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, we offer the following courses to both Danish and international students.
- Brewing Summer Course 2,5 ECTS
- Brewing Summer Course 5 ECTS
- Brewing Summer Course 7,5 ECTS
- Diagnosis of Diseases of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
- Experimental Physics
- Field Course in Ecology and Evolution of East Africa
- Introduction to Econometrics
- Numerical Methods in Physics
- Understanding Sustainability
- Advanced Plant Identification
- Advanced Synthetic Techniques
- Applications of X-ray and Neutron Scattering in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
- Arctic Biology Field Course
- Aroma - the Chemistry behind Odour
- Citizen Science
- Environmental Justice
- EU Food Law
- Food Packaging
- Managing and Analyzing Data in Social Science
- Marine Faunistics: Biology and Systematics of Marine Fish and Invertebrates
- Marine Geoscience
- MOVE: An International Course in Geology and Communication
- Phylogenomic Applications in Biodiversity Research
- Practical Financial Optimization
- Protein Structure and Function in Biomedicine and Sustainable Biotechnology
- Science Communication in Theory and Practice
- Subjects in Blockchain Technology
- Sustainability in Disciplinary Contexts
- Sustainable Forest and Nature Management
- Topics in Philosophy of Mathematical Practice
Application options, deadlines and fees depend on your current enrolment status – please choose the appropriate option below:
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.
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.) have to pay tuition fees. You can find the tuition fees here.
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.
Visa for international students
If you are an international student, please make sure to check if you need a visa to enter Denmark.
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-term 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 the New to Denmark-website, you can read more about short-term visas and download the application form.
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 course, you can request a letter of invitation by contacting the international student affairs office at the Faculty of Science.
Please note that the application process can be time consuming, so you should apply for a visa as early as possible.