COVID-19: Information for master students

Last updated: 12 August 2021

For the latest information on entering Denmark and COVID-19 rules, please see the Danish authorities' website.

The guidelines from the Danish authorities will continue to change. While this website is updated regularly, it is your own responsibility to get the latest information from the link above. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 12 August 2021

In the autumn, all campus areas are expected to be fully open again. Each of our six faculties and the different departments may have planned a blended learning approach, combining both online and in-person teaching for the autumn semester.

Please note that even though your study programme may include online teaching, it is not possible to take the entire semester as online distance education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: June 2021

Each faculty at UCPH has introduction activities planned for you. Information about this will either be sent to you directly or it will be available online on your faculty’s orientation pages for which you will find a link on https://orientation-programmes.ku.dk/ 

You will need to plan your travel dates accordingly.

Please direct any questions about this to your admissions unit, see Questions & Concerns below.

 

 

Last updated: June 2021

From 1 January 2021, all UK citizens students staying in Denmark for more than 90 days are required to have a valid visa/residence permit. Your admissions unit will send your residence permit application form (ST1) to your personal e-mail address, through the application system, or to your new UCPH e-mail If you cannot find the e-mail, please remember to check your junk/spam mail folder. Please check your UCPH e-mail account regularly.

For more information about the requirements for entering Denmark, UK citizens should see the section below entitled: Requirements for entering Denmark: Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens (visa-free countries).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 12 August 2021

The Danish government uses a colour scheme (green, yellow, orange, and red) for the country or region you are travelling from. For more details about the rules and requirements for entering Denmark that apply to you, please visit the Danish authorities' website here:

https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark

This list of countries/regions is updated weekly, so remember to check before travelling to Denmark.

Requirements regarding test and isolation when entering Denmark

Read about what specific requirements that applies to you when you enter Denmark on the Danish authorities' COVID-19 website.

Arrivals Hotline of the Danish Police

We recommend that all incoming students contact the Arrivals Hotline to make sure that you can enter Denmark.

Telephone: +45 7020 6044

Hotline opening hours
Monday–Wednesday 08.00–16.00 (8 am–4 pm)
Thursday 08.00–15.00 (8 am–3 pm)
Friday 08.00–14.00 (8 am–2 pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 12 August 2021

The Danish government uses a colour scheme (green, yellow, orange, and red) for the country or region you are travelling from. For more details about the rules and requirements for entering Denmark that apply to you, please visit the Danish authorities' website here:

https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark

This list of countries/regions is updated weekly, so remember to check before travelling to Denmark.

Requirements regarding test and isolation when entering Denmark

Read about what specific requirements that applies to you when you enter Denmark on the Danish authorities' COVID-19 website.

Arrivals Hotline of the Danish Police

We recommend that all incoming students contact the Arrivals Hotline to make sure that you can enter Denmark.

Telephone: +45 7020 6044

Hotline opening hours
Monday–Wednesday 08.00–16.00 (8 am–4 pm)
Thursday 08.00–15.00 (8 am–3 pm)
Friday 08.00–14.00 (8 am–2 pm)

If you are travelling through another country

If you are travelling through another country before entering Denmark, please make sure to check whether that country has any additional requirements.

Residence permit (ST1)

All citizens of Non-EU/EEA countries are required to obtain a residence permit through the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration, i.e. the Danish immigration services (called SIRI for short).

Where do I get an ST1 form?

When you have paid your tuition fee and you are fully admitted to your degree programme, i.e. you have satisfied any and all conditions for your admission, your admissions unit will send your residence permit application form (ST1) to your personal e-mail address, through the application system, or to your new UCPH e-mail If you cannot find the e-mail, please remember to check your junk/spam mail folder. Please check your UCPH e-mail account regularly.

Check that the offices processing residence permits (ST1) in your country are open.

Due to the measures taken in response to COVID-19, the offices for processing residence permits are closed in many countries; however, for those with a worthy purpose for entering Denmark (being admitted as a student is considered a worthy purpose), it may still be possible to apply.

Since a valid residence permit is critical for entering Denmark, we strongly urge you to check that the offices for processing a residence permit application are open in your country and that they will be able to process your residence permit application in time for you to travel to Denmark. You can find an overview of the Danish missions that can process the application here: https://um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/where-to-apply/.

What if I am not able to submit my ST1 form?

If you are not able to submit your ST1 form and receive a valid resident permit, then it will unfortunately not be possible to travel to Denmark and start your semester. If this is the case, please contact the study programme at UCPH that you have been accepted on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 12 August 2021

The Danish government uses a colour scheme (green, yellow, orange, and red) for the country or region you are travelling from. For more details about the rules and requirements for entering Denmark that apply to you, please visit the Danish authorities' website here:

https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations/entry-into-denmark

This list of countries/regions is updated weekly, so remember to check before travelling to Denmark.

Requirements regarding test and isolation when entering Denmark

Read about what specific requirements that applies to you when you enter Denmark on the Danish authorities' COVID-19 website.

Arrivals Hotline of the Danish Police

We recommend that all incoming students contact the Arrivals Hotline to make sure that you can enter Denmark.

Telephone: +45 7020 6044

Hotline opening hours
Monday–Wednesday 08.00–16.00 (8 am–4 pm)
Thursday 08.00–15.00 (8 am–3 pm)
Friday 08.00–14.00 (8 am–2 pm)

If you are travelling through another country

If you are travelling through another country before entering Denmark, please make sure to check whether that country has any additional requirements.

Residence permit (ST1)

All citizens of non-EU/EEA countries are required to obtain a residence permit through the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration, i.e. the Danish immigration services (called SIRI for short).

If you are not able to obtain your visa before you arrive, you can still enter Denmark with a passport from a visa-free country. With your confirmation of enrolment (we will send this to you no later than 1 January), you will be able to prove that you are enrolled as a student at UCPH.

Once in Denmark, you must complete your ST1 application and have your biometrics taken at a local centre shortly after arrival.

Where do I get an ST1 form?

When you have paid your tuition fee and you are fully admitted to your degree programme, i.e. you have satisfied any and all conditions for your admission, your admissions unit will send your residence permit application form (ST1) to your personal e-mail address, through the application system, or to your new UCPH e-mail If you cannot find the e-mail, please remember to check your junk/spam mail folder. Please check your UCPH e-mail account regularly.

Check that the offices processing residence permits (ST1) in your country are open

Due to the measures taken in response to COVID-19, the offices for processing residence permits are closed in many countries; however, for those with a worthy purpose for entering Denmark (being admitted as a student is considered a worthy purpose), it may still be possible to apply.

We urge you to check that the offices for processing a residence permit application are open in your country and that they will be able to process your residence permit application in time for you to travel to Denmark. You can find an overview of the Danish missions that can process the application here: https://um.dk/en/travel-and-residence/where-to-apply/

What if I am not able to submit my ST1 form?

If you are not able to submit your ST1 form and receive a valid residence permit, it is still be possible for citizens from visa-free countries to enter Denmark and submit an application once you have arrived in Denmark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 12 August 2021

Depending on your country of residence and your vaccination status and/or recovery from COVID-19, you may be subject to quarantine rules.

Please, refer to the authorities on current rules since these are subject to frequent changes: https://en.coronasmitte.dk/ 

It is still important to follow the Danish Health Authority's guidelines (e.g., wash/sanitise your hands frequently; cough or sneeze into your sleeve, not your hands; keep your distance). See here for an overview of the Danish authorities' health guidelines.

 

 

 

Last updated: 12 August 2021

While the health guidelines in relation to COVID-19 measures have gradually been relaxed in Denmark over the summer, the situation continues to develop, and the Danish authorities are updating their guidelines regularly.

At the Danish authorities' website, you can find the latest information about the rules and guidelines for different situations, such as travelling on public transport, shopping, fitness centres and nightlife:

https://en.coronasmitte.dk/rules-and-regulations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 12 August 2021

It is free to take a PCR or quick test for COVID-19 in Denmark.

If you do NOT yet have a Danish health card/CPR number and no NemID

Please read the instructions on this page, if you do not have a CPR number and you need a COVID-19 test: https://www.ssi.dk/covidresults-guidance

If you have a Danish health card/CPR number and a NemID
  1. You can book a timeslot for a PCR COVID-19 test. Book a timeslot here.
  2. You can take a quick test without a reservation. Find nearest test center here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: June 2021

Below are links to the Danish authorities and important information about, for example, travelling to Denmark, health guidelines, etc. Please remember to check these regularly. 

The Danish Police: various rules for entering Denmark and an arrival hotline.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of DenmarkInformation on applying for a residence permit, visa-processing offices around the world, information on entering Denmark.

The Danish Health Authority: Information on the COVID-19 situation in Denmark and guidelines for how to stay safe. 

The Danish authorities joint website for COVID-19 information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: June 2021

If you have any questions or concerns about starting your studies in the autumn 2021 semester, please contact your admissions unit at the faculty of enrolment: