Frequently Asked Questions
You cannot apply after the deadline 1 April.
Yes, you must apply before the deadline even if you have not yet received your pre-approval of credit transfer.
The pre-approval can be forwarded to SummerCourses@sund.ku.dk but we must receive it by 15 May at the latest. Please note that it may take quite a long time to process a pre-approval application at your home university.
If you apply before the deadline and fulfil the requirements, you will automatically get on the waiting list, if you did not secure a place in the first round.
You can apply while finishing the last semester of your bachelor's degree, if you upload relevant documentation on your study activities so far (credit wise etc.), as well as an account on the remaining activities and an expected date of graduation.
Please include documentation (e.g. email) from your study administration confirming the expected date of graduation.
Tuition Fees and Financing
The tuition fee is due on 15 May for most courses.
One or two courses begin as early as May, for those courses the tuition fee is due 30 April.
We cannot extend the deadline for your tuition fee.
Regrettably, the University of Copenhagen does not offer any financial assistance for summer course participants.
The tuition fee must be paid in one instalment; it is not possible to divide the tuition fee into smaller instalments.
Your tuition fee is based on your nationality and not your current place of residency.
If you hold a residence permit stating “med henblik på varigt ophold” or ”med mulighed for varigt ophold”, you pay the tuition fee as an EU/EEA Citizen.
If you are studying at another Danish university and the course is pre-approved for credit transfer as an integrated part of your degree, you are exempt from paying tuition fees.
Please note, that the pre-approval of the course should preferably be uploaded as part of your application but it is possible to submit the pre-approval as late as 15 May.
If your home university has an exchange agreement with the University of Copenhagen, they must nominate you for exchange in the subsequent autumn semester in order for you to be accepted as an exchange student during the summer period.
In very few instances students nominated in the spring semester prior to the summer course may take a summer course as part of their exchange programme (this only apply for summer courses starting mid-July).
The summer course must be an integrated part of the exchange semester. Exchange students cannot take more than 32.5 ECTS courses in total per semester.
You need to apply by 1 April and to take care of the payment by mid-May at the latest.
If your employer does not accept your attendance, you can cancel two months prior to commencement of the course (including the e-learning section) and you will receive a refund of the course fee.
If this deadline is exceeded, no refund is possible.
We strongly advise against arriving late for the summer course.
All courses are intensive and you will miss a considerable part of the course by arriving late. Furthermore, some courses require a certain attendance.
If it is unavoidable, you must contact the course coordinator for further information.
We strongly advise against leaving before the summer course has finished. Many courses will conduct the final exam on the very last day of the course.
All courses are intensive and you will miss a considerable part of the course by leaving before time. Furthermore, some courses require a certain attendance in order to pass and others finish with an exam.
All courses are intensive and you will miss a considerable part of the course by missing one or more days. Furthermore, some courses require a certain attendance in order for you to pass.
Please contact the course coordinator directly to discuss your situation in detail.
Depending on where you are from, you may need an entry visa to attend the summer course at UCPH. You can read more about the Danish visa rules and regulations at NewtoDenmark.
You need a short term visa to cultural visits during your stay in Denmark.
We can issue a letter of invitation upon request for your visa application.
For all other questions, you must contact the Danish representation in your country for specific details.
You are responsible for securing a visa for your stay in Denmark.
Please note, that the process can be time consuming, so we advise you to apply for a visa as soon as you have paid your tuition fee and requested and received your Letter of Invitation.
You request the Letter of Invitation by writing to SummerCourses@sund.ku.dk.
You may need a letter of invitation for your visa application and we can only issue it when we have received your tuition payment.
You should contact the Danish representation to check on your application status.
Credit transfer, Exams, and Certificates
If you are between your bachelor’s and master’s degree and studying at UCPH, you can only participate in the summer course as a fee-paying student.
You must apply for pre-approval of credit transfer at your home university before applying to the summer course.
Contact your home university if you need further information on how to apply for pre-approval of credit transfer.
Please note, that we urge you to upload your pre-approval as part of your application.
The courses are not offered via Skype.
It is not possible to take the exam via Skype.
The exam type depends on the summer course in question.
Please read, the course description for exact information.
For most courses, the course coordinators will hand you a certificate at the end of the course if you have fulfilled the requirements.
If you need a transcript, you can access the UCPH Intranet (KUnet.ku.dk) and print a certificate through the self-service once the course has been graded.
Please note, that summer course participants does not have access to KUnet after 1 October.