Student standing in front of Audiotorium. Photo: Jakob Dall

Student Life

As a student at the Department of Anthropology, you can participate in a great variety of student activities.

You can:

  • Become involved in student politics as a member of the student’s council. You can be a part of the party planning committee or volunteer at the student-run breakfast cafe.
  • Read books or watch movies of Anthropological relevance in the Anthropological book club and film club, respectively.
  • Contribute to the student magazine as a writer or illustrator, or play music, act, build props or sew costumes in the annual AnthroShow.
  • Get involved in the Ethnographic Exploratory (EE), where a group of students and teachers collaborate in making extracurricular and experimental projects

There are also several events for International students each semester. The events are arranged at different levels – some are for International students at the Department of Anthropology, some are for International students at the Faculty of Social Science and some are for all International students at the University of Copenhagen.


Since it can be difficult to find accommodation in Copenhagen, foreign students are strongly advised to make arrangements concerning accommodation before leaving for Denmark.

The International Office at the University of Copenhagen has some very useful information on their website about finding your own accommodation in Copenhagen.

Information from the International Office is primarily intended for exchange students. However, as a full-degree student, you can also apply for student accommodation. An useful website:


Tuition at Danish educational institutions is free of charge for EU/EEA students. Support for students’ living costs is awarded by the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (Danish acronym: SU). If you are not a Danish citizen, you must meet certain conditions to apply.

Find out whether you are entitled to apply for SU at SU as a foreign citizen.

Danish Courses

Even if you take courses taught in English at UCPH, knowing some Danish – even just a few basic words – can be very useful. Attending a Danish language course is also a good way to learn more about Danish culture and to meet other international students.

The university offers a three-week pre-semester course in August and courses during the autumn and spring semesters with classes twice a week in late afternoon or early evening.

For more information, please visit: Danish language courses for international students at UCPH.