University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is an exchange destination in Copenhagen, Denmark. This destination is specifically for bachelor and master students Chemistry, Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Pharmacy of the Faculty of Science.

Field of study

Bachelor and master Chemistry, Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Physics and Pharmacy

Number of places available

Within the Faculty of Science there are total 6 places available (Computing Science, Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry

2 places for Pharmacy within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Selection was not necessary in the previous years. 

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General information for international visiting students 
General information for exchange students 
Course information for exchange students

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Academic calendar


The academic year is divided into two semesters: autumn semester (September to January) and spring semester (February to June).

All faculties use the semester structure except for the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the School of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Master’s programme in Global Health. Here, the courses are organised in a block structure, dividing the academic year (60 ECTS) into four nine-week blocks.


How to apply

Admission timeline 

Areas of study open to exchange students

This partnership is based on a bilateral agreement between Utrecht University Faculty of Science and the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. 

Courses at Master’s level

Yes. All Master programmes are offered in English 

3rd year BA-students are allowed* to follow MA-courses, provided they meet the prerequisites requirements. *Not for Faculty of Health and Medicine courses. 


Courses taught in English

Course catalogue

Most science courses are open for international students with the right prerequisites. Most courses have specific requirements and usually require at least some academic background in natural sciences.

The majority of English-taught courses are master’s courses, but some departments do offer bachelor level courses in English as well. 3rd- and 4th-year bachelor students, who meet the requirements are allowed to register for master's courses. The Faculty of Science offers only very few English-taught courses in sports science/physical education.

  • If you are coming to the  UCPH Faculty of Science (Mathematics, Computer Science, Chemistry & Physics) on an Erasmus agreement between your home university and the Faculty of Science directly, then you are required to take a minimum of 22.5 ECTS at the Faculty of Science per semester.
  • If you are coming to the UCPH Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences (Pharmacy), you are free to select courses both from that faculty and the others at UCPH. 

Open Elective Courses

Every semester, the University of Copenhagen offers a range of popular courses that are open to all international students, regardless of their field of study. Many of the courses focus on issues relating to Danish culture, history, and society, while others can be of general interest to students.

There are no admission requirements for these courses, although there can be limited places.

Courses from the Faculty of Science:

Courses from the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences: 

Housing assistance

General information

Practical matters and living costs

Practical Matters

Living costs 

The following are rough estimates of what it costs for a single person to live in Copenhagen:

Housing, including utilities: typically 4,000–10,000 DKK/month
Food and daily expenses: 2,000–3,000 DKK/month
Books and other study materials: 1,500–2,000 DKK/semester
Local public transportation: 380–1,000 DKK/month if you travel every day*
Leisure activities: 2,000 DKK/month

*To save money, we recommend that you consider buying a used bicycle, which you can get for around 800-1,500 DKK.

Tipping is only customary in Denmark when service has been particularly good. Taxi fares and restaurant bills include service charges and therefore you are not expected to add extra to that.

Credits and grading

General information

University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg Campus, Faculty of Natural Sciences. 

Photo: Jakob Dall 

Contact information

International office Faculty of Science

  • E-mail:
  • Telephone: on Mondays we can be reached by telephone for short questions between 13:30 - 15:00 on the number: +31 641553879 (except for July and August)
  • Appointment (teams or live) through the widget below. Make sure you choose between 15 and 30 minutes and On campus or Online. We ask you to add a short description of the subject you want to discuss.