Academy of Technologies and Business

Evaluation criteria for admission

Criteria and qualifications

When we evaluate applications, whether it is for AP or Top-up programmes, we base the evaluation on the following criteria and qualifications:

· Average grade from your qualifying exam
· Other relevant education
· Relevant work experience of minimum 3 months part time
· Studies abroad, volunteering, military service etc. of minimum 3 months
· Motivation letter (read more about content of this letter below)
· English qualifications
· In certain cases we do an admission interview

How to document the criteria

Qualifying exam

  • Copy of your diploma in original language
  • Copy of your diploma translated into English (verified by your school or a certified translator)
  • Transcript of records

Other relevant education

  • Diplomas and/or certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Description of content and outcome

Relevant work experience

  • Letter of recommendation from your employer stating the following:
    • Period of employment (minimum 3 months)
    • Number of hours per week
    • Job tasks performed

Please note that an internship, which is part of a study programme, does not count as work experience.

Volunteering

  • Letter of recommendation from your superior stating the following:
    • Period of volunteering (minimum 3 months)
    • Number of hours per week
    • Job tasks performed

Travels abroad

(Study exchange, paid/unpaid  work and travels)

  • Diploma and/or certificate
  • Transcripts
    • Statement/reference from the education institute or employer
    • The following must be clearly stated:
    • Period of your stay abroad
    • Activities during your stay abroad

Military Service

  • Documentation from the military stating the period served

Motivation letter

  • The motivation letter should be written by you and include the following topics:
    • Explain the choice of programme and your motivation for studying ín Denmark
    • Which specific competence you consider that you have to be able to contribute to the study environment
    • How you can contribute to Danish society upon graduation
    • What you know about Zealand, why you chose this particular school
    • Why you chose this particular programme
  • The letter should be no more than one A4 page and remember that it is NOT a CV. Do not include everything but be clear and precise according to above mentioned themes.

The motivation letter is NOT a valid proof of extra-curricular activities. These activities must be documented as stated above.

The Master Degree Rule

The Master Degree Rule allows applicants who have completed a Danish or a foreign master’s programme to be admitted to a new higher educational programme only in case of vacant study places. The rule applies regardless of what country you completed your Master’s degree in if your degree is assessed to be equal to a Danish Master’s degree.

Exemptions from the rule

Zealand may grant an exemption from the rule if we find that there are special circumstances, such as serious illness, which prevent you from using your Master’s degree to find work. Being unemployed or having general desire to switch careers is not a valid ground for an exemption.

Please see the tab “Dispensation” for further information regarding exemption from the Master Degree Rule.

Dispensation

Exemptions will always be granted on the basis of a specific individual assessment.

Exemption from the Master Degree Rule

Zealand may grant an exemption from the rule if we find that there are special circumstances, such as serious illness, which prevent you from using your Master’s degree to find work. Being unemployed or having general desire to switch careers is not a valid ground for an exemption.

If you are granted an exemption, you will have the right to apply for our programmes on equal terms with other applicants, as long as you meet the programme’s admission requirements.

If you wish to apply for an exemption, you have to state this in your application for admission and upload relevant documentation.

Required documentation:

  • Diploma from your previous completed degree programme
  • A short text where you explain why you can’t use your degree
  • Documentation of unusual circumstances e.g. medical statement/records

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