Language test requirements

According to the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Order no. 257 of 19 March 2019, paragraph 7), all applicants who apply for admission to English taught MSc programmes are required to provide documentation of English language proficiency comparable with English B-level with a minimum grade of 3 from a Danish upper-secondary school. Bachelor of Science in Engineering students from DTU, entitled to admission to an MSc Engineering program at DTU, must document English B-level with a minimum grade of 2.   

All language tests are verified online. If DTU experiences any problems verifying your language test we will contact you for further information.

Please note that DTU does not receive physical tests from the test providers. You must upload a digital copy to the DTU application portal. Therefore, please ensure that you request a paper copy of the result at the time of registration for the language test.

If you are applying for a Nordic Five Tech programme, please note that special language requirements apply. For further information, please follow this link.

Language requirements: 

1. IELTS (ACADEMIC), TOEFL, Cambridge Advanced English or Pearson (ACADEMIC) test.
Note that IELTS, TOEFL, and Pearson tests are valid for two years.

IELTS computer- or paper-based 6.5* 
TOEFL internet-based 88**
 TOEFL Special Home Edition (SHE) 88***
C1 Advanced / Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 180
Pearson  59 (Not accepted from
     Spring intake 2021)
 Danish High School - English level B Overall grade 3 

* Both the IELTS computer-based and the paper-based tests are accepted as long as they are marked "ACADEMIC".

**If you take the TOEFL test, please remember to mention DTU's TOEFL code (1684) at the TOEFL web page before the test, to ensure that DTU can verify the scores online. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that DTU has access to the online score.   

DTU does not accept 'My Best Scores'

***Due to the Corona Virus, TOEFL has created a Special Home Edition of their English language test. Please follow the link to learn more about the Special Home Edition, how to sign up etc.

DTU will not make any exceptions to these test scores. If a conditionally admitted student cannot meet these test scores, DTU will not be able to enrol him/her.

2. By documentation of an undergraduate degree or documentation of citizenship from one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, and USA. Please note that applicants with an undergraduate degree from any other country must submit a language test (special exemptions apply for Nordic Citizens - please see below).  

3. Nordic citizens can also document their English proficiency in the following way: 
By documentation from your upper secondary school/ high school that the English at your high school level is comparable (please refer to the Skema til omregning af fagniveauer for nordiske eksaminer) with the English B - level in Denmark. You must upload your upper secondary/high school academic transcript.

4. Applicants with an IB exam can find a subject conversion table here.

For further information on deadlines, please read here.