The University of Copenhagen was founded in 1479 and is located in the capital of Denmark. Today they have a student body of 39,000 including 3,600 international students studying for a full degree. They welcome around 2,000 exchange and guest students annually.
The University of Copenhagen offers quality research-based education.
The University of Copenhagen has six faculties offering individual bachelor’s and master’s level courses taught in English as well as full degree programmes. The degree programmes taught in English are at master’s level.
Students enroll directly in courses at the University of Copenhagen. It is recommended that students take at least one course focusing on Danish language or Danish society and culture.
As most BC students choose courses taught in English, classmates include significant numbers of visiting students, primarily European.
Please find the University of Copenhagen fact sheet here.
University of Copenhagen
Fiolstraede 24, I
PO Box 1143
DK 1010 Kobenhavn K
Tel: +45 35 32 3907
Fax: +45 35 32 3900
Academics & Support
The academic system at Copenhagen is different than what students find at Boston College. Students will take a total of 30 ECTS credits. Courses or modules are less structured than courses at Boston College. Students are expected to do much more independent reading and grades will be based on a limited number of assignments. It is likely that ones grade will be based on one final exam or paper. The fall semester extends into January for European students, since BC students must be back in Boston for the beginning of the spring semester they must make arrangements with their professors for alternative exams prior to leaving Copenhagen. More information about the unique study structure can be found here.
Course information for Copenhagen is available here
- Fall Term: Starts in early September and ends in mid-December.
- Spring Term: Starts in early February and ends in late June.
Housing costs are paid directly by students to the residence in Copenhagen. Most students are placed in rooms in privately managed apartments with other KU and international students. Dormitory placements in Copenhagen are also possible, although these dorms are not university-owned.
Exchange students are not offered meal plans but are welcome to use KU’s cafeteria facilities on a cash-basis. Most students will have access to a kitchen. Grocery stores are located throughout the city for your convenience.
For more information about accommodations, please visit the exchange student section of the KU here.
The university has a wide-range of social clubs open to all exchange participants and students are strongly encouraged to join those that interest them. Students will have access to the Student House, which hosts a number of activities and facilities including quiz-night, live music and the International Cafe. The house is also home to many of the student clubs. Students with an interest in sports should consider joining the University’s Sports Association.
More information regarding clubs can be found here
The easiest way to get from Copenhagen International Airport to your housing is to take the train into Copenhagen Central Station (Hovedbanegarden). From the Central Station, students will need to choose the bus or taxi to continue to your residence. Copenhagen will provide additional details regarding arrival.
Getting around Copenhagen is here: buses
, and trains
According to Danish law, US Citizens need to obtain a residence permit as a student in order to stay in Denmark. Students are responsible for obtaining their residence permit and can read more about the process here.
Please note there are only a number of consulates in the US that process the residence permit. The closest one to Boston, for example, is in New York and should be calculated in your plans to study abroad in Denmark.