Danish Language Course exams

The Danish Language Courses end with two examinations; a written part and an oral part. Both examinations must be passed in order to pass the course.

Assessment takes the form of the 7-point scale.

Pre-Semester Courses: The written exam will take place on Friday in the third week of the course. The oral exam will take place on either Monday or Tuesday in the following week so you have the weekend to prepare for it. Your teacher will inform you about the correct dates during the course.

Semester Courses: Exams will take place in mid-May or mid-December. Your teacher will inform you about the correct dates during the course.

When registering for the course you will also be registered for the exams. You cannot follow the course without taking the exams. The Danish Language Course coordinators will register you for the exams.

In case you do not pass one or both exams it is possible to do a re-examination (please read below under “Re-examinations”).

ECTS credit points

The Danish Language Courses are each prescribed to 7.5 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are obtained when you complete the course and pass the final examinations. You must pass both the written and oral part of the examination in order to receive the 7.5 ECTS.

  • The course, the ECTS credits and results will appear on your final transcript and cannot be removed.

Questions about transcripts should be directed to: int-transcript@adm.ku.dk

Exchange students:
Exchange students do automatically obtain 7.5 ECTS credits for the Danish Language Courses when completing the course and passing the examinations.
The course, the ECTS credits and results from the exams will appear on your final transcript from The International Office, and this information cannot be removed afterwards.

Guest students:
When the tuition is payed, guest students are enrolled in the course on the same conditions as exchange students. Guest students do obtain ECTS credits and the results from the exams will appear on the final transcript from The International Office.

Special exam conditions

You can apply for special exam conditions if you cannot take the Danish Language Course exams on the same terms as your fellow students.

This may be relevant in case of, e.g.:

  • Physical or mental illness/functional impairment ​​such as dyslexia, vision problems, stress, concussion, ADHD. 
  • Temporary challenges​ such as pregnancy.

To apply, please contact danlangc@hum.ku.dk with an application and medical documentation issued by your doctor.

Deadlines for applying

Semester courses: 1st May / 1st November
Pre-semester courses: During the first week of the course (January / August)

Certificates

When you have completed and passed the pre-semester Danish Language Course (August or January) you can receive a Certificate of Participation stating name, duration, level and results signed by the Head of Studies and Head of Department.

Requests about receiving a certificate should be directed to danlangc@hum.ku.dk.

Re-examinations

In case you did not pass one or both of your exams, you are entitled to a re-examination. Please contact the Danish Language Course coordinators (danlangc@hum.ku.dk) as quickly as possible in order to register for such a re-examination.