Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:

QUICK FACTS    
Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Academic Term Summer Quarter
Estimated Program Fee Varies
Credits 1-8 UW Credits (2.5-15 ECTS)
Prerequisites Current undergraduate student
Program Manager Mike Renes | studyabroad@uw.edu
Priority Application Deadline April 1
HIGHLIGHTS
General This summer program allows students to study in the University of Copenhagen, renowned for its research and for its excellent academic environment that challenges students personally as well as intellectually.
 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
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.
 
LOCATION

Site

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 1.3 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

Prerequisites and Language Requirements

As courses are taught in English, students should have proficiency in written and oral English. Furthermore, some courses may require students to have a background in the subject area of the course. Students interested in a particular course should contact the course instructor (see course description on the program webpage) to see if they are eligible for a certain course. Most courses, however, only recommend students to have background in the subject area and official coursework related to the subject area is not required. Again, interested students should thoroughly read the course description and contact course instructor prior to submission of the application

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 1 - 8 UW credits per semester. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here

Courses

The summer program offered by this university welcomes students interested in any of the following areas: health, medicine, biotechnology, environment, politics, economics, philosophy, communication, art, history, and more. There are a wide variety of courses taught in English that allow students to 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.

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 about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.

 
ACCOMMODATIONS

Housing

Students studying abroad at the University of Copenhagen are offered accommodation by the UCPH Housing Foundation. Housing for students is typically a room in the residence halls or in a shared apartment, with a shared kitchen and/or bathroom. However, this service is optional and students are welcome to find accommodations on their own.




 

 
VISA INFORMATION

The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 

 
FINANCES

Program Expenses

Estimated Program Fee: Varies 

Program fee varies according to academic area, credits, and citizenship status. See course description page for tuition fees.

Not included in the program fee:
  • $350 Study Abroad Fee
  • Housing
  • Airfare (average price subject to when and where your buy your ticket - $1000)
  • Food (about $20/day)
  • UW Student Abroad Insurance ($1.74/day)
  • Other health expenses/immunizations
  • Personal spending money


Payment Due Date: Payment Deadline

The Study Abroad fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates. Students must pay the course-related fees directly through the University of Copenhagen Summer program application.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.

Scholarships

  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at goglobal@uw.edu to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.
 
APPLICATION

Application Process

The study abroad application includes a personal statement, three short answer questions, one recommendation from a professor or TA, and electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad. Following the online application process, you may be contacted by the program director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.

Orientation

To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.

Withdrawals

The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.