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 Student life at UCPH.

Living in Copenhagen

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As an international full-degree student at UCPH, you are offered housing via Housing Foundation Copenhagen when admitted to an MSc degree programme at UCPH. Once you have accepted your offer of admission, your name will be added to the UCPH list of students requiring housing.

The procedure is as follows:  UCPH will send a list of new international students to Housing Foundation Copenhagen at the start of June (September intake) / November (February intake). This list will continue to be updated as more international students are admitted to our degree programmes.

Housing Foundation Copenhagen will most likely send the first students an invitation to book a room at the end of June/November and continue to send invitations on a running basis as new students are added to the list.

It is not possible to book a room through Housing Foundation Copenhagen until you receive an invitation from them. We recommend that you access their booking site immediately upon receipt of the invitation.

Before applying for housing through Housing Foundation Copenhagen, it is important that you read their booking manual. We also recommend that you scrutinize housing options, the system of fixed periods and the fee system on the website of Housing Foundation Copenhagen well in advance of getting the invitation. For more information, go to the website of Housing Foundation Copenhagen.

Please be aware of the very strict cancellation policy of Housing Foundation Copenhagen. Please also note that housing in Copenhagen is very expensive. 

All questions about Housing Foundation Copenhagen should be directed at

Finding housing on your own

While the majority of our international students book housing through Housing Foundation Copenhagen, it is possible for you to find housing on your own. For more information on how to do this, please see the information on our website:

If you decide to look for housing on your own, please be careful. When searching for housing on the private market, be aware of potential scams and exercise caution. Below you find some general points of which you should be aware in order to avoid housing scams when searching for housing on your own.

  • If an offer is too good to be true - it probably is. Beware of landlords offering accommodation in great locations at a lower price than comparable housing.
  • Check the address of the accommodation offered to you. Some landlords offer housing at false addresses. Check for street number, floor, room number, etc. If in doubt, you can look up the address at
  • Be on the alert if the person is resident in a country other than Denmark. Look out for email addresses which originates from UK, Germany or any other country outside Denmark. This could indicate that the address given for the property in Denmark may not exist.
  • Be careful if the landlord is unwilling to show you the accommodation in person.
  • If the landlord resides outside of Denmark and wants you to transfer money to a foreign bank account, the chances of the offer being a scam is particularly high.
  • Be careful if a landlord pressures you into signing a contract or to transfer a large amount of money (deposit and rent paid in advance).
  • Never pay the deposit in cash. Instead make a bank transfer so the transaction can be traced.


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.