Exchange and guest students at UCPH
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Denmark, the University of Copenhagen campus is temporarily closed until 13 April. The period may be extended depending on developments.
Classes and physical activities are not taking place on campus. Instead, UCPH is seeking to support students in self-study and distance learning to continue their courses. Students must stay updated through the UCPH Corona site and through the online learning platform Absalon.
Exchange or guest students can follow UCPH courses through self-study and distance learning in the same way as other UCPH students.
Exchange and guest students who wish to leave Denmark can make travel arrangements to go home. They may be subject to quarantine upon arrival in their home country.
If you are travelling home, please send an e-mail to us at INTemail@example.com to let us know that you are leaving Denmark and whether you will continue to follow your UCPH courses when your return home.
Residence permit/visa situation for those leaving Denmark
Following consultation with the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), the following applies to non-EU/EEA/Swiss exchange/guest students with a residence permit:
You can leave Denmark and still maintain your residence permit if you:
- Keep your Danish address
- Do not de-register from the CPR register
- Continue to be study active (online learning and/or self-study)
If these apply, you can be outside of Denmark for up to 6 months and still return, as long as your residence permit has not expired. It is also important that you have your residence card especially if you are a citizen of a country with a visa requirement when you return to Denmark. If you have yet to receive your residence card, you must apply for a re-entry permit in order to be able to return to Denmark.
If you leave Denmark and do not continue your studies, you will need to apply for a new residence permit (ST1) if you will be studying at UCPH next semester.
Extending your residence permit/visa
If you return within the 6 months before your residence permit expires, you can apply for an extension (ST3) if you need to extend your stay. Note that you must apply before your residence permit expires.
Exchange and guest students can apply for 4 residence permits in a row.
If you are travelling to another Schengen country, please note that a resident permit only grants you the right to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
If you have any specific questions regarding your residence permit, please contact SIRI by telephone +45 72 14 20 02 – Line 2.
If you no longer have an address in Denmark and plan to return to Denmark
SIRI has created a Corona website, which they are updating continuously. Please be sure to check this website before proceeding.
Below we have listed some general guidelines that apply in normal circumstances.
If you are planning to return to Denmark but no longer have an address, then you have the following options for returning:
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens without a visa requirement
- If you are a citizen of a visa-free country (see SIRI’s list here), then under normal circumstances you will be able to enter Denmark for up to 90 days. However, please note that due to the current restrictions for travelling into Denmark, you should check with the Danish authorities for the most up-to-date advice regarding entry into Denmark.
- If your stay will be longer than 90 days, then you will need to apply for a new resident permit (ST1). Please contact us if this is the case at INTfirstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you with the process.
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens with a visa requirement
- If you are a citizen of a country with a visa requirement (see SIRI’s list here) and need stay in Denmark for less than 90 days, then you need to apply for a visa. However, please note that due to the current restrictions for travelling into Denmark, you should check with the Danish authorities for the most up-to-date advice regarding entry into Denmark.
- If your stay will be longer than 90 days then you need to apply for a new residence permit (ST1). If you wish to do this, please contact us at INTemail@example.com and we will help you with the process.
- As an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, you are under normal circumstances able to freely travel into Denmark. However, please note that due to the current restrictions for travelling into Denmark, you should check with the Danish authorities for the most up-to-date advice. If your stay is for longer than 90 days, you will need to register with the Danish authorities.
Questions or concerns
Please contact International Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.