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Last updated July, 2022

Academic Information

Language of Instruction

English and Danish

Course Information

Courses in English

Law students must have studied a full law programme at their home university for a minimum of two years.  Please note that law courses in English are only offered at Masters level.

Each semester the University of Copenhagen offers a cross-disciplinary course in Danish culture to all international students. You learn about Danish history, politics, media, architecture and much more. The course also takes you on excursions around Denmark.

Danish Language Course

A canal in CopenhagenInternational students are invited to participate in pre-semester Danish language courses. Even if you are going to study in English, it is useful and fun to know a few phrases in Danish. The language course is free for exchange students. Students participating in the pre-semester Danish language course should arrive one month before the start of the semester to attend this course.

It is possible to take Danish courses during the semester as well. There are no tuition fees and the cost is DKK 300 (approximately NZ$100) for course material.

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: September - June
  • Semester 1: September - January
  • Semester 2: February - June

Academic Calendar

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Full Course Load: 30 ECTS per semester

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


The International Office at the University of Copenhagen helps exchange students find suitable accommodation. You apply for accommodation along with your application for admission.

Estimated Cost of Living

Living in Copenhagen

Additional Information

Additional Information

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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Exchange Experiences

The University, City and Region

The University

The University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark.

A picture of a building on Copenhagen School of Business campus The University of Copenhagen offers more than 500 individual courses taught in English at either bachelor (BA) or master (MA) level each semester. The courses are open to Danish and international students in the faculties of Theology, Social Sciences, Law, Health Sciences, Humanities and Science. The University of Copenhagen is one of the oldest Northern European Universities, established in 1479. It is also the largest research and education establishment in Denmark.

The City of Copenhagen

Copenhagen is the capital and the largest city in Denmark with a population of over one million. It maintains its historic reputation as a bustling commercial, cultural, and administrative centre, but has not lost its old-world charm. Copenhagen is home to many fascinating artistic and archaeological museums, and hosts a number of exciting arts festivals. Transport around the city is usually done by bike, which you can buy, rent, or borrow.

The beautiful castles and countryside around the island of Zealand are within easy travel distance of Copenhagen.

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Further Information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email