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Welcome 4Cities Students

The Faculty of Humanities and the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies are looking forward to welcoming 4Cities students. Below we have gathered some useful information about commencing your studies at the University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities.

Orientation Programme

4Cities students are invited to the Orientation Programme for international full degree students at the Faculty of Humanities. Orientation will provide you with useful information pertaining to your study programme and social activities at the Faculty of Humanities. The programme's schedule will be available online in August.

→Read more about the orientation programme

Introduction at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies

During Orientation week, the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies and 4Cities academics at the University of Copenhagen invites you to participate in an introduction to your third semester studies here in Copenhagen.

On the programme's introduction website, you can read more about the department's programme and contact information.

Course registration

4Cities students will be automatically registered for courses.

KUnet and Student ID card


When you have been formally enrolled at the University of Copenhagen you will be notified and receive your username and information about how to access KUnet (intranet). When you receive this information, you will be able to order your student ID card by uploading a photo in the self-service section.

Student ID card

Upon arrival in Copenhagen you will be able to pick up your student ID at The Admissions Office or the Reception, both at Faculty of Humanities.


In June, the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation will invite you to apply for accomodation through their booking system.

Due to the limited number of available rooms/apartments, securing accommodation in Copenhagen is difficult. Therefore we advise students to begin the search for housing as early as possible. Looking for accommodation after your arrival is not recommendable.

→Advice on finding accommodation

The Mentor Programme: QA Programme

The Faculty of Humanities has a mentor programme - the QA Programme - available to all students studying at the Faculty. The QA Programme is the backbone of the Faculty’s international study environment.

The QA Programme provides students with an opportunity to establish an instant network that can assist with the practical aspects of adjusting to a new educational environment. The QA programme hosts various events throughout the semester, which are open to students at the University of Copenhagen. 

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.

We encourage all students to join the programme. Please visit the QA Programme's website: qaprogramme.dk

Residence permit and CPR-number

Residence permit

Depending on your nationality, you may be required to obtain a residence permit in order to reside in Denmark for the duration of your enrolment as a student at the Faculty of Humanities.

If you are not an EU/EEA citizen, you will need a residence permit prior to entering Denmark. As a 4Cities student, you will receive an application form and instructions on how to obtain a student visa along with your letter of admission. Please contact the nearest Danish embassy or consulate immediately to apply for your permit, as the application process usually takes a considerable length of time (2-3 months).

You can read more about visa regulations at →newindenmark.dk

Please refer to the International Citizen Service for more information on registration requirement pertaining to your living in Denmark.

Civil registration number (CPR-number)

When you have arrived in Copenhagen, you are required to register with the International Citizen Service. You must have obtained your residence permit and a permanent address in Denmark to be able to register. The citizen service registration office will provide you with a personal identity number, called a CPR-number, as well as a Health Insurance Card. You will find more information about how and where to register at the International Citizen Service.

Useful information

General Insurance 

University of Copenhagen does not have a mandatory insurance policy which students are required to take out, and students are not covered by any insurance policies taken out by the University of Copenhagen. We strongly encourage you to purchase general insurance (personal possessions, accident and liability) as well as a health insurance until you are covered by The Danish Health Security Act (see below).

Alternatively you may take out an insurance policy with International Health Insurance (IHI) in Denmark. The IHI Study Abroad insurance covers for periods up to 24 months, and gives full protection in case of acute illness and injury. You will find more information at www.ihi.com.

Danish healthcare

The Danish Health Security Act covers students staying for more than three months. Note, however, that you are not covered until you have registered with the International Citizen Service. Therefore we strongly encourage all students to purchase additional insurance prior to their departure for Denmark.

To be covered by the Danish Health Security Act, you must apply for the Health Insurance Card with the local Civil Registration Office upon arrival. You will find more information about the health insurance card and how to register at the International Citizen Service.

Please refer to the following websites for further information:

Additional information

In the booklet My Guide to the Humanities (e-pages), you will find a detailed list of initiatives for students at the faculty.

We also refer you to our list of useful advice for full degree students studying at the Faculty of Humanities.

Contact information

International Admissions

Should you have any practical questions during your enrolment at the Faculty of Humanities, please do not hesitate to contact International Admissions.

Room 14-0-46
Karen Blixens Plads 8
DK- 2300 Copenhagen S


Phone: +45 40 47 11 97

Office hours:  All weekdays 9-15 (CET+1)
Please note that we might be occupied, so please feel free to book ahead. 

Department Student Guidance

For questions concerning your study programme's courses and exams, please contact the International Guidance Counsellor at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.