Quota 3 is for non-EU/EEA citizens who need to apply for a residence permit to be able to study in Denmark. Please note that you cannot apply in quota 1 or quota 2.
In order to be considered for admission in quota 3, you must:
1. Fulfil the admission requirements for the programme you wish to enroll in
2. Submit a motivational letter. Read our guide to writing your motivational letter
Guide: How to write a motivational letter
If you do not fulfil the general admission of a foreign entry qualification requirement, it is possible to apply for exemption-based admission. Read the information concerning exemption-based admission.
The assessment is based on an overall assessment of your motivated application and study relevant qualifications acquired in addition to your entry qualification. In your motivated application, you must describe the relevance of the qualifications acquired in addition to your entry qualification in regards to the programme you wish to enroll in.
Different assessment criteria apply to the individual bachelor study programmes, which form the basis for the assessment of quota 3 applicants. The applicants are prioritized based on this assessment, and the quota 3 student places are granted to the applicants given the highest priority. There are often more applicants than places, which mean that applicants may be turned away even though they are qualified.
Read more about the assessment criteria for the individual bachelor’s programme:
The 12-month rule and documentation requirements
In the online application form, you must state all the qualifications that you mention in your motivated application. You must also upload CV.
The assessment will only be based on the qualifications achieved within a total period of 12 months. You should not select these months yourself as this will be done in connection with the assessment of your application.
You must document educational activities, e.g. supplementary courses or higher education. If you have completed educational activities by the application deadline you must document that you have passed the course . If you complete educational activities after the application deadline, which are relevant to your motivated application, this must be stated in your application and any relevant documentation must be uploaded as soon as the activity has been completed.
Please do not attach documentation of your travels, work etc. However, you should be able to document it, if requested to do so.
Documentation required for quota 3 applicants
All applicants must upload the documentation specified in section 1. You are only required to upload the documentation described in section 2-5, if the categories apply to you.
You are to upload the required documentation to your online application at optagelse.dk. If you apply without a Danish CPR number, you must also submit a signed signature page to Roskilde University, as described under Step 2: How to apply to bachelor programmes
Section 1: All applicants must upload
1a) Diploma from your entry qualification in the original language
1b) Transcript of grades for all years of your entry qualification in the original language
1c) Official English or Danish translation of your original diploma and transcript of grades, if the language of your original educational documents is not Danish, English, Norwegian or Swedish
1d) Verification form
Information about the requirement of documentation on the verification form
Verification form: Documentation of qualifications (bachelor programmes)
e) Motivational letter for each of the programmes you apply for
Guide: How to write a motivational letter
1f) A CV
1 g) Copy of passport. You only have to upload the identification page of your passport showing your photo, full name, date of birth and nationality.
1h) Documentation of your payment of the application fee.
How to pay the application fee
Section 2: Applicants that are taking/have taken a supplementary course
2a) Documentation of completed supplementary courses or of enrollment in one or more supplementary courses that is to be completed before the semester start
Section 3: Applicants that completed educational activities in addition to their entry qualification
3a) Documentation of supporting educational activities
Section 4: Applicants that have already have completed part of a bachelor’s programme
4a) Application form for a mandatory credit transfer
Application form: Mandatory Credit Transfer
4b) Academic transcript in English of the completed courses
4c) Official course descriptions in English of the completed courses
If you have already completed part of a bachelor’s programme, you must apply for a credit transfer for the passed courses when you apply for admission to a bachelor’s programme at Roskilde University by uploading the above-mentioned documentation as one single file named 'Mandatory credit transfer'. Please read the guide on how to apply for a mandatory credit transfer.
Guide: How to apply for mandatory credit transfer
Section 5: Applicants that hold a Danish residence permit
5a) Copy of your Danish residence permit. Please upload a copy of both sides of your residence card.