Bachelor level = undergraduate (3 years or 3.5 years) = 180 or 210 ECTS credits
Master level = graduate (2 years) = 120 ECTS credits on top of the 180/210 ECTS credits from thebachelor level
A full semester workload equals 30 ECTS credits. Two semesters equal 60 ECTS credits. Master courses often count as 10 ECTS credits, i.e. a third of one semester. Master students typically have10-15 teaching hours per week. You are expected to take a full workload during your stay at the
University, including exams. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.
A good standard of English is required because teaching at the University generally involves student participation, class discussion, project work and student presentations. This means that you must have a command of the English language equivalent of the IELTS score of 6.5 or the TOEFL score of 575/239/88.
Autumn semester: April 1 for student from a non EU/EEA country.
May 1 for EU/EEA and Nordic citizens.
Spring semester: October 1 for student from a non EU/EEA country
November 1 for EU/EEA and Nordic citizens
Some courses are taught on a quarter system and some on a semester system.
Autumn: Classes in the autumn start September 1. Exams take place quarterly for courses offered on a quarter system and in December and/or January for courses offered on a semester basis.
Spring: Classes start February 1 and run to mid May. Exams take place quarterly for courses offered on a quarter system and in June for courses offered on a semester basis. Easter break is Wednesday before Easter Sunday to Monday after Easter Sunday. At the Faculty of Science classes start the last week of January.
For more information visit the academic calendar
Any student studying for more than three months in Denmark must apply for residence permit. If you are a citizen of the EU or the EEA countries, you must apply for residence permit once you have arrived in Denmark.
If you hold a non EU/EEA citizenship, you must apply for residence permit through the Danish Embassy or Consulate in your country before you go to Denmark. You must apply at least three months before the semester starts to get your residence permit in time. For more information.
We do our utmost to find acommodation for students who apply for accommodation along with a complete application to become an international student at the University of Southern Denmark by our application deadline. For more information
Living expenses on a monthly basis in DKK
Rent: 1900-2600 (€253-347)
Food: 1300-2100 (€173-280)
Transport (monthly bus card): 200 (€27)
Books: 500-600 (€67-80)
Living expenses vary according to personal requirements and standards. A litre of milk is about €1, a kilo of pasta is €1. Prices to expect when you go out: a meal costs approx. DKK 120 (€ 16), a beer about DKK 30 (€ 4) and a bottle of wine between DKK 100 (€ 13.5) and 200 (€ 27) - again according to standard. A meal at McDonald’s is about €7. In total a person studying in Denmark should expect to need about DKK 5000 (€675) on a monthly basis. This does not include the deposit for a room. One euro is approx. DKK 7.5.
You must arrive in time for our orientation day which is a couple of days before the semester starts, ie. September 1 and February 1.
You can sign up for Danish language courses at language schools in town. These take place during the semester. As an Erasmus student you are also able to sign up for an intensive Danish language course before your exchange stay starts. Check with your home university as to how you sign up. You do not sign up through the University of Southern Denmark.
The Process of Becoming an Exchange Student
- Your home institution nominates you.
- You apply only. Please remember to upload all the required enclosures (eg. grade transcripts, bachelor diploma if relevant, requirement forms if relevant, copy of passport or identification card, proof of English, a passport sized photo and the application form for accommodation if relevant.
- Your application is assessed. If the assessment is successful, you receive our enrolment pack containing your letter of enrolment, our welcome guide and information on various practical matters in the course of May/June or November/December. June-August/December-January.
- You receive information on accommodation in late June/December, or at the beginning of August/January.
End of August/January, each campus has an orientation programme for all new students.
- The semester and classes start September/February 1.