A Study Guild to University of Copenhagen- Denmark

Denmark, is one of the sought-after countries when it comes to affordable Tuition. The institutions of higher learning engage in innovative teaching methods. Despite Danish is the official language in the country, if you choose to study in English taught programs, do well by finding out from the school’s official website.

To study in one of the top ranked universities in Denmark, read here to know more about The University of Copenhagen.

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH), is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale. The university has four campuses located in and around Copenhagen, with the headquarters located in central Copenhagen. Most courses are taught in Danish; however, many courses are also offered in English and a few in German. The university has several thousands of foreign students, about half of whom come from Nordic countries.

The university is a member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), along with University of Cambridge, Yale University, The Australian National University, and UC Berkeley, amongst others.

The University of Copenhagen has a study structure split into three levels:

Three years of undergraduate studies lead to a bachelor’s degree, and an additional two years lead to a master’s degree. Only the structures of a few degrees differ from this model.

All master’s degrees obtained from the University of Copenhagen can be extended with three more years of postgraduate work leading to a Ph.D. degree.

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Admission requirements

For Bachelor’s degree programme, you need to fulfil or expect to fulfil the following admission requirements before 5 July:

  • General admission requirement incl. a grade point average equivalent to the Danish 6.0*
  • Specific admission requirements
  • Danish language qualifications- The University of Copenhagen offers bachelor’s degree programmes taught only in Danish. This is why all applicants with foreign and international examinations need to fulfil Danish language qualifications, which means have academic language skills in Danish.

Tuition and Fee:

Tuition fees are in the range of EUR 1,000 to 17,000 per academic year, depending on the programme.

The average tuition fees for University of Copenhagen is  between 9,000 and 15,000 EUR/year.

Please note: Fees are paid either annually or biannually depending on the programme. Along with an offer of admission, students will receive information on how and when to pay tuition, as well as term of payment. For September admission, the first rate is due in April-May.

Living Expenses:

Living in Copenhagen is estimated at EUR 1,280-1,800 per month.

Books and other study materials costs around  35 EUR/month

Health care insurance cost around 26 EUR/month

Students Housing

  • Students living alone – 450 EUR/month
  • Students living with partner/children – 500 EUR/month
  • Student halls of residence (kollegier) – 250-300 EUR/month