University of Copenhagen offers an active student life. Read more about the different facilities and where to meet fellow students.
Join the network of international students and their mentors at the Faculty of Humanities at Facebook. Join the group "Faculty of Humanities International".
University of Copenhagen welcomes a diverse group of international students each semester. Get some personal insight into their experiences as students in Copenhagen at the exchange student blog.
A group of Danish students, the so-called mentors, are here to help you get a good and easy start at the Faculty of Humanities. Each international student is offered a Danish mentor who can help with practical aspects and introduce to the social environment at the faculty.
We strongly encourage all our international students to sign up for a mentor. The mentors will help make your stay as successful as possible - both practically and socially. Being students themselves, the mentors can introduce you to the practical and social aspects of living in Denmark.
Throughout the semester your mentor and the rest of the mentor group will arrange excursions and/or parties for you and the rest of the international students at your department.
Your mentor will contact you by e-mail prior to your arrival in Denmark. Make sure that the e-mail address used in your application is valid and that you check it regularly prior to leaving your home country.
If you are interested, your mentor will pick you up at the airport or at the bus/train station when you arrive and make arrangements for you to meet with your landlord. This, however, does not apply to students at the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication.
The Southern Campus offers several cosy meeting points for students. Students at the faculty use the cafées during their breaks to meet up with fellow students or even lectuerers. In the evenings the faculty is often used for cultural events and bar nights.
The Meeting Point ("Café Mødestedet")
This café, which is run by students from the Faculty of Humanities, offers coffee, hot chocolate, cold beer, light lunches and a variety of confectionery. The café stocks various games and has its own pool table. Throughout the semester Café Mødestedet arranges parties for students at the faculty. Quizzes are on every last Friday of the month.
Each department at the Faculty of Humanities has a student café, run by student volunteers from the department. The cafés offer a cosy environment where you can meet fellow students, read newspapers, play board games and buy cheap coffee and snacks. Student groups arrange study circles with representations from authors, artists and intellectuals and mutual discussions of relevant academic subjects. Furthermore the student cafés arrange Friday bar nights often with different themes. There are often international student cafés during the semester where you'll get the opportunity to meet other international students and their mentors. We definitely recommend you to experience the atmosphere of the student cafés as the social life of many Danish student revolves around these cafés.
Most of the departments at the faculty have a party committee which arrange parties and other social events. Your student identity card gives you access to all student parties at the faculty - also at other departments than the one you are enrolled at. Usually it is possible to bring a guest under the condition that you have obtained a guest ticket from the organizers of the party. Faculty parties are announced through posters on campus.
The students sports association is called USG (Gymnastics for the students in Copenhagen). Signing up normally takes place in August, although it is possible to join at later dates if slots are free on the teams. USG offers a wide range of different disciplines both on the southern campus and on other locations around Copenhagen. To find information about programme, prices and contact please see the USG website.
Read more about student associations and clubs on the studies.ku.dk website.
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