Master's Admission Process

Schedule for admission

15 January
Online application system opens

30 January
KADK Open House event

1 March
Application deadline. Application system closes at 11:59 p.m.

1 May
All applicants will have received the result of the assessment. Note that admission is announced continually throughout the admission period. Make sure to keep an eye on your e-mail.

1 August
Deadline for documentation of qualifying undergraduate degree


Questions on eligibility and admission

Please note that KADK is not able to offer an actual pre-assessment of your educational background and whether you would qualify for a Master's at KADK. We ask you to apply for admission by 1 March in order to get a proper assessment for admission.
More information is available in our section on admission requirements.

Before considering getting in touch with KADK we ask you to carefully read through our programme and admission websites.

Enquiries regarding programme content

Please direct further enquiries regarding programme content to the Head of Programme on the MA in question. Please refer to the complete list of Master's programmes and look for staff and contact information on each of the programme websites:

Enquiries regarding application procedures

Please make sure to carefully read all the information on our admission website. Should you have further concerns or questions then please contact MA Admission at


Transfer and Re-Admission

Only relevant for students from Aarhus School of Architecture, Design School Kolding, and KADK.


Deadline 1 March through the application system. Students from Aarhus School of Architecture, Design School Kolding, and KADKs School of Architecture can apply for a transfer to KADKs School of Design. Only students from Aarhus School of Architecture can apply for a transfer to KADKs School of Architecture.

Due to limited availability, KADK is only able to accept few transfer students.


Deadline 1 March through the application system. Please remember to include previous KADK transcripts and work in your application. As with transfer students, re-admission requires available places on the programme.

Please note that in case you have previously been involuntarily de-registered from KADK, you must apply for a dispensation along with your application for re-admission. This should be included in your motivational letter. Relevant documentation in support of your dispensation should also be included. We encourage to apply early.

Applicants who have a Master's at the time of study start

On 26 February 2020 Parliament passed a new act on admission to university programmes that came into force on 1 March 2020. 

Limitation on multiple degrees

Pursuent Danish higher education legislation, applicants that have already completed one Master’s degree can be admitted to a second Master's only in the event that KADK has available places. 

Apply for exemption

You can apply for exemption for multiple degrees in the following cases:

  • Due to health issues which prevent you from using your degree on the labour market.

You apply for exemption for multiple degrees (with relevant documentation) when applying for admission to a Master’s on 1 March

Applying with a BA from KADK

KADK students: Information in Danish on how to register for your Master's

Applying with a BA from other institution

External students: Information on how to apply for a Master's

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