Important rules you should know
Learn all about the important rules and requirements before you apply for a higher education programme at Business Academy Aarhus.
You must apply digitally
All applications and attachments must always be uploaded via our application system through our own website. We do not accept any applications or attachments via the postal service. This applies to all programmes and for all deadlines.
It is your responsibility to make sure that your exam result is part of the application and that you upload your diploma from the exam database (from optagelse.dk) or attach it as an attachment to your application.
All relevant documentation must be attached with the digital application. You can upload attachments until the application deadline.
Find the right application form
You must apply for all our Academy Profession Degree programmes and the 3½-year Bachelor Degree Programme that start in August through optagelse.dk You can apply from 1 February.
You must apply for all Academy Profession Degree programmes that start in January through our application form on our website. You can apply from 1 September.
You must apply for a 1½-year Bachelor’s top-up degree via our application form on our website. You can apply from 1 February (study start in August) and 1 September (study start in January).
After the application deadline, you can apply for any available study places via the application form on our website.
Before we can process your application, we need all the appropriate documents as proof of the information you have provided in your application.
You must upload the verification form along with your application which documents how many hours of instruction you have had in any relevant subjects during the final three years at your upper secondary school.
We only accept our verification form. If you do not upload this verification form, it is not possible for us to evaluate your application.
Which programmes have study start in January?
Only some of our programmes start in January.
Applications must be made digitally via the application form on our website
You can apply from 1 September.
Admission area number (KOT number)
All Academy Profession Degrees and the 3½-year Bachelor degrees have their own unique ID – which is also called an admission area number or a KOT number. You must use this number on optagelse.dk to apply for exactly the programme you want.
How to apply on optagelse.dk without a Danish CPR number
If you do not have a Danish CPR (civil registration) number, you will be asked to give your email address in order to get your application profile registered in the system.
Once you have entered your email address, a direct link to your login page will be sent to your inbox. Check your spam folder if you do not receive this email. With this login, you will be able to start the application process.
The system will automatically create a temporary CPR number for you. Your email address and this temporary CPR number will be used to identify you throughout your whole application process, by both the application system and Business Academy Aarhus.
Signature page (only for applications on optagelse.dk)
Once you have submitted and approved your application(s), a message will be displayed containing a link to the signature page. You must click on this link to generate a signature page.
You must then date, sign and upload this signature page - one for each of the programmes you have applied for. This is very important as we will otherwise not be able to see, download or process your applications.
We do not accept signature pages by email or by post. We will only process your application if your signature page is uploaded correctly via the form on our homepage.
Technical support for optagelse.dk
If you need technical support, then you must contact optagelse.dk’s own support team. Find their phone number and email address at optagelse.dk/admission
I have previously completed a higher education programme in Denmark
If you have already completed a Danish, state-financed full-time degree programme (as a full-time student) at the same or a higher level (in relation to the programme you are applying for now), you can only be admitted 6 years after you have passed your last, final exam. See Ministerial Order on Admissions § 13
Private courses and degree courses taken on a part-time basis are not included in this restriction.
Please note that you must inform us in your application form if you have passed part of a programme or completed an entire educational programme at the same or a higher level – in relation to the programme you are applying for now.
If you want to apply for an exemption from the rule concerning multiple degree programmes on the same level, you must upload any relevant documentation with your application which provides justification for why you need exemption (such as a medical certificate etc.)
I have previously passed part of a higher education programme in Denmark
You are obligated to provide information on your application form if you have previously passed parts of a higher education programme. You must provide information concerning the higher education programme/s that you are or have previously been admitted to.
Passed programme elements must be mentioned in case you can get any subject credits. Credit assessments will be done once you have been accepted into a new programme. Once you have been accepted, you can send an email with the subject line ‘credit’ to email@example.com. In the email, you must provide your full name and the name of the programme you have been admitted too.
Due to the interdisciplinary and project-orientated way the Academy Profession Degrees are structured, credit will not necessarily shorten the length of your study.
Please note that all applicants who are admitted to a programme must pay a materials fee of about € 100, depending on the programme. Information about payment will be provided in the admission letter or student contract.