EU/EEA guest students – University of Copenhagen

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Guest students from the European Union/EEA

What is a Guest Student

If your home institution does not have a formal exchange agreement with the University of Copenhagen, you can apply for admission as a fee-paying guest student. Guest students are permitted to participate in courses and examinations. However, they are not allowed to complete a degree at the University of Copenhagen, nor can they convert their guest student status to that of a degree-seeking student.

Guest student status is for international students who wish to spend one or two semesters abroad at UCPH as a part of their Bachelor or Master degree at their home university. People with a permanent residence permit in Denmark should apply through the Open University at the relevant faculty or department at the University of Copenhagen.

Academic Background

To apply as a guest student, you must have completed at least two years of full-time studies at the beginning of your studies at UCPH. Your academic background will be assessed by the department(s) at which you wish to study, and they determine if you are qualified for acceptance.

You should be particularly aware of the following:

  • International Education & Grants initiates the application procedure, but the departments/faculties finalise it.
  • In the online application, you should select subjects within which you have already completed university courses.
  • Do not select more than two subjects in the online application.
  • Enrolment and invoicing take place close to semester start. This procedure is handled by the relevant departments or faculties. You will therefore receive separate invoices from each department or faculty.
  • The departments or faculties will supply you with a confirmation of enrolment, log-in for the intranet system, e-mail account and information on how to apply for an ID card.

Tuition fee

Guest students from the European Union/EEA countries are required to pay tuition fees for short-term, non-degree studies at the University of Copenhagen. Please note that fees vary depending on the area of study. The tuition fee will be determined by the number of ECTS-points and the department selected.

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Theology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Please note that due to cut-backs, the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Sociology do not accept applications from fee-paying guest students.

How to Begin your Application for Admission

If you are a Law student you must apply directly to the Faculty of Law - not through the procedure described below. Please be referred to

To gain access to apply for admission, you must send a number of documents in pdf format by e-mail to Please remember to keep copies of the documents for upload in the online application.

Required documents:

  • Proof of citizenship: A copy of the vital pages of passport or permanent residence permit.
  • Transcript of your academic records from your home university, certified with stamp and signature by your home university.
  • If possible, a letter of recommendation from your home university, for example from your teacher, professor, or supervisor.
  • If you are a Non-native speaker of English, you are also required to provide proof of your English language proficiency. You must send a copy of the official score report. Required minimum scores:
    • Toefl Internet-based: 80
    • Toefl Computer-based: 213
    • Toefl Paper-based: 550
    • IELTS (preferable IELTS Academic): 6.0
    • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): B
    • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): C

          Please note that we do not accept institutional TOEFL tests (ITP).

Online Application

When we have received and approved the documents above, International Education & Grants will send you an e-mail with a link to our online application form. Remember to check your spam folder as the invitation e-mails sometimes get caught there. When you are invited to apply online for admission, you will be asked to give a description of the proposed study programme at the University of Copenhagen, as well as a description of your previous academic studies. These are essential for the relevant board of study to decide whether you are qualified and whether the University can offer you the appropriate courses. Your online application must be submitted electronicallly before the deadline.

Application Deadlines

Applications may be submitted throughout the year. However, closing dates for applications are:

1 May for entry in September (autumn semester)

1 October for entry in February (spring semester)

Please note that the processing time can be up to three months.