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Useful Advice

Below we have listed some useful advice for exchange and guest student studying at the Faculty of Humanities

1. Make your course selection early

You can find all the courses available to exchange students in the Faculty of Humanities course catalogue.

Find information on how to register at the relevant departments.

2. Get acquainted with rules and regulations concerning courses and exams

It is your own responsibility to know the rules and regulations in your department. The same goes for registering for exams and courses. If you don’t register in time, you might miss out on important credits that you need to transfer to your degree programme at your home university after your exchange stay at University of Copenhagen.
Find more information on KUnet (KU username required): https://intranet.ku.dk/hum_exchange_and_guest/Pages/default.aspx

3. Participate in Orientation
Orientation includes invaluable information that will make your stay easier, including an introduction to the campus area, IT-systems and IT-facilities. You are expected to attend, and should plan accordingly. Find more information on Orientation here: http://humanities.ku.dk/education/welcome/exchange/orientation/

4. Sign up for a mentor group
A mentor group can help you settle in and experience Danish culture, and it is an excellent way to make Danish friends as well. Read more about the QA Mentor Programme here: http://qaprogramme.dk/

5. Get a residence permit
You need a residence permit for living and studying in Denmark.

For more information on what kind of residence permit you need, please refer to:
http://studies.ku.dk/welcome/residence-permit/

6. Join the academic and social activities in the departments
Keep yourself up to date with activities arranged by students in your department. Getting to know your fellow students both academically and socially will help make your stay more enjoyable and provide you with an introduction to Danish society and culture.

7. Talk with your professor about expectations
If you know from the start of the semester how the classes are connected to the exam and how you should prepare for class, it will make it easier to manage your time. Don't be shy - speak with your professors about your expectations and theirs.

8. Check your KU-email regularly
Your UCPH-email is where you will receive information about course registration and exams. If you do not stay up to date, you could miss out on important information.

9. Get acquainted with KUnet
KUnet is the University of Copenhagen's intranet, and an important source of information. On KUnet you will find department-specific information for both exchange and guest students.

10.  Make sure you know where to find your guidance counsellors
The University of Copenhagen is a big place and there are many different administrative offices. You will save yourself time and possible frustration if you know where to go with which questions. The student guidance counsellors at your department will be able to help you with your questions.