by IBA or an approved IBA representative abroad). Test result must be no more than 1 year old at the date of application.
  • International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme): English B HL passed, English B SL (minimum grade 5)
  • PTE Academic: 52 (authorized test only)

For non-EU applicants we only accept IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or Cambridge tests.

IMPORTANT NOTICE for non-EU applicants! If you are not able to take an IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or Cambridge tests because of COVID-19 (you must provide proof that your booked test was postponed or cancelled), you can take an Oxford Online Placement Test under our full supervision. More information about the test will be provided upon personal contact. If you wish to use this opportunity, please contact us via

For the duration of the COVID-19 lockdowns, IBA will also accept IELTS Indicator, if taken via a recognised IELTS test centre. The same scores apply as for the regular IELTS.

Exempted from the requirement of the English test are:

  • Applicants holding Nordic entrance exams (Norway, Sweden, Finland or Iceland). The documentation for these applicants will be assessed according to the standard requirements for Danish applicants.
  • Native English speakers and applicants with a qualifying examination with on-campus tuition in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, or Ireland. The applicant must provide documentation that the programme was taught in English.

Please note that applicants with a qualifying examination from any country other than the above-mentioned (including any African and Asian countries where the language of instruction is English), must submit IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge test.

  • Applicants holding an English-taught AP or BA degree from the Danish education institution. The applicant must provide documentation that the programme was taught in English.

How to apply 

When applying for this programme, you need to fill in the application form here. Please note that this programme only has a summer intake. 

Application deadline: June 15 2021.

Study start: September 13. 2021.

If you have any questions regarding admission and your application, please contact us at

Application fee

All non-EU citizens without a valid Danish permanent residence permit must pay an application fee of 750 DKK.

IBA must receive the application fee before the application deadline. Otherwise, your application will not be considered. Your application will not be formally assessed until the application fee has been received.

The application fee will not be deducted in any form; it is not a guarantee of admission, and it is not refundable if the application is rejected, or if the applicant cancels the application after payment.

Exempted from paying the application fee:

  • Non-EU applicants who have completed one of IBA’s study programmes and are applying for another
  • Non-EU applicants with a valid Danish permanent residence permit
  • Applicants with refugee status, who are living in Denmark and who have a permanent residence permit issued in Denmark.

The application fee for Autumn intake must be paid online HERE.

Please save the payment receipt and attach it to your application.

Application checklist

Please make sure that you send the following documents with your application:

  • Transcript of records and diploma (AP degree or other education)
  • Documentation for English language skills
  • Letter of Motivation
  • References (if any)
  • Copy of valid passport
  • High school diploma - only if you apply with an education from another country

Please do not send documentation/diplomas that are not required!


  • Peter Waring Lei
    Peter Waring Lei
    Programme Manager
  • Franziska Feigl
    Franziska Feigl
    Programme Administrator
  • Alla Rozova
    Alla Rozova
    International Coordinator – Recruitment, Admission (international students) and Case Team