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University of Copenhagen

Address: Nørregade 10, 1165 København, Denmark

Description University of Copenhagen

  • Year of foundation: 1479
  • Location: Denmark
  • Language of instruction: Danish
  • Number of students: 35,000 people
  • Age of students: 17+ years.
  • Type of study: State University.

University of Copenhagen is an educational institution that develops knowledge, a culture of research, educational standards of the highest level: it lays the foundation for students to develop critical thinking, interest in finding the truth and understanding the importance of working for the good of society.

The University of Copenhagen is one of the best universities in the world in quality research and education, with a high rating among educational institutions in Denmark and the Northern Region. The University of Copenhagen has more than 535 years of history: it is the oldest educational institution in Denmark and one of the oldest in Northern Europe.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Copenhagen

Program name


  • Biology, chemistry, nature, animals
  • Natural resources, environment and food
  • Society, politics, economics
  • Psychology, ethics, education
  • Communications, media, information technology
  • Art, culture, architecture
  • Culture, history, society
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Preparations and biotechnologies
  • Health, medicine
  • Physics, mathematics, nanotechnology.


  • Biology, chemistry, nature, animals
  • Natural resources, environment and food
  • Society, politics, economics
  • Psychology, ethics, education
  • Communications, media, information technology
  • Art, culture, architecture
  • Culture, history, society
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Preparations and biotechnologies
  • Health, medicine
  • Physics, mathematics, nanotechnology.


  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Jurisprudence
  • Natural, exact sciences
  • The medicine
  • Social Sciences
  • Theology.

Accommodation, housing and food

University of Copenhagen offers students accommodation in historic residences located in various parts of the city. All buildings are of historical value, so living in them will be an extraordinary experience for students. The opportunity to stay in a dormitory is available to students after 2 years of successful study. Five residence accommodating from 10 to 100 people offer single rooms with all the amenities.

Cost of living - from 133 to 11632DDK / month.

Events University of Copenhagen

Students at the University of Copenhagen have access to a wide range of activities, excursions, clubs, student organizations. The extensive infrastructure of the university allows students to meet diverse educational and other needs.

Copenhagen University Museums:

  • Botanical Garden is located in the heart of Copenhagen. This living museum contains the largest collection of living plants in Denmark, the gene bank of wild plants is a great place to practice photos, activities and research.
  • Fredericksburg University Gardens is an open-air museum of plants that allows you to see how plants change depending on the season: from flowering, fruiting, fall foliage to winter sleep.
  • The geological museum will allow to get acquainted with the solar system, the device of the Earth, the natural forces that formed our planet, which tells how life on Earth originated.
  • The medical museum tells about the history, development and current state of medicine, holds exhibitions about diseases, ways of maintaining health for centuries from Hippocrates to modern biomedicine.
  • The Museum of Natural Medicine offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to study animal and plant materials that pharmacists, doctors and botanists have been collecting for many years in natural conditions around the world.
  • Veterinary collections contain 11 unique historical veterinary, livestock collections - from horseshoes to modern preparations.
  • Zoological Museum allows you to learn about prehistoric and modern animals and other species.

University museums outside Copenhagen:

  • The Arboretum in Horsholm was founded in 1936 as an extension of the Botanical Garden: it has about 2000 species - the largest collection of trees and shrubs in Denmark today.
  • The Apple Museum is a collection of varieties of fruit trees and shrubs, some of which are of cultural and historical interest, and several varieties of more than 100 years.
  • Øresundsakvariet will open an amazing and for most people unknown world of Danish seas and fjords.


  1. The University of Copenhagen offers an international education that corresponds to the quality of education of 1% of the best universities in the world. The university is constantly and systematically working on the quality of education at the strategic and tactical levels.
  2. To promote research on sustainable development, a Research Center for the Study of Sustainable Development was established at the University of Copenhagen, supporting interdisciplinary collaboration, contacts with the business community, helping students find relevant research and projects. The center several times a year organizes lectures on the subject under study, presenting its own research and work.
  3. The University of Copenhagen seeks to attract the most talented students and staff, regardless of their origin, attaches great importance to creating an atmosphere of tolerance, openness, acceptance and diversity.

Equipment University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen is located in 4 buildings, occupying a significant place on the city map. The buildings are notable for their architectural design - some of them survived the Middle Ages, others reflect the features of modernism, but all the rooms are located close to the metro and the historic center. Educational and research audiences, laboratories are equipped with modern equipment, technical means, offer a comfortable safe environment for training and work.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

  • Tuition University of Copenhagen - € 10000-17000 per academic year (the price of training depends on the chosen program).
  • Registration fee - 750DDK (approx. 100 €).

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

University of Copenhagen applicants present high school graduation documents:

  • International baccalaureate
  • High school diploma
  • Certificates of European schools .

For graduates of the Russian high school the end of the 1st course of the Russian university will be optimal. Extracts from the university, and high school test need to be translated into English (Danish) language and to certify the translation. Requirements for knowledge of the English language - IELTS - 6.5, TOEFL - 90.

Danish language proficiency level - A (advanced). International students take the Pass Studieprøven i dansk test. Applicants with insufficient knowledge of Danish will be offered to take special language courses.

Additional requirements - a high score in core subjects at the university. It matters when awarding scholarships.

Accepting applications from foreign students - from February 1 to March 15.

Scholarships University of Copenhagen

  • The GEP (Global Education Program) funds postgraduate education in the field of science, technology, medicine, education and management. The grant covers tuition fees, international travel expenses, medical insurance, accommodation, meals, and academic literature. Program participants are expected to return to Russia after completing their studies and get a job in accordance with their qualifications for a period of at least 3 years.
  • The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) offers a limited number of benefits and allowances under the scholarship program of the Government of Denmark. Scholarships are offered to talented students with outstanding academic achievements from non-EU or EAEU countries. The scholarship of the Government of Denmark is provided in the form of full or partial payment for tuition and / or in the form of an amount covering the basic living expenses. The university awards scholarships solely on the basis of academic achievement. Criteria for the selection of applicants for the scholarship:
    • Student came from a country outside the EU, EEA (European Economic Area) or not from Switzerland
    • Enrolled in the master's program at the University of Copenhagen
    • It has a time-limited residence permit to study a higher education program in Denmark.
  • Scholarships from external institutions:
    • Aga Khan Foundation
    • Women Techmakers Scholars Program
    • Rotary scholarship
    • The gen foundation
    • OFID.

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Recommendations on when to apply

Language courses, schools and children's language camps Primary and secondary education - private schools Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA
- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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