University of Southern Denmark, Odense campus

Odense, Denmark
The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is a modern institution offering education and research at the highest level. Every day more than 1,400 researchers and 24,000 students build on the University’s reputation as a centre of academic excellence. Each year more than 1,500 international students choose to study at the University, which has more than 500 exchange agreements with partner institutions across the world.


Having developed international programmes for over thirty years, the University enjoys a vibrant, multicultural environment and a worldwide network of businesses, institutions and researches. Teaching staff have extensive research expertise, ensuring students receive an education of the highest quality.

With international degree programmes across five faculties, the University of Southern Denmark offers many study possibilities. Bachelor programmes involve three years of undergraduate study, while master programme involve two years of graduate study. If you want to study abroad for just a part of your degree, you can become an exchange or guest student for a semester or an academic year. Exchange and guest students can choose courses from all international degree programmes and additional English-taught courses.

You have high-tech facilities and the Universitys international network of businesses, institutions and researchers at your disposal. Whether you want to gain work experience or conduct research, the University can help you get in touch with the right people.

Course workload is measured according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which ensures your education is more easily recognised across Europe. One semester equals 30 ECTS credits. Master courses often count as 10-15 ECTS credits, i.e. a third to a half of one semester.

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Southern Denmark, Odense campus!

Student Life

At the multi-campus university you choose which location suits you best. The largest campus is located in Odense, birthplace of world-renowned story-teller Hans Christian Andersen. The remaining four campuses with international students lie in Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg and Slagelse.

Make New Friends. Each year an increasing number of international students choose the University, so you will be part of a growing and active community. E-learning and state-of-the-art laboratories offer you a vibrant learning environment where innovation and tradition go hand in hand. Researchers and students work directly with industry and business thanks to the Universitys extensive regional, national and international network. The University has several centres of excellence, chosen for pioneering research on a national and international platform.

By getting involved in the University of Southern Denmarks many extracurricular activities, you will enrich your experience abroad, settle in quickly and make friendships that last a lifetime.

Ask our international students: 87 per cent desribed their entire stay as very good or good. 87 per cent described the University as internationally orientated. 78 per cent described the study environment as good or very good.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.