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.)
University of Copenhagen
- Largest research and education institution in Denmark
- 40,000 students
- 2,000 exchange students each year
- Several campuses spread throughout the city, all within biking distance
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- Extensive coursework taught in English
- Danish language courses offered during the semesters
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- Students in 3rd or 4th year (while on exchange)
- Semester 1: Mid August to Late January
- Semester 2: Late January to Early July
- Science students on Term 1 exchange cannot return for UBC's Term 2 (UCPH Faculty of Science exams are held at the end of January)
- Other faculties can accommodate by scheduling early exams in December. This depends on individual course selection and may not be guaranteed. In certain circumstances, Go Global can help supervise exams after students have returned.
Course equivalency formula
- ECTS credits divided by 2 = UBC credits
Law students must take 45 ECTS at Copenhagen to receive 15 UBC credits
Passing grade02 (E) minimum passing grade
- The grading system used is the 7-point grading scale
Credit transfer process
* 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
- Courses designed especially for international students: Cross-discipline courses, Danish culture courses, and Danish language courses
- Areas of study not open to exchange students:
- Cognition and Communication
- Global Development
- Security Risk Management
- Advanced Migration Studies
- Applied Cultural Analysis
Full course load information
- Minimum: 22.5 ECTS
- Maximum: 35 ECTS
- Law students required to take 45 ECTS per semester to receive 15 UBC credits
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.
- 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
- Some exceptions may apply
Scholarships + awards
Erasmus+ Scholarship for University of Copenhagen
For the 2020/21 Academic Year funding will be available for 1 student nominated for exchange U of Copenhagen. The funding will be worth up to 5300 Euros ($7700 CAD) to support travel and living costs during the exchange. The deadline to apply for this scholarship will be November 15, and students will be notified in early December. This will give the opportunity for students who are not selected for this scholarship to still apply for Go Global by our normal exchange deadline.
Basic eligibility for the Scholarship: Students in the Faculty of Arts, LFS, Science, Law or Forestry (Vancouver) and the School of Arts & Sciences (Okanagan) are eligible. Currently in 2nd year or higher with a minimum cumulative academic average of 70%. Final selection will be conditional on achieving 70% in Term 1 this year and meeting the general Go Global eligibility requirements.
To apply, access the Go Global Gateway. Under Search Experiences find "University of Copenhagen - Erasmus - study." Select a term to begin an application.
You will be asked to upload a study plan, a resume and write 3 personal statements:
- Statement of Motivation: Describe your motivations for going on exchange and your interest in this university (approx 300 words).
- Statement on Goals: Explain how this experience will help you meet you academic, career and personal goals (approx 300 words).
- Statement on finances: Provide a written statement outlining your financial circumstances that make it necessary for you to apply for the Erasmus Award. Please include any extenuating or unusual circumstances that affect your ability to pay for your international experience and use the tips below to guide you (up to 500 words).
Questions, contact Go Global by email at email@example.com.
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’ for Federal 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
- High demand for housing in Copenhagen
- Housing more easily available in the Spring semester
- UCPH is a decentralized campus, which means no on-campus housing facilities
- Most students rent rooms in private homes or share flats with other students
- The UCPH Housing Foundation assists international students in finding accommodation