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The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Global Nutrition and Health can admit 60 students per year. Tuition is free for EU/EEA citizens.

Students are admitted through two quotas (50% in each quota):

  • In quota 1, the grade point average of your upper secondary school leaving certificate forms basis for the assessment. In  2017 the entry quotient in quota 1 was  9.4 on the Danish 7-point grading scale.
  • In quota 2, we make an overall assessment of your qualifications and competences in which we look at your motivation for the programme as well as relevant activities you have completed after your entry qualification.

Application deadlines

15 March, 12:00 (noon): All international applicants; Danish applicants applying on the basis of an international or foreign entry qualification; quota 2 applicants; applicants applying for any kind of exemption.

5 July, 12:00 (noon): Danish applicants applying for admission on the basis of a Danish entry qualification (HF, STX, HHX, HTX, GIF, EUX)

To apply for admission you must meet these requirements

  • Entry Qualification
    • An upper secondary school leaving certificate/high school exam that makes you eligible for entry to higher education in Denmark.

      If you have a non-Danish entry qualification, please consult the website for the Danish Agency for Higher Education to check whether you are eligible for entry to higher education in Denmark


    • A relevant vocational education and training programme (e.g. Chef or Nutrition assistant)
  • Specific Admission Requirements

    In addition to a recognised entry qualification, all applicants must fulfill the following specific requirements:

    • English proficiency on a level equivalent to Danish upper secondary school B-level, and
    • Chemistry on a level equivalent to Danish upper secondary school C-level or Biotechnology on A-level, and
    • One of the following: Biology or Mathematics or Social and Political Science equivalent to Danish upper secondary school C-level

    Explanation of the Danish levels system:

    In Danish upper secondary education subjects are placed in a system of levels in relation to the subject's scope and depth: the A-level being the highest, and C-level the lowest level. As a general rule, the level system is structured in such a way that:

    • C-level subjects are allotted 75 hours of 60 minutes
    • B-level subjects 200 hours of 60 minutes
    • A-level subjects 325 hours of 60 minutes

    To document fulfilment of the specific admission requirements, applicants who hold an entry qualification from a country outside the Nordic region must submit the verification form completed, signed and stamped by the school where the entry qualification was completed.

    Applicants who have not completed the required level of English as part of their entry qualification must document language proficiency by an international English test.

    If you are attending a supplementary course over the spring/summer in order to fulfill the specific admissions requirements, you must be able to document that you fulfill these requirements no later than by study start (1 September). Please specify in your application if you are in the process of completing a supplementary course or language test and when you expect to complete this.

Students are admitted through two quotas: In quota 1 the grade point average from the upper secondary school qualification forms basis for admission, and in quota 2 we make an overall assessment of each applicant's motivation and supplementary qualifications and competences.

The Global Nutrition and Health programme admits 50 % of students in each quota.

  • Quota 1

    In quota 1, applicants are assessed solely on the grade point average of their entry qualification. You can be assessed in quota 1 if you:

    • Hold a Danish upper secondary school qualification
    • Hold an international or European entry qualification that is directly comparable to a Danish upper secondary school qualification and of which the grade point average can be converted into the Danish grading system.

    Adjustment and conversion of grade point average:

    If you hold a Danish upper secondary school qualification or a foreign entry qualification that is comparable to a Danish upper secondary school leaving certificate and of which the grade point average can be converted into the Danish grading system, you are entitled to an adjustment of your grade point average by a multiplication of 1,08 if you apply for admission to higher education in Denmark within two years of completing your entry qualification.

    The Admissions office at Metropolitan University College will make the conversion of your grades and the adjustment of your GPA when assessing your application.

  • Quota 2

    In quota 2, your application will be assessed on the basis of an overall assessment of the general, academic and personal qualifications you have acquired after the completion of your entry qualification. You should apply through quota 2 if one of the following conditions applies to you:

    • You hold an upper secondary school qualification but do not wish to be assessed solely on your grade point average (e.g. if you think your GPA may not be high enough for you to be admitted through quota 1)
    • You hold a Non-Danish entry qualification that is not directly comparable to a Danish upper secondary school qualification and of which the grade point average cannot be directly converted into the Danish grading system
    • You are applying on the basis of a relevant vocational education and training programme
    • You are applying for an exemption (e.g. exemption from the admission requirements or because you hold a master’s degree – in which case you can only be admitted to another programme of higher education if there are vacant seats on that programme)
  • Quota 2 - Motivational Essay

    You must submit a motivational essay (1-1½ standard typed pages) written in English. The motivational essay weighs heavily in our assessment and it is a very important part of the application in that it is your opportunity to explain why you would like to study Global Nutrition and Health at Metropolitan University College.

    Your motivational essay should explain your reasons for applying for this particular course, and how your educational and personal background and experiences qualify you to study on the programme. It is important that you demonstrate the ability to reflect on your experiences and competencies and the ways in which you feel that these will contribute to your success on the programme.

    Your motivational essay must be submitted with your application by the deadline on 15 March.

  • Quota 2 - Supplementary Qualifications

    In addition to documenting fulfillment of the admission requirements, quota 2 applicants can be assessed on up to 12 months relevant activities, which can include the following:

    • Work experience (paid work for a minimum of 6 months, 30 hours per week)
    • Stays abroad (i.e. in a country other than your home country) of minimum 3 months and/or other international activities that have strengthened your intercultural competencies
    • Volunteer work
    • Courses at a folk high school
    • Examinations taken at higher education level, minimum 1 semester (30 ECTS)
    • Other relevant courses

    The activities must have taken place after the completion of your entry qualification.

    Information about supplementary qualifications must be specified in your application in by the deadline on 15 March.

Complete the following steps to apply

  • Submit Your Application Electronically

    All Danish, EU, EEA and Swiss applicants must apply for admission through the Danish Coordinated Enrolment system (KOT). You can apply for admission to up to eight higher education programmes per year and prioritize the order of your admission requests. 

    You must submit your application electronically via the Danish admissions portal

    The site opens for applications on 1 February and contains a section for both Danish and international applicants. If you have a Danish NemID you can complete your application, upload all relevant documentation in the system and submit and sign your application electronically with your NemID.

    If you do not have a Danish NemID you can complete your application electronically, upload relevant documentation in the system, and you will then receive an application ID ("signature page"), which you must send to us by email It is very important that you submit your application ID to us, as we will otherwise not be able to access your application in the system. We must receive your application ID by the application deadline on 15 March.

  • Documentation

    You must upload the following documentation to your application in

    • Documentation for your entry qualification: certificate of graduation and transcript of grades. If the documents are not in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian or English you must submit authorized translations in addition to copies of the original documents
    • Documentation for fulfillment of the specific admission requirements; verification form and/or documentation for completed supplementary courses/tests
    • Documentation for completed parts of other higher education programmes you have been enrolled on, if any. You are required to document all previous studies you have completed at higher education level both in Denmark and abroad despite the subject area. If you are admitted to Metropolitan University College, we will in connection with your study start assess whether you are eligible for a credit transfer for any parts of the programme on the basis of your previous studies.
    • Motivational essay, if you wish to be assessed in quota 2
    • Copy of passport and/or copy of Danish residence permit, if applicable

    By signing and submitting your application you declare that the information contained in your application is true and correct, and as such you do not have to submit documentation for quota 2 activities such as employment, travels, volunteer work etc.

    We will, however, during the admissions process make random spot checks on some applications. If your application is selected for spot check you will be informed that you must submit documentation for all the activities you have specified on your application.

  • Standby

    When you apply for admission you have the option of applying for standby in case you are not immediately admitted. Applying for standby means that you apply to be put on a waiting list if someone else declines their place on the programme. There are only a limited number of standby places available, so applying for a standby place does not necessarily mean that you will be offered one.

    Please consider the following factors before applying for a standby place:

    • If you receive a standby offer on 30 July, you will be put on a waiting list and may be offered an actual place on the programme up until 3 weeks into the semester
    • If you receive a standby offer but are not offered a study place on this year's intake within the standby period, you are automatically guaranteed a study place on the programme next year
    • If you receive an offer of a study place within the standby period but choose to decline this, you are not guaranteed a place on next year's intake, but will have to apply again in the standard way through KOT (i.e. by submitting a new application with all relevant documentation)
    • If you have applied for admission to several educational programmes and you are offered a standby place on your first priority, you will not receive admission offers from lower prioritized programmes
  • Decision on Your Application

    After you have submitted your application for admission to Metropolitan UC, you will receive an email from us with instructions on how to register and log in to our admissions portal, where you will be able to follow the status of your application. It is important that you register in the portal within 5 days of receiving the welcome email.

    This portal is only for applicants to Metropolitan UC, so you will not be able to monitor applications you may have submitted to other institutions.

    You will receive a decision on your application on 28 July. This will either be an offer of admission from one of the programmes of higher education you have applied for or a rejection letter from KOT if you are not offered admission to any of the programmes you have applied for.

    If you receive an offer of admission to Metropolitan University College, you will be notified of this in the Metropolitan UC admissions portal, and you must accept or decline the offer by the deadline specified in the admissions offer.


Admissions Office
Tel: +45 2429 6400

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