Summer Courses

The Faculty of Science offers a broad range of English-taught intensive summer courses at different levels. The courses are aimed at both Danish and international students.

The courses last from 1 to 4 weeks and are offered in July and August. Some courses are taught entirely on-campus some are taught entirely online while others offer a combination of on-campus activities and distance learning.

In 2023/2024, we offer the following courses to both Danish and international students:





How to apply

How to apply, deadlines and fees depend on your current enrolment status – please choose your appropriate status below:




Read more and apply as a single subject student

If you study at a partner university, you might apply as an exchange student

If you study at a partner university, you might be able to apply for summer courses as an exchange student - provided there is a valid exchange agreement that allows for short-term exchange.

As a first step, we ask that you contact your local exchange coordinator to enquire about your options. You are also welcome to contact the exchange office at the Faculty of Science.













You apply for summer courses via Self Service on KUnet – the same way as you register for courses. You can read more about application deadlines on your Study information on KUnet.


Tuition fees

  • If you are a full-time student at the Faculty of Science, you do not pay tuition fees for summer courses offered by the Faculty of Science.
  • If you are studying at another faculty at the University of Copenhagen or another Danish university, or if you are admitted as an exchange student, you are also exempt from paying tuition fees.
  • All other applicants (students, working professionals, etc.) must pay tuition fees.

Find the tuition fees


If you are an international student, please make sure to check if you need a visa to enter Denmark. Please note that the application process for a visa can be time-consuming, so you should apply for a visa as early as possible.

If you are a citizen of a country without a visa requirement, you may enter and stay visa-free in Denmark (and the Schengen region) for a maximum of 90 days.

If you are a citizen of a country with a visa requirement, you must apply for a short stay visa to participate in a summer course. A visa normally grants you the right to enter and stay in Denmark (and the entire Schengen region) for up to 90 days.

On New to Denmark, you can read about short stay visas and how to apply.

If you need a letter of invitation

The Faculty of Science can issue a letter of invitation if this is needed for your visa application, but you must contact the Danish representation in your home country for specific details concerning the application procedure and support.

Once you have been admitted to the summer course, you can request a letter of invitation by contacting the international student affairs office at the Faculty of Science.



The summer courses offered by the Faculty of Science are non-residential. You are responsible for finding and paying for accommodation on your own.

The University of Copenhagen provides advice on how to find accommodation during the summer.


If you have any questions

If you have any questions concerning the academic content of the summer course, please contact the course coordinator, who is listed in the course description.

If you have any questions concerning the application process and payment of fees, please contact SCIENCE Student Services.