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Welcome Exchange Students

Welcome to the Faculty of Humanities. Below you will find important information prior to your studies at the Faculty of Humanities.

Available courses

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.

Faculty of Humanities course catalogue

Danish-taught courses

If you are interested in taking courses taught in Danish, please refer to the University of Copenhagen course catalogue -   

Course registration

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).

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.

Orientation Programme

Prior to each semester, the Faculty of Humanities welcomes all new exchange students to participate in the Faculty's Orientation Programme. The Orientation Programme offers important information regarding your studies at the Faculty of Humanities, as well as the opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow international students.

Further information about the Orientation Programme

KUnet and Student ID card


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 the UCPH Student Centre.

UCPH Student Centre
Fiolstræde 1
1171 Copenhagen K

The Mentor Programme: QA Programme

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:

Useful advice

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 exchange and guest students studying at the Faculty of Humanities.

Contact information

International Admissions

Should you have any practical questions before or during your enrolment, 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:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday between 9-12 (CET+1)
Please note that we might be occupied, so please feel free to book ahead. 

Department Student Guidance

For questions concerning your specific programme elements or questions related to courses, exams, etc., please contact  your department student guidance counsellors.