Summer schools

The University of Copenhagen's International Summer Programme offers a wide range of courses to both international and Danish students and professionals.

The International Summer Programme at the Faculty of Humanities combines academic, practical and cultural approaches to learning. Students can expect to engage in lectures, group work, field trips and seminars both on and off campus.

Application deadlines

First round applications:       1 April 
Second round applications:  1 June (after availability) 








The Faculty of Humanities is offering the following summer school courses in Summer 2024 as part of the UCPH International Summer Programme.

  • FULL - Ways of Living: Danish Architecture & Urban Design (Copenhagen’s Walking Classroom, Summer 2024) 
    Level: Bachelor   
    Credits: 7.5 ECTS

    Dates: 29 July – 9 August 2024 (including weekends)
    In this two-week intensive summer course, the city of Copenhagen will be our primary classroom, with walking-lectures, sidewalk-seminars, independent field studies, and collegial debates being unfolded across a diversity of places within the metropolis. First-hand experiences, place-based interpretative discourses, on-site analyses, and critical readings will be entwined to support grounded ways of questioning and understanding the historical and contemporary Danish architecture and urban design cases at-hand. ‘Ways of living’, in this course, encompasses and addresses a diversity of human and nonhuman relationalities, and acknowledges that architecture and urban design are never stand-alone but are always parts of something both bigger and smaller than themselves. 

  • Copenhagen Past & Present w/ Danish Language
    Level: Bachelor    
    Credits: 7.5 ECTS

    Dates: 5 August 2024 through 23 August 2024
    This course offers all international students at the University of Copenhagen an exciting and comprehensive introduction to the history of Copenhagen and to the Danish language. Over the course of three weeks, students will learn about the city’s history from its foundation in the early Middle Ages, when Copenhagen was just a fishing village, and through a millennium of history up to modern Copenhagen, often ranked as one of the best cities in the world when measured by quality of life. As well as covering the rich history of Copenhagen, the course also includes a number of lessons in Danish for beginners, where you will be introduced to the basics of the Danish language including conversation, grammar and pronunciation.

  • Gender and Sexuality: Pasts, Presents, Futures
    Level: Bachelor
    Credits: 7.5 ECTS

    Dates: 5 August 2024 through 14 August 2024 (including weekend).
    This course explores issues of gender and sexuality in the contemporary world with a special emphasis on LGBTQI+ issues, and asks: How has history formed the present that we find ourselves in, and how do we form the present that will become a future? We will explore this through reading, discussing, exploring the city, and visiting activist organizations in Copenhagen, as well as have international experts teaching us.

    Please note: The course partly overlaps with the curriculum for Danish Culture Course, Gender and Sexuality, which runs both the Spring and the Fall term of 2024.










The tuition fee is calculated according to academic area, credits (ECTS points) and citizenship.

Applicant status

Tuition fees

for 7.5 ECTS 

Tuition fees

for 15 ECTS

EU/EEA/Swiss applicants DKK 3,750 DKK 7,500
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants DKK 9,375 DKK 18,750
Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland applicants with a permanent Danish residence permit * DKK 3,750 DKK 7,500
Students nominated as exchange student through the home university's exchange agreement with the University of Copenhagen No tuition fees
(subject to availability, contact your home university)
No tuition fees 
(subject to availability, contact your home university)
Students enrolled at the University of Copenhagen or other Danish universities No tuition fee
(requires a pre-approval from your home university)
No tuition fee 
(requires a pre-approval from your home university)
Danish applicants not enrolled at a university  DKK 3,750 DKK 7,500

*or with a temporary residence permit with a view to permanent residency in Denmark.

The tuition fee covers one-time participation in classes and lectures as well as three examination attempts (one ordinary examination and two resits). The tuition fee does not cover travel, accommodation and living expenses during the course.

Payment details will be forwarded upon acceptance.  

Payment terms
UCPH Faculty of Humanities accepts international bank transfers for payment of tuition fees. The University accepts bank transfers only, preferably in Danish kroner (DKK) or euros (EUR).

Payment is binding. It is not possible to switch courses after payment has been credited to UCPH Finance.

The payment deadline is fourteen days after the invoice and offer of admission is sent. If payment is not received by the deadline stipulated in the admission letter, the University can rescind the offer of admission and offer the admission place to another applicant.

Refund and cancellation policy
Applicants can formally request to cancel their enrolment and receive a refund of the tuition fees up to two months prior to the beginning of the course.

Requests for cancellation and reimbursement are formally submitted via e-mail to International Admissions.