Language requirements – University of Copenhagen

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Language requirements

Documentation of English level

Applicants whose native language is not English can for instance document proficiency in English by having completed one of the recognised language tests. Applicants who have obtained a university degree in a country where English is the official language and applicants holding a master’s degree from one of the Nordic universities are not required to submit documentation of English level.

TOEFL and IELTS test results are examples of documentation of English language proficiency.

Documentation of English level must be uploaded together with the online application.

3+5 programme

Please note that the 3+5 programme has special language requirements.
Applicants for the 3+5 programme whose native language is not English must pass either an IELTS or a TOEFL test with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL written 560
  • TOEFL internet based 83

Test results must be no more than 2 years old at the time of the application deadline.
Test results must be uploaded together with the online application.

Applicants who have obtained a Bachelor’s degree in a country in which English is the official language, and applicants holding a Bachelor’s degree from a Nordic university are not required to submit proof of English proficiency.