EU/EEA and Swiss guest students
To apply as an EU/EEA or Swiss guest student, you must fulfil the following requirements:
- You must be enrolled in a degree programme at a university outside of Denmark at the time of your stay.
- You must have a proof of English proficiency (see “Application materials”, below, for details).
Since the majority of subjects require applicants to have completed university studies, we strongly recommend you to have completed at least two years of full-time university studies by the beginning of your studies at UCPH. If you have not, the courses you will be able to take will be limited.
Note: If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen but not currently enrolled in a degree programme outside of Denmark, you can still apply for courses as an Open University student. If this is the case, please contact us.
The deadlines for complete applications are:
- 1 May for autumn semester (1 September – 31 January)
- 1 October for spring semester (1 February – 30 June)
Application results are typically sent to applicants 4–5 weeks after the application deadline.
IMPORTANT: Applications must be complete
All the required documents must be submitted on time with your application.
The verification and assessment of applications can take several weeks, so it is important that we receive all the required documents by the deadline.
All EU/EEA/Swiss applicants must submit the following documents with their application by the application deadline:
- Proof of enrolment at home university
An official letter from your home university no more than 6 months old confirming that you will be enrolled in a degree programme at your home university during the period of your stay at UCPH.
- Proof of citizenship
A copy of the photo page of your passport.
- Up-to-date transcript of all degree-level studies
An official copy of your academic records for all your degree-level studies (e.g., if you are a master’s student, this means both your bachelor and master studies), certified with a stamp and signature from your home university.
Documents must be in one of the following languages: English, Danish, Swedish, or Norwegian.
- Proof of English proficiency
Native English speakers and students enrolled on an English-taught bachelor or master programme in a country where English is an official language must submit a copy of their academic transcript (or, if necessary, upper secondary school diploma) as proof of English proficiency.
All other students must submit one of the following proofs of English proficiency (minimum score):
- TOEFL iBT (incl. "at home" version): 80
- TOEFL Computer-based: 213
- TOEFL Paper-based: 550
- IELTS (preferable IELTS Academic): 6.0
- Cambridge English C1 Advanced: minimum score B
- Cambridge English C2 Proficiency: minimum score C
IMPORTANT: We do not accept other forms of test, including institutional TOEFL tests (ITP). TOEFL and IELTS results must be valid, (i.e., taken within 2 years of the application deadline).
A number of subjects either have specific requirements (e.g., where students must have completed previous studies in the subject) or are not open to fee-paying guest students. In particular, the subjects Anthropology, Sociology, and Gender Studies are not open to guest students.
For a full list of requirements and restrictions, please see here:
Limited study places for fee-paying guest students
It is also important to note that fee-paying guest students are only able to register for courses where there are available study places. While most courses will have study places available, courses at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences can be fully booked.
Fee-paying guest students should note that they are not guaranteed places on courses until they have paid the tuition fee and subsequently registered with the local department/faculty.
As part of the application process, we verify the authenticity of application materials. Since this process can take several weeks, it is important that all application materials are submitted by the application deadline.
If we receive information on or suspect the falsification documents
If we receive information on or suspect that one or more of your application materials have been falsified, your application will be cancelled and we will pass all materials on to our legal department who will then take any further legal measures (e.g. reporting to the police).
EU/EEA and Swiss guest students are required to pay tuition fees for short-term, non-degree studies at UCPH. Please note that fees vary depending on the area of study. The tuition fee will be determined by the number of ECTS credits and the department selected.
You can read more on the faculties’ websites below:
To apply as a guest student, you must first send us your basic details so that we can register you in our online application system. To do this, please complete the following registration form:
When you have submitted the form, we will add you to our online application system and you will receive an e-mail inviting you to apply online. Remember to check your spam/junk mail folder, since our invitation e-mails are sometimes filtered there.
When you receive the e-mail inviting you to apply online, click on the link in the e-mail and log in to the online application form.
Please note the following when you complete your application:
- When selecting the fields of study you would like to apply for, remember to select subjects that you have already completed university courses in.
- We recommend that you choose no more than two subjects/fields in the online application.
- Please provide a description of your proposed study programme at UCPH, as well as a description of your previous academic studies. These are essential for the relevant departments to decide whether you are qualified and whether UCPH can offer you the appropriate courses.