Academic and Student Life
A great deal of information on practical aspects of academic and student life is available on the International Education and Grant's website.
The International Relations Office organises a welcome event for incoming exchange students a few days before the beginning of each semester.
The meeting gives you an opportunity to meet other exchange students and provides you with practical information to help you get off to a good start on your studies.
The meeting includes, among other, a presentation of:
- the faculty's International Relations Office
- UCPH IT systems and KUnet (UPCH intranet)
- Studenterhuset (the centre for student activities)
- Erasmus Student Network (ESN)
You will receive and invitation and additional details about the welcome days before the start of the semester.
Should you have additional questions, you are welcome to contact the faculty's International Relations Office at email@example.com.
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences offers a mentor programme for newly arrived exchange students to help them off to a good start in Copenhagen.
We match exchange students with current students at the faculty to help you get the best start to your studies and life in Copenhagen.
The mentor has a social role besides the practical one. Together, the mentors arrange social and cultural events for exchange students. Wherever possible, the mentor will also meet you on arrival, and guide you to their residence.
Besides the many activities, the mentors help exchange students with e.g.:
- Getting settled in Copenhagen
- Meeting local students and other international students
- Expanding your social and academic network
You will receive information about how to sign up for a mentor, once you have been admitted as an exchange student.
Please note, that the mentor programme only is for semester exchange students nominated by UCPH partner universities.
The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation assists exchange students with housing upon acceptance to the university. Please note that the university does not guarantee accommodation for exchange students.
As a student you are responsible for covering the costs of housing on your own.
You can find detailed information about accommodation at the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation. At the foundations website, you can also find valuable information on how to arrange private housing in Denmark.
The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences has facilities in seven different locations. Most of these facilities are included in three of the four central campuses of the University of Copenhagen:
It is easy to move between these campuses by bicycle, bus or even on foot.
Additional facilities are found just outside of Copenhagen at the Taastrup Campus. A shuttle bus service is provided for students and staff between the Frederiksberg Campus and the Taastrup Campus.