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KEA's programmes offered in English require that your English level is equivalent to Level B (Danish Level). 

English test must be submitted together with the application.

The test must be less than two years old to be accepted.

All applicants must submit results of an English exam, with the below mentioned minimum scores:

Danish B level in English compares to:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5 or
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 550 or
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 83 or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • Cambridge First Certificate with the grade A



Exemption from submitting an English test

  • Applicants holding an English taught qualifying exam (upper secondary school) or bachelor degree from UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
  • Applicants holding a Nordic, International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme) and European Baccalaureate (from Schola Europaea) qualifying exam. 

From Summer Intake 2018, the exemption for EU/EEA applicants regarding documentation of the 210 hours of English is not valid any longer. At this point, all EU/EEA applicants have to submit an English test. Please see examples of recognised English tests above.


Applying for a Danish-taught programme

As a foreigner, if you wish to study on a Danish-taught programme, you must prove your proficiency in Danish. In order to prove your Danish proficiency, you're required to have passed  the Study Test in Danish as a Second Language (Studieprøven i dansk som andetsprog) or present proof of equivalent Danish proficiency. 

For more information, please check the Ministry' of Higher Education and Science website.

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