Boston University students have the opportunity to directly enroll at one of Europe’s top universities, the University of Copenhagen, for a semester or an academic year. This exchange program will be of interest to students in all undergraduate fields, especially political science, history, economics, international relations, psychology, and sociology, among many others. During their time in Denmark, students will stay in dorms on campus or rent rooms. There is no prior language requirement, and instruction is available in both English and Danish.

Most of the courses offered at the University of Copenhagen are taught in Danish. However, each semester more than 500 courses are offered in English. These classes are primarily selected to be taught in English because of their relevance for foreign and Danish students in international programs. In addition, most of the courses in the English Department (Faculty of Humanities) are also taught in English. Browse courses offered to exchange students at the University of Copenhagen.

Exchange students must take 30 ECTS credits per semester while studying at the University of Copenhagen, which is equivalent to 15 or 16 BU credits. Most exchange students take four 4 credit (7.5 ECTS) courses per semester. Exchange students are also encouraged to participate in the Pre-semester Danish Language Course.


The Global Learning Experience: An Online Course

Students in all Fall and Spring programs have the opportunity to enroll in The Global Learning Experience at no additional cost.

  • CAS IP101 The Global Learning Experience (1 credit)
    • All program participants have the opportunity to make the most of their semester abroad with The Global Learning Experience, a self-paced, Pass/Fail course with brief readings and experiential assignments that accompany them while living and studying in a country and culture different from their own. Students post their work, experiences and observations to an online platform to trace and articulate their achievements abroad from an academic, personal and professional standpoint. The course links students with the faculty instructors as well as peers studying on other BU Study Abroad programs around the world. Students earn one credit in addition to the total program credits mentioned below at no additional cost.
    • Syllabus

Program Residences

  • University Housing is available to exchange students. Exchange students that complete the housing application are guaranteed a room in one of the student residences.
  • Student residence halls or shared apartments are located throughout the city
  • Variety in accommodation style among the university residences. Residence halls have singles or doubles with a shared kitchen. Most apartments are single rooms with shared living area and kitchen.
  • All rooms rented out through the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation are fully furnished, and the kitchens are equipped with basic utensils
  • Housing is paid directly to the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation; board is not included
  • University dining facilities available; no meal plans, pay per meal
  • Laundry available in each residence or apartment building
  • Fall Semester: mid August to late December
    Students can make arrangements to take early exams.
  • Spring Semester: late January to late June
  • Fall Semester & Academic Year: March 15
  • Spring Semester: September 15

Notification of admission begins after the application deadline.