Admission requirements

Academic requirements

We require a Bachelor of Architecture or equivalent as the basic academic requirement. We do accept students with other qualifications than a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, which is one of the reasons you must deliver a portfolio together with your application. Our degree is basically an artistic degree, an aspect you should have in mind if you decide to apply for this programme.

Students who have graduated from a construction engineering programme offered by Danish University Colleges (VIA University College etc.) cannot apply for admission to this programme as their Bachelor’s degree is not recognised as on par with our Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree.

Given the fact that so many different degrees exist today, we encourage you to contact us before you apply if in doubt whether your degree matches our requirements.

Practical requirements

Please note that we do not require you to have had practical experience between your Bachelor’s degree and intended programme start.

Language requirements

  • IELTS academic test result of at least 6.5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English passed
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English passed with A or B or C
  • TOEFL iBT test result of at least 91
  • TOEFL paper-based test result of at least 577
  • A complete Bachelor’s degree acquired in English in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK or the US

Financial matters

Students from EU member states and the EEC are exempt from the tuition requirement.

The tuition for the programme starting in September 2016 is €13,000 for an academic year (2 semesters). For individual students tuition will remain on the same level throughout the duration of the programme. Tuition can be paid per semester or per year, and must be paid before 01 September (for the fall semester/academic year) or before 01 February for the spring semester.

Please note: As a Danish government financed institution, we are not able to offer financial assistance. If your programme participation depends on obtaining a scholarship/grant/work study offered by a school, we encourage you to apply elsewhere. We are not able to answer questions pertaining to the Danish State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme; instead, you should look for information on


Below, please find a calendar of activities that are important to you as an international applicant/student:

Admission process
01 February: Application deadline
31 March: Final admission decision is sent to applicants
01 May: Tuition fees must be transferred (Danish visa requirement)
01 June: Visa application deadline (for those needing a visa for Denmark)
30 June: Deadline for language tests, if not enclosed with application
July: school closes for the summer break
01 August: Deadline for sending diplomas if not available by application deadline
31 August: MANDATORY orientation meeting for all international students
01 September: Opening of the semester

Academic calendar
01 September: Semester start (or first weekday after if the 1st is a Saturday/Sunday)
02 January: Project presentation period starts
31 January: Fall semester ends
01 February: Semester starts (or first weekday after if the 1st is a Saturday/Sunday)
01 June: Project presentation period starts
30 June: Spring semester ends
July/August: Summer holidays

Please note: Danish holidays follow the calendar of the Lutheran church, with the addition of a few holidays – just as the Danish Christmas is slightly different than in most countries. Each studio will most likely have its own calendar and this may deviate from the public holidays. You can find and construct a calendar of the public holiday online at e.g. or similar websites.

Typically during week 42 (in Denmark we number our weeks!) there is no teaching in studios, but this may vary according to each studio, just as the weekdays leading up to Maundy Thursday are also typically days without teaching (again there may be differences according to the particular studio).