Fellowships Advising & Study Abroad

Copenhagen Scholars Program
University of Copenhagen (KU)
Danish Technical University (DTU)
Copenhagen, Denmark

19 November 2014: Handouts for programs commencing in 2015-2016 are now posted. Applications will be posted shortly.

GPA Requirements
Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA required, but will consider students at 2.8 level.

Length of Term
15-week semester

Term Dates
August 30/September 1 through mid-December

Places Available
Five places are available for the Fall term. There is no winter term option.

Students will live in either KU or DTU halls of residence based on the student's admitting university in Copenhagen. Most halls have well setup kitchens in which students can cook for themselves.

All Danish students and faculty speak English.  In fact, most Danes speak English very well!

KU and DTU each have a rule that upper level classes (jr/sr level or 1st year grad) can be taught in English for non-Danish speakers. Students do not need to speak Danish on a daily basis.  The beginning Danish language class that students take will help them to read signs and speak on an elementary level. Students take a one-semester Danish language course in the fall. Students may elect to go in August for 3-week intensive Danish language course, but this is not required.

Students take 3 to 4 courses in their science or engineering option or a related area.  Students can study economics if they are in the economics option. If a student has taken the August intensive Danish course, he/she will take the Danish 2 level of Danish in the fall. Students may opt to take for credit or audit a course on Danish history and culture. Note that both DTU and KU have a one week holiday break in mid October-this is a great time for students to travel.  You may return to the U.S. during this week, but we encourage you to travel abroad.

Applicant Information
Please see the main Study Abroad page for application forms for all programs.

Copenhagen Scholars Handout (updated 2014-11-19)   pdf

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