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.

Danish Language Courses

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. Sometimes it’s possible to have the exam in English but you have to apply for that before the exam. Each semester, the department offers special credit-producing Danish langguage courses for foreigners. Read more about the courses - and how you sign up for them - here. If you wish to follow language courses outside the University of Copenhagen, we recommend Studieskolen - based on former exchange students' testimonials. You cannot transfer credits from Studieskolen's courses, but they may be useful if you wish to enroll as a full degree student since full degree students are expected to have advanced knowledge of 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.   

Exams in Danish Language Courses

Please visit this site.

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.