Denmark Point System

Educational level

The level of academic degrees may vary from country to country, even if they have the same title. For example, a Bachelor's degree from another country may not necessarily be equivalent to a Danish Bachelor's degree. The Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment will decide whether it is necessary to have your educational level assessed by the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation, an agency under the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.

If your education is on a level lower than a Danish Bachelor's degree, you will not be able to obtain enough points to be granted a residence permit under the greencard scheme.

Please note that a Master's degree from e.g. a Pakistani university will often be assessed as equivalent to two years' studies at a Danish university, or a Danish Bachelor's degree.

Read more about the assessment of qualifications from specific countries (new window) In order that the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation can assess your educational level you must include in your application colour copies of all documentation for all your completed higher education. The original educational documents must always be shown to a Danish authority.

Special information to applicants from Bangladesh: Please note that we often receive large books in the form of a thesis, dissertation or other major written assignment. We would like to stress that it is not necessary to send us your thesis or similar written assignment, as such documents are not relevant to the processing of your application.

Read more about documentation requirements

Read more about the Danish Agency for Universities and Internationalisation (new window)

In order to receive points for educational level, you must, as a minimum, have the equivalent of a Danish Bachelor's degree. You will only be given points for one educational level. Points are given as follows:

Bachelor's degree/Graduated from medium-length education:         30 points
Bachelor's degree followed by one-year Master's degree: 50 points
Master's degree: 60 points
PhD: 80 points

You will be given bonus points if you graduated from a university which is internationally recognised for its high academic level according to the latest THES-QS World Ranking. Points are given as follows:

You will be given bonus points if you graduated from a university which is internationally recognised for its high academic level according to the latest THES-QS World Ranking. Points are given as follows:

Top 400:       5 points
Top 200: 10 points
Top 100: 15 points