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Last updated February, 2024

Academic information

Language of instruction

English and Danish

Course information

Courses in English

Two years of completed university studies required prior to an exchange to the University of Copenhagen.

Psychology students please note: PSYC300 students only.

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, but this does not prevent students from taking the papers on exchange (see Exchange Experiences for more information).

Semester dates

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

Academic Matters/Academic Calendar

Course load and minimum unit requirements

  • Full Course Load: 30 ECTS per semester

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.

Living in Copenhagen/Housing

Student visa and insurance

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

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 Exchange at 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.

Further information

For further information about Otago Global Student Exchange please email

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