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Summer Schools

The Faculty of Humanities offers six summer school courses in July/August 2017 as part of the UCPH International Summer Programme. The summer school courses are open to international as well as Danish students.


  • Urban Culture in Theory and Action, MA (7.5 ECTS)
    This summer school presents students with a unique opportunity to experience urban culture in theory and action in Copenhagen. Focusing on cultural entrepreneurship and social innovation in the city, the school is tied together with a music festival and a creative community.

  • New Urban Life Across the Globe: Activism and Change in a World of Cities, MA (7.5 ECTS)
    During this summer school, the student will immerse in critical urban theory and practical approaches to urban ethnography, drawing from a broad range of excellent research at three faculties of Copenhagen University.
  • Roots of Europe, BA/MA (7.5 ECTS)
    Aimed at students of linguistics, genetics, anthropology, archaeology and genetics, the course investigates new theories about the Indo-European homeland and prehistoric migrations.
  • Textile and Fashion in Theory and Practice through 3000 years, BA/MA (15ECTS)
    Focused on different historic and cultural theories, the course further emphasizes the introduction of critical and analytical approaches to understand the subject field and in the wider context understanding entanglement of fashion and textile in constituting cultures and societies.
  • Danish Language Course, BA (7.5 ECTS)
    The Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics offers 3-week intensive Danish language summer courses in August. The courses consist of classes in the morning and an optional cultural activities programme in the afternoons.
  • Scandinavian Manuscript Studies, MA/PhD (7.5 ECTS)
    A two-week intensive course working with medieval and early-modern Scandinavian manuscripts, editorial technique and textual criticism.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee is calculated according to academic area, credits (ECTS points) and the citizenship of the applicant (EU/EEA citizens or non-EU/EEA citizens). 

Applicant status

Tuition fees

for 7.5 ECTS 

Tuition fees

for 15 ECTS

EU/EEA/Switzerland applicants DKK 1,875 DKK 3,750
Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland applicants DKK 9,375 DKK 18,750
Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland applicants with a permanent Danish residence permit * DKK 1,875 DKK 3,750
Students nominated as exchange students through the home university's exchange agreement with the University of Copenhagen No tuition fees
(subject to availability, contact your home university)
No tuition fees 
(subject to availability, contact your home university)
Students enrolled at the University of Copenhagen or other Danish universities No tuition fee
(requires a pre-approval from your home university)
No tuition fee 
(requires a pre-approval from your home university)
Danish applicants not enrolled at a university  DKK 1,875 DKK 3,750

*or with a temporary residence permit with a view to permanent residency in Denmark

How to apply

Please refer to the summer school course websites for information about course content, admission requirements, application forms and application procedures.


The application deadline is 1 April 2017 for admission in summer 2017.
We are now accepting second round applications for some courses. Deadline: 1 June 2017. 
Please refer to the summer school course websites for information about how to apply.


The UCPH Housing Foundation offers accommodation to international students. The service is optional – you are not obligated to use the service and you are of course welcome to find accommodation on your own. 

When you have received a letter of admission from the Faculty of Humanities, it will be possible to apply for accommodation via the Housing Foundation. Information about the application procedure will be provided in the letter of admission.

For more information about housing in general, please refer to: Housing for international summer courses.

Visa information for non-EU/EEA students

As an international student it is important that you investigate whether you need a visa for entering Denmark. The visa rules depend on your citizenship status.

Students from visa-free countries staying in Denmark for less than three (3) months can enter Denmark on a tourist visa.

Students from countries requiring a visa in order to enter Denmark for a stay of less than three (3) months will be provided a visa invitation from the UCPH-Faculty of Humanities along with the letter of admission. Please be aware that it is up to the Danish Immigration Service to determine eligibility for a visa.

For the comprehensive list of countries requiring a visa in order to entire Denmark for a short-term stay, please refer to: Danish Immigration Service - Visas for short-term stays


For questions regarding course content, please contact the summer school coordinator. Contact information is found on the summer school course websites.

For questions concerning tuition fee payment, housing, visa invitations and other practical matters, please contact Education & Student Services at the Faculty of Humanities:
Phone: +45 40 47 11 97