Student Life

High quality education in English, a flexible study structure, excellent facilities, a truly international study environment, attractive and green campus areas and the opportunity to experience life in Copenhagen, the cool capital of Denmark. These are some of the qualities about studying at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) that our many international students value.

UCPH has four campus areas in Copenhagen. The Animal Science programme is primarily based at Frederiksberg Campus

The Frederiksberg Campus hosts part of the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) and the animal and veterinary science area of Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. It is located a few kilometres west of the city centre in beautiful green surroundings, and Frederiksberg is a popular residential area. The Gardens, which are part of the Frederiksberg Campus, are popular with both students and locals. In the summer months, you can drop by Café Væksthuset, which located in an old greenhouse, for a cup of freshly brewed coffee and a delicious sandwich.

At campus, you can join student clubs and societies of a more or less academic nature. Regardless of whether you are interested in choral singing, sports, the theatre or a special academic subject, there is a club for you.

Read more about the study life at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (external link).

Social activities in an international atmosphere
Throughout the year, various social activities are arranged for all students at the faculty and for international students specifically. These activities include Introduction Days for new students, orientation programmes for international students, international dinners, courses, lectures, sports activities such as fun runs or bicycle races, and career workshops.

Students live in residence halls outside campus or share a flat in the Copenhagen area. It is easy to go to or move between the different campus areas. The relatively small size of Copenhagen makes it easy to get around, even by bike.

Finding Housing

The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation (UCPH Housing Foundation) is an independent entity which assists international students and researchers in finding accommodation while in Copenhagen. 

You may also choose to find housing on you own. In that case, you may wish to make use of some our tips on how to get started.