Get an introduction to the welcome programme for international students at Faculty of Science in this short video.
High quality education in English, a flexible study structure, excellent facilities, a truly international study environment, attractive and green campus areas and the opportunity to experience life in Copenhagen, the cool capital of Denmark. These are some of the qualities about studying at Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) at University of Copenhagen that our many international students value.
The University of Copenhagen has four campus areas in Copenhagen. The Environment and Development programme is primarily based at Frederiksberg Campus.
The Frederiksberg Campus hosts part of the Faculty of Science and the veterinary area of Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. It is located a few kilometres west of the city centre in beautiful green surroundings, and Frederiksberg is a popular residential area. The Gardens, which are part of the Frederiksberg Campus, are popular with both students and locals. In the summer months, you can drop by Café Væksthuset, which located in an old greenhouse, for a cup of freshly brewed coffee and a delicious sandwich.
At campus, you can join student clubs and societies of a more or less academic nature. Regardless of whether you are interested in choral singing, sports, the theatre or a special academic subject, there is a club for you.
Many exciting building activities are going on at the campus areas at the moment, including the construction of a new Natural History Museum and the Niels Bohr Building at North Campus. In general, North Campus, home to scientific, pharmaceutical and health science research and neighbour to the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Metropolitan University College and Fælledparken, is being developed into a coherent district, Copenhagen Science City, based on the concepts of science, health and interdisciplinarity.
International student environment
Roughly 9,500 students, including around 1,200 international students, are engaged in the Faculty's 25 BSc and 33 MSc programmes. An additional 1150 PhD students, many of whom are also from international backgrounds, round out the student population. The study and research environment at SCIENCE is, therefore, very international. This is particularly true for the MSc programme in Environment and Development, where your fellow students come from all over the world.
Throughout the year, various social activities are arranged for all SCIENCE students and for international students specifically. These activities include Introduction Days for new students, orientation programmes for international students, international dinners, courses, lectures, sports activities such as fun runs or bicycle races, and career workshops.
Students live in residence halls outside campus or share a flat in the Copenhagen area. It is easy to go to or move between the different campus areas. The relatively small size of Copenhagen makes it easy to get around, even by bike.
The safe atmosphere, the well-developed infrastructure, the low level of pollution and the many cultural events all contribute to making Copenhagen one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Housing Foundation Copenhagen is an independent entity which assists international students and researchers at University of Copenhagen in finding accommodation.
You may also choose to find housing on you own. In that case, you may wish to make use of some our tips on how to get started.