English language requirements

Updated in March 2022.

English language requirements for study courses in cooperation with Coventry University, UK

All applicants 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, when applying for the following programmes:

The English language proficiency certificate must be valid by the given application deadline for the specific study course.

*OOPT scores can only be used in lieu of IELTS by EU/EEA/Swiss nationals. 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 at apply@iba.dk 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.

English language requirements for Double Bachelor’s Degree International Handel og Markedsføring/Business Management and Marketing and Euro-Asia Business Management programme

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 school.

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 scores can only be used in lieu of IELTS by EU/EEA/Swiss nationals. 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 at apply@iba.dk 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.

English language requirements for Danish AP/PBA programmes (not available from September 2022)

Following programmes are no longer available in English from September 2022. Read more information here.

  • AP Degree Programme in Marketing Management (MM)
  • AP Degree Programme in Multimedia Design and Communication (MMD)
  • BA (top-up) in Int. Sales and Marketing (PBA)  
  • BA (top-up) in Int. Sales and Marketing (PBA) + BA in Business Management and Marketing - Double Degree with Leeds Beckett University) (DD)
  • Euro-Asia Business Management Programme (EABM)

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 school.

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 scores can only be used in lieu of IELTS by EU/EEA/Swiss nationals. 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 at apply@iba.dk 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.

Exemptions

Entry qualification obtained in Denmark

Applicants holding an English-taught AP or BA degree from IBA or other 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 see our International Qualifications page 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, PTE or Cambridge test.

Contact

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