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Exchange and guest students

Each year, the Faculty of Social Sciences welcomes 400 exchange students from 30 countries on campus. As an exchange student, you will have the opportunity to experience a way of teaching which challenges students' critical abilities in an informal learning environment.

As an exchange student at the Faculty you will be part of an international environment. We do our utmost to ensure that you feel welcome here - you are offered an orientation meeting, a voluntary Danish language course, participation in the mentor programme and social events.

Exchange studies

Exchange students may apply through one of the following programmes:

  • the Erasmus programme
  • the Nordplus/Nordlys programmes
  • the University of Copenhagen's bilateral agreements with partner universities in e.g. North America, Australia and New Zealand

Exchange students must be enrolled at their home university and the home university must hold a bilateral agreement with the University of Copenhagen. Exchange students are enrolled at the Faculty between 3 and 12 months.

IMPORTANT: Please be advised that the Danish government has adopted a more strict policy towards the disequilibrium in the Erasmus student flow, which has resulted in a number of limitations for incoming Erasmus students and a lower intake of Erasmus students. Nomination by Erasmus students' home universities no longer ensures admission at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen. Read more here...

Additional information on exchange studies

Find additional information about exchange studies at the website of the International Office at the University of Copenhagen...

Guest studies

Students enrolled at universities with which the University of Copenhagen does not have a bilateral agreement have the option of applying for enrolment as guest students.

Tuition fee

Below is a table of guiding prices for studying as a guest student at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

  • EU/EEA citizens

Guiding prices as per 1 January 2013

. Anthropology Psychology Sociology Political Science Economics
1 ECTS DKK 800
≈ EUR 110
DKK 800
≈ EUR 110
DKK 800
≈ EUR 110
DKK 230
≈ EUR 35
DKK 350
≈ EUR 47
5 ECTS DKK 4000
≈ EUR 540
DKK 4000
≈ EUR 540
DKK 4000
≈ EUR 540
DKK 1150
≈ EUR 155
DKK 1750
≈ EUR 235
7.5 ECTS DKK 6000
≈ EUR 805
DKK 6000
≈ EUR 805
DKK 6000
≈ EUR 805
DKK 1725
≈ EUR 235
DKK 2625
≈ EUR 353
10 ECTS DKK 8000
≈ EUR 1075
DKK 8000
≈ EUR 1075
DKK 8000
≈ EUR 1075
DKK 2300
≈ EUR 310
DKK 3500
≈ EUR 470


For additional information about the final price, please contact the department that offers the course in question.

  • Citizens from non-EU or non-EEA countries

Citizens from non-EU and non-EEA countries, who have not been granted one of the below types of residence permit are required to pay tuition fee for short-term, non-degree studies at the University of Copenhagen (see a list of EU/EEA countries to the right).
The fee is calculated on the basis of the Faculty's tuition fee for one academic year, which is EUR 10,000 for 60 ECTS. This equals a price of app. EUR 170 per ECTS.

Example:
- Course worth 5 ECTS: 5 X 170 = EUR 850

NOTE: You may be allowed to pay the fee of EU/EEA citizens, if you have one of the following two residence permits in Denmark:

- Permanent residence permit
- Temporary residence permit with the possibility of achieving a permanent residence permit

Additional information

Find additional information about guest studies at the website of the International Office at the University of Copenhagen...