Do you want to study at VIA University College? Here is what you will need to know about enrolment, visa applications and studying in Denmark.

Information about admissions

Rules of admission
You can apply for admission to any of VIA’s higher educational programme by filling out an application on

You can apply for admission to any of VIA’s higher educational programme by filling out an application on

Please note that the application deadline is:

  • 15 March at 12:00 noon for quota 2 

Please read the general rules of admission (in English) carefully before you apply for one of VIA's programmes.

Language requirements

For language requirements please see the individual programme. 

The language requirements under each programme will refer to the shared document under the Danish University College Code of Conduct (in English) (pdf)

Admission requirements

Admission requirements for each programme are listed on the programme’s own web page.

You are welcome to contact us if you need assistance

  • Get answers to your questions regarding the application procedure by calling +45 87 55 00 00 or e-mailing 
  • Get answers to your study-related questions and questions regarding admission requirements by visiting the web page of the relevant study programme or by contacting the student councellor at the relevant study programme 

Get an overview of VIA's programmes


You are required to apply for a visa to study in Denmark.

Chinese citizens who choose to study in Denmark, are required to apply for a visa. A visa allows you to stay for a maximum of 90 days. 

Please note that if you wish to stay in Denmark for a longer period you must apply for a Danish residence permit before coming to Denmark. Read about how to apply for a Danish residence permit (in English).


Residence and work permits
The rules vary depending on the country you come from.

Denmark has specific rules regarding residence and work permits that apply to students from other countries.

If you are a Chinese citizen, you will be assisted in the application process by a professional counsellor at your choice of programme.

Read about applying for a residence permit (in English).

Work as a student

As an international student in a higher educational programme or a qualifying course approved by the Danish Ministry of Education, you are only allowed to work in Denmark for up to 20 hours a week. It will say on your residence card whether or not you are allowed to work. 

Read more on the official portal for foreigners, New to Denmark (In English). 

More information 

You can find more information about current procedures, rules and regulations for immigration to Denmark on the following website: Coming to Denmark (In English).


General recommendations
Exchange students will be offered a place to live, but full degree students are required to find their own accommodation.

If you are an exchange student at VIA, we will assist you in finding suitable housing. Please contact the international coordinator at the programme in which you have enrolled. 

Full degree students and housing

If you are a full degree student, you are required to find your own accommodation for the duration of your study period at VIA. The international coordinator will be able to recommend housing facilities. 

Please be aware that the options vary depending on which VIA campus you are studying at – please see the list of housing options at our campus-sites


Academic credit system
VIA uses the academic credit system ECTS.

VIA uses the academic credit system ECTS and allocates credits to a student on the basis of the expected learning outcomes as outlined in each programme’s regulations. 

You can find the regulations and curriculum for each programme on the programme's own web page.

Study abroad

All of VIA’s higher educational programmes provide students the opportunity to study or do internships abroad. 

Studies and internships abroad will be credited towards a student’s final diploma.

Diploma supplement

VIA automatically and free of charge issues a Diploma supplement in English upon graduation from a Bachelor or Academy Profession Programme.

The Diploma supplement is an addition to the diploma for higher education and it is meant to make it easier for graduates who wish to work or continue studies abroad.

The Diploma supplement is developed on the basis of a common EU template and provides you with comprehensive documentation of the programme you have completed. It describes in English the aim, content, length and level of the programme. 

Example - Diploma Supplement (pdf)


Danish grading scale
The Danish grading scale is compatible with the ECTS-grading system.

The grading scale is a state-regulated scale used in all institutions of higher education in Denmark. 

Individual student performance will be measured with respect to the academic requirements for each specific course or subject. 

The conversion scale below is approved by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.










Chinese scale




  For an excellent performance displaying a high level of command of all aspects of relevant material with no or few minor weaknesses.







  For a very good performance displaying a high level of command in most aspects of the relevant material, with only few weaknesses.







  For a good performance displaying good command of the relevant material, but also some weaknesses.







  For a fair performance displaying some command of the relevant material, but also some major weaknesses.







  For a performance meeting only the minimum requirements for acceptance.







  For a performance which does not meet the minimum requirements for acceptance.



Under 60 





For a performance which is unacceptable in all respects.









  • The minimum grade for the approval of an exam/assignment is 02.
  • Apart from the 7-point grading scale, pass/fail assessment may also be used.
  • The student’s performance will be assessed according to the academic targets set for the specific subject or course.

See the Ministerial Order on the grading scale (pdf)

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Study at VIA

Get to know the study environment at VIA by reading our institutional policy.

Study in Denmark

Learn more about what it is like to study in Denmark.