Student Life

Transnational Environment

MACA offers a transnational study environment situated at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and Lund University, Sweden. MACA is the first master programme to take full advantage of the emerging transnational Øresund Region.

MACA students will benefit from course work at both universities and experience two very attractive environments; Cosmopolitan Copenhagen and the historical university town of Lund.


Saxo Library

There are nine departmental libraries on South Campus. The Saxo library holds the collections and academic litterature for Prehistoric Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History, Applied Cultural Analysis and Advanced Migration Studies. You can find information about the all the departmental libraries and the opening hours here.

The Royal Library on South Campus

The campus branch of the Royal Library houses an extensive collection on the humanities,
has free wireless internet access, and contains 400 workspaces for students to study.

The Royal Library

The main branch of the Royal library is a popular and centrally-located harbourfront place
for students to study. It has free wireless internet and numerous workspaces for study, and
also houses art and photo exhibitions. Visit the Royal Library website.

Etnologisk Fagråd (SCEMA)

Etnologisk Fagråd – In English known under the abbreviation SCEMA. SCEMA stands for: The Student Council of European Ethnology, Master of Applied Cultural Analysis and Advanced Migration Studies. SCEMA helps create an academic environment grounded in a community of science and fellowship, which establishes a room for discussion and fellowship among classes. The student council is a volunteer association that arranges social and academic events and functions as the link between students and the management, administration, and teachers of SAXO.

Student Life on Campus

South Campus at University of Copenhagen offers several cosy meeting points for students. Students at the faculty use the cafés during their breaks to meet up with fellow students or even lecturers. In the evenings the Faculty is often used for cultural events and café nights.

The Meeting Point ("Café Mødestedet")
This café offers coffee, hot chocolate, cold beer, light lunches and a variety of confectionery. The café stocks various games and has its own pool table.

Departmental cafés
Each department at the Faculty of Humanities has a student café, run by student volunteers from the department. The cafés offer a cosy environment where you can meet fellow students, read newspapers, play board games and buy cheap coffee and snacks. Student groups arrange study circles with representations from authors, artists and intellectuals and mutual discussions of relevant academic subjects. Furthermore the student cafés arrange Friday café nights often with different themes. There are often international student cafés during the semester where you'll get the opportunity to meet other international students and their mentors. We definitely recommend you to experience the atmosphere of the student cafés as the social life of many Danish student revolves around these cafés.

Student parties
Most of the departments at the faculty have a party committee which arrange parties and other social events. Your student identity card gives you access to all student parties at the faculty - also at other departments than the one you are enrolled at. Usually it is possible to bring a guest under the condition that you have obtained a guest ticket from the organizers of the party. Faculty parties are announced through posters on campus.

Sports and student associations and clubs

There is a wide range of associations and clubs at University of Copenhagen. The associations and clubs can be found within all levels of University of Copenhagen. Please visit Studenterhuset's list of more than 100 different associations and

To find more local associations on department or programme level, please refer to your department, posters on campus, social media and your fellow students. 

The students' sports association is KSI (University of Copenhagen student sports association). Signing up normally takes place in August, although it is possible to join at later dates if slots are free on the teams. KSI offers a wide range of different disciplines both on the southern campus and on other locations around Copenhagen. To find information about programmes, prices and contact please visit the KSI website.

Finding Housing

If you are looking for a place to live you can visit University of Copenhagen general information about finding housing.