Bachelor's degree from Denmark – University of Copenhagen

Bachelor's degree from Denmark

As a citizen in EU (including Denmark), EEA or Switzerland, you can apply for admission based on a relevant Danish bachelor’s degree or another relevant degree at the same educational level.

  • Some bachelor’s degrees have already been assessed to meet the academic admission requirements. See the list of bachelor’s degrees that automatically fulfil the academic admission requirements.
  • If your degree does not fulfill the academic admission requirements automatically, the Admissions Committee will evaluate your application and assess if your degree can meet the academic admission requirements based on its academic content.

You can only get an answer to whether or not your degree meets the academic admission requirements by applying for admission to the MSc Programme. Solely the Admissions Committee can evaluate whether you are qualified or not. They do this once they have received your application.

Legal right of admisson

Information about the application process for applicants with a bachelor’s degree with legal right of admission (‘retskravsbachelor’) from UCPH is available in Danish only.

Please read more on studier.ku.dk (Danish)

Application fee

The admission process is free of charge for citizens of the EU (including Denmark), EEA or Switzerland.

Tuition fees

As a citizens of the EU (including Denmark), EEA or Switzerland, you do not have to pay tuition fees.

When to apply

Entry 1 September
  • The Application Portal opens: 1 January
  • Application deadline: 1 March, 23:59:59 CET

How to apply

Know the admission and language requirements

It is your bachelor’s degree and its academic contents, which determine whether you meet the academic admission requirements. Please note that the MSc programme is in English. Therefore, there is specific language requirement for the study programme.

Collect documentation for your application

When you apply for admission, you need to create an application in the Application Portal and upload relevant documentation. This is the only way you can apply for admission.

Documentation for your application

See the list of documentation you need to upload when you apply for admission.

Get your documentation via data exchange

If you are a student at UCPH, AU, AAU, SDU, ITU or CBS, we recommend that you import the documentation of your bachelor’s degree automatically using the data exchange function. You simply ask the system to import your educational data from your university.

Apply for admission in the Application Portal

You can submit 3 applications for UCPH

Please note that you may submit a maximum of 3 applications to UCPH study programs with the same study start.

Follow your application

Once you have applied for admission, you will find application updates and received messages from the University. When you receive a message in the Application Portal, you will receive an email at the mail address you have registered with your application.

Tips for the Application Portal

  • Use Firefox or Goggle Chrome as your browser when creating and submitting you application.
  • Check the user guide for the application portal when you fill out your application.
  • Read the FAQ where you can find answers to the most common questions concerning the Application Portal.
  • Contact the Student Advisory Service if you cannot find the answers, you are looking for in the FAQ.
  • Contact the MSc Admissions Team at the Faculty of Social Sciences if you have technical problems.

Technical challenges

If you are having trouble logging into the Application Portal or encounter other technical difficulties when applying, please contact the Faculty of Social Sciences by e-mailing admissions@samf.ku.dk. The e-mail should include a description of the problem in question as well as one or more screen dumps that illustrate the problem in question.

Program errors on your own computer and technical difficulties in general, including troubles with logging in, that result in the fact that you are unable to submit your application before the deadline for applications, are not considered to be valid reasons for not applying before the deadline for application. Only the fact that the Application Portal itself fails will be considered as a valid reason for not applying before the deadline for applications. In such cases, make a screen dump which indicates the date and time of your attempt to submit your application as well as the error message displayed and e-mail this to admissions@samf.ku.dk.

The Application Portal is a nationwide online application system, which is used by most of the universities in Denmark. You should therefore expect that the server is very busy on a regular basis - especially close to the deadline for applications. If many applicants are attempting to log into the Application Portal simultaneously, you may experience login issues and other problems when attempting to submit your application etc. If this result in the fact that you are unable to submit your application before the deadline for applications, your application are not considered, as this is not considered to be a valid reason for not applying before the deadline for applications.

Therefore, we recommend that you apply as soon as possible after that the Application Portal has been opened.

Check your application result

You will receive your application result via the Application Portal no later than 10 June. The result may come earlier, so it is important that you keep an eye out for messages.

If the Faculty requests additional documentation or you are offered admission, you will be given 5 days to respond. If you fail to respond before the deadline given to you, your application is rejected.

Accept your offer of admission

If you have received an offer of admission, you need to accept the offer. If you do not accept the offer before the deadline, which will be five days from the day that you receive the offer, you will lose your place on the MSc programme. Therefore, it is important to check the status of your application regularly at the Application Portal.

Check your email and the message tab in the Application Portal regularly

When you receive a message at the Application Portal, you will receive an email at the mail address you have registered with your application. Please be aware that emails from the Application Portal may end up in your spam filter. Therefore, the Faculty also advises you to regularly check your message tab in the Application Portal for messages - incl. any offer of admission.

Have you been offered admission?

Your start at the MSc programme

We look forward to meeting you and to welcoming you to the MSc programme.

Welcome days

The welcome programme of the MSc in Anthropology will take place in Week 35.

Check your email regularly

We will send you all information concerning your first days at UCPH to the email that you have registered in your application. Therefore, please check the email you have registered in your application regularly.

Upload documentation

Please remember that there might be documentation you need to upload before your study start.

Get help with course registration and tips for housing

The Student Advisory Service is ready to help you with your course registration and other academic matters.

The Faculty is unfortunately unable to provide its MSc students with any accommodation and/or rental support. You can, however, find information on how to find accommodation on the University’s welcome site for international students. Furthermore, the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation has made a number of recommendations on finding housing on your own available on their website.

Do you have a functional impairment?

If you have special needs due to a functional impairment (for example dyslexia or a physical or mental diagnose) then it is possible for you to get help and support during your study programme because of your condition. Among others, you can apply for special aids, IT equipment and support classes.

Contact the Student Advisory Service if you want to know more about your options and how to apply for what you need.