International Bachelor’s degree – University of Copenhagen

International Bachelor’s degree

As a citizens from a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you can apply for admission based on a relevant 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. This means that they automatically fulfill the academcic 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 requirement by applying for admission at the MSc Programme. Solely the Admissions Committee can evaluate whether you are qualified or not. They do this once they have received your application.

Application fee

Citizens from a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland must pay an application fee of DKK 750 (approx. EUR 100).

Tuition fees

Citizens from a country outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland must pay tuition fees. The fee is EUR 10,000.00 per academic year.

When to apply

Entry 1 September
  • The Application Portal opens: 15 November
  • Application deadline: 15 January, 23:59:59 CET

How to apply

Know the admission and language requirements

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

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

How to submit documentary proof of English proficiency

You must upload the documentation for English proficiency to your application yourself. We do not accept score reports received directly from test providers.

If you have completed your upper secondary education in either Sweden, Norway, Finland or Iceland, you must upload copy of your upper secondary school leaving certificate and indicate on the copy which courses that exempt you from the English language requirement.

If you have completed your upper secondary education in either Denmark, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the US, you must submit a copy of your upper secondary school leaving certificate.

If you either are completing or have completed your bachelor degree in Denmark or have studied and passed English-taught academic disciplines as a full-time student at university level in either Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, USA or the United Kingdom for two or more years, you must upload copies of transcript and diploma if available.

No test

If you have not passed an accepted English language test at the time of submitting your application and are offered admission, you must make sure to sit for a language test no later than 1 September/February in order to ensure that you are able to submit documentary proof to the Faculty no later than 20 September/February that you meet the English language requirement. If you do not submit documentary proof that you meet the English language requirement on 20 September/February at the latest, your enrolment will be terminated.

However, in the case of applicants from non-EU countries, the Faculty recommends that they sit for the language test as soon as possible after being offered admission and preferably sooner, as the Faculty is unable to initiate the application process for a residence permit until the student is granted unconditional admission.

Due to the strict Danish rules on residence permits, the Faculty is unable to initiate the application process for the residence permit until the student is granted unconditional admission.

Furthermore, the application process for a Danish residence permit is very lengthy and administratively heavy (two months). And only once the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration has received all necessary information from the University and the student, respectively, it will decide in the case.

No result

If you have already attended an accepted English language test at the time of submitting your application, but have yet to receive the results of your test at the time of submitting your application, you can submit the result when you receive it by e-mailing a copy of the score report to admissions@samf.ku.dk.

In the case of applicants from non-EU countries, the Faculty recommends that they sit for the language test as soon as possible after being admitted and preferably sooner, as the Faculty is unable to initiate the application process for a residence permit until the student is granted unconditional admission.

Due to the strict Danish rules on residence permits, the Faculty is unable to initiate the application process for the residence permit until the student is granted unconditional admission.

Furthermore, the application process for a Danish residence permit is very lengthy and administratively heavy (two months). And only once the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration has received all necessary information from the University and the student, respectively, it will decide in the case.

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 programmes 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 your 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.

Check your application result

You will receive your application result via the Application Portal no later than 1 May. 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 at your MSc programme 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.