About Admission as a Guest Student
For guest students enrolled at another university in Denmark
If you are a student enrolled at another university in Denmark, please follow the instructions here, as the deadlines and application procedures differ.
For guest students not enrolled at another university in Denmark
You apply through the digital application system DANS with the required documentation. The link to DANS below will be activated one month before the application deadline.
Digital application form in DANS
- May 15 for enrolling in September (autumn semester)
- November 15 for enrolling in February (spring semester)
Decisions regarding applications are sent continuously and no later than 2 weeks after the deadline.
Conditions for Non-EU/EEA Citizens That Require a Residence Permit Based on Studies
If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen that require a residence permit based on studies, certain conditions apply in order to be able to obtain a residence permit as a guest student. You must:
- already be enrolled in a higher education programme in your home country or another country in which you have permanent residence. The studies at Roskilde University must therefore be completed as part of this education
- have a study plan at Roskilde University that consists of 30 ECTS per semester
Required Documentation and Enclosures
- Official transcript of records from your home university. The documents must be certified copies of the original documents.
- Certificate of an English test with a satisfactory result sent directly from the test centre. The test cannot be more than 2 years old.
Applications without proper documentation will not be considered. If the documents are not in English, Norwegian or Swedish, you must include a certified translation. Otherwise the documents will not be accepted.
Be aware of the requirements and restrictions for guest students before applying for admission to the University.
All guest students must document fluency in written and spoken English through English test results.
The English tests and scores required:
- IELTS: 6.5 or
- TOEFL paper-based: 560 or
- TOEFL computer-based: 225 or
- TOEFL internet-based: 83 or
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): passed or
- Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): B2
Applicants with official documentation of a complete high school qualification and/or a complete bachelor’s degree taught in English from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK or USA.
As there is only capacity for a limited number of new students at the university each year, it may not be possible to accept all qualified applicants. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available, the places will be awarded at the discretion of the university.
Danish Test for courses in Danish
If you want to apply for courses taught in Danish, certain Danish Language requirements apply. In this case you need to have passed the Danish test for international students (Studieprøven i dansk som andetsprog) or the equivalent. Courses for this test are offered at Studieskolen: www.studieskolen.dk and Clavis.
You can choose a semester package from a single subject if you wish to study a full semester (30 ECTS). You will benefit from no overlap in lectures and exams and project and courses within each package work together in order to give you more than each activity gives on its own.
You can see all courses at study.ruc.dk, which is especially relevant, if you wish to study less than a full semester or choose courses from different subjects.
All international guest students studying outside of Denmark have to pay tuition fee. If your home university is another Danish university, please go to the page Gæstestuderende på Roskilde Universitet (only in Danish).
Terms of Payment
The tuition fee must be paid in EURO unless paid from an account in a Danish bank. If paid in DKK please use the current exchange rate. Please mark the payment with the invoice number and your complete name. If somebody else pays in your name remember to mark the payment with the invoice number and your own name, otherwise we cannot identify the payment.
A student cannot be enrolled until the tuition fee is paid. The tuition fee must be paid according to the deadline indicated in the offer of admission/request of payment. However, if a student is part of an activation programme for the unemployed, a written undertaking from a Danish public authority confirming that they will cover the payment or a similar commitment will be accepted instead of the payment.
The tutition fee cannot be paid in instalments.
If a student cancels his/her studies no later than three working days after the start of the semester/study period (as stated in the admission letter), the tuition fee can be refunded. The University may grant an exemption from the above-mentioned deadline, if special circumstances have prevented participation in the study activity, e.g. serious long-term illness.
The tutition fee covers lectures, academic supervision, exams/tests and other types of assessment during the semester/study period stated in the admission letter. The payment covers two examination attempts during the relevant study period - except for summer courses where the payment only covers one examination attempt.
A student who paid for an exam, but who did not attend the exam/re-exam during the semester/study period or passed the exam/re-exam, are not allowed to take the exam in a later semester.
In this case, the student must submit a new application within the given deadline and pay the tuition fee again.
The offer of admission and payment only covers the study period stated in the admission letter. The University may grant an exemption from the before-mentioned, if special circumstances have prevented participation in the exam during the semester/study period, e.g. serious long-term illness.