Frequently Asked Questions about the MSc in Human Biology
Find answers to frequently asked questions about the admission and application procedure for the MSc in Human Biology.
We do not have the resources to pre-approve of your academic qualifications. Please make a self-assessment by looking at the admission requirements and compare them to your curriculum. If you are in doubt, we recommend that you apply for admission, and let the Admissions Committee assess after the application deadline, if you meet the admission requirements.
Applicants have previously been admitted based on the following bachelor's degrees. Please note
- that you are not guaranteed admission even if your bachelor’s degree is on the list
- that you are welcome to apply for admission, if your bachelor’s degree is not on the list
After the application deadline, the Admissions Committee will assess if we can offer you admission to the programme.
- Anatomy and Cell Biology
- Applied Chemistry
- Applied Biology
- Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- Biological Sciences
- Biological Technology
- Biology (Cellular, Molecular and Genetic Biology)
- Biology and History
- Biomedical Engineering
- Biomedical Laboratory Science
- Biomedical Sciences
- Biomedical Sciences in Histocellular Pathology
- Biomedical Sciences (Physiology)
- Biotechnology (Biomaterials for the Health)
- Biotechnology (Biopharmaceutics)
- Clinical Medicine
- Computer Science
- Dental medicine
- Engineering (Nanotechnology)
- Environmental Studies
- Exercise and Sport Sciences
- Exercise Science
- Food Science and Nutrition
- General Medicine
- Generics and Bioengineering
- Health Biology
- Human Biology
- Human Genetics
- Human Movement Science
- Human Science
- Laboratory Technology
- Life Science and Technology
- Medical Engineering
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Medicinal Biology and Molecular Biology
- Molecular and Cellular Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Medicine
- Natural Science
- Natural Sciences, Medicinal Biology and Molecular Biology
- Nutrition and Health
- Nutritional Science
- Physiology, Sports Science & Nutrition
- Public Health
- Sports Science
We typically receive approximately 120 applications for admission to this programme. The programme accepts a maximum of 40 students.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to give you any kind of indication of your chances of being accepted to the MSc in Human Biology.
Yes, you can still apply, if you are expected to have completed your bachelor’s degree before commencing the MSc at the end of August.
Please upload an official document from your home university that states when you are expected to graduate.
It is important that you account for the credits that do not yet figure on your transcript of records, so it is clear that you are in good standing and that your bachelor’s degree will be finished in time.
When you apply for admission to a master’s degree, you must upload several documents as part of your application.
In your application, it is important that you provide documentation on how you live up to the admission criteria. We need the full course outline for all of your courses that are relevant to the MSc programme you are applying for (including the readings, class hours, content and outcomes) to understand the nature of your bachelor’s degree.
You do not have to enclose descriptions of all the courses that you have completed in your bachelor’s programme.
ECTS is an abbreviation for European Credit Transfer System. It is credit system created to make studies and courses more transparent European-wide and to replace or complement the different local (national) standards within Europe.
The credit system is based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a course or programme. The ECTS system requires that every assignment states the estimated number of student work hours needed to fulfil this requirement.
Each year a limited number of scholarships will be available to applicants of non-EU/EEA countries at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
There is no separate application form for these scholarships, as all eligible non-EU/EEA citizen applicants are automatically considered as part of the academic assessment.
The scholarships are awarded to the academically most outstanding students, based on an overall evaluation of academic level and the relevancy of the BSc degree, as prescribed by the Danish Government.
The scholarships are awarded for the entire 2-year programme. A scholarship can consist of either a scholarship covering the tuition fee – or a scholarship covering tuition fee as well as a supplement to living expenses. Please note that the supplement to living expenses is subject to taxation.
Do I have to pay tax?
If you receive a scholarship to cover your living expenses while studying at the University of Copenhagen, you must pay tax.
Some nationalities are exempted from paying tax.
Find more information about tax exemptions (in Danish).
The administrative team screens all applications immediately up to and after the deadline. We contact applicants missing obligatory enclosures in their applications directly via the Application Portal, so that they may upload the document(s) right away. So make sure to check your email every day including your spam folder. If you do not hear from us, your application was complete.
All applicants will receive answers to their applications via the Application Portal.
- Non-EU/EEA applicants will receive answers ultimo March
- EU/EEA applicants will receive answers ultimo May
If you are conditionally admitted to the programme, it means that you have to provide further documentation, before we are able to issue a regular letter of admission. In the offer of conditional admission, it will be specified which documentation you must submit as well as a deadline. If you do not fulfil the conditions within the set deadline, the offer of admission will be cancelled.
As a non-EU citizen you need a student residence permit when studying in Denmark. The university will start the application form (ST1 form) and send part 2 to you to fill out, as soon as possible after you have paid the tuition fee in May.
When part 2 has been submitted, the application form will be registered with the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).
The processing of the case will only start when they have received the entire application (parts 1 and 2), including all relevant documentation. The application process for a residence permit usually takes 2-3 months.
If you are conditionally admitted to the programme we will start a conditional ST1. You will not get your student residence permit until you are fully admitted to the programme. We will send your final admission letter to SIRI and they will complete the form and complete the student residence permit.
If SIRI decides to reject your application, you will get a refund of your tuition fee.
If you are an EU citizen, you must apply for an EU Registration Certificate upon arrival in Denmark.
Certain residence permit will exempt you from payment of tuition fee.
The application portal is open for non-EU/EEA applicants from 15 November to 15 January. If you have doubts whether you hold a residence permit that exempts you from paying tuition fee, please apply by this deadline.