Get an introduction to the welcome programme for international students at Faculty of Science in this short video.

Student Life

High quality education in English, a flexible study structure, excellent facilities, a truly international study environment, attractive and green campus areas and the opportunity to experience life in Copenhagen, the cool capital of Denmark. These are some of the qualities about studying at Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) at University of Copenhagen that our many international students value.








The Physics programme takes place at the Niels Bohr Institute, where friendships evolve through both study and the numerous opportunities for students to engage in academic associations and social events.

A professional physics environment with easy access to researchers

The Niels Bohr Institute is characterised by a professional atmosphere with a diverse international research staff whose doors are (nearly) always open for student questions, suggestions or guidance.

As students, you will learn to work as physicists via instruction in experiments and both analytical and numerical problem solving, as well as in lectures. Introductory core coursework ensures that all physics students obtain a solid foundation in general physics areas including quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, classical mechanics, the theory of relativity and electromagnetism.

A lively environment for physics’ students

Campus life breeds close interaction among students, educators and researchers. The department’s spirit is influenced by many student-run activities, including the comedy revue, FysikRevyTM, student politics, via the study council, and the Science Playroom, known in Danish as “Den Naturvidenskabelige Legestue”.

Social activities range from a football team to the weekly Friday Bar. Find out more:

Teaching, laboratory exercises and seminars

The academic year is divided into four nine-week blocks. The MSc programme includes many small, highly specialised courses. The result is that you will often experience lectures, calculation exercises and possible lab or computer-based exercises among small groups of fellow students. This provides a great opportunity to become well acquainted with instructors.

Student involvement is an important part of instruction, and a tradition of lively discussion and cooperation is well established within the department. For instance, many physics courses incorporate colloquiums and seminars.




Finding Housing

Housing Foundation Copenhagen is an independent entity which assists international students and researchers at University of Copenhagen in finding accommodation.

You may also choose to find housing on you own. In that case, you may wish to make use of some our tips on how to get started.