Admission criteria

To be admitted in the Master of Headache Disorders or a single course, you must meet the following criteria:

Qualifying degrees

A Bachelor's or Master’s degree in the following areas are qualifying for admission to Master of Headache Disorders:

  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Equivalent qualifications within the field of health sciences

Your degree must have been obtained from a recognized higher education institution in Denmark or abroad.

We only accepts certified copies of the degree certificates/diplomas and transcript of records. If the document is not in English, it must be accompanied by a certified English translation. A certified copy is a copy of the academic document with an original stamp from the higher education institution or any other recognized legal/public body. Only copies of academic documents bearing original stamps are accepted.

Relevant work experience

You must have at least two years of relevant neurological work experience after having completed the qualifying degree. Relevant work experience is clinical competences and work experience from pain medicine and/or within the headache area.

English proficiency

Applicants from English speaking countries do not need to provide proof of English proficiency.

Applicants who have completed a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in English must submit documentation certifying that their Bachelor's/Master’s degree was earned in English. No further documentation of English proficiency is needed.

If English is not your first language, you must document proficiency in English equivalent to

  • English B level (cf. Section 11 of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities) 
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS/Academic). The minimum acceptable score for the IELTS is 6.5;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 560 on the paper test, or 83 on the internet-based test.


Knowledge and skills in Statistics equivalent to high school Mathematics level A or B. Proof or documentation can be completion of course or courses in Basic Statistics or similar titles. Alternatively, you can provide a confirmation/certification from the employer that basic statistics is a competence required in the applicant's current line of work.

Statement of motivation

Prepare a statement of motivation (approximately 500 words) about why you want to study in this programme / course and submit together with the application.

Reference letters

You must submit two letters of references - professional and/or academic.

Documented research experience or carrying out of a research project independently within the area will be an advantage for admission.