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. 

Exemptions

Please note that you are exempted from paying tuition fee 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”

  • hold a permanent residence permit 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*

  • 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)

  • have been granted a temporary residence permit cf. section 7 and section 8 (1) or 8 (2) of the Danish Aliens Act

  • have been granted a temporary residence permit on the grounds of family reunification, cf. section 9 (1) or 9 c (1) of the Danish Aliens Act as a consequence of a familial relationship to a foreigner with a residence permit pursuant to section 7 or section 8 (1) or (2)**

  • have been granted a temporary residence permit cf. section 9 b (1) of the Danish Aliens Act

  • have been granted a residence permit pursuant to Section 9 m (previously 9 c) of the Danish Aliens Act as a consequence of your parents having been granted residence permits pursuant to Section 9 a of the Danish Aliens Act.

  • have a dual citizenship (EU/EEA + non EU/EEA) and decide to enter Denmark as an EU/EEA citizen (using both citizenships to enter Denmark is not possible).

If based on your residence permit, you are exempted from paying tuition fee, you are obligated to inform the Faculty of any and all changes in relation to your residence permit, e.g if your residence permit is revoked or become invalid, or you are awarded a different type of residence permit than the one based on which you have been exempted from paying tuition, by sending an email to fulldegree@hum.ku.dk. The Faculty will then consider a new whether or not you are able to be exempted from having to pay tuition for the remainder of your studies on the degree programme. 

If your residence permit exempts you from having to pay application and tuition fees, you must document this by submitting a copy of your residence permit as well as a copy of your residence card when you apply for admission.

*NOTE: the country, which issued your permanent residence permit, may revoke your permit if you leave the country to live somewhere else. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of your relocation to Denmark. If your permanent residence permit is revoked you will have to pay tuition fees like all other non-EU/EEA citizens.

**NOTE: The status as 'accompanying spouse' is not the same as family reunification. An applicant with the status 'accompanying spouse' must pay application fee as well as tuition fee.

Applicants with a temporary work permit in Denmark (e.g. Green Card) have to pay the tuition fee.

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.