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Fact Sheet:
Duration: Academic Year, Semester Minimum GPA: 2.75
Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Language of Instruction: Danish, English
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore NC State Students Only: Yes
Program Type: Exchange Provider: NC State
Additional Requirements: None College or Unit: N/A
Program Description:
This program is not accepting applications for the Spring 2019 term.

Copenhagen is the largest city in Scandinavia with a population of over 1.5 million and is the capital of Denmark. While the city has a rich history, Copenhagen is much more than an ancient port. Today Copenhagen is the commercial, cultural and administrative center of Denmark. Although busy and noisy as any large city, Copenhagen still captivates visitors because it has managed to maintain some of its original charms. Compared to many other cosmopolitan cities, it is also considered a very safe city. With its many pedestrian streets, beautiful squares and narrow lanes, the inner city invites one to wander around and enjoy the atmosphere. Copenhagen is home to some of the most interesting artistic and archaeological museums in Europe. It is also a city of festivals: theatre, modern dance and ballet, classical, rock and jazz music, and sports - the city attracts international performers and participants for festivals throughout the year.

The University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is the oldest university in Denmark and has a student body of 37,000. UCPH is divided into 6 Faculties (which are similar to NC State's Colleges): Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences, and Theology.


The Transfer Credit Database lists courses that have been previously approved for NC State students at the University of Copenhagen. Please note: their applicability to a specific degree program varies by department. This list is not inclusive. Additional courses can be approved for credit by using the course approval form and process, which is a part of the application for study abroad. Please refer to the academic information on the host university website for all courses available to study abroad students.

A FREE pre-semester Danish language course is offered the 3 weeks prior to each semester. Students can receive academic credit for the language course.

The University of Copenhagen also offers a "Mentor Program" arrangement where each exchange student is assigned to a Danish "mentor" for help in getting through the first few weeks in Denmark. Throughout the semester various activities are planned for the international students and their mentors.

UCPH does not have on-campus housing, but they guarantee all international exchange students housing through the Housing Foundation. International students studying at UCPH have the option of renting accommodations through the International Office (recommended) or renting directly from a private person. More information about both options can be found on the UCPH Student Accommodation page.

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Residence Permits
Nyhavn Students need a residence permit in order to study in Denmark for a semester. The residence permit application will be initiated by UCPH and instructions sent to students along with acceptance information. Students should complete the application as soon as possible after information is received from UCPH. Please note, students will need to show proof they can financially support themselves while in Denmark. Students can review the resources below for additional information.


The University reserves the right to alter the program format and/or costs in case of conditions beyond its control. If the program is canceled or a student withdraws, a refund of program costs may not be available in all cases. Please refer to the Study Abroad Office Refund Policy for details.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019 02/15/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 02/15/2019 TBA TBA