University of Copenhagen

University of Copenhagen
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd DateCost
Academic YearApril 15early Septemberlate JuneBudget
SpringSept 15early Februarylate JuneBudget
FallApril 15early Septembermid JanuaryBudget
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • Danish, English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Graduate, Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Exchange
Program Overview

The University of Copenhagen is located in the heart of beautiful Copenhagen. With about 33,000 students, it is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. Don't speak Danish? No problem. The majority of courses offered are in English. 


Over 525 years old, the University of Copenhagen is one of the oldest universities in Northern Europe, and the largest institution of education and research in Denmark.

Prior to each semester the International Office publishes a catalog online listing the courses offered in English. The course catalog enables you to plan your academic program before the semester starts. Although students can get-by in Scandinavia by using English, Danish language courses are offered in the summer, pre-semester, and semester to help students.

Faculties with many courses in English:

  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology


Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is Denmark's capital and local authority for over 500,000 inhabitants. The city is also home of the national parliament, government and monarchy, all situated in the heart of the city. Despite having evolved into a major capital, Copenhagen is still a small city. The medieval town and the new bridge districts, make up a harmonious whole. And not only is the water essential to the city's prosperity, it also frames the city.

Classes take place in various locations and environments ranging from the plant world of the Botanical Gardens, through the high-technology laboratories and auditoriums, to the historic buildings and lecture rooms of Frue Plads and other locations.


You must indicate that you wish to receive housing assistance when you apply online. The deadline for applying for housing is the same as for admission. After acceptance to Copenhagen, you will be sent a housing offer to your University e-mail account. Due to the large number of applicants and the difficult housing situation in Copenhagen, you may receive a housing offer from us as late as one month before the beginning of your studies.

The University of Copenhagen is not a campus university, and only has access to very few rooms at halls of residence (kollegier). Most students will therefore be offered a room in a private home, where the landlord is usually living as well, or in a shared flat. The rooms assigned by the International Office are all furnished rooms with access to kitchen, toilet and bathing facilities. The rooms offered in halls of residence are a combination of single rooms and twin rooms. Twin rooms are shared with another student of the same gender and preferably the same age. The typical monthly rent in Copenhagen varies from DKK 2,200 to 2,800 per person. Students living in a private home should expect to follow the house rules determined by the landlord.

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