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University College Absalon is a regional institution, covering the geographical area of Region Zealand. University College Absalon has approximately 8,500 students and 650 employees at seven campuses in the cities of Roskilde, Slagelse, Næstved, Holbæk, Kalundborg, Vordingborg and Nykøbing Falster. All campuses are easily reached from Copenhagen, only from 30 minutes to 1 ½ hour by train.  
With thirteen professional bachelor degree programs, two of which are also taught in English, University College Absalon is the central driver for education and growth in the region. Degrees currently offered in English are 'Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology' and 'International Honour’s Degree in Teaching (a Bachelor of Education). Furthermore, there is an increasing number of exchange students for the renowned international semesters or for traineeships in the respective professions.  

University College Absalon has close partnerships with the workplaces. This ensures high quality traineeship opportunities as well as a constant development of the programs to provide graduates with the needed skills to join and navigate in an ever-changing job market. It is a priority to train students with professional qualifications and social competences that can ensure high standards in the public as well as the private sector. This ensures high-quality traineeship opportunities as well as a constant development of our programmes to provide graduates with the skils needed to join and navigate in an ever-changing job market.


Main campus /headquarter
Søndre Stationsvej 30
4200 Slagelse

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Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology | Bachelor 3,5 years

Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology

Bachelor of Engineering, 210 ECTS
Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University College Absalon
Campus Kalundborg
Duration 3,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
An education for the future

Do you want to study biotechnology in a study environment with a unique collaboration between University College Absalon and the biotech industry, consisting of world leading companies?

You will gain knowledge in chemistry, biotechnology, mathematics, and technological processes. This can be applied in the production of medicines, food, enzymes, and materials. Other biotechnological processes that you will learn about include the purification of wastewater and the transformation of waste into sustainable products or energy. You will be acquainted with methods used in the field of biotechnology of industrial production.

Moreover, you will also obtain knowledge of engineering principles relevant to the processing of materials by microorganisms or plant and animal cells.

A great opportunity to study in Denmark’s Biotech City 

Several of the world’s leading biotech companies are located in and around Kalundborg.  This obviously attracts talented and competent employees from all over the world.

Absalon's Bachelor of Engineering programme is based on close cooperation with local companies – biotech market leaders as Novo Nordisk, Novozymes and Christian Hansen (soon: Novonesis), Kalundborg Refinery, Lundbeck, Kalundborg Utility, Unibio etc. The close collaboration between education and industry makes the biotechnology programme at University College Absalon unique. In addition, you will have excellent opportunities to find a student job throughout your studies and not the least the opportunity to do your 5 months of internship in one of the world’s leading biotech companies.

A corps of mentors are ready to provide guidance to biotech students in Kalundborg

The purpose of the corps is to retain international students in Denmark once they complete their studies while also contributing to a stimulating and dynamic environment for the students. The help is coming from the local business community, where mentors are signing up on a voluntary basis.

One of them is Jens Henrik Mose, who works at Novo Nordisk. To him mentoring is an excellent opportunity to help and provide guidance:

“I was a tutor while studying myself, and I enjoy helping, giving advice, and passing on experiences. So when I heard about this I saw an opportunity to do it again. I have a drive to support a new student, for example, to avoid that they drop out of the programme,” 

Jens’ mentee is Silvana Lazzeri. She is an international student from Italy in her third semester. She had no doubts about wanting to get a mentor:  

 “When you come from another country to Denmark and Kalundborg, you have so many questions that are difficult to find answers to. That goes for everyday life but definitely also in my studies.”

Student life at Campus Kalundborg

In Kalundborg, you will be part of a close and highly dedicated student environment. Together with an engaged student council, which you can also join, we ensure Friday afternoon social get-togethers, bowling trips and summer social events. Our completely new campus opened in 2021, right next to the major biotech companies and next to Helix Lab, where master projects comes to life in state of the art facilities. Campus is also placed within walking distance of the train station Kalundborg East, Denmark’s Biotech City - easily accesable from Copenhagen, Roskilde or Holbæk. 

Career Opportunities

As a Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology, you acquire a wide range of career opportunities in the global job market. You will obtain competences within development and production using biotechnological processes. It could be solving tasks within the fields of health science, nutrition, environment, and energy, within areas covering the scope of food and medicine production, environmental, and energy sectors. Moreover, you can work as a process, trial, and development engineer within the research and development of new setups in the area of most recent biological production and wastewater purification processes.   

Read more about document fulfillment of the specific admission requirements, English language entry requirements, and additional qualifications on

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 02



Kalundborg is an interesting town with a lot of history and one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Denmark. Here have the opportunity to see the five-tower church that is a unique architectural monument.

In Kalundborg there is a lot of public communities and sport clubs and not the least a fantastic nature. In the main street you can also visit one of the city's cafés. Kalundborg is Denmark's third-largest cruise port. Therefore, the town is well visited by tourists who enjoy our hospitality.
You can read more about Kalundborg here.

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International Honours Degree in Teaching | Bachelor 4 years

International Honours Degree in Teaching

Bachelor of Teacher, 270 ECTS
Teacher's training

Institution University College Absalon
Campus Vordingborg
Duration 4 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4501 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
A degree that opens up a world of opportunities - A Bachelor of Education

University College Absalon offers the International Honour’s Degree as part of the Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Teacher Education. The increased number of international schools worldwide is creating a high demand for teachers with intercultural competences. As a response to this demand, University College Absalon has developed an honour’s degree with an international focus. All students must apply to the Danish Teacher Education programme that authorizes to teach in international primary schools and Danish primary and lower secondary schools, special education.

Teaching Experience/internship is rated for a total of 40 ECTS and takes place during all four study years.  
  • 1st-2nd year: Internship is conducted in Denmark, 1 day a week
  • 3rd year: Internship at a school abroad 
  • 4th year: Internship at an international school
As mentioned above you will have to complete teaching experience in both Danish and international schools, and choose between individual modules in English and Danish. In addition to completing the regular teacher education programme (240 ECTS-points), the Honours Programme will require you to complete extra studies equal to 32 ECTS-point over four years.

The programme is conducted both in Danish and English. We expect you to follow some subjects conducted in Danish during your 4 years of study. As part of the programme, you will study Danish on a weekly basis. 
Once enrolled, you must pass a special 3-hour admission test for Honours Degree. The test evaluates your command of written English as well as your ability to formulate a well-structured argument. 

Your future and career opportunities

The degree authorizes you to teach in the Danish primary and lower secondary schools as well as a number of international schools around the world. You will have an attractive job profile for all internationally minded schools – in Denmark and across the world! As a teacher, you are qualified to teach and work in many educational institutions for example national or international schools, special education schools etc. You can also continue your studies and specialize by taking a master degree.

Gunnhildur Ásmundsdóttir has travelled from Iceland to Denmark to enter her dream education, the International Honours Degree in Teaching, and she is committed to making the whole world her workplace.

“I want to work with children, travel around the world and teach. My goal is to work in as many countries as possible, gaining knowledge about different cultures and implementing human rights. I have the freedom to do all those things through this education,”

During her education, she has chosen to do an exchange semester in the Netherlands to teach Citizenship.

Campus Vordingborg

International Honour’s Degree is located in Vordingborg, where you will be part of an exciting and open minded study environment. At the campus, University College Absalon place a high importance on offering an inspiring student environment with an engaging faculty. Together with 900 fellow students, you will have excellent opportunities to develop yourself academically as well as personally.

Gunnhildur Ásmundsdóttir is happy about the student environment at the International Honours Degree in Teaching in Vordingborg. Here she finds a strong sense of unity and closeness, which can be hard to find.

“I really like to study in Vordingborg. We all have a great relationship and even my teachers know my name when I meet them. This makes me feel at home,” 23-year-old Gunnhildur Ásmundsdóttir says.

As a student town, Vordingborg has offers within culture, sports and leisure activities. The old royal castle, which was built around 1364, is the town's most famous attraction. The only fully remaining part of the castle, the 26-meter tall Goose Tower (Gåsetårnet), is the symbol of the city. Vordingborg town is at the seaside and has two small marinas. The local beach is well visited during the summer. Students also enjoy visiting Copenhagen which can be reached in only 1½ hour by train.

How to apply

You apply for admission through, where you will be guided through the electronic application. Since the International Honours Degree in Teaching is part of the Danish Professional Bachelor´s Degree in Teaching, you must apply through the Danish application page. For non-Danish speaking applicants, please follow this application guide

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 02



Vordingborg is a municipality in Region Zealand on the southeast coast of the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in south Denmark. The town of Vordingborg has a population of 11,982 inhabitants (2015).The ruins of Vordingborg Castle, the old royal castle which was built around 1364, is the town's most famous attraction. The only fully remaining part of the castle, the 26 meter tall Goose Tower (Gåsetårnet), is the symbol of the city. Vordingborg town is at the seaside and has two small marinas. The local beach is well visited during the summer months.

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