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Roskilde University

Address: Universitetsvej 1, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Description Roskilde University

  • Established: 1972
  • Type: State Higher Educational Institution
  • Location: Roskilde, Denmark
  • Language of instruction: English, Danish.

Roskilde University (Roskilde Universitet, RUC) was founded in 1972 and is a public higher education institution in Denmark. The University is among the top 10 universities in the country.

  • Magna Charta Universitatum.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Roskilde University

Program name


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3 years.

All university curricula are multidisciplinary in nature and are aimed at solving professional problems using a project-oriented approach.

RUC has three undergraduate programs:

  • International Bachelor of Arts
  • International Bachelor of Science
  • International Bachelor of Social Sciences.
from 4 350 € / semester


  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 2 years.

Most of the master's programs consist of two subjects: the first determines the direction of research and thesis, the second interdisciplinary perspective.

The main areas of preparation are:

  • Biology and chemistry
  • Business
  • Media and communications
  • Information Technology
  • Environment
  • Culture
  • Society
  • Mathematics and physics.

Doctoral studies

  • Dates: year-round
  • Duration: 3 years.

The structure of the doctoral program allows students to influence the course of study. For example, a special committee has been established for each program, acting as the supreme authority and council for doctoral research. The student has the opportunity to join the committee, and thereby influence the PhD program in which he is studying.

In RUC 4 doctoral programs:

  • Science and the environment
  • Communication and art
  • People and technology
  • Social sciences and business.


  • University ranked 101-150 in the Times Higher Education Young Universities ranking
  • RUC has developed international exchange programs for both students and academic staff
  • PhD studies are funded by a university or external partners.

Equipment Roskilde University

RUC is located within the small city of Denmark - Roskilde - and includes its own library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The university has a two-semester academic year.

Additional expenses:

  • Entrance fee 165 €
  • The cost of living in Roskilde is 683 € -1408 € / month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

For admission to undergraduate programs you must:

  • Diploma and decoding of grades with entrance qualifications in the original language
  • Official English or Danish translation of the original diploma and transcripts of grades, if the language of the original educational documents is not Danish, English, Norwegian or Swedish
  • Copy of passport identification page
  • Documentation on the completion of additional courses or on admission to one or more additional courses, which must be completed before the start of the semester (if available)
  • Documentation for the support of educational activities (if any)
  • English proficiency must match Danish B-level
  • Motivation letter for each of the applications for which an application is submitted
  • Summary
  • Completed verification form
  • Copy of Danish residence permit (only if applicable)
  • Confirmation of payment of the entry fee.

When choosing subjects for undergraduate studies, additional requirements for admission may be established - it is necessary to fulfill them before starting to study the subject.

To enter the master's program you must:

  1. Bachelor's degree equivalent to Danish Bachelor's degree
  2. Proof of language proficiency:
    • English (IELTS or TOEFL test cannot be older than 2 years):
      • IELTS (Academic): 6.5
      • TOEFL: paper version: 560 / Internet version: 83.
      • Cambridge Certificate of English Proficiency (CPE)
      • Advanced English Certificate (CAE)
    • Danish:
      • Passed Danish language course A-level
      • Danish language test Studieprøven.

The bachelor's degree must correspond to a specific master's program. The selection committee will evaluate whether the academic content of the applicant’s education provides the necessary qualifications for admission to a specific master's program.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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