Admission Criteria – University of Copenhagen

Admission criteria

Applicants must:

  • hold at least a relevant bachelor’s degree, professional bachelor’s degree, diploma degree or equivalent. Relevant disciplines would be chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy, medicines, biomedicines, human biology, molecular biology, veterinary sciences, health sciences, nursing and engineering.
  • have at least two years of relevant work experience related to drug development
  • be proficient in English

Language requirements:

  • Scandinavian applicants (including Danish applicants) are required to document proficiency in English corresponding to at least English B level; cf. Section 11 of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities.
  • Applicants from an English-speaking country meet the language
    requirements and do not need further documentation of English proficiency.
  • Applicants who have completed a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in English meet the language requirements. Applicants must submit necessary documentation
  • Applicants employed at a company with English as working language meet the language requirements. Applicants must submit necessary documentation.
  • Applicants from outside Scandinavia who speak or write English as a second language must pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS/Academic) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to document their qualifications in English. The minimum acceptable score for IELTS is 6.5 and for TOEFL 560 on the paper test, or 83 on the internet-based test. For more information about the tests: and

The same admission criteria apply to single courses unless otherwise indicated in the course description.