Denmark: University of Copenhagen
The Washington College in Denmark Program is a Tuition Only Exchange Program based at the University of Copenhagen in the capital city by the same name.
The University was founded by King Christian I in 1479 but was destroyed during the Great Fire of Copenhagen in 1728. The university was reconstructed in 1837 and today is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Northern Europe.
With a population of approximately 5.2 million, Denmark is not a significant center of world population, but is significant for science, social organization, and international trade. Located in northern Europe between the North Sea and the Baltic, Denmark with its castles, cathedrals and scenery is one of the jewels of Scandinavia and the city of Copenhagen has anything you could desire from theater to museums and sports.
The language of instruction at the University of Copenhagen is Danish. However, each semester, 60-75 regular courses are offered in English. A few courses are taught in German, French, Italian, and Spanish.
All sophomore and junior students are eligible to apply for the exchange program with the University of Copenhagen. This program is open to students in all majors. Students should meet the following prerequisites:
- Must have a 3.0 average or above. Strong academic record. Evidence of good character, maturity, and motivation.
- Ability and willingness to adapt to a foreign environment.
The cost of international travel between the United States and Denmark, local transportation while in Denmark, health insurance, and personal expenses are the responsibility of the student applicant unless other arrangements have been made.
Students should make an appointment to speak to the Director of Student Financial Aid to discuss the financial aspects of the program they plan to attend.
The International Office at the University of Copenhagen will assist all students in finding housing in Copenhagen. Only students staying for a full year are eligible for a room in one of the special student dormitories.
Students will be able to take courses in the following disciplines: Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Theology, and the Danish Language.
Approximate Semester Dates:
- Semester 1: early September to late December
- Semester 2: early February to late June
- or one academic year