University Of Copenhagen Admission for International Students

The University Of Copenhagen is a research institution ‘driven by intellectual creativity and critical thinking’ with facilities like a state of the Art Library that encourages students in looking for a good course, manage references and assist with Thesis.  Established in the year 1479 by King Christian of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest University in Northern Europe.  With such an age, the University offers higher education services to about 1000 students in its faculties;

  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Theology
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Arts
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Music

Having almost 40,000 students and over 9,500 employees which half are researchers, the University provide education teaching in 36 departments and more than 200 research centers across the four campuses. As a public University in Denmark, the University has campuses in the Capital region namely;

North campus – Faculty of Health dominate this campus as well as the faculty of Science and Medicine.

City campus: – Home of the students in the faculty of Social Sciences and Centre administration.

South campus – The faculty of Humanities, Law and Theology occupy this campus.

Frederiksberg campus – Home of the students in the faculty of sciences and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

The University also house sport facilities that accommodates sports like;

Kayaking, Hiking, Mountain biking, Gymnastics, Swimming ( indoor and Outdoor),Badminton, basket, yoga, handballs, Football, beach volley, tennis, parkour and paddleboard.

Governed by a board of eleven members, there is no faculty senate and appointments of rectors, deans or departmental heads. Six members are recruited from outside the University, two members are appointed by the University students. The board appoints the rector and protector.

International students at the University of Copenhagen

The university offers over series of resources and support services plus counseling services for International students to help them during their stay in the country. The University has a range of social workers, medical consultants and psychologists to help students navigate their way. They also a provide support like a student run shop, sports centre, Morning café and classes that run weekly. There are also mentorship programs like Anthropology, Law, Health, Medical Sciences, and Theology. Places like the students’ house where the locals and the international students meet to bond and create relationships, promoting their school-social life.

In order to make the students feel comfortable, the University has made Wifi accessible to the students, give them access to on-campus faculties and introduce quiet places to relax and unwind, hanging out if they so wish.

Degree Level

Bachelor,  Masters and Phd.

Application dates;

1 September for Masters in Spring 2023 for non-EU students.

15 October for Masters in Spring 2023 for EU students.



There is free tuition for students from certain countries. All students from the European Union area are free of tuition payments while students from outside the EU are required to pay tuition fees at Danish Universities.

Available Courses in the University of Copenhagen

For the purpose of research and development of skills and talents, the University has made provision for the studies to support the academics;

Masters degree

  • Biochemistry, Animal Science, Agriculture, Biology, African Studies, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Climate Change, Computer Science, Economics, Environment and Development, Food Innovation and Health, Food Science and Technology, Geography, Global Health, Human Biology, Mathematics, Mathematics Economics, Medical Chemistry, Nano Science, Nature management, physics, Religious Roots of Europe, Statistics, Urban Studies, Water and Environment, Molecular Biomedicine. Geography and Geo informatics, Bio informatics, Anthropology, Advances Migration studies, applied Cultural analysis, IT and Cognition, Actuarial Mathematics, water and Environment, Sustainable tropical Forestry, Human Nutrition, Neuro science, and Pharmaceutical Science.

Bachelor’s degree

  • Pharmacy, English, Philosophy, Anthropology, Audiology education, Biochemistry, Biology, Data Science, Physics, Geology, History, Chemistry, latin,Communications, Mathematics, Economics, Medicine, Nano Science, Psychology, Religious Knowledge, Sociology, Statistics, Theology, Theatre Arts, and Information Technology.

Distant learning

For students who do not have the liberty to travel and study in Copenhagen, here is a list of some distance learning courses;

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Applied Sciences and Professions
  • Arts, design and Architecture
  • Business and Management
  • Computer Science and IT
  • Education and Training
  • Engineering and technology
  • Environmental Studies and earth studies sciences
  • Hospitality, leisure and sports
  • Humanities
  • Journalism and Media
  • Law
  • Medicine and Health
  • Natural Sciences and mathematics
  • Social Sciences

Online Courses

The University coordinates short courses for students who cannot afford to travel, these course are few;

  • Environmental Management in Europe
  • Shelter and settlements in Disasters
  • Advanced Methods for the Analysis of Protein Disease Mechanisms
  • Bacterial Bio films and their role in chronic infections
  • Shelter and settlements in Disasters
  • Environmental Management in Europe
  • Numerical methods in Physics
  • Intermediary Aspects of Healthy ageing
  • Democracy, Democratization and civil societies in comparative perspective
  • Diagnosis of Diseases of Agriculture and Horticultural Plants


  • Law
  • Copenhagen Bioscience
  • Agriculture and forestry
  • Applied sciences and professions
  • Arts, design and Architecture
  • Business management

Tuition fee for International students

For European Union students or students from that region, after applying, the fees are sent via message providing information on the cost, the mode of payments and completion of the process depending on the program chosen by the applicant.


Words to describe studying in the city of Copenhagen are; Fun, exhilarating and insightful. With eco-friendly environment, free WIFI, student assist and local explore, here are a few benefits to studying in the University of Copenhagen;

  • The cultural diversity that allows exposure and interaction
  • Access to the new Nordic Cuisine with its traditional foods in over 60 stalls
  • Magical Harbor baths in Copenhagen Urban swimming bath. Being the hottest spot in town, students get to unwind and have fun while studying far from home.
  • Cleanliness in the city gives a refreshing hit to the students, enabling them to study at the park or anywhere comfortable.
  • It’s cultural activity that opens opportunities for students to travel on short tours, get familiar with the environment, the music, night life, beautiful gardens and famous historical venues for sight-see.

How to Apply

To apply for a Masters degree for any of the course, one has to check the requirements for the choice of study. But the general requirements are;

  • Bachelor’s degree that is related to the course
  • Language requirements
  • Documentation;
  • A record of degree
  • Passport Photograph
  • CV
  • A letter of Recommendation
  • A registration fee

To apply for a Bachelors degree Programmes, the applicants should be informed that all programmes in this category are taught in Danish and therefore requires knowledge of language skills or Danish documentation .Here are its requirements;

  • Fulfill the language requirement
  • Pass the Quota1 or 2 exam to qualify
  • Have a Danish Language Qualification
  • Upper secondary school education or high school diploma

After applying, the School receives your application and assess whether your exam qualifies you for admissions or not and if your choice of course is equivalent to Danish upper secondary school exam before the applicants are checked for admission.

Applicants from Non-EU countries are required to take the Quota 2 exam in order to be eligible for a Bachelor’s degree Programme While applicants from EU countries are advised to apply and take the Quota 1 and 2 exams. Admission into the University of Copenhagen is quite competitive as they only accept about 40 to 50n percent of the students who apply. Due to this fact, the Standards of the University’s qualification increases every year.

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