Copenhagen Scholars Program
Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA required, but will consider students at 2.8 level.
Length of Term
August 30/September 1 through mid-December
Five places at DTU and 5 places at UCPH are available for the Fall term. There is no winter term option.
Students will live in either UCPH or DTU halls of residence based on the student's admitting university in Copenhagen. Most halls have well set up kitchens in which students can cook for themselves.
All Danish students and faculty speak English. In fact, most Danes speak English very well!
Upper-level classes are taught in English. UCPH and DTU each have a rule that upper-level classes (junior/senior or first-year graduate) 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.
At UCPH students take two Block 1 classes and one Block 2 class in the subject equipment to their option, Danish Language, and a Danish Culture class. At DTU students take a minimum of two classes in their option equivalent department, Danish language, and may take one of the Danish Culture classes offered at UCPH. DTU students can consider taking a BEM type class offered by the Management Engineering Department at DTU or History of Technology (5 or 10 ECTS options) taught by the DTU Physics Department. At UCPH, however, students are limited to taking classes only in their STEM option department, Danish language, and a Danish Culture course. They cannot take classes in other departments. DTU students should not exceed 35 ECTS total for classes counting Danish language. Keep in mind that taking the summer Danish class does not replace taking the fall semester class. Note that both DTU and UCPH have a one-week holiday break in mid-October-this is a great time for students to travel.
Please see the Application Process page for application forms for all programs.