4Cities students – University of Copenhagen

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Welcome 4Cities Students

The Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies are looking forward to welcoming 4Cities students to the Autumn semester 2017. Below we have gathered some useful advise concerning your studies in Copenhagen.

You can find more practical information about the Faculty of Humanities in our A-Z Guide.

Full Degree Admissions

Should you have any practical questions before and during your enrolment, then do not hesitate to contact Full Degree Admissions.

Contact information


Upon accepting admittance, you are encouraged to join the Facebook group for full degree students. By joining the group you will have the opportunity to connect with other full degree students at Faculty of Humanities.

For questions concerning your specific programme elements or questions related to courses, exams, etc., please contact the International Guidance Counsellor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.

Orientation prior to study start

4Cities students are invited to the Orientation event for international full degree students hosted by Education & Student Services at the Faculty of Humanities. Orientation will provide you with useful information pertaining to studying at the Faculty of Humanities as well as social activities. The program for the event will be available prior to your arrival.

Read more about the orientation programme.

Introduction at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies

As part of the Orientation the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies and the 4Cities academics at University of Copenhagen is inviting you to participate in an introduction to your 3rd semester studies here in Copenhagen.

At the programmes introduction website you can read more about the introduction and contact information.


In June The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation will invite you to apply for accomodation through their booking system.

However, due to the limited number of available rooms/apartments (even through The Housing Foundation), getting accommodation in Copenhagen is difficult. Therefore we advise students to begin the search for housing as early as possible.
Looking for accommodation after your arrival is not recommendable.

Advice on finding accommodation

Course registration

4Cities students will be registered for courses automatically.

The Mentor Programme: QA Programme

The Faculty of Humanities has a mentor programme, which goes by the name of the QA Programme. By joining the programme you will have an instant network, someone to help pick you up in the airport and get settled. 

Normally your mentor group will contact you by email prior to your arrival in Denmark, therefore it is important to make sure that the email address used in your registration is valid and that you check it regularly prior to leaving your home country.

Please feel free to visit the QA Programme's website: qaprogramme.dk

KUnet and Student ID Card

When you have been formally enrolled at the University of Copenhagen you will be notified and receive your username and information about how to access KUnet (intranet). When you receive this information, you will be able to order your student ID card by uploading a photo in the self-service section.

Upon arrival in Copenhagen you will be able to pick up your student ID at The Admissions Office or the Reception, both at Faculty of Humanities.

Residence Permit

Depending on your nationality, you may be required to apply for a residence permit.

Students from Non-EU/EEA Countries

If you are not an EU/EEA citizen, you need a residence permit before entering Denmark. As a 4Cities student you will receive an application form (incl. instructions) for a student visa along with your letter of admission. Please contact the nearest Danish embassy or consulate immediately to apply for your permit, as the application process usually takes a considerable length of time (2-3 months). You can read more about visa regulations at newindenmark.dk

Please refer to the International Citizen Service for more information on registration requirement pertaining to your living in Denmark.

The Civil Registration Office (CPR Number) 

When you have arrived in Copenhagen, you are required to register with the International Citizen Service. You must have obtained your residence permit and a permanent address in Denmark to be able to register. The citizen service registration office will provide you with a personal identity number, called a CPR-number, as well as a Health Insurance Card. You will find more information about how and where to register at the International Citizen Service.

General Insurance and Health Insurance

University of Copenhagen does not have a mandatory insurance policy which students are required to take out, and students are not covered by any insurance policies taken out by University of Copenhagen. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to purchase general insurance (personal possessions, accident and liability) as well as a health insurance prior to your departure for Denmark.

Alternatively you may take out an insurance policy with International Health Insurance (IHI) in Denmark. The IHI Study Abroad insurance covers for periods up to 24 months, and gives full protection in case of acute illness and injury. You will find more information at www.ihi.com.

The Danish Health Security Act

The Danish Health Security Act covers students staying for more than three months. Note, however, that you are not covered until you have registered with the International Citizen Service. Therefore we strongly encourage all students to purchase additional insurance prior to their departure for Denmark.

To be covered by the Danish Health Security Act, you must apply for the Health Insurance Card with the local civil registration office upon arrival. You will find more information about the Health Insurance card and how to register at the International Citizen Service.