Students with Disabilities – University of Copenhagen

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Guest and Exchange Students with Special Needs

Accessibility – Assistance for physically handicapped students

If your mobility is limited by a disability and you have questions concerning the physical accessibility at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and your specific department or faculty, please contact Special Educational Support unit at

Special Dispensation

If you suffer from a documented disability that prevents you, for example, from taking exams on equal terms with other students or completing your studies within the prescribed time period, you are able to apply for dispensation for:

  • special conditions during your exams
  • exemption from academic progress requirements
  • exemption from maximum study period requirements

Applications for dispensation must be submitted to the board of studies in the faculty or department you study in at UCPH. Before submitting your application, we suggest that you get in touch with the contact person at your faculty in order to receive advice on your options as well as the application process – for example, not all study programmes require that you apply for dispensation in order to receive extra time for your exam.

Note! Please be aware that extension of your study period is not guaranteed.

Advice and assistance outside the university

At UCPH we will do all we can to help and assist you, but there are some issues for which we cannot provide solutions at this time. If you are in need of a helper/assistant the University can help connect you with a relevant entity. However, the University cannot cover the costs of the support. As a general rule prepayment is required.

If you are a current or future guest or exchange student at UCPH or a partner institution looking for further information on the support available or the cost of support, please contact Please state the type of disability in question and what type of support you are looking for.


UCPH Housing Foundation offers special attention to people with disabilities. Students with special needs applying for housing through the UCPH Housing Foundation will be asked to provide details in regards to disability in the online booking system and to provide documentation. For further information please contact UCHP Housing Foundation: