Courses and examination

Guest students can attend all courses offered at the department if these are not already fully booked. There is not a set course programme designed exclusively for guest students, so you can choose to follow any course on offer. Exchange and guest students follow the same courses as Danish students and may sit exams just as any other student. For questions on course registration please contact the department’s study and examination unit:

Information about courses

Information about the courses offered each semester is to be found in the course catalogue. The listings contain a description of the course, as well as the lecturer, room number and relevant times. If you are unable to find the information you need in the course catalogue, please contact the Department’s student guidance,

The lecturer of your course will upload reading material, hand-outs, as well as information about semester plans and cancellations to the course’s page in Absalon, which is the e-learning platform of the University of Copenhagen. Absalon is to be accessed via the university intranet KUnet when you are admitted to your study programme and receive a log in.

As an exchange student applying for courses taught in Danish your level of Danish is expected to be high enough to follow the courses where the language of instruction is Danish. 

Exam and exam-registration

Exams are held in January and June and (written exams may have deadline in December/early January  and in May/early June). Students are responsible for a correct exam registration in the Self service section in UCPH’s intranet KUnet in order to sit for exams. Courses followed will only give credits if you register for and sit exams. Often the courses offer more examination forms, i.e. different types of written and oral examinations. The examination types of the courses are described in the curriculum and the course catalogue (both are in Danish). The study programme's deadlines and guidelines regarding it's examination are posted at  the study program’s examination website in UCPH’s intranet KUnet. If you have not yet received a log in, please contact the department’s study and examination unit for information:


Grades will be posted in the Self service section in UCPH’s intranet KUnet. For information on grading at UCPH, please visit this page

Credit transfer

If you wish to transfer the credits you have earned during your stay, you need to check whether your home university approves the courses and exams you have passed at the University of Copenhagen. You will find information about transcript of academic records here.