MA programme admission
On this page you can read how to apply for admission for an English taught MA programme at the Faculty of Humanities. If you are looking for information on applying for a Danish taught MA programme, go to our Danish language MA admission page (in Danish).
The application deadlines for our English taught MA programmes depend on whether you want to begin your studies in the Spring Semester or in the Autumn Semester. These deadlines are for both EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens.
If you would like to begin your studies in the Autumn semester:
If you would like to begin your MA studies on 1 September, the application deadline for all applicants is 1 February in the same year.
If you would like to begin your studies in the Spring semester:
If you would like to begin your MA studies on 1 February, the application deadline for all applicants is 1 September in the preceeding year.
Programmes that only admit students in the Autumn semester:
Some MA programmes only admit students in the Autumn semester. These are:
- Cognition and Communication
- Film Studies*
- IT and Cognition
- Master of Applied Cultural Analysis (MACA)
- Media Studies*
* These MA programmes will from 1 September 2013 be replaced by a new MA programme in Film and Media Studies.
You may apply at the earliest in the semester before the semester, where you would like to begin your studies. If you have not yet finished your BA (or equivalent) degree, you must be in the final semester of your BA when applying. You will only be able to commence your studies with a completed BA (or equivalent) degree.
In order to apply you need to fill in an application form and send it to us. Remember to enclose all required supporting documents. Applications without the required documents will not be considered for admission.
Where do I need to send the form?
The form and required supporting documents must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also send in your application by post, or hand it in in person. If you choose to submit your application on paper please do so in loose leafs. The application must be submitted to:
The Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen
Karen Blixens Vej 4
2300 Copenhagen S
You will receive an answer to your application approximately three months after the application deadline.
- If you applied by 1 February you will receive an answer around 1 May
- If you applied by 1 September you will receive an answer around 1 December.
You will not be able to know the status of your application before three months after the application deadline. It takes a long time to process all of the applications, and therefore we are not able to give any applicant their answer until the estimated time of answer, as described above.
If you hold an EU/EEA or Swiss citizenship, there are no tuition fees for studying at the Faculty of Humanities as a full degree student. If you have a permanent residence permit for Denmark or a temporary residence permit with the option of getting a permanent residence permit for Denmark you do not have to pay tuition fees either.
If you hold another citizenship tuition is currently 75,000 DKK minimum per academic year for the following programmes: Applied Cultural Analysis, Assyriology, Cognition and Communication, Egyptology, English, IT and Cognition, Near Eastern Archaeology and Islamic Archaeology, Philosophy. The MA in Media Studies and the MA in Film Studies cost 94,000 DKK per year. If you have questions regarding tuition fees, please direct them to our full degree student guidance counsellor.
A limited number of applicants from outside the EU/EEA are considered for the Danish Governmental Scholarship, which covers tuition fees for two years of study at the University of Copenhagen. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic qualifications. The Danish Governmental Scholarship is the only scholarship available for international students at the Faculty of Humanities.
If you have dual citizenship in both an EU/EEA country and a non-EU/EEA country we will treat your application like an application from an EU/EEA applicant. This means that you will not have to pay tuition fees, but also that you cannot apply for the Danish Governmental Scholarship.
More information on tuition and scholarships for international students in Denmark is available at Study in Denmark's website.
Finding affordable housing in Copenhagen can be quite difficult. If you are admitted to one of our MA programmes, we advice you to apply for student housing as soon as possible. We do not assist in finding housing. You may apply for a dormitory room at Kollegiernes Kontor and at CIU.
If you would like to look for an apartment, you can try the online version of the newspaper Den Blå Avis. The website is in Danish but an English version is available using Google Translate. Other websites which may help you find accomodation are Lejdinbolig, Boligportal, and Husvild.