Tuition fee

Non-EU/EEA citizens are required to pay tuition fees for the entire two-year master’s programme.

The tuition fee for the two-year master’s programme is DKK 150,000. Tuition is paid in four instalments and levied prior to commencement of each semester.

Payment deadlines

Semester Deadline Price
1st semester 1 April (prior to the start of the programme) DKK 37.500
2nd semester 15 January DKK 37.500
3rd semester 15 August DKK 37.500
4th semester 15 January DKK 37.500

Please note that the 1st semester tuition fees are not refundable after 1 August. 

Terms of payment

The tuition fee instalment paid per semester corresponds to 30 ECTS credits.

It is not possible for full degree students to pay tuition fees in reduced instalments.

Tuition fees corresponding to 30 ECTS credits are paid in advance of each semester until the degree programme has been paid in full, regardless of delays relative to the prescribed standard period of study. All fee-paying students who are considered to be actively pursuing their studies by the Faculty must pay the semester tuition fee in full for four consecutive semesters, regardless of how many ECTS they are registered for in each respective semester.

Please note that the first semester tuition fee instalment is non-refundable after the 1st of August in the applicable application year.

How to pay your tuition fee

The Faculty of Humanities sends an invoice for the upcoming semester’s tuition fee instalment approximately one month prior to the payment deadline. Invoices are sent via e-mail and include both instructions on how to make the payment and the terms of payment.


Please note that you are exempted from paying tuition fee if you:

  • hold a permanent residence permit in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands)

  • hold a temporary residence permit “with a view to” or “with the possibility of” permanent residency in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands) and your permit states: “mhp. varigt ophold” or “mmf. varigt ophold”

  • hold a permanent residence permit in one of the other Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland), cf. Article 1 of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Order No 54 of 17 June 1999 between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden regarding access to further education, provided you maintain your official residence in that country while enrolled at the University of Copenhagen*

  • have become an EU citizen or enjoy equality of treatment with an EU citizen pursuant to the Executive Order on Residence in Denmark for Aliens Falling within the Rules of the European Union (EU Residence Order)

  • have been granted a temporary residence permit cf. section 7 and section 8 (1) or 8 (2) of the Danish Aliens Act

  • have been granted a temporary residence permit on the grounds of family reunification, cf. section 9 (1) or 9 c (1) of the Danish Aliens Act as a consequence of a familial relationship to a foreigner with a residence permit pursuant to section 7 or section 8 (1) or (2)**

  • have been granted a temporary residence permit cf. section 9 b (1) of the Danish Aliens Act

  • have been granted a residence permit pursuant to Section 9 m (previously 9 c) of the Danish Aliens Act as a consequence of your parents having been granted residence permits pursuant to Section 9 a of the Danish Aliens Act.

  • have a dual citizenship (EU/EEA + non EU/EEA) and decide to enter Denmark as an EU/EEA citizen (using both citizenships to enter Denmark is not possible).

  • have been granted a residence permit under the Danish Act on Temporary Residence Permit for Displaced Persons from Ukraine; cf. Danish Act no. 324 of 16 March 2022.

If you are exempted from paying tuition fees in connection with full time studies, you are obligated to inform the Faculty of any and all changes relating to your Danish residence permit, e.g., if your residence permit is renewed, revoked, determined invalid, or if you are granted a different type of residence permit than the one that initially exempted you from paying tuition fees. You are required to inform the Faculty in writing of any and all changes to your Danish residence permit by sending an e-mail to:

The Faculty will then conduct a new review of your residence permit documents and determine your fee-paying status for the remainder of your full degree studies. 

If your residence permit exempts you from having to pay application and tuition fees, you must document this by submitting a copy of your residence permit as well as a copy of your residence card when you apply for admission.

*NOTE: the country, which issued your permanent residence permit, may revoke your permit if you leave the country to live somewhere else. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of your relocation to Denmark. If your permanent residence permit is revoked you will have to pay tuition fees like all other non-EU/EEA citizens.

**NOTE: The status as 'accompanying spouse' is not the same as family reunification. An applicant with the status 'accompanying spouse' must pay application fee as well as tuition fee.

Applicants with a temporary work permit in Denmark (e.g. Green Card) have to pay the tuition fee.

Scholarships and loans

The Danish Governmental Scholarship is the only Danish scholarship opportunity available to international master's degree students at the University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Humanities.

The Faculty of Humanities typically awards 1-3 scholarships per year. The scholarship consists of a full waiver of the tuition fees for the two-year master’s programme, in addition to a monthly stipend for 22 months. Applicants receive the scholarship decision along with the admission decision – typically by mid-March.

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants who have submitted a complete application are automatically assessed for the Danish Governmental Scholarship. Applicants are not required to submit a separate scholarship application.

The scholarship is awarded for overall outstanding academic performance. Please note that applicants who fulfill the English language requirement by the application deadline (15 January) are typically prioritized higher for the scholarship than applicants who do not submit documentation of their English language proficiency by the application deadline.

For general information about scholarships and other funding options, please refer to Scholarships and loans.