Useful Advice

Below we have listed some useful advice for you as a new Master's student at the Faculty of Humanities 

1. Find Housing

If you are not subject to offer of accommodation from the housing foundation - you are adviced to start looking for housing as soon as possible and before you arrive in Copenhagen.

Finding housing in Copenhagen is difficult. Accommodation is scarce and can be especially difficult to find in August/September, for this exact reason it is important that you start your search early.

Further information and guidance

2. Register for courses

When studying as a full degree Master’s student at the faculty you’ll have to register for courses in the course registration window.  

You register online at the university 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.

If you haven't received your KUnet username and password please contact the faculty full degree counsellors and they will assist you.

3. Participate in Orientation

Orientation includes invaluable information that will make your stay easier, including an introduction to the campus area, IT-systems and IT-facilities. You are expected to attend, and should plan accordingly.

Further information about the orientation programme.

4. Sign up for a mentor group

A mentor group can help you settle in and experience Danish culture; it is an excellent way to make some Danish as well as international friends.

Read more about the QA Mentor Programme

5. Get a Residence Permit

Depending on your nationality you need a residence permit for living and studying in Denmark.

Information on what kind of Residence Permit you need and how to get it

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

Beware of activities arranged for and by students at your Department. To know 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 are expecting from class

Don’t be shy, the Professors won’t mind, and it will help you. If you know from the start of the semester how the classes are connected to the exam and how you should prepare for class it will make it easier to manage your time.

9. Check your KU-email continuously as it is your lifeline to the university

Your UCPH-email is where you will receive information about course registration and exams; if you do not stay up to date you could miss out on important information, deadlines etc..

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

University of Copenhagen is a big place; there are many different administrative offices. You will save yourself time and possible frustration if you know where to go with which questions.

The student guidance counsellors at your department, for questions on your study programme 

Full Degree Admissions, for questions on admission, practicalities, visa etc.