Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Fall Semester - Early September - late January (students must set up alternative assessment with their professors at the beginning of the semester in order to be home in late December)
  • Spring Semester - Early February - late June

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - September 20


Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (

With over 37,000 students and more than 7,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark.  The diversity of academic environments and scientific approaches is the University of Copenhagen's distinguishing feature and strength.  The University offers more than 200 study programs in health sciences, humanities, law, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, science, social sciences, and theology.


The majority of the courses offered at the University of Copenhagen are offered in Danish  However, many departments offer a smaller number of courses in English at both the BA and MA level.   Students with at least two years of study in their degree may be allowed to take courses at the MA level.  Specific course offerings are not announced until 6-8 weeks prior to the start of the semester.  However, students should use the previous year's courses as a basis for course planning.  This program is best for students seeking to fulfill electives within their major or minor or open electives, as there is no guarantee of specific course offerings.  More information about courses offered in English can be found here.

Students will register for 30 ECTS credits per semester.  This may transfer to NU as three or four courses.  Students should work closely with OISP and their academic advisor once enrolled in classes to make sure they are fulfilling the appropriate requirements and credits.  The Course Catalogue can be found here.

Students must register for exams once they have registered for classes.  You will not receive credit unless you register for the exam as well as the class.

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Host University

The University of Copenhagen is divided into six faculties, which are subdivided into departments and research centers.  The University is a central part of Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark. The University has four campus areas in the city: North Campus (Nørre Campus), City Campus, South Campus (Søndre Campus)and Frederiksberg Campus.  The premises range from the historic buildings and library at Frue Plads, through the plant world of the Botanical Gardens, to high-technology laboratories and auditoriums and the new eco-friendly Green Lighthouse. University of Copenhagen is working towards becoming one of Europe’s most eco-friendly campus areas.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Middler standing or above
  • Students must be formally nominated by OISP
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

Application Procedure

    • OISP online application
    • University of Copenhagen online application (Students must be formally nominated by GEO before they will have access to the Copenhagen application)Please upload the following to the Copenhagen application, and send GEO a copy of all materials.
    • Official transcript
    • Personal statement
    • Housing application (if applying for on-campus housing)
    • If students want to take the pre-semester Danish language course, they must indicate this at the time of application. This will be at the cost of the student.
    • Photocopy of passport ID page
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Denmark, Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen Study Abroad Program Budget (Semester)



Applications for housing are independent of applications for admission.  Students will apply online through the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation (UCPH). More information is available on the UCPH website.


Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark – was officially founded in 1167. The small fishing village, as it was then, prospered and developed into København – 'port of tradesmen'. Today 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. Compared to many other cosmopolitan cities, it is considered a safe city.