Student life

Study environment

The structure of the programme with compulsory courses, group work during the first year, elective courses, internship or fieldwork ensures a lively study environment and close interaction with your fellow students.

For general information about student life and studying at the University, see Studying at the University of Copenhagen.

Living in Copenhagen

Check out what MSc student Gus thinks about living in Copenhagen.


Since it can be difficult to find accommodation in Copenhagen, foreign students are strongly advised to make arrangements concerning accommodation before leaving for Denmark.

The International Office at the University of Copenhagen has some very useful information on their website about finding your own accommodation in Copenhagen.

Information from the International Office is primarily intended for exchange students. However, as a full-degree student, you can also apply for student accommodation. An useful website:


Tuition at Danish educational institutions is free of charge for EU/EEA students. Support for students’ living costs is awarded by the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (Danish acronym: SU). If you are not a Danish citizen, you must meet certain conditions to apply.

Find out whether you are entitled to apply for SU at SU as a foreign citizen.

Danish Courses

Even if you take courses taught in English at UCPH, knowing some Danish – even just a few basic words – can be very useful. Attending a Danish language course is also a good way to learn more about Danish culture and to meet other international students.

The university offers a three-week pre-semester course in August and courses during the autumn and spring semesters with classes twice a week in late afternoon or early evening.

For more information, please visit: Danish language courses for international students at UCPH.

Students at campus. Photo: Jakob Dall