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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Autumn Semester, Autumn Semester A/W, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Year (A/W/Sp)
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Autumn Semester A/W 2018-2019 01/15/2018 01/16/2018 TBA TBA
Year (A/W/Sp) 2018-2019 01/15/2018 01/16/2018 TBA TBA
SpringSemester(W/Sp) 2019 01/15/2018 01/16/2018 TBA TBA
Program Information:

As a University of Washington student you can receive up to $15,000 (yes, fifteen thousand dollars!) to study on an exchange in Denmark. For more information and to apply, please see the Scan|Design website.
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     QUICK FACTS
  Location   Copenhagen, Denmark
  Academic
  Terms
  Autumn Semester / Academic Year
  Spring Semester
  Credits   20-25 UW credits per semester
  Eligibility   Junior standing or above by time of  
  departure; min. 3.0 GPA
  Language   Instruction in English
  Adviser   Mike Renes | studyabroad@uw.edu
  Application
  Deadline
  Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
  Spring Semester priority deadline
  May 15 (Spring Semester)
       HIGHLIGHTS
  General   The University of Copenhagen is renowned
  for research of outstanding quality, and for
  an excellent academic environment that
  challenges students personally as well as
  intellectually.
  Read
  More   
  About
  Where You Will Study
  Academics
  Housing
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Program Evaluations
  Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.

 

Where You Will Study

Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark – was officially founded in 1167. The small fishing village, as it was then, prospered and developed into København – 'port of tradesmen'. Today Copenhagen is the commercial, cultural and administrative centre of Denmark, and the greater city area has a population of 1.2 million. Although busy and noisy as any large city, Copenhagen continues to captivate visitors because it has managed to maintain elements of its original charm.

Copenhagen has a rich cultural life. It is home to a wide range of interesting museums and attracts international performers and artists to festivals, concerts and other events throughout the year. Copenhagen's cafés, bars and restaurants, many of them half submerged in cellars or located in picturesque historical buildings, range from traditional to trendy and serve everything from hot Thai curries to traditional Danish frikadeller (meat balls).


 

Academics

This direct exchange is geared towards students who want to choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English and fully immerse themselves in the life and culture of Danish society and student life. The University of Copenhagen is renowned for research of outstanding quality, and for an excellent academic environment that challenges students personally as well as intellectually. Participants need a high level of personal maturity and independence.

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. Today, the University has over 37,000 students and offers over 200 programs for study, teaching and research activities in eight faculties: Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Science, Social Sciences and Theology. The University administration, teaching and research facilities are located in four campus areas in Copenhagen. The University of Copenhagen has a long tradition of welcoming international students from all over the world.

The University of Copenhagen offers more than 500 individual courses taught in English at both the graduate and undergraduate levels each semester. The courses are open to Danish and international students across the entire University. A high level of responsibility and active participation is expected of the student. Danish university education is not a guided tour. It is up to the individual student to get the most out of what is offered.

You can begin your search for courses right here:

University of Copenhagen course catalog

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges




Housing

Exchange students at the University of Copenhagen are guaranteed housing as long they apply before the specified deadlines. Housing is typically a single room that can be a rented room in a private house, a shared apartment or in a student residence with a shared kitchen and/or bathroom.


 

Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The exchange fee and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

As a University of Washington student you can receive up to $15,000 (yes, fifteen thousand dollars!) to study on an exchange in Denmark. For more information and to apply, please see the Scan|Design website.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.


 

Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad adviser following your selection for the exchange.

See  Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.
 

 


 

Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences. 

To see past students' evaluations for the University of Copenhagen Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.

University of Copenhagen Exchange.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email studyabroad@uw.edu.