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 2022 as part of the UCPH International Summer Programme.

  • Cultural Production and Urban Space
    Bachelor and Master
    Credits: 7.5 ECTS
    Dates: 01 August - 13 August 2022 (including Saturdays)
    This summer school puts cultural production and event-making in urban space under the analytical scrutiny of critical urban theory. The aim of the summer school is to enable students to examine and assess the role of the cultural industry, broadly speaking, within existing political paradigms of urban development such as “creative cities”, “liveability” and “the experience economy” of cities.

  • Urban Culture in Theory and Action
    Level: Bachelor and Master   
    Credits: 15 ECTS

    Dates: 25 July - 13 August 2022 (including Saturdays)
    During this summer school in the heart of Copenhagen, students from across the world get an opportunity to move from analysing problems in urban societies to creating possible solutions and identifying potentials in urban space by formulating and planning research-based projects. The course is organised in collaboration with Strøm music festival and other partners in Copenhagen.

  • Environmental Humanities in a Global World
    Level: Bachelor and Master   
    Credits: 15 ECTS

    Dates: 1 August - 20 August 2022 (including Saturdays)
    It is becoming increasingly clear that “hard” science alone cannot solve the global environmental problems such as climate change, nature degradation, biodiversity loss etc. in a world where social practices and cultural values, traditions and imaginaries shape and frame the way people lead their lives, our concept of environmentally relevant and crisis-mitigating knowledge must be broadened. In this summer school, we will investigate social and cultural aspects of the environmental crisis and sustainable transitions. Specifically, we will explore how methods and theories from the humanities can be mobilized to understand the crisis and facilitate sustainable transitions while at the same time taking into account the particular and varied local, regional and transnational manifestations of the environmental crisis.

  • Ways of Living: Danish Architecture & Urban Design (Copenhagen’s Walking Classroom, Summer 2022)
    Level: Bachelor   
    Credits: 7.5 ECTS

    Dates: 6 August – 15 August 2022 (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. 

  • History of Copenhagen w/Danish Language
    Level: Bachelor    
    Credits: 7.5 ECTS

    Dates: 8 August – 28 August 2022 (including exam)
    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.










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.



Summer school participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.  Students can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

For additional information, please refer to: Housing for international summer school students

Visa information

If you wish to visit Denmark to participate in a summer school course and you are a citizen of a country with a visa requirement, you must have a visa.

For the comprehensive list of countries requiring a visa in order to entire Denmark for a short-term stay, please refer to: List of countries with a visa requirement

For information on how to apply for a short-term visa, please refer to: Danish Immigration Service - Apply for a short-term visa for a cultural visit 

Please note that the fees and documentation requirements are set by each diplomatic mission.

Summer school participants from countries requiring a visa will be provided with a visa invitation from the UCPH-Faculty of Humanities once the tuition fees have been paid in full.


Copenhagen has an international airport, and the city centre can be reached within 30 minutes.


For questions regarding course content, please contact the summer school course coordinator. Contact information is found on the summer school course websites.

For questions concerning tuition fee payment, housing, visa invitations and other practical matters, please contact International Admissions at the Faculty of Humanities.