Admission Process for Exchange Students
Before you Apply
For you to get the most out of your studies at the University of Copenhagen, we recommend that you have completed at least two years of full-time studies at your home university. Contact the International Office at your home institution about going on exchange.
If you are selected and nominated by your home university to study at the University of Copenhagen, you will receive an invitation from us by e-mail with access to filling in our online application form. The invitation has detailed information on how to do so. Remember to check your spam folder, as the invitation e-mails sometimes get caught there.
As part of the application you are required to describe your proposed study programme at the University of Copenhagen, and your studies at your home university. You will also be asked to upload an official transcript of your studies at your home university.
If you are a non-native speaker of English you must upload proof of English proficiency if you wish to apply for English Studies, Education, Film & Media, Philosophy, Rhetoric, Geography/Geoinformatics and Geology/Geoscience.
This is essential in order to decide whether you are qualified for admission, and whether the University can offer you the appropriate courses.
If you wish our assistance in finding a place to stay in Copenhagen, to participate in a pre-semester Danish language course, or would like to have the help of a mentor, you must indicate this when you apply on-line.
Please make yourself familiar with our housing service.
1 May for a complete application September entry (autumn semester)
1 October for a complete application February entry (spring semester)
The processing of your application takes about two months. Applications are processed after the application deadline, and you may expect to hear about the outcome of your application in late June (Spring) and November (Autumn). You are able to check the status of your application online. Your application will be assessed by the different departments, in regards to your qualifications, the terms of the agreement, as well as the balance between incoming and outgoing students.
If your application is successful, you will receive the following from the International Office at the University of Copenhagen:
Email with official letter of admission including information regarding University of Copenhagen student ID-card and assignment of e-mail account
If you require a visa, we will send you a visa application form and a hard copy of your letter of admission for your visa application by ordinary mail to your home universities.
Extension of Admission
If you are admitted to the University of Copenhagen and decide that you would like to extend your stay, you may apply for an extension of your admission period.