University Study in Copenhagen

University Study in Copenhagen — Academics

Program Structure

Program Type Enroll directly in classes at the University of Copenhagen; instruction in English by Danish faculty
Program Level Various levels
Courseload 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.

Grade & Credit Conversion Scale 

Global Identity

Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience with Your Future is an optional 1-credit online course that helps you process your overseas experience and apply what you've learned upon your return. The course assists you in marketing your study abroad experience for future goals, making you stand out from your peers upon return.

Benefits of Global Identity

No Additional Cost

Because integrated-study programs like University Study programs provide less on-site support than other study abroad program models, Global Identity is offered at no additional cost (the regular $200 tuition is waived for students on this program). Global Identity gives you the opportunity to work individually with a trained cultural mentor, helping you understand and articulate the skills you’re developing during your time abroad. The Learning Abroad Center will email registration instructions, or you can contact the LAC for additional information.

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