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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2022
    February 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022


Alayne Prine

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

University of Copenhagen


Opportunity Description

With over 40,000 students and more than 9,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is one of the largest institutions of research and education in the Nordic countries, and is ranked as one of the best institutions in Europe.

What is unique about this program?

The University of Copenhagen (KU) offers many courses in English in a variety of subject areas, therefore prior knowledge of the Danish language is not required for Cornell students to study here.  Coursework for undergraduate students consists of a mix of lectures and tutorials. Students at the University of Copenhagen have access to a range of extra-curricular activities through university clubs and associations and places affiliated with the university.  Examples include sports, music programs, and cultural and social associations.

The University of Copenhagen has four campus areas throughout the city (City Campus, North Campus, South Campus, and Frederiksberg Campus). As distances in Copenhagen are relatively small, it is easy to get from one campus to the other either by bicycle or public transportation.  The fall semester teaching period typically ends in December, but examinations often go into January and could potentially conflict with Cornell's spring semester start dates.  In spring, students are enrolled from early-February through late-June.

What is unique about Copenhagen?

KU's campus areas are integrated into the city of Copenhagen and students use the facilities available in the city, adding a lively buzz to the streets and cafés of Copenhagen.  While the local language of Copenhagen is Danish, you will find that most people speak English very well.  The city center is full of restaurants and there are several pedestrian friendly shopping areas.  In fact, the city is actually built to accommodate pedestrians over vehicle traffic.  Most local citizens of Copenhagen choose to commute via bicycle.  However, there is an excellent bus and train system available that make commuting easy.

How do I get more information about KU?

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps.
  • Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates. 
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors.
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How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)