University of Copenhagen
With over 37,000 students, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. The university has a long tradition of welcoming international students, and is host to more than 1,300 international students from approximately 65 different countries every year.
The University of Copenhagen has several campuses that are spread throughout the city; which campus you study at is dependent upon which faculty you take classes in. Everything is within biking distance in Copenhagen, making it possible to take classes in multiple faculties.
Partner university's areas of study
ELIGIBILITY + TIMING
Who can go?
Exchange students can take coursework in most areas of study. Students should have completed 2 years of their programs before attending University of Copenhagen.
UC semester 1: Mid August to Late January*
UC semester 2: Late January to Early July
Notes on eligibility and timing
Please note: Most exams for students are in January but can be arranged to be taken at the end of December if students wish to only attend for Term 1 only. The only exception is for Science students, where exam dates are rigid and held at the end of January.
Semester 1 Faculty of Law exams (which are taught in English) are generally held in December – making it possible for UBC students to go back home in time for the start of Term 2.
Course equivalency formula
ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Passing grade02 (E) minimum passing grade
The grading system used in all State-regulated education as from August 2007 is the 7-point grading scale. The grading scale is compatible with the ECTS-grading scale.
Credit transfer process
The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)
* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.
Type of Go Global Experiences
Course information and restrictions
The University of Copenhagen is divided into six faculties, which are subdivided into departments and research centres. The online course catalogue lists all courses available at the University of Copenhagen. The full list of courses will be available 2-3 months before the semester starts
Law students are required to take 40 ECTS per semester to receive 15 UBC credits.
Full course load information
60 ECTS per academic year.
Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university
Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.
* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.
Scholarships + awards
Students in Land and Food Systems could qualify for the Life Travel Scholarship: LIFE offers 2 International Student Travel Scholarships to students from University of British Columbia interested in studying at LIFE for one or two semesters.
The Go Global award $1000
All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.
Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.
Information for US students
If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.
If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.
If you attend an ineligible institution:
- You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
- You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
- You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
- You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Types of accommodation available
The demand for housing in Copenhagen is very high. The International Office assists all exchange students with finding housing in Copenhagen, but cannot guarantee housing for individual guest students. The University of Copenhagen is not a centralized campus university, does not have any student housing facilities. In addition, the International Office has very limited access to halls of residence (kollegier), therefore, most students rent rooms in private homes or share flats with other students.