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International Guest Students

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities. Below you will find important information prior to commencing your studies at the Faculty of Humanities.

Available courses

As an international guest student, there is a comprehensive number of courses available to you.

Non-Danish taught courses

In the Faculty of Humanities' course catalogue, you will find all non-Danish taught courses available to guest students.

Faculty of Humanities course catalogue

Danish-taught courses

If you are interested in taking courses taught in Danish, please refer to the University of Copenhagen course catalogue -   

Register for courses

After you have been admitted, you will be contacted by International Admissions for a prioritized list of courses.

The process of registering for courses

  1. As some courses have limited availability, you will be asked to submit an application with detailed information on how many ECTS credits you wish to enroll for and a prioritized list (of max. 6 courses) from the Faculty of Humanities' course catalogue.
  2. After receiving your prioritized list of courses, International Admissions will ask the department(s) offering the course(s) whether you are qualified for admission and if there is availability in the course(s). If necessary, you may be requested to prioritize other courses. 
  3. You will receive a conditional letter of enrolment and an invoice for the courses you have been successfully registered for.
  4. After you have paid the invoice(s), you are officially enrolled as an international guest student, and you will receive a UCPH student ID, pincode and instructions for ordering your student ID card.


Payment information is provided in the conditional letter of admission once availability in the course(s) has been confirmed.

Faculty of Humanities Orientation Programme

The Faculty of Humanities welcomes all new exchange and guest students to participate in the Faculty's Orientation Programme prior to the beginning of the semester. The Orientation Programme will provide you important information on your studies at the Faculty of Humanities, as well as a chance to meet and socialize with fellow international students.

Further information about the Orientation Programme

The Mentor Programme: QA [kua]

The Faculty of Humanities has a mentor programme, which goes by the name of the QA Programme. By joining the programme, you will establish an instant network that will assist with picking you up in the airport and helping you get settled in Copenhagen. 

The mentors are experienced students at the Faculty of Humanities - either Danish or international full degree students - who strive to help you get a successful start at the Faculty of Humanities.

The mentors will assist with the practical aspects of adjusting to a new educational environment and introduce you to the social life at the Faculty. The mentors are also the backbone of the Faculty’s international study environment. They also host events throughout the semester, which we encourage all students to attend.

We strongly encourage all international students to sign up for the mentor programme. As a mentee, you will be part of a group with six to eight mentors and mentees. The mentors in the group will organise social activities especially for your group, in addition to events that will be organised as part of the international study environment.

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:

Any questions?

In the Faculty A-Z you will find the answers to most of your questions on academic and practical matters.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact International Admissions at

If you have any questions about your registered courses and exams, please contact the International Student Guidance at the department offering the specific course.

Useful Advice

See our list of useful advice for exhange and guest students arriving to the Faculty of Humanities.