BA Int. Hospitality Management


BA IHM is a top-up programme to your 2 year AP Degree Programme. The illustration below shows how the education is placed in the Danish educational system:

Kandidatmuligheder, figur

With a BA IHM Degree from Dania in Randers, you significantly increase your possibilities to get a job after your graduation. Furthermore you are qualified to take a master’s degree.


If you are looking for more specific information, you will find much more in our Course Curriculum for 2015 - 2017 here and the Course Curriculum for 2016 - 2018 here


If you have further questions, you can always contact our Secretary of Studies:


Programme Secretary

The Booklist for 2016-2018 can be found here

We recommend ordering the books in advance. Please notice that some of them have a very long delivery time

The books can be ordered here


The BA IHM programme is a 1½ year top-up Bachelor Programme in International Hospitality Management including 3-5 months internship.

You must have an AP Degree in Service, Hospitality & Tourism Management or Marketing Management or similar programmes (120 ECTS) in order to apply for this top-up programme.

Next starting date: 19. August 2016. Limited seats available (maximum 24 students in total including Danes + other nationalities).

We teach some of the Modules on the 5th and 7th semester in both Danish (DK) and English (UK) and the Modules on the 6th semester in English only. Read fact sheets here and more about the content of the Modules in the Course Curriculum.

Course Modules BA DaniaCourse Curriculum BA


marie noel Cameroun B Cameroun A

Many of our students take their internship in Denmark - whether they come from Denmark or abroad. Some of your students however choose to go abroad. Read Marie Noels story below on one of the more unconventionel internships:

In 2013, Marie-noel Bitong started her internship in Cameroun having the opportunity to work at The Ministry of Tourism as well as at Hilton Yaounde. One of her goals was to make her home country known in Denmark. Ever since, she has been fighting to encourage tourism in Cameroun with the help of the Ministry of Tourism.

‘’I managed to persuade the Ministry of Tourism that they should invest more in making this destination known by people and more importantly, that Danes love to travel and therefore such an exotic destination may be very interesting for them. I was successful in convincing them, the reason why today I have this beautiful national stand here in Herning at the Ferie for Alle fair’’, says Marie-noel. It is not her first experience of this kind. The BA student from Dania in Randers also met great success at an international exhibition in Copenhagen. ‘’After these two fairs, I can really see a lot of progress in my work and in the way things develop. I prepared intensively for this fair and I can see that every event is a learning experience to use for the next one and so on’’, says Marie-noel.

The power of persuasion

Marie-noel’s quest started with her internship. While working with the Ministry of Tourism in Cameroun she found the chance to pitch her idea directly to those responsible for such decisions. By using her great persuasion skills, the International Hospitality Management student succeeded in exposing the potential of the Danish market while accentuating the great touristic opportunities in Cameroun. ‘’I was offered the funding and support for a two-week visit around Cameroun in order to discover the best places to visit in Cameroun and to learn more about them in order to market them properly. After finishing the project, I presented my report to the Ministry of Tourism and they showed a big interest. This is how it all started and so far it goes very well’’, smiles Marie-noel.

The image of a nation

The laborious project received a lot of support and is already recognized as one of the most ambitious projects in the history of transport operations in Cameroun. ‘’I was the first person to ever suggest the Scandinavian Market as a potential point of interest. I love talking to people about the culture of Cameroun and about the wonderful touristic attractions‘’, says Marie-noel.

The Ferie for Alle fair in Herning was a great occasion for Marie-noel to apply her knowledge and to continue her quest. ‘’During these three days of fair, I hope to meet as many people as possible. So far, visitors are very interested in learning more about Cameroun and about the attractive touristic packages that I designed. I am here as a representative of my country to invite everyone to come visit the virgin destination of Cameroun’’, tells Marie-noel Bitong.


Read what students say about their internships in their Blogs



Listen to Christian, who tells about his work placement at Hotel Radisson BLU in Aarhus.



BA emil dubai Radmilla Paa Kontoret

The internship = work placement is an integrated part of the education. During the work placement you learn how to use the theories and ideas from your study to a concrete action plan for a company. It is also our experience that many of our students subsequently get a job through the work placement company. Below you find a random selection of companies which have had the pleasure to host one of our students:

  • DGI Huset, Aarhus
  • Lübker Golf Resort, Ebeltoft
  • Hotel La Barricuda, Spain
  • Sheraton Sopot Hotel, Poland
  • Randers Talent og Elite
  • Randers Regnskov
  • Hilton Worldwide, UK
  • Maltfabrikken, Ebeltoft
  • Comwell Hotel, Aarhus
  • London Steam & Water Museum
  • Profil Rejser, København
  • Midtjysk Turisme
  • Radisson BLU, Aarhus
  • I Love Chili, El Salvador

Fees in total 1st year

EU / EAA students (including Danish citizens):



Total Fees

Fees prior to be paid before   the education starts

Pending fees

Service Package fee:

  • Introduction activities
  • Danish culture course
  • Student card
  • Materials fee (print-outs, handouts)
  • Database licenses
  • Professional student counselling





Field-trip Fee





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 Non-EU students



Total Fees

Fees prior to be paid before   the education starts

Pending fees

Service Package Fee:

  • Introduction activities
  • Danish culture course
  • Student card
  • Materials fee (print-outs, handouts)
  • Database licenses
  • Professional student counselling





Field-trip Fee





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Tuition fee 6 semester





Tuition fee 7 semester





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Study tour fee All students are required to pay a study tour fee of EUR 515. 

The fee covers cost related to company visits and field trips with overnight stay during the programme. All students must pay this fee no later than two weeks before the programme begins and is nonrefundable for all students attending all 3 semesters at the academy in Randers.

Some company visits within our region might also require that the students arrange and pay for their own transportation in addition to the study tour fee (visit in Viborg, Ebeltoft, Aarhus etc.)

Tuition fee (only non-EU/EEA students) Students from non-EU/EEA countries have to pay tuition fee due to Danish legislation. This fee is EUR 8200 per year (full-fee students).

Full-fee students must pay a deposit of 50 % of the tuition fee no later than two weeks after receipt of the admission letter.
There is no Book Fee, but all students (Danish, EU/EEA, non-EU) are strongly urged to buy all the books on the book list send to you with the letter of admission.


Do I need to take a TOEFL / IELTS test to apply?
All students applying from non-EU countries must attach a IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.0. The test result document must either be an original, or a copy no more than six months old. TOEFL or Cambridge CAE, Certificate in Advanced English, tests are also accepted with equivalent levels of proficiency.

EU applicants must be able to document good grades in English.

Does it cost anything to apply?
No. There is no application fee at Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences

How do I get the application form?

The application form can be downloaded here

Please notice that you can only use this application form if you already have an AP degree (or similar) and wish to start at the top-of programme at the 5th semester.

If not then you have to start on 1st semester of the AP programme. More information about application for this programme can be found here

Can I send my application by e-mail?
Yes, you can send the application form and relevant documentation by e-mail to

When should I submit my application form?
The application deadline is 5 July for students from EU/EEA countries and 15 March for students from non-EU countries. But the sooner you apply, the faster we can process your application. Applying before the deadline can also help if you forget to send a transcript or other documents with the application form. That way we will have time to contact you, and you will have time to fix the problem before the deadline.

Can I apply before 1 July even if I had not yet graduated from my AP Programme?

Yes. You do not have to wait until you graduate from the AP programme. You should send us a transcript of your most recent grades/marks. When we receive your application form, we will follow the application procedure as described below. If we find your entry qualifications sufficient, you will receive a conditional admission letter. As soon as you receive your school-leaving certificate you must send a copy to us, and then your admission will be confirmed.

Current students at an AP programme at Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences, do not have to send us a transcript of the most recent grades/marks. We find them in our database after receiving your application.

What will happen when I have submitted my application form?
When we receive your application form, we will send you an e-mail of receipt. Then we will consider your application, paying attention to your academic abilities, your work experience and your personal motivation statement. If we find your entry qualifications sufficient, we will contact you in order to make a telephone or personal interview. We aim to contact you within twenty workdays of receiving your application. We prefer to contact you by e-mail, so it is important that you write your e-mail address very clearly on the application form and check your inbox on a regular basis. If your entry qualifications are not sufficient, you will receive an e-mail or a letter of rejection.

What is the objective of the telephone or personal interview?
A compulsory part of the application procedure is an interview with you in English by telephone or in person. The interview, which takes approximately 15 minutes, helps us to assess your English skills. You don’t have to speak English fluently, but you have to be able to understand lectures and take part in classroom discussions as well as to write papers in English. During the interview you should also tell us about your motivation for choosing Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences.

When will I know whether I have been admitted?
You will receive a final reply in the middle of July. We will send you an e-mail informing if you are admitted to the BA programme in International Hospitality Management starting in September, or if your have been granted a standby place or if your application have been rejected.

Please notice that the admission letter and all other letters from the academy during the application process will ONLY be send to you by email, not by regular mail, so remember to clearly state your email address on the application form and to check the spam filter in your inbox on a regular basis.

The use of standby places depends on how many qualified applications we receive. If necessary we will make a screening of the applicants based on academic results at the AP Degree level as well as the motivation of each applicant.

I have submitted my application form, but I haven’t heard from Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences for a while. What should I do?
You can always contact our International student counsellor Mr. Nikolaj Zethner on the telephone: +45 7229 1100 or via e-mail or programme secretary Dorthe Lenler via email to check the status of your application.

Do I have to pay a tuition fee?
Students from the EU/EEA countries don’t pay any tuition fee. Due to Danish legislation all other students have to pay a tuition fee – at Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences, this fee is EUR 8200 per year (full-fee students). Full-fee students must pay a deposit of 50 % of the tuition fee no later than two weeks after receipt of the admission letter.

Do I have to pay a book fee?
No, buying books via the University is not compulsory but all students (Danish, EU/EEA, non-EU) are urged to buy all the books on the book list send to you with the admission letter.

Other fees?

Students at the BA IHM programme have to pay a study tour fee of EUR 515. The fee cover cost for company visits and field trip with overnight stay during the programme. All students must pay this fee no later than two weeks before the programme begins in September 2015.

What will happen if I have been admitted but choose not to enroll after all?
If you have been admitted to one of our programmes but for some reason decide not to enroll, you should inform us about your decision at once. The administrative fee paid by EU/EEA students is not refundable. If you are a non-EU citizen your 50 pct. deposit will not be paid back to you unless you cannot enroll because your visa application was declined. Should this be the case your deposit will be refunded less EUR 200.

Do I need to send a copy of my AP diploma if I have recently graduated from an AP programme at Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences?

No. We will find the information in our database that we need to evaluate your application regarding grades obtained at the AP programme etc.

Should my school-leaving certificate and other documents all be translated into English (or Danish) and who should do this?
•    Students from EU / EEA countries: All copies of your school-leaving certificates and grade transcripts must be certified by the school of origin. If we find it necessary, we can require that you get the certificates translated into English by an authorized translator or issued by the school of origin in English.

•    Students from countries outside the EU / EEA: All certificates and grade transcripts must be translated into English by an authorized translator or issued by the school of origin in English. All translations must be accompanied by a copy of the original document, certified by the school of origin.

•    All students: Other documents like job references etc. will only be taken into consideration if they are translated into English or Danish by an authorized translator.

Should I bring my original school-leaving certificates with me to Denmark?

Yes, you must always bring the original school-leaving certificates and other documentation submitted with the application and show them on request upon arrival at Dania Academy, University of Applied Sciences.

Any other questions?
If you have any further questions about the application procedure, please contact our student counsellor Mr. Nikolaj Zethner on the telephone: +45 7229 1100 or via e-mail:



Once you have been admitted to Dania, you must check whether you need a residence permit to study in Denmark. The procedures vary depending on your nationality.

Nordic countries Students from the Nordic countries: Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden can freely work and reside in Denmark. You are not required to obtain a visa or residence permit. You can find more information on the website of the Mobility Information Service of the Nordic Region
EU/EEA countries Students from all EU / EEA countries as well as citizens from Switzerland must get an EU/EEA residence certificate. When you arrive in Denmark, you must apply for the EU/EEA residence certificate at the Regional State Administration.
The EU/EEA residence certificate application form must be delivered personally to the Regional State Administration when completed. The time it takes to process an application depends largely on whether all necessary documents are enclosed with the application form.
• your passport     
• a copy of your passport     
• one passport photo     
• an Admission Confirmation Letter from the Academy (you get this letter upon arrival at the Academy from international Liaison Officer Nikolaj Zethner).
The Regional State Administration office closest to Randers is in the neighbouring city Århus. You will find the address of the office, information about opening hours and directions on how to get to the office here (pdf).
Countries outside the EU/EEA Students from countries outside the EU / EEA must obtain a residence permit before entering Denmark. As soon as you receive the admission letter from The Danish Business Academy Minerva, you must send your application to the Danish Embassy or consulate general in your home country. You can find the Danish representative offices in your home country at the website of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. In order to be granted a residence permit you must document that you have been accepted for a study programme at The Danish Business Academy Minerva, and that you have paid the deposit of 50 % of the tuition fee. You will be granted a residence permit for the full duration of the programme. It takes about three months to issue a residence permit, so it is important that you apply as soon as possible. For more information, please consult The Danish Immigration Service.

As a new student you have two options regarding language. You can either choose to join the English speaking class where all lessons are 100% English including all exams or you can choose to join the Danish speaking class and get a the combined version taught in both Danish and English.

We do not offer the programme 100% in Danish because it is an international education and the companies recruiting the graduates highly value the language skills and intercultural competencies gained during the programme.

The Danish speaking class (the combined version)

    • The Economics Module in the 5th  semester is taught in Danish and the exams are in Danish.
    • The other modules on 5th and 6th semester are taught in English and the exams are in English.
    • We often request the students to make mixed study groups, with both Danish and non-Danish speaking students in order to practice English skills as well as intercultural communication skills.
    • Most of the material used in class (books, articles etc.) will be in English in all Modules on the 5th, 6th and 7th semester
    • The internship can be in Denmark or another destination chosen by the student


What should I choose?
  • Our experience with the Danish students is that it is convenient for most of them to choose the combined version.
  • The advantage with the 100% English education is of course that it opens many doors to go on in the English-speaking world. Please ask about this at the application interview if you need further advice regarding this choice.
  • No matter which version you choose you should be prepared to enter into a dialogue in English with your class mates and the lecturer during many of the lessons and you should be prepared to make presentations in class in English.
  • If you do not feel confident speaking in English at all this programme might not be right for you.





What Qualifications do I need in order to apply?

To qualify for the top-up BA programme of International Hospitality Management, you need either to have a diploma from the AP programme in Service, Hospitality and Tourism Management (SINT/ SØK), from the AP in Marketing Management (MINT/MØK) or from other similar AP or bachelor programmes.

A grade of minimum 4 on the Danish 7 point scale is required in Basic Financial Accounting/ Economic at AP level in order to get admitted.

A grade of minimum 4 on the Danish 7 point scale is required for your final thesis at AP level in order to get admitted.

“But I only have the grade 02 in Economics on my AP Degree”

We sometimes make exceptions to the above requirements based on a very positive total evaluation of the qualifications of the applicant including:

  • past performance at AP level in general (all grades included)
  • work experience
  • positive statements from your Economics teacher at the AP Programme
  • other individual qualifications supplementing the current academic exam results.

Individual assessment

We have limited amount of seats available at the programme and therefore make an individual assessment of all applications to find the students most likely to succeed at completing the programme.

An individual interview is therefore required in order for us to make a holistic evaluation of each applicant including the motivation of the applicant. 

More information regarding the Danish 7 point grading system may be found here

English language profiency

International applicants must pass an internationally-approved test. We accept these tests with the following minimum scores:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL Internet based: 80
  • TOEFL paper based: 550
  • Cambridge test: CAE: A, B or C grade
  • Oxford Placement test: 140 (min. 70 in each part)
  • Oxford Online Placement test: B2 (min. 70 in each part)
  • TOEIC: 700

Excepted from this requirement are applicants holding Nordic entrance exams, an International AP-degree or baccalaureate exam, or applicants who have English as their native language. 

If you are not familiar with the Danish Educational system, you can contact our international student counsellor Mr. Nikolaj Zethner on the telephone: +45 72 29 11 00 or via e-mail: before applying to check if you have the right qualifications.



The five step admission process

Application steps   Dowload application form button


With a Bachelor in International Hospitality Management you can of course study for a master’s degree (Long-cycle higher education). It makes good reason to consider which Danish Universities will offer you the best master’s degree. At Dania we have a very good cooperation with Aalborg University and by following the link (Study guide Aalborg University), you will find an overview of the masters’ degrees, you can take in Aalborg.

Besides the Danish universities, you also have the possibility to study abroad. Below you find a list of Universities in Europe, which ones we have cooperated with through many years: 

NHTV in Breda, Netherlands  Kandidatmuligheder, figur

Sheffield Hallam University, UK

ESERP in Barcelona, Spain

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Job opportunities Dania Sarah 1 Simon Portraet Ved Bar Smaa Sorin

One of the biggest advantages of the BA IHM education is that is has a multiplicity of uses. After your graduation you can look for a job within many different lines of business. The hospitality area is one of the fastest growing in the world, and the demand for working capacity is constantly growing.

Read about Michelle and her job in the travel and event industry HERE.

You can also start as an entrepreneur as Simon and Patrick.


Accomodation in Randers Dania building randers Dorms Randers Dorms interior

Different accommodation possibilities

  • A youth living accommodation (built 2011) next to the academy with 60 apartments – each for one or two students. Living 2 students together gives a relatively low monthly rent. The monthly rent including consumption costs (water, heating, electricity) for a flat is approx DKK 4000 which makes the rent fairly attractive for two.

Depending on the size of the apartment you must pay between DKK 18000 – 19500 as deposit (50% as prepaid monthly rent and 50% as deposit) for the apartment before moving in. This deposit is refundable according to the rules of the housing company.

  • The local dormitory, Randers Kollegiegaard, also offers accommodation to students. This dorm is situated 6 km from the academy. The rent – including heating, electricity, furniture, and cleaning of the shared facilities is approx. DKK 1.875 per month. Other services may be included at an extra fee (personal internet access, rental and washing of sheets, towels etc.).

It is furthermore possible to apply for public financial housing support for these apartments which – depending on your income – can deduct the monthly rent with approx. DKK 375.

Please note that although Dania cannot guarantee accommodation for you, the chances will be better the sooner you apply.

For further information on payment terms etc. for the dorm, please see the dormitory web-site or contact the dormitory directly.



Radmilla Paa Kontoret


The fact that the teaching takes place in such small classes was appealing to me. It is nice to know that you can approach the teachers after class if you have questions. Radmila Milankovic, BA student

Click HERE to read more


 Aleksandra BA

After two years of AP Degree at Dania, I decided to continue with a BA top-up. I love it! People are nice, friendly and they are quick at organizing events and parties.  Aleksandra Moszkowska, BA student


Study Environment Dania Academy Sanne Maria Julie Slide Billede BA Randers5 693X390 Eadania

How is the studying at Dania?

Our educational philosophy is simple: “We cannot teach you anything, unless you have the chance to try it in practice”.

Everything you learn, while you are in the class room, can be used in the real life. With company visits, guest lectures from the industry as well as the work placement, which is an integrated part of the education, you are trained to handle the challenges, which the companies are facing on a daily basis.

We believe that the best way to learn the things is to try them yourself. Therefore the lectures are practice based, including work placement in a self-chosen company after one year.

We believe that the best way to learn is in small classes. Therefore we focus on teaching in small class rooms with 25-30 students and not in big lecture halls with several hundred students.

We believe that you cannot teach someone, what you have not tried yourself. All our tutors have a wide range of experience within the areas, they are teaching.


If you have questions regarding the education, please contact our programme secretary Dorthe Lenler. Besides that you can have a talk with our coordinator Karen Marie Saaby Nielsen.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Programme Secretary
Assosiate lecturer and Coordinator

Here you can find all the relevant information regarding applying for Danish SU and Scholarship (Non-EU/EEA students only).

Information about applying for SU in July and August

If you currently are receiving SU and you continue on an undergraduate education like BA IHM, you can apply for SU in July and August. You must apply between 12 July - 31 July at  

 It is very important that you:

  • Wait until after you have received the letter of admission to the BA IHM Programme by the end of week 28. Otherwise you will just have to do it all over again when you receive the letter and it will also cause extra work in our administration, so please wait. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
  • Send in the application before the end of July 2015 – or the SU for July will be lost.

 Due to summer holidays the SU for July and August will be delayed – but it will come if you follow the above procedure.  

 If you are a foreign student you can look for your possibilities for SU at


Applicants for the BA in International Hospitality Management who are holding, or expect to graduate with, a Danish AP or similar Degree must apply for semester 1 and 2 together. In order to get a scholarship, such students must have passed their AP Degree with a mark average of at least 7 and a minimum of 7 in the final exam project. If students fail to meet this condition, they may apply for a scholarship for their 2nd semester, only. In this case a scholarship may be granted if the student passes the first semester with a mark average of at least 7.

Please follow this link for Regulations for scholarship

Please follow this link for Scholarship Application form


Please contact international coordinator, Flemming Andersen for further information,



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