Student Life

Student life at city campus, UCPH

Studying Economics is not only about sitting nose deep in your books. There are many social events and other facilities that give you a chance of being a part of the study environment.

“Cafélitten” is the place where you can play PS4 or table football and discuss the unfair amount of homework with other students of Economics. Find “Real l’Hôpital” on Facebook to play football with fellow students; go grab a beer at “Kommunen” and stay all night for the Friday party, which is alternately hosted by one of the six departments on Campus.

There are study trips twice a year; one in Europe and another one outside of Europe, and moreover, there is an annual skiing trip to France during the winter.

These social events are just a handful of the many things that you can spend your spare time on.

If you want to improve the academic level and general state of the Department of Economics, you can become a member of the student organization called “Politrådet”.


Since it can be difficult to find accommodation in Copenhagen, foreign students are strongly advised to make arrangements concerning accommodation before leaving for Denmark.

The International Office at the University of Copenhagen has some very useful information on their website about finding your own accommodation in Copenhagen.

Information from the International Office is primarily intended for exchange students. However, as a full-degree student, you can also apply for student accommodation. An useful website:

Another option is The Housing Foundation Copenhagen which is an independent organisation that assists international students coming to the University of Copenhagen in finding accommodation.

For more information about housing options, how to apply for housing, and practical information regarding your arrival, your stay, and also your departure, please visit Housing Foundation Copenhagen's website.

All questions about the Housing Foundation should be directed at


Tuition at Danish educational institutions is free of charge for EU/EEA students. Support for students’ living costs is awarded by the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (Danish acronym: SU). If you are not a Danish citizen, you must meet certain conditions to apply.

Find out whether you are entitled to apply for SU at SU as a foreign citizen.

Student testimonials

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