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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Year (Aug. to May), Year (Jan. to Dec.)
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  • This program is not currently accepting applications.Applications open on January 5th for Summer and Fall term programs, May 15th for Spring term programs, and November 1st for intersession, spring break and summer faculty-led programs.
Description:
University of Copenhagen South
Introduction: 
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is the largest city in Scandinavia and the commercial and cultural center of Denmark. Copenhagen is noted for its beautiful squares, picturesque canals, innovative architecture and cozy cafes. It retains much of the original charm, even with a population of 1.7 million.

The safe atmosphere, the low level of pollution, and the many cultural events all contribute to making Copenhagen one of the most livable cities in the world. The most popular form of transportation in the city is a bicycle. Most student use bicycles to get around campus and the city.

The University of Copenhagen, established in 1479, was the first university founded in Denmark. It boasts more than 37,000 students who attend classes at four campuses in the capital. Each year 1,800 exchange students study at the Copenhagen. The language of instruction is primarily Danish with a significant number of courses given in English each semester.
 
Disclaimer:
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty. 
 
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program. 
 
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.

Copenhagen food cartThe Little Mermaid
Academic Areas:
Course offerings in English are accessible at https://studies.ku.dk/visiting/overseas/course-information/
European Studies
Political Science
Sociology
Mathematics
Geology
International Studies
Physics
Anthropology
Chemistry
Biochemistry

Please be aware that a normal course load in Copenhagen is the equivalent of 15 UM credits. More than 15 credits are possible only if you opt to take the pre-term intensive Danish language course.

The academic structure of this program is much different than what you expect at UM. Students typically take one class at a time and have fewer assessments throughout. Oral exams are common.

Grading Scale
Copenhagen Mark  UM Grade

           12                        = A
           10                        = A-
            7                          = B+
            4                          = B-
            02                        = C
            00                        = F
            -3                          = F

Course Equivalency
2 ECTS= 1 UM credit

Prerequisites:
Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Room and Board:
The International Office assists exchange students in finding housing in Copenhagen. Students who meet the housing application deadline are generally offered a place in university-provided housing, but they may also rent rooms in private homes or share flats with other students. 

The rooms assigned by the International Office are all furnished rooms with access to kitchen, toilet and bathing facilities. The rooms offered in halls of residence or in shared student apartments are a combination of single rooms and twin rooms. Twin rooms are shared with another student of the same gender and preferably the same age.

Students are typically required to pay upfront for three months of rent (first, last, and deposit), and must budget accordingly. 

Copenhagen Tivoli Gardens
Dates:
Fall: September 1 to mid-December (exams may extend into late January)
Spring: February 1 to mid- May (exams may extend into late June)

A note about the UM application:
UM students may submit an unofficial transcript accessible through CaneLink in place of an official transcript. The unofficial transcript can be saved as a PDF and emailed to the study abroad advisor.

Learn more!
Study in Denmark video
Student Fact Sheet 2018-19.pdf
The University of Copenhagen Study Abroad Guide has practical information about arriving in Copenhagen, course registration, and much more. 

The University of Copenhagen International Office can be found by visiting the University's Student Center at Fiolstræde 1 DK-1165.

Contact a former participant who will gladly answer your questions.
Name Email Semester Abroad
Quinn Brashares qsb2@miami.edu Fall 2018
Alexandra Mills axm2180@miami.edu Fall 2018
Julia Schlosser j.schlosser@miami.edu Fall 2017
Sabrina Xiao s.xiao4@miami.edu Spring 2017
Devin Chabot devchabot@gmail.com Fall 2015



This program is not currently accepting applications.Applications open on January 5th for Summer and Fall term programs, May 15th for Spring term programs, and November 1st for intersession, spring break and summer faculty-led programs.