Admission requirements

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

All Danish AP degree programmes provide direct access to this programme.

If you do not have a Danish AP degree, you must have completed at least two years of a Bachelor’s degree within business and marketing, IT and technology or engineering before the start of the programme.

Contact study counselling at or phone 7228 6020 to hear about your options and any possible additional requirements if you have a different educational background.

The Academy evaluates

You are required to enclose a motivated application as well as a written creative presentation of a predetermined topic with the application form.

The admission procedure includes a personal interview.

When assessing the applicants, we emphasise the following criteria: 

  • motivation and drive
  • perseverance
  • need for achievement
  • creativity
  • adaptability
  • academic level

Please note that the criteria are not listed in order of priority. 

Motivated application

Your motivated application (1–2 pages) must contain the following:

  • CV: a brief description of your life to date including education, leisure activities, travels etc.
  • Reasons why you are applying for this programme.
  • What you can contribute to the programme.
  • How your academic and personal competencies can benefit your fellow students.
  • Any thoughts about your future.
  • Examples of innovative and/or entrepreneurial activities/initiatives you have undertaken.

Creative presentation

The creative presentation (1–2 pages) must be based on the topic 'What does your dream company look like?' Based on these two pages you are required to present your thoughts about your dream company during the admission interview. 

Admission interview

The admission interview consists of three parts: 

You present your presentation on the topic 'What does your dream company look like?' in groups of 4–5 students. Each student has 10 minutes for the presentation followed by a 30 minute group discussion of the topic. The final step is an individual interview about the application lasting 10 minutes per applicant.

Students applying from abroad will be interviewed individually via Skype. 

We will notify you about the time of your admission interview. We will contact you on the email or phone number that you provided in your application. If you cannot participate in the admission interview, or if we are unable to get in touch with you, your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of the documents you have attached.

English test

If you do not have a Danish AP degree (International line), you must also meet our requirements for an officially approved English test.

We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL Internet based: 83
  • TOEFL Paper based: 560
  • Cambridge test: CAE A, B or C
  • Oxford Placement: 160 (min. 80 in each part)
  • Oxford Online Placement test: C1(offered at Business Academy Aarhus)

For non-EU applicants we only accept IELTS and TOEFL.

Native English speakers and applicants with Nordic entrance exams (including applicants with a qualifying examination from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Scotland, or Ireland) are exempt from an English test. Please note that applicants with a qualifying examination from all other countries (including African and Asian countries, where the language of instruction is English) must submit a test.

If you have a Danish-language entrance exam (or another nordic entrance exam), you must have at least English B or equivalent.

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