Study at the University of Copenhagen and integrate into Danish life on this cost-effective program.
|Term||Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester|
|Credit Type||Resident Credit|
|Sponsor||Learning Abroad Center|
|Student Type||UofM Students|
|Student Year||Juniors, Seniors|
|Language||No Language Prerequisite|
Copenhagen is a modern European capital of 1.7 million with old-world charm reflecting its medieval, fishing-village origins. The bustling city is characterized by its bike- and pedestrian-friendliness, historic buildings, and parks and gardens.
The University of Copenhagen is Denmark’s oldest university and has a student body of over 41,000. With four campus areas scattered across the city of Copenhagen, the university maintains teaching and research activities in health and medical sciences, humanities, law, science, social sciences, and theology.
You will work with University of Copenhagen’s housing foundation to arrange accommodation in off-campus Danish residence halls (kollegium) or shared apartments with other university students from all over Denmark and the world. Housing options include twin or single rooms with shared or private bathrooms. Common area kitchens or in-room kitchenettes are available for meal preparation as no meals are included in the program fee.
While there are no sponsored excursions, you have the opportunity to partner with local student-mentors who organize social events for international students. You can also join local students at the Studenterhuset in central Copenhagen, which offers a range of activities and social events for university students from all over town. Membership in sports associations is another good way to join activities for national and international students.
As a student who participates in the University Study in Copenhagen program, you will:
The International Education & Grants office is your on-site staff during your time in Copenhagen. You can visit them at the UCPH Student Centre during office hours for questions about academic programs, personal problems, or practical tips. Learn from faculty at the University of Copenhagen who are among the best scholars in Europe.
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
|Program Type||Host University Study|
|Program Level||Various levels|
Students are required to maintain a minimum enrollment of 15 credits per semester, which is equal to 30 ECTS at the University of Copenhagen
You will choose from English-taught courses among the six different faculties (departments): health and medical sciences, humanities, law, science, social sciences, and theology.
Undergraduate courses at the University of Copenhagen are offered at the 100–300 level. Check the prerequisites of each course to make sure you have the adequate preparation. 300 level courses are generally master's level courses, though they are occasionally open to undergraduates who have sufficient preparation in the subject area.
Each course at the University of Copenhagen is typically worth 7.5-15 ECTS credits, or 3.75-7.5 US semester credits. A typical courseload is 2-4 classes. You take a total of 30 ECTS credits, or 15 US semester credits, each semester.
You may attend an optional, free pre-semester course in Danish for two weeks prior to the start of each semester. To participate in this option, you must pay for housing and meals.
This course is offered at no additional cost on this program. The Learning Abroad Center will email out registration instructions, or you may contact a program team member.
|Term||Program Dates||Application Deadline|
|Spring Semester 2020||Early February—late June||Sep 15, 2020|
|Fall Semester 2020||Early September—mid-December||Apr 1, 2020|
|Academic Year 2020-2021||Early September—late June||Apr 1, 2020|
If the deadline falls on a weekend, submit your materials by the following business day.
Late applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis. To inquire about applying late, contact Vanessa Walton.
See below for tentative dates and times for your in-person session. You will be notified of the official date and time via email. Participants will receive applicable orientation materials via email approximately 1 week prior to the in-person session.
Track I includes faculty of Humanities (except Audiologopedics, Film & Media Studies, Information Science and Cultural Comm, IT & Cognition), Social Science, Theology. Track II includes Humanities courses listed above, Sciences, Law, Health & Medical. You can take course from multiple faculties, but tuition fees are determined by the most expensive category where you choose to take a course.
If you do not see a budget estimate for the term you intend to go abroad, the fee has not yet been finalized. We strive to post fees for this program at least 30 days prior to the application deadline. The Learning Abroad Center will delay the posting of some fees until enrollments, inflation and exchange rates are determined. The average increase in fees will be 3–10%. Program fees are based on estimates and may change depending on international economic factors.
|Center Name||TC Learning Abroad Ctr|
|Education Abroad Term||See Program Dates for term options|
|Program Name||University Study in Copenhagen|
|Track Name||University of Copenhagen|
Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received. Submitted applications are assigned an application checklist, which will include the following items:
Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the application checklist assigned to you.
Once your application checklist is complete, our program team will review your application. We will notify you of the nomination decision by email. If nominated, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which you will complete to confirm your participation in the program. If at any point you decide not to continue with the application process, log into the Education Abroad Application System and submit a cancelation request.
Once nominated by the LAC, you will email application materials in PDF format to the University of Copenhagen. Once the materials are recieved and approved by UCPH, they will send you an email to their online application form. UCPH makes the final decision on admission upon review of your UCPH online application.
All US passport holders on semester or academic year programs in Denmark must apply for a residence permit. All students must to travel to Chicago (or their nearest convenient processing center) to submit their materials, and to have biometric readings taken. You cannot start this process until you are officially accepted by the University of Copenhagen and have your acceptance letter. Below are the instructions, tips, and things to keep in mind for the application process.
If you are not a US passport holder, contact a Danish Embassy or Consulate and ask about your specific requirements.
Direct all questions about the residence permit application process to a consulate.
For further information or questions about this program, send an email toVanessa Walton or call at 612.625.0195.