University of Copenhagen

Area of Study Arts and Humanities, Biomedicine, Biology, Business, Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Environmental Practice, Environment and Geoscience, Information Technology, Languages, Law, Marine Science, Politics, Psychology, Science, Social Work, Sports and Exercise Science, Zoology
Course Language(s) English, Danish
Average Credit Load 30 ECTS
Semester dates February - June
September - January

About the University

With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The purpose of the University – to quote the University Statute – is to ’conduct research and provide further education to the highest academic level’.


Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager. It’s linked to Malmo by the Ă–resund Bridge. Indre By, the city's historic center, contains Frederiksstaden, an 18th-century rococo district, home to the royal family’s Amalienborg Palace. Nearby is Christiansborg Palace and the Renaissance-era Rosenborg Castle, surrounded by gardens and home to the crown jewels.

Exchange information

Courses available

For more information on English taught courses, visit the KUDK website.


The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation (UCPH Housing Foundation) is an independent foundation which assists international students and researchers coming to University of Copenhagen in finding accommodation while in Copenhagen.

Cost of living

Cost of living varies depending on personal needs, the estimated cost of living for one month including accommodation, food, health insurance, transport, textbooks and supplies and spending is estimated at DKK 14,000-19,000.

See current exchange rates.

Visa requirements

Along with the letter of admission UCPH will send the ST1 application form for a residence permit for studies in Denmark. Read more about residence permits for Denmark.

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