Student Life - MSc in Climate Change – University of Copenhagen

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Student Life

The Climate Change programme will be ‘anchored’ at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources Management (DGNRM) at North Campus. DGNRM is part of Faculty of Science (SCIENCE)

The study environment at DGNRM is excellent, both with respect to facilities, the academic environment and social aspects.  Since many of the courses will be taught at other university departments, you will have a chance to experience other, and widely different, research and teaching environments, from the new Niels Bohr Institute (geophysics) to Anthropology and Political Science, all within a 10-minute bike-ride from DGNRM.

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.

Throughout the year, various social activities are arranged for all SCIENCE students and for international students specifically. These activities include Introduction Days for new students, orientation programmes for international students, international dinners, courses, lectures, sports activities such as fun runs or bicycle races, and career workshops.

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.

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