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When and how to apply

Enrolment to all bachelor’s programmes at the University of Copenhagen takes place once a year – on 1 September. The only exception to this rule is the bachelor’s degree programme in Economics where students are usually enrolled twice a year – on 1 September and 1 February.

Application deadline

All applicants with foreign or international examinations (regardless of nationality) must submit their application before 15 March for enrolment 1 September. Please note that the online application form with all the necessary documentation must be completed and submitted by 12 midday CET on 15 March. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. This means you should start on filling the application form and completing upload of all your documents in time before the deadline.

Application form

You apply for admission to the University of Copenhagen’s bachelor’s degree programmes via optagelse.dk. The application period runs from 1 February to 5 July. Please note that 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.

Please note that the deadline for all applicants with foreign or international examinations is 15 March and that all admission requirements including the required Danish language test must be fulfilled before the closing date for registration: 5 July in order to be considered for admission. 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 our checklist for documentation.

If you do not have a Danish civil registration number (CPR-nummer), you have to follow special guidelines on optagelse.dk. You need to print the signature page, scan it and send it by e-mail to optagelse.dk before 12 midday CET on 15 March. You can find more information about it on our Danish website or on optagelse.dk.

Late diplomas

Some certificates or diplomas are not issued before the closing date for registration: 5 July. Applicants expecting to complete their admission qualification before the closing date but who will not receive their certificate or diploma until after this date must submit, together with their application form, a letter from the school confirming that they will be sitting for the examination before 5 July. This letter must also include information about the subjects and level of subjects to be taken.

In this case, the final certificate or diploma must be sent 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.

When will you know if you are admitted?

You will receive a notification of admission on 26 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.