University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark
The learning environment is friendly and relaxed with students and teachers debating and exchanging their views in class. Students are expected to make active contributions in class to generate the most stimulating learning environments at the University and to prepare themselves for their future professional careers.



As a student at the University of Copenhagen you are enrolled in an academic institution which dates back to 1479 when the University was founded. Since then, it has developed into an internationally well-reputed institution which has fostered no less than 8 Nobel Prize winners in Physics and Medicine.


Education at the University of Copenhagen is designed to promote creativity, innovation, analytical and critical thinking. It combines traditional lectures and tutorials with teaching and assignments that will help you develop a critical approach, strong problem solving skills and collaborative skills. The learning environment is friendly and relaxed with students and teachers debating and exchanging their views in class. Students are expected to make active contributions in class to generate the most simulating learning environment at the University and to prepare themselves for their future professional careers.


As part of its endeavours to make the most of its academic diversity, and to provide input into public debate on important social issues, the University of Copenhagen has identified areas of research in which it is particularly strong. All of these areas address major challenges facing society today, e.g. health and the environment, and they call for solutions that involve collaboration between public authorities, business and industry and the University.


The University of Copenhagen is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary university, focusing on basic research and developing solutions to global challenges. UCPH offers cutting edge research in an international atmosphere. In 2013 Monocle Magazine heralded Copenhagen as ”the most liveable city in the world”.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (17)
Social Sciences (16)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (11)
Medicine & Health (7)
Agriculture & Forestry (6)
Computer Science & IT (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Business & Management (3)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Humanities (1)
Law (1)
  • LL.M. Law
    Faculty of Law

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at University of Copenhagen!


Student services

Get in touch with Education & Student Services if you need help with practical and administrative questions about classes and/or examinations or want to

  • enrol for classes but do not have access to Self-service
  • enrol for exams but do not have access to Self-service

Housing services

The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation (UCPH Housing Foundation) is an independent foundation which assists international students and researchers coming to University of Copenhagen in finding accommodation while in Copenhagen. The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation is not a part of the University of Copenhagen, it is a private foundation, but naturally the two institutions work closely together.They are the only entity providing housing services for the University of Copenhagen. Housing service in various parts of the university such as at The International Office and at the Housing Department of the Faculty of Science has been transferred to the UCPH Housing Foundation.

Library services

CUL offers bibliometric service. This service is intended primarily for employees of the University of Copenhagen, but can be used by all interested citizens and organizations.

Bibliometric Service is your solution to bibliometric problems: You can use the service to order all types of bibliometric studies and analyses, or simply to ask general questions about bibliometrics.

ICT services

  • Copying and scanning
Copying and scanning is possible form machines on the 1st and 2nd floor in the library. Access, log in and payment according to the guidelines issued by PublicKom and HUM-IT.
  • Wireless internet

Student Life

Campus life

Copenhagen is the commercial, cultural and administrative centre of Denmark, and the greater city area has a population of 1.2 million. Although busy and noisy as any large city, Copenhagen continues to captivate visitors because it has managed to maintain some of its original charm. Internationally, the city continues to rank amongst the cleanest, safest and most livable cities in the world. The University has four campus areas in Copenhagen.

The University is a central part of Copenhagen the capital of Denmark: North Campus (Nørre Campus), City Campus, South Campus (Søndre Campus) and Frederiksberg Campus.

Sports facilities

If you are interested in doing sports while you are studying at the University of Copenhagen, they encourage you to make use of the University's Sports Association called USG. It is cheap compared to joining other clubs and it is a good way to socialise with other students in an informal way.Undergraduate

Student clubs

Cultural and Social AssociationsDuring the semester, student associations like the International Student Society of Copenhagen (ISSC) and ESN-Copenhagen arrange events for international students as well as Danish students at the University of Copenhagen with the aim of promoting cultural exchange among students in Copenhagen.


The programmes of University of Copenhagen are being accredited by national accreditation agency ACE Denmark.

  • Number 9 in Europe and number 43 in the world
  • Number 135 in the World
  • Number 9 on the the Scientist's list of the World's best places to work for life scientists
  • Number 3 on the list of most attractive workplaces among natural science students

The Global Study Awards

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