Summer Courses – University of Copenhagen

Summer Courses

The Faculty of Science offers a broad range of English-taught intensive summer courses at different levels. The courses are aimed at both Danish and international students.

The courses last from 1 to 3 weeks and are offered in June, July and August. Some courses are taught entirely on-campus while others offer a combination of on-campus activities and distance learning.

In 2018, we offer the following courses to both Danish and international students.

Application options

Application options, deadlines and fees depend on your current enrolment status – please choose the appropriate option below:

I am a student at non-Danish university

You apply as a single subject student.

You can read more about the applicatin procedure, requirements and deadlines on the single subject website, where you can also download the application form.

If you study at a partner university, you might be able to apply for summer courses as an exchange student - provided there is a valid exchange agreement that allows for short-term exchange.

As a first step, we ask that you contact your local exchange coordinator to enquire about your options. You are also welcome to contact the exchange office at the Faculty of Science.

I am a student at another faculty at the University of Copenhagen or another Danish university

You apply as a credit student.

You can read more about the application procedure, requirements and deadlines on the credit student website, where you can also download the application form.

I am not enrolled at a university or college

If you are not enrolled at a university of college, you apply as a single subject student through our Continuing Education office.

You can read more about the application procedure, requirements and deadlines on the single subject website, where you can also download the application form.

I am a full time student at the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen

You apply via Self Service. You can read more about application deadlines on your study page on KUnet.

Tuition fees and scholarship options

If you are a full time student at the Faculty of Science, you do not pay tuition fees for summer courses offered by the Faculty of Science.

If you are studying at another faculty at the University of Copenhagen or another Danish university, or if you are admitted as an exchange student, you are also exempt from paying tuition fees.

All other applicants (students, working professionals, etc.) have to pay tuition fees.

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

For information about fees, please choose one of the options above.

Scholarship options for IARU university students and students from Harvard University

Nono Nordisk International Talent Program (NNITP) offers scholarships to selected incoming students from IARU universities or from Harvard University, who apply for the summer courses:

You can read more about application procedures and the NNITP here and see if you are eligible to apply.

Accommodation

The summer courses offered by the Faculty of Science are non-residential. You are responsible for finding and paying for accommodation on your own.

The University of Copenhagen provides advice on how to find accommodation during the summer.

Visa for international students

If you are an international student, please make sure to check if you need a visa to enter Denmark.

If you are a citizen of a country without a visa requirement, you may enter and stay visa-free in Denmark (and the Schengen region) for a maximum of 90 days.

If you are a citizen of a country with a visa requirement, you must apply for a short term visa to participate in a summer course. A visa normally grants you the right to enter and stay in Denmark (and the entire Schengen region) for up to 90 days.

On the New to Denmark-website, you can read more about short term visas and download the application form.

The Faculty of Science can issue a letter of invitation if this is needed for your visa application, but you must contact the Danish representation in your home country for specific details concerning the application procedure and support.

Once you have been admitted to the course, you can request a letter of invitation by contacting the international student affairs office at the Faculty of Science.

Please note that the application process can be time consuming, so you should apply for a visa as early as possible.