When and how to apply
Get a general view of important deadlines and the application process when you want to apply for admission to a bachelor's degree programmes at the University of Copenhagen.
All applicants with foreign or international examinations (regardless of nationality) must submit their application before 15 March for enrolment 1 September. This means that by 12 midday CET on 15 March, you must have finished uploading the online application form along with all necessary documentation. The University does not assess applications received after this deadline. Hence, you have to start filling in the application form and uploading all your documents in due time before the deadline.
You can apply for admission to the University of Copenhagen’s bachelor’s degree programmes via optagelse.dk. The information on optagelse.dk regarding the University of Copenhagen is in Danish only, as all our bachelor's degree programmes are taught in Danish.
Even though the deadline for all applicants with foreign or international examinations is 15 March, the application period is 1 February to 5 July. That way, you can start applying well in advance. After the deadline (15 March) it is possible to upload all admission requirements – including the Danish language test – before the closing date for registration: 5 July. This also applies to students taking the International Baccalaureate and General Certificate of Education / A-levels.
The enclosed documents must be official; signed and stamped by the issuing school or institution. If the documents are not in one of the major European languages or in Norwegian or Swedish, they must be accompanied, not substituted, by officially translated and certified copies. Please see the checklist for documentation.
If you do not have a Danish civil registration number (CPR-nummer), you have to follow particular guidelines on optagelse.dk; print the signature page, scan it and send it by e-mail to optagelse.dk before 12 midday CET on 15 March. Find more information on the University's Danish website or on optagelse.dk.
Some certificates or diplomas are not issued before the closing date for registration, 5 July. Do you expect to complete your admission qualification before 5 July, but receive your certificate or diploma after this date? In that case, you must submit, together with your application form, a letter from the school confirming that they will examine you before 5 July. This letter must also include information about the subjects and level of subjects you follow.
In this case, your school has to send the final certificate or diploma to the admissions office immediately after it has been issued. For obvious reasons, applicants will not be informed whether or not they have been offered admission until they have submitted their official examination results.
You will receive a notification of admission on 28 July. The notification will be visible on the self-service MitKU. Please note that all communication with the University takes place on MitKU.
For more information on admission to Danish higher education, please see the website of The Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.
Enrolment to all bachelor’s degree programmes at the University of Copenhagen takes place once a year, on 1 September. There will be an introduction week in August where you meet your fellow student.
The only exception to this rule is the bachelor’s degree programme in Economics where students usually enroll twice a year, on 1 September and 1 February.