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
Check out what our former student Gus thinks about living in Copenhagen
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.
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
Global Development is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences which is located at the old Municipal Hospital at City Campus.
The students say:
Rosa Snyder, Germany:
"I really enjoy the opportunity to adopt different analytical perspectives. In every class I learn about the various analytical lenses one can adopt to approach the topics in Global Development"
Fatima Tambajang, Denmark and Gambia:
"For me it is great that during our final year, we have the opportunity to tailor our studies to our specific interest through doing elective courses, an internship or an exchange abroad"
Mathias Bruhn Lohmann, Denmark:
"The academic level is high and challenging. The international student group and the motivated teachers constitute an inspiring and motivating study environment"
Yigit Mahmutoglu, Turkey:
"I am very happy about the attractions that Copenhagen city has to offer, how friendly and nice Danes are and also about the friendships that I developed so far"
Ran Zhao, China:
"I get to work with outstanding young people from very diverse academic and cultural backgrounds. We have know-hows in different disciplines and we are often inspired by each other when trying to solve problems together"