NOTE: To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of April 1st
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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.
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 bustling 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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. You must also attend program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
You must register for the UW Study Abroad orientation. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for an orientation session.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. This is an especially important consideration if you are planning to do more than one study abroad program. You can research visa requirements by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country.html.
Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting: https://www.state.gov/s/cpr/32122.htm.
For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.
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.
The $350 UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once a contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program are 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. 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:
Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.