Admission requirements and application

Admission to single courses as continuing education at Faculty of Law requires that there are available seats and that you meet the admission requirements:

1) General and programme-specific requirements

For courses offered in the Bachelor of Law programme (LL.B):

  • You have completed a qualifying upper secondary education, for example, an upper secondary school leaving examination, hf, Higher Commercial Examination, Higher Technical Examination or the like with at least 6.0 in average mark (without quick start bonus).
  • Danish (A)
  • English B
  • History B or history of ideas B or social science B or contemporary History B
  • You must not be enrolled in or have a leave of absence from the Bachelor of Law programme.

For courses offered in the Master of Law programme (LL.M) or the Master of Social Science of Law programme (Cand.Soc. in Law):

  • You have completed a bachelor's degree (subject matter is irrelevant)
  • You must not be enrolled in or be on leave from a) the Master of Law programme or b) the Master of Social Science of Law programme

Note: you can only be enrolled on single subject courses corresponding to half of the programme's ECTS credits, i.e. 90 ECTS on the Bachelor programme and 60 ECTS on the Master's programmes.

2) Second language requirements

Programmes or courses in English:

  • Scandinavian applicants (including Danish applicants) are required to document proficiency in English corresponding to at least English B level; cf. Section 11 of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities.
  • Applicants from an English-speaking country and/or applicants who have completed a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in English do not need further documentation of English proficiency. Applicants must submit documentation certifying that their Bachelor's/Master’s degree was earned in English.
  • Applicants from outside Scandinavia who speak or write English as a second language must pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS/Academic) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to document their qualifications in English. The minimum acceptable score for IELTS is 6.5 and for TOEFL 560 on the paper test, or 83 on the internet-based test. For more information about the tests: www.ielts.org and www.toefl.org.  

Programmes or courses at Danish:

  • Students from the Nordic countries with Danish, Norwegian or Swedish included in their school leaving examination are not required to do a Danish test. Applicants who have attended a Danish primary school and have obtained the Primary School Leaving Certificate (you need to produce documentation for it) have a possibility of applying for an exemption (dispensation) from the Danish language test. In such a case you need to write an application for an exemption (dispensationsansøgning) where you describe and document your qualifications in Danish.

  • All other foreign applicants must pass the Danish language test before being admitted as a university student. The required Danish test is: "Studieprøven i dansk som andetsprog". The test is offered by Studieskolen or one of the examination-approved language centres. Registration takes place at Studieskolen, Borgergade 12, DK-1300 Copenhagen K or at a Language Centre via the local authorities. The test consists of two oral and two written examinations and must be passed with at least grade 2 in each of all the 4 examination disciplines. Please note that for courses at Medicine and Odontology the Studieprøve must be passed with at least grade 7 in each of all the 4 examination disciplines.

Recommended prerequisites

Before you apply for admission to a course, we recommend that you read the course descriptions carefully and consider whether you are able to follow the teachings. All our courses require that you have knowledge of:

  • legal methods to find, acquire and use relevant sources in the legal assessment
  • legal information and literature searches
  • organisation of Justice

If you do not, you must be prepared to read up on this outside the classroom, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the prerequisites for being able to keep up with. There is not time to answer questions that you will need to have knowledge of.

We also recommend that you are familiar with to read textbooks in English.

Dispensation from the admission requirements

If you do not hold a bachelor degree, you may apply to be exempted from the admission requirement. To do so, please enclose a motivated application, where you explain why you are qualified to attend the specific course(s). In the processing of your application, emphasis is placed on:

  • Professional experience within the area of the desired course
  • Other relevant education and/or continuing or further education

How to apply for admission

You apply via the application form:

  1. Application form for summer school courses - read more on summer courses (application deadlines, admission requirements etc). The application form opens February first.
  2. Application form for all other courses than summer school courses are only open for application in the following periods:
  • courses in the autumn semester: 1 February to 1. June
  • courses in the spring semester: 1 september to 1. December

Note: Unemployed must contact their Jobcenter, if they wish to apply for admission because Danish labour law has special rules for participation in further and continuing education.

You will get answers to your application by:

  • courses during the summer: late June
  • courses in the autumn semester: late June
  • courses in the spring semester: late December

Note: Course coordinators and lecturers on the courses hold no influence on admission.

Your invoice will be sent out shortly after you have received your letter of admission. Your admission is finalized, when the Faculty registers your payment.

The payment deadline stated on the invoice must be observed, otherwise you risk losing your seat. If you or your workplace experience difficulties in complying with the payment deadline, please contact deltidsstuderende@jur.ku.dk.

Tuition fee

Single subject students must pay tuition fee according to citizenship as follows in 2019:

 

7,5 ECTS courses

15 ECTS courses

EU/EEA citizens

7,500 DKK

15,000 DKK

Non-EU/EEA citizens

9,375 DKK

18,750 DKK

The fee covers participation in the course and two examination attempts. It does not cover course materials, travel, accommodation and living expenses during the course.

Response to the application and invoice

  • Applicants for the autumn semester will receive an answer to their application by the end of June
  • Applicants for the spring semester will receive an answer to their application by the end of December

An invoice is issued shortly after you have received confirmation of enrolment. Only when the faculty has registered your payment, your enrollment will be finalized and you will be granted access to the course materials etc.

The payment deadline stated on the invoice must be observed, otherwise you risk losing your seat. If you or your workplace experience any problems complying with the payment deadline, please contact deltidsstuderende@jur.ku.dk.

Right of cancellation: Refund of tution fee is possible until:

  • Spring courses: 1 February
  • Summer courses: 1 July
  • Fall courses: 1 September

It is not possible to transfer your seat to another or to defer your admission to a later semester, if you are unable to participate.