Welcome Summer School Students
Below you will find practical information for commencing your summer school studies at the Faculty of Humanities.
Summer school students receive information about the programme schedule and syllabus from the course coordinator after admission.
Links to the individual course websites are available at: www.humanities.ku.dk/education/summer
Once you are enrolled in the course, you will be assigned a university username to access the University of Copenhagen's intranet (KUnet), as well as a student e-mail address.
The lecturers may choose to send material to your KU e-mail address, or provide information about the course on Absalon, the e-learning platform at the University of Copenhagen. Absalon is accessible on the university's intranet (KUnet).
If you encounter any problems accessing the system, please contact IT-services.
All main buildings can be accessed with a valid guest ID card at all times during your studies at the Faculty of Humanities.
South Campus has a canteen and a coffee shop which offer food, snacks and drinks during the summer period.
You can access the department libraries at any time with your guest ID card.
The Royal Library at South Campus is located opposite the main entrance to the Faculty of Humanities (in building 14).
In order to access free WIFI on campus, log onto 'Eduroam' with your UCPH username and password. Type your username like this: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are power outlets in all classrooms and public spaces on campus.
You will find printers/copiers in each building on South Campus. The printers can be accessed from any computer using a wireless connection. Please note that printing requires an account and you will be charged per printed page.
Summer school participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen. Students can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:
- UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required)
- Housing Anywhere
- Hostel World
For additional information, please refer to: Housing for international summer school students
Students from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland
In accordance with the Danish Health Act, all non-residents staying in Denmark are entitled to emergency hospital care free of charge 'in the event of an accident, childbirth, acute illness or sudden aggravation of a chronic disease'. There are two different emergency numbers, depending on the urgency of the situation:
- You should call the number 1813 to receive medical care for non-life threatening situations.
A nurse or doctor will assess the urgency of your situation and, if necessary, will give you an appointment at the nearest medical care facility.
- You should call the number 112 for life threatening accidents and other emergency situations.
You or your insurance will be required to pay for all other healthcare services (including dental care).
The University of Copenhagen strongly recommends that you take out adequate insurance while studying in Denmark.
Please note: The Danish public healthcare system does not cover transportation to your home country in the event of illness.
Students from the EU/EEA or Switzerland
If you are an EU/EEA citizen or a Swiss national and you plan to stay in Denmark for less than 3 months, and provided you are covered by a statutory health insurance service in another EU country, you can use your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) to access any healthcare service that becomes medically necessary during your stay in Denmark. You will enjoy the same healthcare services offered to residents in Denmark and the charge for these services will be forwarded to the statutory health insurance service that issued the EHIC.
Please note: Dental care is not covered by the European Health Insurance Card.
You can buy a sim card with prepaid minutes at most kiosks and supermarkets in Denmark.
Getting around Copenhagen is normally quite easy either on foot, by public transportation or by bike. Biking is the most common way for Copenhageners to get around the city.
Copenhagen boasts an extensive and punctual city-wide public transportation system. By using the online service Rejseplanen ("Travel Planner"), you will find the fastest and easiest route to travel from one destination to the next at any time.
Biking is very popular in Copenhagen. You can get anywhere in town in a short amount of time.
Renting a bike
You can rent a bike at bike rental shops in Copenhagen. The prices vary depending on the type of bike you want and the company, so it is a good idea to check the prices online beforehand.
Bycyklen (city bikes)
Depending on where you find accommodation, the city bikes might be the right choice for you. You will find city bike docking stations throughout the city center, including most metro stations.
There are many kiosks and supermarkets throughout the city and around South Campus. Just next to South Campus, you will find two smaller supermarkets: 'Fakta Q' and 'Netto', where you can easily buy a snack during classroom breaks.
Even though your free time during the summer course is scarce, you should be able to find some spare time to explore the city. Copenhagen offers a wide variety of cultural and leisure activities during the summer.
Further information can be found at Visit Copenhagens website.
Should you have any practical questions before or during your enrolment, please do not hesitate to contact International Admissions.
Karen Blixens Plads 8
DK- 2300 Copenhagen S
Office hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9:00-12:00 (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 the course coordinator for your course.