Studying in Europe is the desire of many international students. All thanks to the system of education as many schools in Europe use the Bologna system. Among the preferred countries to study in Europe is Denmark. There are top universities in Denmark ranking high in global university rankings. Example is the Roskilde University.
The University is a Danish public university established in 1972 and located in Trekroner in the Eastern part of Roskilde. Its university awards bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and Ph.D. degrees in a wide variety of areas within social sciences, the humanities, and natural sciences.
Why study at Roskilde University?
- Research-driven institution
Roskilde University is a public, research-driven university founded in 1972. The university builds on innovative and student-centred forms of learning, strong interdisciplinary research environments, and a shared focus on the great social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges in the world
- Mode of learning
Roskilde University offers English-taught undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate programmes within social sciences, business studies, arts and humanities, science, technology, health care and environmental assessment.
- Conducive learning environment
International students planning to study here need to understand that at Roskilde University, they get to study in one of the friendliest environment with states of the art facilities.
- Quality education
Educational principles includes interdisciplinary, problem-oriented project work, participant direction and joint responsibility. From enrolment to graduation, students learn to identify and define problems scientifically, assess and select the rel evant theories and methods, and conduct independent scientific analyses.
- Half of the student’s time is spent in a project group under the supervision of a researcher. The students define a problem and present arguments for solutions through scientific exploration. The problems defined in project work often target real life challenges in the surrounding world, thereby bridging the gap between academia and society.
- The other half of the student’s time is devoted to courses in subject-specific methodology and theory.
- International students at Roskilde University learn methods and theories within their subject fields, they acquire skills in project management and they encounter Danish culture in an informal, creative and democratic student environment.
- On arrival at Roskilde University, students are assigned a personal mentor and they enrol on a 2-week foundation course that ensures they receive the best possible introduction to Roskilde University and to Denmark.
How to apply for admission: Undergraduate Programmes in Denmark (EU/EAA)
Guide to citizens from EU and EEA countries, who wish to apply for admission to English based undergraduate programmes in Denmark. For applicants from outside EU/EEA special rules apply – read the section about Admission Requirements on the school website.
Students with diplomas from an upper secondary educational institution in EU and EEA countries can apply for admission to undergraduate higher education programmes in Denmark. These applicants will be considered on equal terms with Danish applicants and must meet the same entry requirements.
Applications to undergradute higher education in Denmark are assessed locally at the institutions but coordinated centrally.
Please note: Prospective students do not apply directly to any single educational institution, but through the national admission website: www.optagelse.dk.
The website opens on 1 February. The deadline for applications is 15 March at 12 noon (CET) You will receive response to your application(s) 28 July.
It is mandatory to use www.optagelse.dk . If you are disabled and therefore unable to use the digital application system, you may contact the educational institution to be exempted and get a permit to send an application by mail. In that case the educational institution will provide paper forms.
Your educational background determines which kind of programmes you can apply for at Roskilde university.
Many undergraduate programmes require a full upper secondary education as a basic entry requirement. It is however possible to apply for some educations with other qualifications, e.g. a number of single subject courses. Besides the entry requirement regarding your educational background some programmes have additional admission requirements.
Information and details about the programmes can be found here on study programmes. If the specific admission requirements are not immediately available from the description of the programme, it is advised to mail the admission office. Also, all admission requirements can also be found at the programme at optagelse.dk.
Examples of specific requirements could be:
- Subjects passed on a certain level. Danish education use levels A, B and C, A being the highest.
- Subjects passed with a certain minimum grade
- The diploma in total passed with a certain minimum GPA
- Passed admission test/ interview
It is necessary to meet both the entry requirements in general and the specific admission requirements to be able to apply for a programme. If you do not meet the specific requirements, you may pass a supplementary course to be eligible for admission. In Denmark these courses are only offered in Danish.
Note: The results from any supplementary courses will not be considered as a part of your GPA. Thus, you cannot improve the GPA from your upper secondary education through later courses.
Planning to study at Roskilde University, kindly visit the school website to see the courses available and follow the steps on how to apply. Good luck!