Useful Advice

Below we have listed some useful advice for new Master's students at the Faculty of Humanities. 

1. Find Housing

Master's students at the Faculty of Humanities are advised to start looking for housing as soon as possible - preferably before arrival.

Finding housing in Copenhagen can be a challenge. Accommodation is scarce and can be especially difficult to secure in August/September.

Click for further information about finding accommodation in Denmark

2. Register for courses

When studying as a Master’s student at the Faculty of Humanities, you are required to register for courses during the course registration period.  

You register online at the University's intranet 'KUnet' using Self Service. (KUnet Username and password required)

If you have any questions on course registration, please contact the student counsellors at your department.

3. Participate in the Orientation Programme

The Orientation Programme includes invaluable information that will ease your transition to living and studying in Denmark. 

Click for information about the Orientation Programme.

4. Sign up for a mentor group

A mentor group can help you settle in in Denmark, and is an excellent way to make both Danish and international friends.

Read more about the QA Programme

5. Obtain a Danish residence permit or registration certificate

Students either need a residence permit or registration certificate while living and studying in Denmark. The process differs based on nationality.

Click for information about how to obtain a residence permit / registration certificate

6. Know your study curriculum

The curriculum is the set of regulations and academic requirements relating to the Study Programme. Knowing the details of your curriculum will increase your ability to navigate the Danish educational system.

The curriculum describes the different courses and modules associated with each specific degree.

You can use your curriculum to see which courses you are expected to take when, and what the courses are about. You can also see the exams associated with specific modules in your curriculum.

The curriculum is identified by the name of a degree programme and the year in which the curriculum is drawn up (e.g. MA in English 2008).

It is your responsibility to know your curriculum; if you have questions to the curriculum please contact the student counsellors at the Department.

7. Join the academic and social activities in the departments

Be aware of activities arranged for and by students at your department. Knowing your fellow students both academically and socially will help make your stay more enjoyable and give you a proper introduction to Danish culture.

8. Talk with your professor about what is expected from you in class (and what you expect from your studies)

Don’t be shy! Discussions are an integral part of the learning experience, and your professors are available to assist you. If you know from the start of the semester how the lectures connect to the exam and how you should prepare for class, it will make it easier to manage your time.

9. Check your KU-email regularly

Your KU-email is where you will receive information about course registration and exams. It is important to check it regularly for important information and deadlines.

10. Make sure you know where you can find your guidance counsellors

At the University of Copenhagen, there are many different administrative offices. You will save yourself time and possible frustration if you know where to go with your enquiries.

Contact the student guidance counsellors at your department for questions concerning your study programme.

Contact International Admissions, for questions about admissions and other practicalities.