Student Life

Study Environment

The structure of the programme with compulsory courses during the first year, group work and a three-week field course abroad ensures a lively study environment and close interaction with your fellow students.

For general information about student life and studying at UCPH, see Studying at the University of Copenhagen.

Living in Copenhagen

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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 Faculty of Social Sciences is unfortunately unable to assist international full-degree students in finding accommodation.

The International Office at UCPH 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 are also able to apply for student accommodation. Some useful websites:


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.

Danish Courses

Even if you take courses taught in English at UCPH, knowing some Danish – even just a few basic words – can be very useful. Attending a Danish language course is also a good way to learn more about Danish culture and to meet other international students.

The university offers a three-week pre-semester course in August and courses during the autumn and spring semesters with classes twice a week in late afternoon or early evening.

For more information, please visit: Danish language courses for international students at UCPH