Winter schools

The International Winter Programme at the Faculty of Humanities combines academic, practical and cultural approaches to learning. Students can expect to engage in lectures, group work, field trips and seminars both on and off campus.

Application deadlines

First round applications:       1 November 
Second round applications:  1 December (after availability) 








  • Copenhagen Past & Present w/ Danish Language
    Level: Bachelor    
    Credits: 7.5 ECTS

    Dates:  8 to 28 January 2024 including the examination.
    This course offers all international students at the University of Copenhagen an exciting and comprehensive introduction to the history of Copenhagen and to the Danish language. Over the course of three weeks, students will learn about the city’s history from its foundation in the early Middle Ages, when Copenhagen was just a fishing village, and through a millennium of history up to modern Copenhagen, often ranked as one of the best cities in the world when measured by quality of life. As well as covering the rich history of Copenhagen, the course also includes a number of lessons in Danish for beginners, where you will be introduced to the basics of the Danish language including conversation, grammar and pronunciation.









The application procedure is outlined below.

1. Choose your course

Identify the course(s) you wish to apply for from the list of courses available.   

Applicants can apply for more than one course. Please check the course dates in order to ensure that your selections do not overlap.

2. Gather the required documentation

Applicants are required to include documentation in their application.

All applicants are required to include proof of citizenship and certified academic records in order to apply for the Winter School Programme. Some courses may require submission of a motivation letter. 

Please refer to the individual course websites for the specific admission requirements and documents required for application.

3. Submit your application

Your application and required documents are submitted electronically to UCPH-Faculty of Humanities.

The application forms are accessible on the course websites. Applicants submit one application per course.  

4. Await the admission decision

All applicants are subject to an individual assessment, whereby they are required to fulfill the academic requirements for admission to each individual course.

Applicants can expect the admission decision no later than three weeks after the application deadline.

5. Accept/decline the admission offer and initiate payment

If you have been granted admission as a fee-paying winter school student, you will be required to pay tuition fees corresponding to the number of enrolled ECTS credits.

Information about payment is forwarded along with the offer of admission to all applicants by e-mail.


The tuition fee is calculated according to academic area, credits (ECTS points) and citizenship.

Applicant status

Tuition fees

for 7.5 ECTS 

Tuition fees

for 15 ECTS

EU/EEA/Swiss applicants DKK 3,750 DKK 7,500
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss applicants DKK 9,375 DKK 18,750
Non-EU/EEA/Switzerland applicants with a permanent Danish residence permit * DKK 3,750 DKK 7,500
Students nominated as exchange student through the home university's exchange agreement with the University of Copenhagen No tuition fees
(subject to availability, contact your home university)
No tuition fees 
(subject to availability, contact your home university)
Students enrolled at the University of Copenhagen or other Danish universities No tuition fee
(requires a pre-approval from your home university)
No tuition fee 
(requires a pre-approval from your home university)
Danish applicants not enrolled at a university  DKK 3,750 DKK 7,500

*or with a temporary residence permit with a view to permanent residency in Denmark.

The tuition fee covers one-time participation in classes and lectures as well as three examination attempts (one ordinary examination and two resits). The tuition fee does not cover travel, accommodation and living expenses during the course.

Payment details will be forwarded upon acceptance.  

Payment terms
UCPH Faculty of Humanities accepts international bank transfers for payment of tuition fees. The University accepts bank transfers only, preferably in Danish kroner (DKK) or euros (EUR).

Payment is binding. It is not possible to switch courses after payment has been credited to UCPH Finance.

The payment deadline is fourteen days after the invoice and offer of admission is sent. If payment is not received by the deadline stipulated in the admission letter, the University can rescind the offer of admission and offer the admission place to another applicant.

Refund and cancellation policy
Applicants can formally request to cancel their enrolment and receive a refund of the tuition fees up to two months prior to the beginning of the course.

Requests for cancellation and reimbursement are formally submitted via e-mail to International Admissions.