Student Life


LibraryThe Department of Communication Library
The department library houses the collections for Film and Media Studies, Philosophy, Education and Rhetoric. It is open 24 hours (access requires a valid student ID) and has free wireless internet access.

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.

Campus Cafés and BarsThe Meeting Point

Mødestedet ("The Meeting Point")
The main café/bar on South Campus often has live music, sells sandwiches, beer, soft drinks, tea and coffee, and has both a pool and a football table.

The Mentor Programme

A group of Danish students, the so-called mentors, are here to help you get a good and easy start at the Faculty of Humanities. Each international student is encouraged to join the student-run Mentor programme QA-programme. The programme offers a variety of different social, cultural and academic activities and provides international students with personal mentor groups which will assist you in getting settled both socially and practically.

We strongly encourage all our international students to sign up for the QA-programme.

Your mentor will contact you by e-mail prior to your arrival in Denmark. Make sure that the e-mail address used in your application is valid and that you check it regularly prior to leaving your home country.

If you are interested, your mentor will pick you up at the airport or at the bus/train station when you arrive and make arrangements for you to meet with your landlord. This, however, does not apply to students at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication.


Join the network of international students and their mentors at the Faculty of Humanities at Facebook. Join the group "Faculty of Humanities International".

Sports Facilities

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

Read more about student associations and clubs.

Finding Housing

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