Denmark | International Credentials Equivalencies

Minimum GPA
8/12 (9/13 pre-August 2007)
A Minus GPA
10.5/12 (11/13 pre-August 2007)
B Plus GPA
9.5/12 (10/13 pre-August 2007)
Instruction Languages
Danish, English
Bachelors Equiv.
Bachelor’s degree requiring four years of study, Diplomingeniør, Candidatus Philosophiae
Masters Equiv.
Master’s, Magisterkonfereus, Magister Artium
Grading System

Current Grading system
12 – Excellent
10 – Very good
7 – Good
4 – Fair
2 – Adequate
0 – Inadequate
-3 – Unacceptable

Pre-August 2007
13 Superior (rarely awarded)
11 Excellent
10 Very Good
9 Good
8 Average
7 Fairly Good
6 Acceptable
5 Poor

Recognized Universities

Aarhus Universitet
Aalborg Universitetscenter
Kobenhavns Universitet (Copenhagen Univ.)
Odense Universitet
Technical University of Denmark
Roskilde University
University of Southern Denmark

Notes for Denmark

Prior to 2007, Denmark used a thirteen-point grading scale, on which most values could be assigned as grades. The new grading scale, which ranges from 12 down to -3, allows only seven of the values on the scale to be assigned as grades. Cut-offs for B+ and A-minus are therefore values that could not be assigned for a single course.

Denmark has been a member of the Bologna Process since 1999, but grades are usually given in the local scale rather than on the ECTS scale.

Professional higher education includes programmes within the technical, educational, social, creative and health-related fields. Professional Bachelor (Professionsbachelor) diplomas are awarded after a three- to four-year (180-240 ECTS credit) programme at a level corresponding to that of university Bachelor programmes.

The programmes provide students with theoretical knowledge as well as knowledge of its application to professions and industries. Courses comprise a work placement corresponding to a minimum of 30 ECTS credits and require the submission of a project. Most programmes enable award holders to progress onto a relevant Master’s programme within the Adult Education and Continuing Training sector or, in certain instances, a specific Candidatus programme.

Last Update: October 19, 2020

Last modified: October 19, 2020