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 Student life at UCPH

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:

Another option is The Housing Foundation Copenhagen which is an independent organisation that assists international students coming to the University of Copenhagen in finding accommodation.

For more information about housing options, how to apply for housing, and practical information regarding your arrival, your stay, and also your departure, please visit Housing Foundation Copenhagen's website.

All questions about the Housing Foundation should be directed at


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.

Students at campus. Photo: Jakob Dall