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.
General information for international visiting students
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.
|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|
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.
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:
|Practical matters and 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
*To save money, we recommend that you consider buying a used bicycle, which you can get for around 800-1,500 DKK.
|Credits and grading|
University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg Campus, Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Photo: Jakob Dall
The International Officer at the Faculty of Science is Tessa Schutte.
Questions? Please make an (online) appointment here.