Univesity of Copenhagen

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2018–19) 79

Student Services and Facilities

Student jobs

  • Some international students find student jobs or casual work while living in Copenhagen.
  • Students from EU member states will not need a work permit for regular student jobs.
  • Work in Denmark (https://www.workindenmark.dk/en/Find_information/Jobs_for_international_students) provides information about vacant positions and other job-related information.

Students' Union

  • For students to make the most out of their study abroad experience at the University, it is important that they feel at home in Copenhagen.
  • During the semester, our student organisations arrange many different social activities. It is a great way to get to know both Danish and international students and make new friends in Copenhagen.
  • During the week, the Student House puts on a range of activities including an International Café, which is very popular with our international students.


  • The University of Copenhagen was inaugurated in 1479, after King Christian I was granted approval for its establishment by Pope Sixtus IV. Then, the university consisted of four faculties: Theology, Law, Medicine, and Philosophy.
  • Today, the university has more than 37,000 students and has four campus areas located across the Danish capital. The University of Copenhagen maintains teaching and research activities in a range of departments or institutes in the faculties of Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences, and Theology.
  • The University of Copenhagen has a long tradition of international cooperation and in order to ensure that this continues and develops, priority is given to activities that will strengthen the international dimension.
  • In 2005, the University of Copenhagen joined nine other of the world’s leading research universities to form the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). The members of the alliance are Australian National University, ETH Zürich, National University of Singapore, Peking University, University of California – Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, University of Oxford, University of Tokyo, and Yale University.
  • The University has produced no less than eight Nobel Prize winners in Medicine and Physics.


University of Copenhagen, Nørregade 10, Postboks 2177, 1017 København K, Denmark