Requirements for admission – University of Copenhagen

Requirements for admission 

If you have completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree or higher or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme, you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Environmental Science. For the EnvEuro MSc programme a relevant Bachelor’s degree will most likely, but not limited to, be within a natural science area such as Agricultural Science, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources or other. EnvEuro admission board will evaluate your application individually. This means that the admission board will evaluate whether your degree meets the admission requirements based on its academic content.

Language requirements


To gain admission to the EnvEuro MSc programme, all applicants – including Danish and other Nordic Citizens - must document their English language proficiency. We accept the following 3 ways of documenting this:

1) English is your native language
Consequently, if you are from the following countries, you do not need to present an English Language Proficiency exam:

  • Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, & Wales and United States of America

If you are a citizen of one of the above countries, you are not required to submit any proof of English proficiency. A copy of your passport will suffice.

2) You have studied a full degree in English from either Europe, the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, New Zealand or Australia
For example, if you have studied your bachelor’s degree in Australia, you are not required to complete an English language proficiency exam. A student exchange semester/year will not exempt you from the language test requirement.

3) English is your second language
(English proficiency)
If English is your second language you must pass an IELTS Academic, TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) test.

Document by passed English proficiency test

Name of test  Minimum score  Information required for online check of test
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 (no band below 5.5) TRF Number (Test Report Form Number)
TOEFL
• Internet-based test (IBT)
90 Registration number
Test takers must be registered with SCIENCE’s institution code 0177. If you have already taken the test, please contact TOEFL to add the SCIENCE institution code.
Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Passed at level C1 or C2 ID-number & Secret number

Please notice:

  • Language tests older than two years are not accepted (from the programme application deadline).
  • If you have not yet completed a language test by the programme application deadline, you are required to send us your test score as soon as possible and in no case later than 1 May.

If you fail to prove your language proficiency before 1 May, your admission will be cancelled.

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