Welcome exchange students
Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities. Below you will find important information prior to your studies at the Faculty of Humanities.
As an exchange student there are a comprehensive number of courses available for you.
Non-Danish taught courses
Courses taught in English, German, French, Spanish, etc.
In the Faculty of Humanities' course catalogue you will find all non-Danish taught courses available for exchange students.
If you are interested in taking courses taught in Danish, please refer to the University of Copenhagen course catalogue - https://hum.ku.dk/uddannelser/vejledning/merit/
Autumn semester by 21 June
Spring semester by 1 December
You have to register for each course that you wish to attend. This applies to both bachelor- and master-level courses. Course registration is handled by the department offering the course(s) you want to follow.
For information on how to register for the individual courses, please click on the name of the departments listed below and visit their KUnet-sites for more information. Here you will also find information about exams and department facilities (KU-username is required).
Art History, Comparative Literature, Musicology, Theatre Studies
Film and Media Studies, Information Studies, Philosophy
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish
Danish Studies, IT & Cognition
Archaeology, European Ethnology, History
Any difficulties accessing KUnet?
If you have been accepted as an exchange student to the university and have not received the required KUnet username and pincode, please contact UCPH Student Centre.
If you are not registered at the University of Copenhagen, please consult UCPH Student Centre for further information.
Prior to each semester, the Faculty of Humanities welcomes all new exchange students to the Faculty's Orientation Programme. The Orientation Programme offers important information regarding your studies at the Faculty of Humanities.
KUnet is the University of Copenhagen's intranet. On KUnet, you can find your Master's degree programme's study website and access your UCPH student e-mail, Absalon e-larning 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 online.
Student ID card
You will be able to pick up your student ID card on the first day of Orientation at the Faculty of Humanities or at Karen Blixen Plads 8, ground floor of the main square (Torvet), room 13A.0.53
Under the current Corona restrictions, South Campus has chosen to lock the doors. In other words, entrance No. 8 is generally not open during normal opening hours.
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 refer to:
The Faculty of Humanities has a mentor programme, which goes by the name of the QA Programme. By joining the programme you will establish an instant network and we strongly encourage all international students to sign up.
The mentors, who are themselves domestic or international students at UCPH, will assist with the practical aspects of adjusting to a new educational system, be available for questions and introduce you to the social life at the Faculty and beyond. The mentors are also the backbone of the Faculty’s international study environment and they will host events throughout the semester that you can attend as a student at UCPH.
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.
The QA Programme website: qaprogramme.dk
Should you have any practical questions before or during your enrolment, please do not hesitate to contact International Admissions.
Department Student Guidance
For questions concerning your specific programme elements or questions related to courses, exams, etc., please contact your department student guidance counsellors.
Karen Blixens Plads 8
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Phone: +45 35 32 45 45
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00-12:00 (CET/CEST)
Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00-12:00 (CET/CEST)
Please note, that the office is closed during Danish national holidays.