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IT University of Copenhagen (ITU)

The IT University of Copenhagen offers 3 BSc programmes, 4 MSc programmes and an extensive PhD programme as well as professional Masters Degrees and a Diploma programme, including interdisciplinary studies within the Sciences, the Humanities, Design and Business. The students come from very different backgrounds and many are internationals, offering new perspectives and approaches.

The entrepreneurial spirit of both the University and its students is high as shown by this list of start-up companies founded by ITU students (list compiled by the ITU alumni group). 

State-of-the art university facilities provide workspace for group work and individual studies after classes. The university is located in a modern university and media district of Copenhagen, 5 minutes by metro from the city centre.

What you can study here

Click and browse through the list of study programmes offered at the institution

Computer Science

Description

The 2-year MSc in Computer Science is a programme for you who have an IT-related undergraduate degree and wish to develop your skills and knowledge in computer science on a high, academic level based on international research.

The programme focuses on business needs, and you will work on projects concerning software development and maintenance of software. You will also learn about the organizational and managerial part of a development process.

As a student of Computer Science, you want to get access to cutting edge knowledge within computer science. You are not afraid to be challenged while you obtain strong professional competencies and technical knowhow, and you are curious to connected areas to the software development process – e.g. work in teams, plan, organise, create and implement complex software concepts and how to cooperate with people with different professional backgrounds. 

Career prospects

The competencies you acquire on the Computer Science programme and the global perspective of the programme prepares you for a career in both a Danish and a global context. During your studies, you will be specialised in a particular area. After graduation, you can be working as e.g.:
  • System Developer
  • Programmer
  • Software Architect
  • IT Expert 
  • Database manager
  • Software Engineer
  • Quality Engineer
  • Project manager
  • System consultant 

Entry requirements

To apply to the MSc in Computer Science, you need a university bachelor’s degree or a professional bachelor’s degree. If you have a different education (e.g. an international education), which is comparable to a university or professional bachelor’s degree, ITU will make an individual assessment of the education in question. In all cases, admission requires an educational background related to computer science or software development, which has included a significant amount of programming, foundations and software engineering.

Read about the admission requirements of the IT University of Copenhagen

Apply directly at the IT University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the IT University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education → http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at → http://en.fivu.dk/

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Admission

Application deadlines autumn call: All international applicants (EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens)

March
1st 

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Data Science

Description

With the three-year BSc in Data Science, you will become the next generation analyst – a data scientist with comprehensive analytical and technical skills covering all aspects of handling and analysing data. The programme is taught in English.

During the programme, you will receive extenseive teaching in the technical subjects as mathematics and statistics for data sciences, programming, machine learning, algorithms development, and data management as well as in social science applications, research methods, data visualisation, communication, and critical reflection. After your first year, you will choose between two tracks:
  • The technical track
  • The business track
With a BSc in Data Science, you are qualified to apply for admission to the following of the IT University’s two-year MSc programmes:

Career Opportunities 

The Data Science programme equips you with skills and knowledge that are in high demand across a wide variety of industries and in both private and public sectors. Job titles could be:
  • Data Scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Analyst 
  • Digital Analyst 

About the Degree

To apply for admission to the BSc in Data Science, you are required to have an upper secondary education or corresponding foreign or international qualification. Specific admission requirements:
  • Mathematics corresponding to the Danish A-level with an average mark of at least 6 on the Danish 7-point marking scale of the marks included in the subject on your certificate.
  • English corresponding to the Danish B-level with an average mark of at least 6 on the Danish 7-point marking scale of the marks included in the subject on your certificate (there is no grade requirement if you have passed English corresponding the Danish A-level).
Please note: you do not need any experience with programming when applying. 

See en.iu.dk to find out how your marks and levels correspond to the Danish marking system.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of the IT University of Copenhagen

Apply directly at the IT University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the IT University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education → http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Tuition

  • EU and EEA applicants are NOT required to pay a tuition fee when studying in Denmark.
  • Non-EU and non-EEA applicants are required to pay a tuition fee when studying in Denmark.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at → http://en.fivu.dk/

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Application deadline

All applicants with an international upper secondary school leaving certificate:
  • 15 March at 12:00
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Games

Description

The MSc in Games deals with computer games both on a theoretical and a practical level. You will study the cultural significance of computer games, how to contribute to the development of a computer game and how to adapt the commercial potential of games to other communication and media domains.

All students have regular co-education and do several projects together, but as your studies progress, you will specialise in one of the academic tracks.

  • Game Design and Theory
  • Game Technology

Entry requirements

To apply for admission to the IT University’s MSc programme you are required to have:

  • A university or professional bachelor’s degree, or corresponding degree.
  • If applying to the academic track Game Technology, your educational background must be in computer science or corresponding.
  • English corresponding to the Danish B-level
Read more about the admission requirements at ITU.dk

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of the IT University of Copenhagen

Apply directly at the IT University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the IT University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education → http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at → http://en.fivu.dk/

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Admission

Application deadlines autumn call: All international applicants (EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens)

March
1st 


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Software Design

Description

MSc in Software Design is a modern software development programme with strong relevance to industry, which builds on up-to-date solid theoretical foundations and close links with modern software research. 

Software Design gives you access to cutting edge knowledge in software design, programming languages, databases, distributed systems, artificial intelligence, algorithms, software development processes, requirements, organisation and management.

The programme gives you opportunity to work with all phases of the development process – analysis, design, development, test and launch, and you will learn how to design and program software systems of all scales, from mobile applications to web based business solutions. 

The 2-year MSc in Software Design is a programme for you who do not have an IT-related undergraduate degree, but wish to develop skills and knowledge within IT to combine with your undergraduate degree. Whether you hold a bachelor in arts and humanities, e.g., literature or music, in science, e.g. physics, biology or math, or in social sciences, e.g., political science, economics or business, we help you apply research level computer science to that bachelor.

Career prospects

The competencies of Software Design and the global perspective of the programme prepares you for a career in both Danish and global context, working as e.g.:
  • System Developer
  • Programmer
  • Software Architect
  • Database manager
  • Quality Engineer
  • Project manager
  • System consultant in a broader sense

Entry requirements

To apply for admission on Software Design, you need a university bachelor’s degree or a professional bachelor’s degree. Your bachelor should be from a non-software field. In addition, documentation may be required verifying your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read more about the specific requirements at itu.dk

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
Read about the language requirements of the IT University of Copenhagen

Apply directly at the IT University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the IT University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education → http://en.fivu.dk/recognition

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at → http://en.fivu.dk/

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Admission

Application deadlines autumn call: All international applicants (EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens)

March
1st 

Read more