If you are a citizen from outside EU/EEA or Switzerland, as of October 2017 you are required to pay an application fee of DKK 750 (app. EUR 100), when applying for one or more master’s degree programmes in the same application round. You will only have to pay the application fee once each application round regardless of whether you choose to apply for one, two or the maximum of three Master's degree programmes per application round.
Terms of payment
- Payment can only be made in DKK and only through the webshop.
- You need to pay the application fee before you send your application(s) to the University.
- You have to upload your receipt of payment along with each of your applications for admission.
- If you do not receive your receipt for payment of the application fee, you can still apply for admission. In that case, you upload a document explaining the issue under the application fee question, and complete and submit your application. Subsequently, you must email the Faculty at which you apply for admission and inform them of the missing receipt.
- If you are exempt from paying the application fee (see below), you have to upload documentation and an explanation along with each of your applications for admission.
- Your application(s) will only be processed if the total amount is paid and your receipt (or documentation and explanation for right to exemption) is uploaded.
For contact information of the respective faculties, see ‘Contact’ on the website of the degree programme at www.studies.ku.dk/masters.
Exemptions from payment of application fee
Please note that you are exempted from paying the application fee if you:
- hold a Danish Bachelor’s degree or a Danish Professional Bachelor’s degree.
- 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 9C(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 9B(1) of the Danish Aliens Act.
- have been granted a residence permit pursuant to Section 9M (previously 9C) of the Danish Aliens Act as a consequence of your parents having been granted residence permits pursuant to Section 9A of the Danish Aliens Act.
- have been granted a residence permit under the Danish Act on Temporary Residence Permit for Persons who Have Assisted Danish Authorities, etc. in Afghanistan, cf. Danish Ministerial Order no. 1957 of 15 October 2021 as amended by Danish Ministerial Order no. 2141 of 24 November 2021.
- hold dual citizenship (EU/EEA + non-EU/EEA) and decide to enter Denmark as an EU/EEA citizen.
- only apply for an Erasmus Mundus programme.
- have been granted a residence permit under the Danish Act on Temporary Residence Permit for Displaced Persons from Ukraine; cf. Danish Act no. 324 of 16 March 2022.
Applicants with a temporary work permit in Denmark (e.g. Green Card) have to pay the application fee.
If you are unsure whether you must pay the application fee, please contact the master’s degree programme before the application deadline.
- If your application is successful, the application fee will be deducted from the first tuition fee payment that you make to the University of Copenhagen.
- If your application is successful and you are awarded a tuition fee waiver, a refund will not be given.
- If your application is unsuccessful, or if your application is successful but you choose not to accept the admission offer, a refund will not be given.
- A direct refund of the application fee is only possible if you have made one or more payments of the application fee without having submitted the relevant number of applications, or if you have paid the application fee even though you are exempt from it. Once you have submitted an application, you are liable for the application fee, even if you cancel the application. This means that if you pay the application fee, but change your mind about applying, you can only get a refund if you have not yet submitted the application. If you wish to request a refund, please contact the master's degree programme.