• Junior, Senior, Graduate Student
• It is recommended that students have completed 2 years of university at the time of their participation.
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Previous Danish language study recommended but not required.
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Arts, humanities, law, sciences, social sciences, and theology.

Classroom Language

English, Danish


Apartments, Rented Room, Residence Hall

Program Duration

Academic Year: Early August - Late June
Fall: Early August - Late January
Spring: Early January - Late June

Note: Students who participate in the Fall program might return too late for spring semester at UW-Madison.

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Fall 2018-19  3/2/2018
Year 2018-19  3/2/2018
Spring 2018-19  8/24/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Denmark, Copenhagen
University of Copenhagen Exchange

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Experience the rich history and culture of Denmark while studying at the University of Copenhagen, the largest and oldest university in Denmark. Students interested in enrolling directly in a foreign university will find this exchange program an excellent opportunity to take courses in English while learning Danish culture and language. If you have proficiency in Danish, you will be able to take advantage of the university's wide array of regular courses and subjects.

The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen (Kobenhavn) is also the largest city in Scandinavia with a population of over 1.5 million. Officially founded in 1167 as a small fishing village, the city's name signifies "port of tradesmen" and aptly describes the bustling port city. Today, Copenhagen is the commercial and cultural center of Denmark.

Learning Objectives

We have overall Goals and Expectations for Study Abroad Participants, covering the personal, academic and professional aspects of study abroad. Additionally on this program, you can:
  • Strengthen language skills
  • Navigate new educational systems, as well as new learning and teaching styles
  • Take advantage of academic strengths in:
    - Humanities, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Social Sciences
  • Observe Danish perspectives on academic disciplines.