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 August. 


  • Please note that you are exempted from paying tuition fees for full-time studies if you:

    • hold a permanent residence permit in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands).
    • hold a temporary residence permit “with a view to” or “with the possibility of” permanent residency in Denmark (including Greenland and the Faroe Islands) and your permit states: “mhp. varigt ophold” or “mmf. varigt ophold”.
    • are “permanently residing” in one of the other Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland), cf. Article 1 of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Order No 54 of 17 June 1999 between Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden regarding access to further education, provided you maintain your official residence in that country while enrolled at the University of Copenhagen. Before the commencement of each semester, applicants and students must provide documentation of the continued official residence in the other Nordic country e.g. by submitting documentation of their tax liability in that country.
    • hold a Danish residence permit on the grounds of family reunification, cf. section 9(1) or 9c(1) of the Danish Aliens Act.
    • have become an EU citizen or enjoy equality of treatment with an EU citizen pursuant to the Executive Order on Residence in Denmark for Aliens Falling within the Rules of the European Union (EU Residence Order).
    • hold a temporary residence permit cf. section 9b(1) of the Danish Aliens Act (foreigners with humanitarian protection status), cf. executive order of amendment no. 231 of 3 December 2019 on funding and auditing at the universities.
    • hold a dual citizenship (EU/EEA + non-EU/EEA) and decide to enter Denmark as an EU/EEA citizen.

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.