General information

The Danish Language Courses are only offered to international exchange and guest students enrolled at The University of Copenhagen.

Contents and aims:

The courses in Danish as a Foreign Language for International Students at the University of Copenhagen consist of intensive language instruction classes. Danish is studied and taught as a foreign language for communicative as well as academic purposes. In accordance with a discursive view of language and a primarily cognitive view of language acquisition the courses integrate theoretical knowledge of lexicon, grammar and phonology in the process of developing communicative competences in modern Danish, spoken and written.


The following levels are offered:

Beginners’ level 1
      (equals A1 on the CEFR-scale)
Beginners’ level 2      (equals A2 on the CEFR-scale)
Lower Intermediate   (equals B1 on the CEFR-scale)
Upper Intermediate   (equals B2 on the CEFR-scale)

  • Please note that the Beginners’ level 1 and the Beginners’ level 2 are two different levels: Beginners’ level 1 is for you who do not have any or only very little knowledge of Danish. Beginners’ level 2 is for you who have a little experience with Danish or for you who already completed a level 1 Danish Language Course.

All levels are offered both during the Pre-Semester and the Semester Courses. Please notice that we make reservations that some levels might not be set up due to a lack of students signing up for them. This might happen for the Upper Intermediate level and the Advanced level. However, we strongly recommend students on these levels to apply nonetheless – you will receive more information about whether or not the level you have applied for will be set up when we reach the registration deadline.


All classes take place at Københavns Universitet Amager (KUA) – Southern Campus of The University of Copenhagen: Njalsgade 120, 2300 København S.

Any changes of this will be announced to students enrolled in the courses right before the beginning of a course.

The Danish Language Courses coordinators / Contact:

Casper Lindblad Andresen: Course coordinator, room 22.2.45.
Nikoline K. Jespersen: Course coordinator, room 22.2.55.
Juni Arnfast: Academic coordinator, room 22.4.44.

For any questions or inquiries concerning the Danish Language Courses please write to: or call on (+45) 93 50 92 02 (Wednesdays from 10-11) or 35 32 85 73

For inquiries or questions about your studies at The University of Copenhagen or enrollment please contact the International Office: