Student Associations and Clubs
During the semester ESN-Copenhagen arranges events for international students as well as local students at The University of Copenhagen. The aim is to create a forum where international students can get to know Danish culture and meet local as well as other international students.
The International Student Society of Copenhagen (ISSC)
ISSC is a non-profit organization of students whose overall aim is to promote cultural exchange among university students in Copenhagen. The association was created to respond to the need of students who are going to spend a considerable time in Copenhagen to meet each other tearing down the “barriers” of faculties and universities. Activities: experiments of theatre lab, movie nights, opera club, jam sessions, amateur sport championships, trips, cooking challenges, cultural events-debate-meetings, journals and obviously parties. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University Sports Association
If you are interested in doing sports while you are studying at the University of Copenhagen, we encourage you to make use of the University's Sports Association (Universitetets Studenter-Gymnastik/USG). It is cheap compared to joining other clubs and it is a good way to socialise with Danish and other international students in an informal way. Download or view folder.
Discount on Fitness
Students at the University of Copenhagen can obtain a discount on gym-membership. Further information is available here. You will be asked to log on to KUnet to access the information.
The Student House
Købmagergade 52 (map)
DK-1150 Copenhagen K
Tel: +45 35 32 38 60 (Café)
The Student House (Studenterhuset) is located in the centre of Copenhagen, and functions as a natural place for students from different faculties to meet, study and have a good time.
Activities and Membership
During the week the Student House puts on a range of activities such as debates, quiz-night, gay-day, live music and an International Café (see below). Furthermore, the house is home to a number of activity groups with interests such as poetry reading, music, environmental issues, photography and dancing. As a student enrolled in the University of Copenhagen, you are automatically a member of the Student House, allowing you among other things to join the activity groups and obtain various discounts on drinks, photocopies, etc.
Every Wednesday night during the semester is International Café night in the Student House (Studenterhuset). 300-400 Danish and international students meet to have a drink and debate and joke in numerous languages. The atmosphere is friendly and open which has made the International Café an important meeting place for all international students.
Become Part of the Crew
If you are keen to help behind the bar, the Student House is often looking for volunteers. The work is unpaid, but it is a great way to meet new people and become part of the active crew that makes the house a lively and popular place for all students.
If you want to experience Danish student-life, the "Fredags-bar" is a must. They take place at departments or faculties at the university on Friday afternoons. Be aware that some have "Torsdags-bar" (Thursday afternoon) instead.
SymfUni is a student orchestra at the University of Copenhagen. It was established by a group of students gathering around a shared interest: music!
The orchestra is open for everyone looking for a way to play classical music together with fellow students and at the same time create friendships across the faculties of the university. SymfUni also provides a good opportunity for all international students to bring along their classical instrument and meet students from various faculties.
Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays between 7 and 9.15 pm in building 12 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, "CSS". Contact us at email@example.com or show up on a Wednesday evening! Website: www.symfuni.dk