Study structure

The study structure at the University of Copenhagen is divided into three levels and follows a 3+2+3 structure. Three years of undergraduate studies lead to a bachelor’s degree, and an additional two years lead to a master’s degree. Only the structures of a few degrees differ from this model. All master's degrees obtained from the University of Copenhagen can be extended with three more years of postgraduate work leading to a PhD degree.

















The dates below give an overall view of the academic calendar (autumn and spring semester) at UCPH. Please contact the individual departments to confirm their specific teaching schedules.

Autumn semester: 1 September 2021 – 31 January 2022
 (classes typically end in December)

Spring semester: 1 February 2022 – 30 June 2022
(classes typically end in May/early June)

  • Academic calendar of the Faculty of Science.
  • Academic calendar of 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: Please write to

Public holidays in study year 2021/2022

• Autumn holiday: Monday 18 October - Friday 22 October 2021 (week 42)

• Christmas break: 24 December 2021 - 7 February  2022 
• Easter Break: 14 April - 18 April 2022 (both days included)
• General Prayer Day: 13 May 2022
• Ascension Day: 26 May 2022
• Whit Monday: 6 June 2022
• Constitution Day: 5 June 2022