Student Life - MSc in Bioinformatics – University of Copenhagen

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Student Life

High quality education in English, a flexible study structure, excellent facilities, a truly international study environment, attractive and green campus areas and the opportunity to experience life in Copenhagen, the cool capital of Denmark. These are some of the qualities about studying at Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen that our many international students value.

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) has  four campus areas in Copenhagen. The Bioinformatics programme is primarily based at North Campus.

The University’s North Campus, home to scientific, pharmaceutical and health science research and neighbour to the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Metropolitan University College and Fælledparken is centrally located.

Many exciting building activities are going on at the campus areas at the moment, including the construction of a Copenhagen Plant Science Centre building at Frederiksberg Campus and a new Natural History Museum and the Niels Bohr Building at North Campus. In general, North Campus, home to scientific, pharmaceutical and health science research and neighbour to the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Metropolitan University College and Fælledparken, is being developed into a coherent district, Copenhagen Science City,  based on the concepts of science, health and interdisciplinarity.

International student environment

Roughly 9,500 students, including around 1,200 international students, are engaged in the Faculty's 21 BSc and 35 MSc programmes. An additional 1150 PhD students, many of whom are also from international backgrounds, round out the student population. The study and research environment at SCIENCE is, therefore, very international.

Students live in residence halls outside campus or share a flat in the Copenhagen area. It is easy to go to or move between the different campus areas. The relatively small size of Copenhagen makes it easy to get around, even by bike.

The safe atmosphere, the well-developed infrastructure, the low level of pollution and the many cultural events all contribute to making Copenhagen one of the most liveable cities in the world.

General information about student life and studying at UCPH

Finding Housing

The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation (UCPH Housing Foundation) is an independent entity which assists international students and researchers in finding accommodation while in Copenhagen.

Further information about the UCPH Housing Foundation

You may also choose to find housing on you own. In that case, you may wish to make use of some our tips on how to get started.

UCPH general information about finding housing