Arriving and living in Copenhagen
Studying and living in Copenhagen
The International Office maintains an excellent homepage on which you will find information about housing, residence permit, living in Copenhagen, health and safety and the transcript of academic records, among many other things.
The Student Advisory Service also helps exchange students with questions regarding study plans and issues related to living and studying away from home.
You may also visit www.denmark.dk, the website of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on which you will find information on Denmark in general, as well as on living, working and studying in Denmark.
Danish language course
Most people in Denmark speak English and will be glad to use this language, in the shops or in the University.
If you wish to study the Danish language while you are here, the University of Copenhagen offers pre-semester Danish Language Courses for international students. As an exchange student, you may even earn ECTS points for the course. For further information, visit the International Offices website.
It is also possible to attend classes at Studieskolen, an adult education centre specializing in language teaching. The fees at Studieskolen vary, depending on the level and the duration of the course.
Getting help while here
If you have any problem while you are here, the first person you should contact is our Student Advisor. S/he is at your service and will advise you on academic matters, inform you about exam procedures and help you with practical matters related to your studies at the Department of Anthropology. S/he can also help you find solutions to any problem that you may encounter here, or help you find relevant persons and institutions able to solve your problem.
The Student Advisory Service holds each semester welcome and introduction meetings for exchange and Erasmus students, full degree master students as well as credit/Open University students with international background. The specific dates will appear on the welcome site.
The International Coordinator is responsible for signing and updating bilateral contracts with international universities, and in charge of selecting guest students from incoming applications. Apart from the welcoming meeting for exchange students and Erasmus in the beginning of the semester, you are not likely to get in touch with the International Coordinator unless you face an acute administrative problem or wish to extend your stay at the Department of Anthropology.
Learning agreements are signed by the international Secretary Charlotte Rosenmejer. Her office is placed in the administration office at the Department of Anthropology, building 16, 1st floor. If you have questions regarding your learning agreement, you are always welcome to contact the Student Advisory Service.
The International Office of the University of Copenhagen advises exchange students and guest students at the University of Copenhagen on practical and academic matters, such as accommodation, residence permit, health insurance, registration with the authorities, the mentor system and contacts with international students' home universities.
The International Office also organizes Orientation Meetings for new students at the beginning of each semester (see their academic calendar).
The Student Information Desk at the Faculty of Social Sciences offers assistance with enrolment and withdrawal, registering grades, PIN codes for the KUnet website, access passes and transcripts of your grades.
The administration at the Department of Anthropology is the place to go if you require practical information about the Department. The reception desk is your first port of call. Here, you can register a change of address and they can refer you to other relevant offices at the administration.