University of Southern Denmark

The University of Southern Denmark is a modern institution offering education and research at the highest level. With its deep regional roots and international outlook offers a great number of studying programmes and research opportunities. The university has more than 20,000 students and more than 4,000 employees. Its a multi-campus university spreading across 6 cities- Odense, Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg, Slagelse and Copenhagen. In 2006, the university celebrated its 40th anniversary, as the former Odense University was founded in 1966.

Research, teaching, communication and the transfer of knowledge at the University of Southern Denmark are grouped into five academic faculties:

* The Faculty of Humanities
* The Faculty of Science
* The Faculty of Social Sciences
* The Faculty of Health Sciences
* The Faculty of Engineering

The University offers more than 35 degree programmes in English across five faculties and many academic disciplines, including programmes in English especially tailored for exchange students. A good standard of English is required because teaching at the University typically involves student participation, class discussion, project work and student presentations.

How to apply

You can apply to the University of Southern Denmark as an Exchange (student sent from a partner institution who studies one or two semesters at the University of Southern Denmark and the course credits are to be transferred back to the degree studied in the home country; list of the partner institution) Guest (student does not come from a partner institution) or Degree student (student who is enrolled to take an entire degree at the University of Southern Denmark).

For admission you must meet the entry requirements (including the language requirement) for the courses you wish to take, meet the application deadline and enclose all relevant documents.

If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen, you have to apply earlier than EU/EEA citizens to have enough time to apply for residence permit. It takes up to three months for Non-EU/EEA citizens to get a residence permit.

Application deadline
Exchange and Guest Students
Autumn semester:
Non-EU/EEA citizens: April 1
EU/EEA citizens: May 1.

Spring semester:
Non-EU/EEA citizens: October 1
EU/EEA citizens: November 1.

Full Degree Programmes:
Bachelor degrees: March 15 (bachelor programmes only have admission in the autumn semester)
Master Degrees – deadlines differs according to the Faculty (for more information click here)

The application forms for Exchange students might be find here and for Guest students here.

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

– Exchange students do not pay tuition fees
– EU and EEA citizens do not pay tuition fees
– there are exemptions for Non-EU/EEA citizens with a permanent residence or the possibility for a permanent residence permit in Denmark

Non-EU/EEA citizens are required to pay tuition fees. The tuition fee covers educational expenses, such as courses, academic supervising and issuing of diplomas and exams. The tuition fees differ depending on what study programme you are enrolled for.

There are several scholarships options for international students, for example Danish Government Scholarship, Danish Ministry of Education Scholarship, BHJ Scholarship with more detailed information here.

You can find a scholarship also via official Danish educational website.

University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense M
Fax +45 6550 1090

Official website

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