1. Who is eligible to apply?

1. Who is eligible to apply?

Here you can read about the formal requirements that you must meet in order to apply for admission to the Master’s Programme at Design School Kolding.

You can get accepted to the Master’s Degree Programme if there are vacant spots and you have a BA degree (or equivalent)

Graduates of Design School Kolding’s Bachelor Programme are automatically accepted to the Master’s Degree Programme the year they graduate and the following two years.

If you wish to apply, you must do so before the 1 May deadline, in the year you wish to be admitted.

International applicants

English is the language of instruction of the Master’s Programme. Foreign applicants who do not have Danish or another Nordic language as part of their qualifying examination are encouraged to sign up for Danish language classes at a language school during their studies.

Furthermore, foreign students who do not come from the Nordic countries or an English-speaking country must pass one of the international language tests approved by Design School Kolding (i.e. IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge Certificate). Exempted from the language test are students with a complete Bachelor’s degree acquired in English in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, UK or the US

Please note that Design School Kolding does not accept language tests taken more than two years prior to applying for the Master's degree programme.

TOEFL test results of at least 560 (paper-based test) or 83 (internet-based test)

IELTS test (Academic) with a minimum score of 6.5 points

Cambridge ESOL Examinations:
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CEA)
"C1 level" obtained by examination from a CEFR-validated English language course.

The Master’s Degree Programme is free of charge for applicants from EU or EEA countries. For other applicants, the tuition fee amounts to € 12,000 per study year (2017 figure).

For more information, please contact the study administration.


The applicant may apply for exemption from having a qualifying BA exam and the Master’s Degree rule (not being able to apply if you have an MA degree already) if special circumstances exist.

The application must be in writing and be substantiated, and any relevant documentation must be enclosed. The application will be processed by the study administration. The deadline for submission of the exemption application is 13 April.

The school can make special consideration for certain types of disabilities. Applications for special considerations must be attached to the admission application along with all necessary documentation. The school must receive the application by 13 April at the latest.

In doubt?

Applicants who are in doubt as to whether they meet the formal admission requirements are encouraged to contact Design School Kolding in due time before the application deadline.


Design School Kolding does not offer scholarhips but you can apply through other channels.

Sources of information on scholarships
Several scholarship programmes for both EU and non-EU students are listed at the EU-database Ploteus. PhD students and researchers should visit the European Researchers' Mobility Portal.

The Danish State Educational Support (SU)
The Danish State Educational Support (SU) is generally only awarded to Danish residents. As an international student you may, however, apply for equal status in so far as the state educational support is concerned. You may be granted equal status according to:

For details on how to apply, visit the website of the Danish Education Support Agency.

Design for Play Student Scholarship
Design School Kolding, the LEGO Foundation and the LEGO Group have joined forces to establish the world’s first, exclusive two-year international Master’s Degree programme within Design for Play. The programme will produce a new generation of highly specialised designers who can help companies and organisations achieve their aim of supporting customers, users and employees in creating a world that supports children and people in general in becoming creative, engaged, lifelong learners. In order to create a diverse team of students two scholarships for special talented non-EU students who need financial assistance are offered. The scholarship consists of a paid tuition fee. Please, find the link to the description of the scholarship and the application form to your right.

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