Universities in Copenhagen

University College Capital

University College Capital has been partners with Housing Anywhere since May 2016. UCC is very popular with incoming international students to Denmark, known for providing courses in social education, teacher education and postgraduate and supplementary diploma degrees. They also offer education for sign language interpreters, nurses, psychomotor therapists, physiotherapists, and textile and handicraft designers.

University College Capital utilizes networking in many unique ways, professionally, internationally and academically. Plus, UCC is focused on developing and researching hand-in-hand with several international educational institutions.

UCC currently has approximately 10,000 full-time students, as well as about 6,000 part-time students. They also have around 800 academic staff members employed. They have three locations in Copenhagen, with Bachelor’s programs, professional courses and post-graduate diploma studies.

UCC is also well-known for its open-minded learning environment. Teachers and students work together as equals, especially in group work, where students take on real responsibility for their educations. UCC utilizes the most modern technology available, relying heavily on the knowledge that is heavily based on research.


International courses are offered in Social Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Health Education and Teacher Education.

International courses include the following areas:

  • Early Childhood Education, Social Education and Special Education

These courses are only offered on a full-time basis, with an equivalency of 20 to 30 ECTS. This means that you can only opt for one course each semester.

  • Teacher Education

Each course or module has an equivalency of 10 ECTS. Students may opt to combine three different courses for 30 ECTS in one semester.

  • Health Education

Each course or module has an equivalency of 10 ECTS. Exchange students have the additional option to combine one or two other courses or modules with a clinical practice module, adding up to an equivalency of 18 to 30 ECTS.

KU - University of Copenhagen

Dating back to 1479, the University of Copenhagen is one of the most renowned academic institutions in all of Europe. The fact that it has fostered 8 Nobel Prize winners in the areas of Physics and Medicine has only added to its stellar reputation. As the largest organization for education and research throughout Denmark, the university boasts about 39,000 students and over 7,000 employees.


At the University of Copenhagen, all undergraduate programs are taught in the Danish language. However, at the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels, the university offers a good selection of individual courses that are completely taught in English. One of the best things about the university is that the student-teacher relationships are friendly and relaxed, making learning full of debates and varying viewpoints, where students are encouraged to participate openly.

With exams to complete individual courses, the structure at the University of Copenhagen sticks with a 3 (Bachelor’s) + 2 (Master's) + 3 (PhD) equation. The academic year is made up of two semesters, from September to January and from February to June.

Technical University of Denmark

The Technical University of Denmark was founded in 1829, focusing on bringing value to society through education. DTU is very popular with international students, where renowned research builds innovation, education and scientific advice.

DTU offers world-class courses in the areas of both technical and natural sciences, along with new disciplines in the realm of engineering, including life sciences and sustainable energy technology.


DTU currently offers a new interdisciplinary program that ensures the diversity of the student’s engineering education. It prepares the student with courses in physics, chemistry and mathematics, armed with the ability to apply them in real-world situations.

An international program

The General Engineering program is taught completely in English, and over half of both the students and the teachers come from international backgrounds. Such a culturally diverse environment readily prepares students for the international professional market, upon graduation.

Program structure

The first semester is filled with mandatory courses, with introductions to physics, mathematics and chemistry. The second and third semesters introduce two of the program’s four focus areas: Cyber Systems, Living Systems, Cyber Materials and Future Energy. In the fourth semester, students will opt to focus on one of these specialized areas of study. The fifth semester offers the opportunity to study abroad, take an internship at a company or specialize even further at DTU. The sixth semester ends with the completion of the BSc project.

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Student Associations

ESN Copenhagen is a non-profit organization for international students. Its focus is to offer assistance and representation to international students, providing opportunities for cultural diversity and development, falling directly under the principles of “Students Helping Students.”

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