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Guest students

Students and professionals have the option of studying single courses at the Faculty of Humanities. Guest enrolment is an alternative to applying through an exchange agreement or as a full-time student. 

If your home university does not have an exchange agreement with University of Copenhagen, or you are interested in taking part-time studies as a professional, you can apply at the Faculty of Humanities as an international guest student.

All applicants are subject to an individual assessment, whereby they are required to fulfill the academic and language requirements for admission to the guest programme.

Guest students are required to pay tuition fees for short-term, non-degree-seeking studies at the University of Copenhagen.

Available courses

The Faculty of Humanities offers a broad selection of non-Danish taught courses to international guest students.

In the Faculty of Humanities' Course Catalogue, you will find a comprehensive list of the non-Danish taught courses offered to international guest students.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens pay reduced tuition fees in connection with guest studies.

Tuition fees per ECTS:

  • 5 ECTS: DKK 1,250
  • 7.5 ECTS: DKK 1,875
  • 10 ECTS: DKK 2,500
  • 15 ECTS: DKK 3,750
  • 22.5 ECTS: DKK 5,625
  • 30 ECTS: DKK 7,500

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are required to pay full tuition fees for short-term, non-degree studies at the University of Copenhagen.

For the list of applicable tuition fees, visit The International Education and Grants' website on tuition fees.

Tuition fees for non-EU citizens with permanent residence in Denmark

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens holding a valid Danish residence permit with a view to permanent residence may be subject to a tuition fee reduction. Please contact International Admissions for more information.

Application deadlines

  • 1 June for the autumn term
  • 1 December for the spring term

How to apply

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and non-EU citizens with permanent residence in Denmark

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens holding a permanent Danish residence permit apply for courses at UCPH-Faculty of Humanities by accessing the application form:

Application form for enrollment as a Guest Student at UCPH-Faculty of Humanities 

Required documents:
The following documents should be included in your application:

  • Proof of citizenship: A copy of your passport

  • Certified transcript of academic records and degree certificates, including courses in progress, with stamp and signature by your home university. 
    In case the original documents are not available in one of the following languages; Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, German or French, you are required to upload a certified translation with the copy of the original document.

  • Proof of English language proficiency. Non-native English speakers are required to provide proof of their English language proficiency.
    You must send a copy of the official score report.
    Required minimum scores:
    • Toefl Internet-based: 80
    • Toefl Computer-based: 213
    • Toefl Paper-based: 550
    • IELTS (preferable IELTS Academic): 6.0
    • Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): B
    • Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): C         
  • A valid Danish residence permit card (only applicable for non-EU/EEA/Swiss residents)

EU/EEA citizens applying for courses at other Faculties at the University of Copenhagen should refer to the admissions procedures on  International Education and Grants' website.

Non-EU citizens

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens apply for admission with International Education & Grants. For information on how to apply, admission requirements and application deadlines, please visit International Education and Grants' website.

Accommodation and arrival

Guest students are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.  Students can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

The Faculty of Humanities advises all students to search for housing early in the application process.

Arrival
Copenhagen has an international airport, and the city centre can be reached within 30 minutes. For additional information, please refer to: Arriving in Copenhagen.

Contact information

International Admissions
UCPH - Faculty of Humanities
Room 14-0-46
Karen Blixens Plads 8
2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

E-mail: gueststudents@hum.ku.dk
Phone: +45 40 47 11 97