Exchange students are students enrolled at universities with which the University of Copenhagen and/or the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences have exchange agreements.
At faculty level, the agreements are programme specific. Please note, that certain study programmes only accepts students from the faculty’s programme specific agreements and not from the university wide agreements.
Exchange agreements include:
- Bilateral exchange
You can find a list of the faculty’s partners under International Relations.
The university’s course catalogue is available online and here you can find information on credits, prerequisites and detailed course descriptions.
Please note, that we can only assist you with courses where the contracting faculty is the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.
Individual research projects are also an option for exchange students studying pharmaceutical sciences, veterinary medicine and animal science.
Make sure you study the faculty’s research groups for relevant projects.
Clinical rotations are available for students of medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine. Specific information can be found below.
Exchange students in Dentistry can only take 3rd semester of the master’s degree in Dentistry (UCPH curricula) in Copenhagen:
- Comprehensive Dentistry
- Paedodontics and Clinical Genetics
- Basic Orthodontics
- Oral Surgery
- Oral Pathology and Medicine
- Oral Rehabilitation
- Community Dentistry
The semester is approximately 3-4 months, starting in September, and only available in the autumn semester.
Dentistry is only open for exchange students from the faculty’s programme specific partner universities. Due to capacity limits in the clinics, it is necessary to maintain an exact balance between inbound and outbound students.
Exchange students can participate in the faculty’s clinical courses. Medical courses are only open for exchange students from the faculty’s programme specific partner universities.
The clinical rotations are organised into course packages and offered in English.
Unfortunately, the faculty does not offer internships or postgraduate clinical training. Nor can the faculty arrange any other clinical electives than the courses listed below.
Please note, that you must have an MRSA Test to work at the hospitals in Denmark.
Only exchange students from the veterinary medicine programme’s partner universities can apply for veterinary courses at the University of Copenhagen.
Courses for master’s degree students:
Veterinary exchange students on their last year of the DVM-programme can participate in the following specialisation courses:
- Equine medicine (clinical course)
- Advanced companion animal medicine (clinical course)
- One Health
Each course lasts 1 semester and awards the students with 26.5 ECTS. You can also choose to participate in these courses a shorter period of time (e.g. 12 weeks). You must always commence the course at study start (1 September or 1 February).
Summer clinical training:
In July and August we offer clinical training at the
- University Hospital for Companion Animals
- University Hospital for Large Animals
You must participate in clinical training for a period of minimum 2 weeks and maximum 8 weeks. It is possible to do a combination of clinical training at both hospitals. You will be awarded with 1.5 ECTS per week in the clinic.
Summer clinics are primarily for students from partner universities. Only if we have available places are other students welcome to apply. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our waiting list.
As an exchange student, it is your responsibility to ensure, that you get all the signatures you need on various documents related to your study abroad. Exchange students most often need signatures on learning agreements, arrival/departure forms, and similar documents.
If you need us to sign your learning agreement, you can do one of the following:
- scan and send the documents by e-mail to your incoming exchange coordinator
- visit our drop-in guidance during opening hours
- send an e-mail to email@example.com and arrange a meeting
- bring the documents to the welcome meeting for exchange students
Please note that you have to visit us personally at the International Relations Office to have arrival/departure forms signed.
The International Education and Grants Office at the University of Copenhagen is responsible for issuing all exchange students’ transcript of records.
Copies of your transcript will be sent to your home university.
You can read more on the University's portal for international students.