From application to study start for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens

Here is our handy timeline showing the MSc programme application procedure from preparing your application to starting your studies. Two things especially to keep in mind during this process:

  • Once you have submitted your application, we will contact you using the application portal. When we send you new information, you will receive an e-mail notification saying there is a message waiting for you in the portal.
  • Make sure you have access to the e-mail address you are registered with in the application portal through the entire admission process. We would not want you to miss anything.

    Prepare and submit your application

    16 January - 1 March

    Prepare and submit your application in the application portal.

    Here is our user guide on how to use the application portal


    Application deadline

    1 March

    Your application deadline. We do not accept applications after this deadline.


    Anything missing

    16 January - 30 April

    We assess whether your application is complete by looking at the required documentation. If anything is missing, we will send you a message in the application portal and you will receive an e-mail notifying you that a message has arrived. Your deadline for uploading any missing documents is 1 week from the time we contact you. Make sure you check your e-mail every day. If you do not submit all required documentation, your application may be rejected.


    Academic assessment

    15 April - 15 May

    We assess whether you meet the academic admission requirements.


    Offer of admission

    Late April - 10 June

    If you meet the admission requirements and there's a place for you in the programme, we will send you an offer of admission in the application portal. Your offer will only be for the highest of your priorities on which we can offer you admission. If you are not qualified, we will also let you know during this period. If you are qualified but there is not room for you in the programme, we may put you on a waiting list. If you are put on the waiting list please refer to this timeline for the rest of the admission process.

    Your admission offer may be conditional and include a list of conditions you must meet prior to full admission, usually a language test and/or a certified diploma copy. We will list the deadline(s) and procedures for sending us documentation for meeting these conditions in the admission offer.

    You have 5 days from receiving our offer of admission to accepting the admission offer. You accept (or reject) the offer through the application portal. If we do not hear from you in time, we will offer your place to someone else. Once we have received your acceptance, we willsend you an official letter of conditional admission within a few days.


    Activate your UCPH user name

    May - June

    You will receive your UCPH user name in an email (the one you register in the application system) with instructions on how to activate it. Do this as soon as possible. With your user name, you can log into KUnet, the UCPH intranet. (If you have previously been admitted to UCPH, e.g. as an exchange student, you are not sent a KU user name: You will keep your old one. The KUnet login page has help options available if you are unsure about your user name or password.


    Apply for housing

    Late June

    All international students will receive an invitation to the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation housing database where you can apply for housing in Copenhagen. We are regrettably not able to guarantee housing for all students, so you may also want to start looking into alternative housing options around this time.


    Consult your study start website

    1 May - 1 September

    To make sure you are off to a great start, we have prepared a site for you introducing you to your MSc programme and student life at UCPH. Take time to explore this website thoroughly and make it your first priority to find out what courses to register for in your 1st semester. We will send you a link to your study start website in the application portal.


    Register for courses

    15 May - 1 June

    You must register for courses in your 1st semester (block 1 and 2). Registration takes place by using the self service system on KUnet (requires login). It is absolutely vital that you register for courses during this period, or you may end up without a place on the courses you are planning to take in your first semester. Registration is compulsory for all types of courses (even those that are compulsory in your programme). We will of course extend the deadline for students who are enrolled later than 1 June.


    Arrival in Copenhagen

    Late August

    If possible, we recommend that you arrive in Copenhagen a few days early, but make sure that you're ready to go before booking your plane tickets. If you're not able to make it by then, make sure you're here before your first day of classes at the latest.


    Introduction programme

    30 August - 3 September

    Participate in our introduction programme to get to know your MSc programme, your new place of study, your fellow students and UCPH. During this time, you will also be able to register with the authorities, get your student ID and deal with other administrative matters. More information about the programme will be available on your study start website.


    First day of classes

    6 September

    First day of classes on your new MSc programme.


    Study start test

    13 September

    You will get a link for your study start test at your KUmail.


    Deadline for handing in proof of your degree

    20 September

    By this date at the latest you must hand in documentation that you have completed your bachelor's degree. If you fail to hand in your documentation by this date, you will lose your place in the programme.