English language requirements

All applicants must have passed English at a level equivalent to a Danish Upper Secondary education B-level with a GPA of 3,0 on the Danish scale. The English B-level is represented by 210 hours*.

*Note that the figures are calculated in hours of 60 min during the last three years of upper-secondary schooIl.

In addition, applicants with foreign upper secondary education/entry qualifications must present one of the following valid recognised international English proficiency tests, with a result equivalent to or better than stated in the table below.

*OOPT tests must have been taken at IBA itself or with an approved IBA representative abroad. Test result must be no more than 1 year old at the date of application. Please contact us to enquire whether a test can be offered in your case.

** IB (International Baccalaureate) scores can only be used in lieu of IELTS by EU/EEA/Swiss nationals.

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, IBA will also accept the results of the IELTS Indicator, with the same overall and sub-score requirements as above.


Entry qualification obtained in Denmark

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

Nordic entrance exam holders

Applicants holding Nordic entrance exams (Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland). The documentation for these applicants will be assessed according to the standard requirements for Danish applicants.

Native speakers

Native speakers of English 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.

African applicants

Some African entry qualifications, obtained in English-speaking African countries, can also be accepted in lieu of IELTS. Please contact us for further information.

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


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