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University of Copenhagen

4.4 out of 5 (118 ratings / 55 reviews) Copenhagen, Denmark
The University of Copenhagen houses a wide range of academic environments, which are organised in main academic fields, referred to as faculties. They are at the same time administrative units and academic communities for education and research.

Bachelor's programmes



Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is not only Denmark's oldest university, but also one of the oldest in Northern Europe. Its location in the capital city makes the University's development, key people and events part of the history of Denmark.


The University of Copenhagen is working towards becoming one of the world’s greenest campus areas, leaving as little environmental and climate footprint as possible. The University facilitates cross-organisation collaboration, liaises with the business community and helps students find relevant programmes and projects in the field of sustainability.


Driven by intellectual creativity and critical thinking since 1479, researchers and students at the University of Copenhagen have expanded horizons and contributed to moving the world forward. With its 5,000 researchers and 39,000 students, the University boasts an international research and study environment and is highly ranked on the leading ranking lists of the world's best universities.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

If you have specific questions regarding courses or programmes you can seek advice at your department or faculty. In addition to the student advisory service available to all students at the University of Copenhagen, you will find that many departments and faculties have advisors especially for international students. Check with your faculty or department to get further information about their services.

Housing services

  • The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation (UCPH Housing Foundation) is an independent entity which assists international students coming to University of Copenhagen in finding accommodation while in Copenhagen.
  • For more information on the various housing options available, guidelines on how to apply and all practical information regarding your arrival, your stay and also about your departure, please visit the Housing Foundation's own website.

Library services

Copenhagen University Library has been established by an agreement between the university and the Royal Library. It is made up of Copenhagen University Library, a division of the Royal Library, and the faculty and departmental libraries run by the university itself.

ICT services

  • As a student or employee at University of Copenhagen you are able to download and install certain software in accordance with the University of Copenhagen generel licence agreements. 
  • Eduroam is a free, wireless network for students, researchers, and employees at universities around the world, which also applies at UCPH.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Copenhagen has four campus areas. As distances in Copenhagen are relatively small, it is easy to get from one campus to the other either by bicycle or public transportation. The campus areas are integrated into the city of Copenhagen and students use the facilities available in the city, adding a lively buzz to the streets and cafés of Copenhagen.

The University premises range from historic buildings in the medieval city centre to modern buildings being constructed today to develop the campus areas and accommodate state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities.

Sports facilities

If you are interested in participating in sports while you are studying at the University of Copenhagen, we encourage you to make use of the University's Sports Association, KSI. It is very affordable compared to joining other clubs and it is a good way to socialise with other students in an informal way.

Student clubs

Students at the University of Copenhagen have access to a range of extra-curricular activities through university clubs and associations and places affiliated with the university.

The following is a sample of what is offered.

  • Sports
  • Cultural and social associations
  • The Student House
  • Music
  • Friday bars

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Studying Pharmacy at Copenhagen University has been nothing but educational, since the curriculum is formed in a way that ensures the student is aware of the different areas within Pharmacy. Furthermore, the education is structured in a way, that begins with the student learning the basics of eg. pharmacology, and then using this knowledge in-depth in an more course. For...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love studying! Apart from exam periods, where a lot of time has to be spent on reading and learning new information, it's easy to achieve the perfect balance between spare time and university.

climate change specialized
clifftone mbuku rated 5 out of 5 stars

i really researching in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies and i have worked as a volunteer for one year with a non governmental organization dealing with food security{climate change agriculture and food security}

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