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Student life

Students in Denmark spend much time together, as social togetherness and a sense community are important elements of Danish culture. International students find themselves quickly integrated and appreciate the easiness to make new connections and get along with fellow students.

Our students here spend time after classes together: working together, forming study  groups and solving assignments together. There is a high motivation to help each other. The classes have been described as having a respectful atmosphere in which students feel comfortable to speak up and contribute.;

International study environment

At SDU, 1 in 5 of our students come from outside Denmark. Accordingly, international students play a crucial role in enriching the university experience for every student, by bringing different views, cultures and perspectives. That is why we do our utmost to support our international students before and after their arrival. For international students, that starts with support during the application phase through our study counsellors and with help with the paper work. As an extra service, the City of Odense offers an Absolute Assurance for Accommodation.

Odense is a student city with many cozy cafes and several internationally known festivals in the summertime. Funen, the island on which Odense is located, offers very nice beaches varying from man-made city beaches at the Odense Harbour to the natural beaches that are for skydiving, as well as almost untouched beaches on the small islands surrounding Funen.

In Denmark, almost everybody speaks English and Danes are very happy to switch into English to make internationals feel comfortable. Therefore, it is perfectly easy to get by with English in most situations, from shopping in the supermarket and dealing with paperwork at the municipality services centre to leisure activities. Naturally, masters level courses at the SDU are in English and fellow students happily discuss and communicate with you in English as well.


SDU offers the Danish Government Scholarship to certain students from non-EU/EEA countries.

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Student counsellors Faculty of Science University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230
  • Phone: +45 6550 4387

Last Updated 10.11.2020