Danish language courses for international students at the University of Copenhagen
Unfortunately, the ongoing spring course will be the last Danish language course we offer. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment this may cause.
The Danish Language Courses end with two examinations; a written part and an oral part. Both examinations must be passed in order to pass the course.
Assessment takes the form of the 7-point scale.
Pre-Semester Courses: The written exam will take place on Friday in the third week of the course. The oral exam will take place on either Monday or Tuesday in the following week so you have the weekend to prepare for it. Your teacher will inform you about the correct dates during the course.
Semester Courses: Exams will take place in mid-May or mid-December. Your teacher will inform you about the correct dates during the course.
When registering for the course you will also be registered for the exams. You cannot follow the course without taking the exams. The Danish Language Course coordinators will register you for the exams.
In case you do not pass one or both exams it is possible to do a re-examination (please read below under “Re-examinations”).
The Danish Language Courses are each prescribed to 7.5 ECTS credits. ECTS credits are obtained when you complete the course and pass the final examinations. You must pass both the written and oral part of the examination in order to receive the 7.5 ECTS.
- The course, the ECTS credits and results will appear on your final transcript and cannot be removed.
Questions about transcripts should be directed to: email@example.com
Exchange students do automatically obtain 7.5 ECTS credits for the Danish Language Courses when completing the course and passing the examinations.
The course, the ECTS credits and results from the exams will appear on your final transcript from The International Office, and this information cannot be removed afterwards.
When the tuition is payed, guest students are enrolled in the course on the same conditions as exchange students. Guest students do obtain ECTS credits and the results from the exams will appear on the final transcript from The International Office.
You can apply for special exam conditions if you cannot take the Danish Language Course exams on the same terms as your fellow students.
This may be relevant in case of, e.g.:
- Physical or mental illness/functional impairment such as dyslexia, vision problems, stress, concussion, ADHD.
- Temporary challenges such as pregnancy.
To apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with an application and medical documentation issued by your doctor.
Deadlines for applying
Semester courses: 1 May / 1 November
Pre-semester courses: During the first week of the course (January / August)
When you have completed and passed the pre-semester Danish Language Course (August or January) you can receive a Certificate of Participation stating name, duration, level and results signed by the Head of Studies and Head of Department.
Requests about receiving a certificate should be directed to email@example.com.
In case you did not pass one or both of your exams, you are entitled to a re-examination. Please contact the Danish Language Course coordinators (firstname.lastname@example.org) as quickly as possible in order to register for such a re-examination.
The Danish Language Courses coordinators / Contact
Cecilie Vesterdahl Frantsen: Course coordinator
Maja Skovrup Becher: Course coordinator (substitute for Nikoline)
Nikoline K. Jespersen: Course coordinator, room 22.2.55. (will be on maternity leave from the end of September 2020)
Juni Arnfast: Academic coordinator, room 22.3.22. (will be on leave from the department from September 2020)
For any questions or inquiries concerning the Danish Language Courses please write to: email@example.com
For inquiries or questions about your studies at The University of Copenhagen or enrollment please contact the International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org