Tuition fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are required to pay tuition fees for the entire two-year master’s programme.

The tuition fee for the two-year master’s programme is DKK 188,000. Tuition is paid in four instalments and levied prior to commencement of each semester.

Payment deadlines

The payment deadlines are:

  • 1st semester: 1 April
  • 2nd semester: 15 January
  • 3rd semester: 15 August
  • 4th semester: 15 January

Please note that the 1st semester tuition fees are not refundable after 1 June. 


  • Applicants holding a valid Danish permanent residence permit (permanent opholdstilladelse) or a temporary Danish residence permit with a view to permanent residency (mhp. varigt ophold) are exempt from paying tuition fees.
  • EU/EEA and Swiss citizens are exempt from paying tuition fees.

Scholarships and loans

The Danish Governmental Scholarship is the only Danish scholarship opportunity available to international master's degree students at the University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Humanities.

The Faculty of Humanities typically awards 1-3 scholarships per year. The scholarship consists of a full waiver of the tuition fees for the two-year master’s programme, in addition to a monthly stipend for 22 months. Applicants receive the scholarship decision along with the admission decision – typically by mid-March.

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants who have submitted a complete application are automatically assessed for the Danish Governmental Scholarship. Applicants are not required to submit a separate scholarship application.

The scholarship is awarded for overall outstanding academic performance. Please note that applicants who fulfill the English language requirement by the application deadline (15 January) are typically prioritized higher for the scholarship than applicants who do not submit documentation of their English language proficiency by the application deadline.

For general information about scholarships and other funding options, please refer to Scholarships and loans.