From application to study start for citizens of a country outside of the EU, EEA or Switzerland

Our timeline shows the application procedure from preparing your application to starting your studies. Check the application portal and your email regularly. Please keep in mind:

  • Once you have submitted your application, we will contact you through the application portal.
  • If you miss important information from us, it can have implications for your admission.
  • We will notify you when there is new information in the application portal. The notification is sent to the email you used when creating your application. Remember to check your spam filter too. 

Make sure you have access to the email you are registered within the application portal through the entire admission process:

  • If you have registered as a self-registered user notifications will be sent to the email, you used when registering.
  • If you used WAYF notifications will be sent to your Danish university email.
  • If you used MitID notifications will be sent to the email you have registered in MitID.

    Prepare and submit your application

    15 November - 15 January

    Prepare and submit your application in the application portal.

    Check our user guide on how to use the application portal


    Application deadline

    15 January

    This is your application deadline. We do not accept applications after this deadline.


    Anything missing?

    November - February

    We assess whether your application is complete by looking at the documents you have uploaded. To the best of our knowledge, we will let you know if anything is missing. We will send you a message in the application portal.

    Your deadline for uploading any missing documents is 1 week from the time we contact you. Your application may be rejected if you do not submit all required documentation, so make sure to check the portal regularly.


    Academic assessment

    1 February - Mid-March

    We assess whether you fulfil the admission requirements.


    Offer of admission

    March - May

    If you fulfil the admission requirements and there are places available in the MSc programme, we will send you an offer of admission. You will receive only 1 offer of admission. It will be for the MSc programme that is the highest of your priorities where we are able to offer you admission.

    If you do not fulfil the admission requirements, we will also let you know through the portal. 

    You need to actively accept the offer of admission within 5 days of receiving the message in the application portal. If you do not accept the offer before the deadline, you will lose your place in the MSc programme as we will offer the place to another applicant.

    We highly recommend that you check your status of your application regularly in the application portal to not miss any important information.

    Your admission offer is conditional and will include a list of conditions you must meet in order to obtain full admission, e.g., certified documentation for completed bachelor’s degree. We will inform you of the deadlines and how to meet the conditions in the offer of admission.

    If you have been selected for one of our few available scholarships, we will notify you in the offer of admission. All non-EU applicants will be considered for the scholarships based on their GPA, and you cannot apply for the scholarship separately.


    Pay your tuition fee

    15 April

    Your deadline for paying the 1st semester tuition fee is 15 April.

    Once you have accepted the offer of admission, we will send you information on how to pay the tuition fee for the 1st semester. If we do not receive your payment your admission will be cancelled.


    Letter of admission

    Late April - September

    We will send you a letter of admission when you have paid your tuition fee/been granted a scholarship and you have fulfilled all other conditions of your admission.

    You can read all conditions in your offer of admission.


    Activate your UCPH username

    May - June

    You will receive your UCPH username in an email (the one that you are registered within the application portal) with instructions on how to activate it. Do this as soon as possible. With your username, you can log into KUnet, the UCPH intranet.

    If you have previously been admitted to UCPH, (e.g., as an exchange student), a new UCPH username will not be sent to you. You will keep your old one.

    You can find help on the KUnet login page if you are unsure about your username or password.


    Apply for visa

    Mid-May - September

    We will initiate the online visa application (ST1) on your behalf once you have fulfilled all conditions for your admission to the MSc programme. We will send you the login details for the online application and instructions on how to fill out your part to your KUmail.

    The processing time of the visa applications may be up to 2 months. Therefore, the sooner you fulfil all conditions, the sooner we can initiate your visa application. We will start initiating visa application for fully admitted students from mid-May.   


    Take part in your online study start

    Mid-May - September

    To make sure you are off to a great start, we have prepared an online study start for you introducing you to your MSc programme and student life at UCPH. Take time to explore our website thoroughly and make it your first priority to find out what courses to register for in your 1st semester. We will send a welcome letter to your email with a link to your online study start.


    Register for courses

    Mid-May - 1 June

    You must register for all courses in your 1st semester (block 1 and 2) by using the self service system on KUnet (requires login). It is very important you register for courses during this period, or you may end up not being able to take any of the courses you are planning to take in your first semester. Registration is compulsory for all types of courses (even those that are compulsory in your programme). If you are enrolled after 1 June, you will receive information directly on how to register for courses. 


    Apply for housing

    Late June

    As an international student, you will receive an invitation to the database of the Housing Foundation Copenhagen where you can apply for housing in Copenhagen. You are automatically on the list, and therefore you do not need to contact us to let us know you wish to receive the invitation.

    We regrettably cannot guarantee housing for all students and do not have contact information on other eventual housing offices, so you may also want to start looking into alternative housing options around this time.


    Arrival in Copenhagen

    Late August

    If possible, we recommend arriving in Copenhagen a few days early but make sure your visa is in order and you have a place to stay before booking your plane tickets. If you are not able to make it by then, make sure you are here before your first day of classes at the latest.


    Welcome days

    26 August - 30 August

    Participate in our welcome days to get to know your MSc programme, your new place of study, your fellow students and UCPH. During this time, you will also be able to register with the authorities, get your student ID and deal with other administrative matters. We will send you an email with more information about welcome days and how to take part in your online study start.


    First day of classes

    2 September

    First day of classes on your new MSc programme.


    Study Start Test

    9 September

    The Study Start Test is a mandatory questionnaire about how you have experienced your study start – academically and socially. You will get a link for your Study Start Test in your KUmail.


    Deadline for handing in proof of your degree

    20 September

    You must hand in certified documentation that you have completed your bachelor's degree, no later than 20 September. If you fail to hand in your documentation by this date, your admission will be cancelled.

    See how you can document your completed degree under "official diploma"

    Please note that we will not initiate your online visa application until we have received certified documentation that you have completed your bachelor’s degree.