Non-EU applicants

You are considered as a non-EU applicant if you have a qualifying exam from a country outside of the EU (no matter what your nationality is), or if you are a citizen from a country from outside the EU (no matter where your qualifying exam comes from).

Application deadline - Study start in August

Apply before 15 March at 12 midday

  • If you have a qualifying exam from a country outside of the EU (this applies regardless of your nationality)
  • If you are a national from a country outside the EU (applies regardless of your qualifying examination)

Application deadline - Study start in January

Apply before 1 October at 12 midday

  • If you have a qualifying exam from a country outside of the EU (this applies regardless of your nationality)
  • If you are a national from a country outside the EU (applies regardless of your qualifying examination)

Admission requirements

Please note that your qualifying exam must be completed before the application deadline. Except: 

  • applicants who hold a permanent residence permit or a residence permit with the possibility of obtaining a permanent residence permit in Denmark (including all EU citizens) and are completing high school in Denmark
  • applicants applying for a Bachelor's top-up programme who will finish a Danish AP degree

See overall admission requirements for an AP degree programme or a Bachelor's programme

See overall admission requirements for a Bachelor's top-up programme

If you have a qualifying exam from a non-EU country, we strongly recommend you to get an assessment of foreign qualifications from UFM (The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science).

Attachment requirements

You must upload attachments as documentation for the information stated in your application. It is your responsibility to upload all required documentation.

You must upload all documentation with your application before the application deadline.

Required attachments, when applying for an AP degree programme or a Bachelor’s programme:

  • Your upper secondary diploma and transcript of records
  • English test results (IELTS or TOEFL) - get more info
  • A signed and stamped verification form
  • Any other relevant educational degrees
  • Danish residence permit and letter from the government confirming residence permit
  • Copy of passport
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 A4 page) with reasons why you chose that educational programme, knowledge of the academic content of the programme and a career perspective
  • A receipt of the application fee payment

Required attachments, when applying for a Bachelor’s top-up programme:

  • Qualifying educational diploma (for example AP or Bachelor’s Degree)
  • English test results (IELTS or TOEFL) - get more info
  • Danish residence permit and letter from the government confirming residence permit
  • Copy of passport
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 A4 page) with reasons why you chose that educational programme, knowledge of the academic content of the programme and a career perspective
  • A receipt of the application fee payment

Further information

Please note that documentation for the above activities must be in English.

If your educational programme or any supplementary subjects have been taken in Denmark, you must upload your original diploma with your application. We do not accept transcripts from the Danish examination database, and a transcript of your records is also not valid.

If you have applied via www.optagelse.dk (study start in August), you must upload all attachments to this application.

If you have applied via www.baaa.dk (study start in January and all Bachelor's top-up programmes), you must upload all attachments via the link provided in your receipt e-mail. You can get the receipt email resent here

Verification form

You must upload a verification form along with your application, documenting how many hours of instruction you have had in any relevant subjects during the final three years at your upper secondary school.

We do not accept other verification forms than this one. If you do not upload this verification form, it is not possible for us to evaluate your application.

Download verification form

Application fee

As a non-EU applicant, you are required to pay an application fee of € 100.

Exempt from this are:

  • Applicants who hold a permanent residence permit or a residence permit with the possibility of obtaining a permanent residence permit in Denmark (including all EU citizens)
  • Applicants applying for a Bachelor's top-up programme who have a Danish AP degree

Payment must be done here (Study start in January 2020)

Please note that you must upload the payment receipt to your application.

If you have not paid the application fee before 15 March (study start in August) / 1 October (study start in January), your application will not be processed.

The application fee will not be reimbursed in any circumstances.

Tuition fee

As a non-EU citizen, you must pay the full tuition fee.

Get information about tuition fees - and other financial issues

Materials fee

Please note that all applicants who are admitted to a programme must pay a materials fee of € 100 depending on the programme. Information about payment will be given in the student contract.

After you have applied

The Admissions team do an overall assessment of the applications based on the required attachments.

If we find you qualified for admission, we will do a clarifying interview. 

You will hear from us as soon as possible after the deadline for applying.

Applicants who hold a permanent residence permit or a residence permit with the possibility of obtaining a permanent residence permit in Denmark will not hear from us before the 28 July (study start in August) or 11 December (study start in January).

Where do I get my answer?

The answer is sent to the e-mail address you have provided when applying.

If you have a Danish CPR-number the answer is sent to your e-boks.

I haven't received my answer!

First of all – please check your spam folder.

Even though you have applied for several programmes, you will only get one answer. You will receive an answer from the programme you are admitted to.

If you are not offered a study place on any programme, you will receive only one rejection letter.

Why do I get a rejection letter?

If you do not fulfill the admission requirements, you will receive a rejection e-mail, as soon as we have evaluated your application.

If you fulfill the admission requirements, but you are not admitted, you will receive a rejection letter.

What can I do, if I receive a rejection letter?

You will find guidance in your rejection letter.

You are always welcome to contact our student counsellors at email guidance@baaa.dk or by phone +45 7228 6020.

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Do you have any questions?

We will contact you if we need any additional information to process your application.

If you have additional questions about your application, you can contact us by phone 7228 6130 or mail apply@baaa.dk