Welcome Summer School Students – University of Copenhagen

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Welcome Summer School Students

Below you will find practical information for your studies at the Faculty of Humanities.

Information about the programme

Summer school students receive information about the programme schedule and syllabus from the course coordinator after admission.

Links to the individual course websites are available at: www.humanities.ku.dk/education/summer

KUnet.dk and Absalon

Once you are enrolled in the course, you will be assigned a university username to access the University of Copenhagen's intranet (KUnet), as well as a student e-mail address.

Access to KUnet

The lecturers may choose to send material to your KU e-mail address, or provide information about the course on Absalon, the e-learning platform at the University of Copenhagen. Absalon is accessible on the university's intranet (KUnet).

If you encounter any problems accessing the system, please contact IT-services.

Further information about IT services at the University of Copenhagen

University ID card

Summer school students can pick up a guest ID card at the Reception desk at South Campus when the course begins.

The Reception is located at South Campus in building 14 (main entrance).

What do I need my ID card for?

You need the guest ID card to gain access to buildings and libraries on South Campus during the summer course.

Which facilities do I have access to during my studies?

All main buildings can be accessed with a valid guest ID card at all times during your studies at the Faculty of Humanities.

South Campus has a canteen and a coffee shop which offer food, snacks and drinks during the summer period.

Further information on opening hours and menu


You can access the department libraries at any time with your guest ID card.

The Royal Library at South Campus is located opposite the main entrance to the Faculty of Humanities (in building 14). 

Further information on opening hours at the Royal Library, South Campus 

IT facilities

In order to access free WIFI on campus, log onto 'Eduroam' with your UCPH username and password. Type your username like this: abc123@ku.dk.

There are power outlets in all classrooms and public spaces on campus.

You will find printers/copiers in each building on South Campus. The printers can be accessed from any computer using a wireless connection. Please note that printing requires an account and you will be charged per printed page.

How to find housing

The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation can assist international students enrolled in a summer course with finding housing, if they applied during the first round of applications. If you are eligible, you will receive information in your admission letter on how to access the booking website.

If you are not eligible or want to find housing on your own, you can find information and tips on how to find housing at the University of Copenhagen website for summer school students.

How do I get a SIM card?

Yu can buy a sim card with prepaid minutes at most kiosks and supermarkets in Denmark.


Getting around Copenhagen is normally quite easy either on foot, by public transportation or by bike. Biking is the most common way for Copenhageners to get around the city. 

Public transportation

Copenhagen boasts an extensive and punctual city-wide public transportation system. By using the online service Rejseplanen ("Travel Planner"), you will find the fastest and easiest route to travel from one destination to the next at any time. 

Rejseplanen (Travel planner)


Biking is very popular in Copenhagen. You can get anywhere in town in a short amount of time.

Renting a bike
You can rent a bike at bike rental shops in Copenhagen. The prices vary depending on the type of bike you want and the company, so it is a good idea to check the prices online beforehand.

Bycyklen (city bikes)
Depending on where you find accommodation, the city bikes might be the right choice for you. You will find city bike docking stations throughout the city center, including most metro stations.

Bycyklen website

Where to buy groceries?

There are many kiosks and supermarkets throughout the city and around South Campus. Just next to South Campus, you will find two smaller supermarkets: 'Fakta Q' and 'Netto', where you can easily buy a snack during classroom breaks.

How to spend my free time?

Even though your free time during the summer course is scarce, you should be able to find some spare time to explore the city. Copenhagen offers a wide variety of cultural and leisure activities during the summer.

Further information can be found at Visit Copenhagens website.

What to do in case of an emergency?

If you are in need of immediate medical or emergency assistance, please call the emergency number 112.

If you require medical assistance and need to go to an emergency room, you can call 1813. When calling 1813, a trained medical professional will assist you and direct you to the nearest emergency room or doctor.

In case of non-emergencies, please call 114.

How can I find a doctor or dentist in Copenhagen?

International students can make an appointment with doctors in Copenhagen even if they are not registered with a Danish CPR-number. Find out who and where by contacting them by phone: (+45) 70 20 15 46