Practical information

Below you will find useful information about commencement and other practical matters connected to your full degree studies at the University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities.

Since February 2022, the Danish society has reopened, and today Covid-19 has very little influence in our daily life. However, the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) is monitoring the situation in close collaboration with the Danish authorities. 

Make sure that you keep yourself updated on the latest news on the Danish authorities joint COVID-19 website. It is your own responsibility to stay updated on the newest information about guidelines and regulations from the Danish authorities.

If you have any questions for the Danish authorities, you will find their contact information here: the Danish authorities joint COVID-19 website: Contact and hotlines

Entry into Denmark

For the most up-to-date official information on travelling to Denmark, including details on entry restrictions, country categories, and testing and isolation requirements, please visit the Danish authorities joint COVID-19 website: Entry into Denmark.

UCPH COVID-19 information

We ask our incoming international students to contact us, should they have any concerns or questions, and in general, familiarise themselves with the information on following UCPH pages: 
COVID-19: Information for master students at UCPH
COVID-19: Information for exchange and guest students at UCPH

For updates on UCPH's COVID-19 response relevant for enrolled students, please log in to the UCPH intranet (KUnet).



KUnet is the University of Copenhagen's intranet. On KUnet, you can find key study information and access your UCPH student e-mail, Absalon e-learning platform and Self Service (for course registration).

In order to access KUnet, you need a password that will be sent to you by IT services in an e-mail. Once you gain access to KUnet, you will be able to order your Student ID card through the Self Service.

UCPH IT: Intranet - KUnet

UCPH IT: Your UCPH username and how to activate it

UCPH IT: Login problems

Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

As part of a number of security measures to make UCPH one of the safest universities in the world, logging in to KUnet, including the Self Service and group rooms, will require multi-factor authentication (MFA) from mid-August.

It is important that you register before the week starting 9 August 2021, and preferably as soon as possible. Otherwise, you will not be able to log in to KUnet and access key digital platforms and services. All admitted students will receive an email with the necessary instructions, which you can also find here: UCPH IT: Help for multi-factor authentication (MFA)

If you experience problems registering your chosen multi-factor authentication, please can contact UCPH IT Support


Absalon is your digital e-learning environment. Here you will receive reading lists, changes in your study plan, and so on. Absalon is also, where you will find the Orientation venue, providing you with further information about studying at UCPH as an international student.

You access Absalon via My System Access on the frontpage of KUnet or directly via once you have activated your UCPH username. 

Your university e-mail account (KU-mail)​​

​​As a student at UCPH, you have their own personal university email account/alumni email.


Copenhagen has positioned itself comfortably among the most liveable cities in the world. According to the Global Liveability Index, education and infrastructure are parameters where Denmark’s capital stands out as excellent. The housing situation – especially in July, August and September – tends to be a bit challenging. A range of options exist, though. Flexibility, savings and starting your room hunt early will get you far.

Danish universities do not have a tradition for on-campus housing, since student residence halls are neither owned nor operated by Danish universities. The Faculty of Humanities is unfortunately unable to guarantee and facilitate student housing. 

Due to the limited number of available dorms, rooms and apartments in the Greater Copenhagen area, finding long-term accommodation can be difficult. We advise students to begin the search for housing in Denmark as soon as they have accepted an offer of admission. 

Please visit the 'Housing' on International Education's Living in Copenhagen page for visiting students.













The periods for course registration for master's degree students are the following:

  • For autumn courses: Registration from 15 May to June 1
  • For spring courses: Registration from 15 November to 1 December

For more information on how to register, please do the following: 

  • Log into KUnet (intranet).
  • Access your programme's Study Information Site
  • Choose "Teaching" from the menu
  • Choose "Registration and deregistration" from the list










As a student at UCPH, you will need a student ID card. Your ID card is used for:

  • Accessing campus buildings
  • Examinations
  • Printing
  • UCPH library card
  • Student discounts

How to order your ID card

Once you gain access to KUnet, you will be able to order your student ID card online.

To order your student ID card, log in to KUnet and go to the Self Service menu, where you will be asked to upload a passport-style photo of yourself. The photo must be exactly 200x200 pixels and in JPEG/JPG format.

Getting your ID card

Once your ID card is ready, you will receive an e-mail with information about when and where to pick it up. If you already have a Danish address, your ID card will be sent directly to your address. Your ID card will be ready in 3-4 weeks.

Please visit UCPH IT: Student ID card for further information.















Residence permit

Full degree students are required to obtain a residence permit in order to reside in Denmark for the duration of their enrolment as a student at the Faculty of Humanities.

For further information, visit International Educations' website.

If you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen, please be aware that you will need to obtain a residence permit prior to entering Denmark. Information will be forwarded to you in the offer of admission. For more information, please consult International Admissions at the Faculty of Humanities.

Civil registration number (CPR-number)

Once you have arrived in Denmark, you are required to register with the Citizen Service Registration Office.

In order to obtain a CPR number, you are required to have a valid Danish residence permit (non-EU/EEA citizens) or a Danish registration certificate (EU/EEA citizens), along with proof of residential address in Denmark. 

For further information, visit International Education's website.




We hope that your stay in Copenhagen will be a pleasant experience without any major problems or difficulties. Still, there are some practical issues to be aware of, should you find yourself in a situation where you may need help or special guidance.

For information on health, safety and insurance, please visit International Education's website.