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University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark (Exchange Program) (Outgoing w/Side Trips Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall
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Budget Sheets Fall
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/01/2019
03/01/2019 TBA TBA

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Language of Country: Danish Target Language: English
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EXCH Department / Program: Sociology
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Program Overview

CopenhagenEach fall several Dartmouth students attend the University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the term. Dartmouth students take courses in the social sciences. This is Dartmouth's only off-campus academic program in Scandinavia and so provides a unique opportunity to study and experience a country with a more open and egalitarian economic system, liberal cultural practices, extensive welfare state, and social democratic approach to organizing society.


Faculty Advisor
Professor Kathryn Lively

Students generally take three courses and can choose from a variety of sociology, anthropology, government, economics and psychology courses. All courses are taught in English. No Danish language skills are required to participate in the program.

Applications must be submitted by February 1 of the year before the planned exchange. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0.

**NOTE:  If you are accepted to this exchange, you must be prepared to complete and submit all documents requested by the University of Copenhagen before June 1 or you will not be able to attend.

Student Life

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All Dartmouth students will be provided by the University of Copenhagen with housing in flats, family homes, student apartments, or converted dorms.

Because housing in Copenhagen is in short supply, it is likely that students will be notified about the specifics of their housing situation only 2-4 weeks before their departure to Denmark.  Students should apply to the University of Copenhagen for housing as soon as possible after being accepted into the program.  The University of Copenhagen has only a very few dormitories and no dining halls.  Students should not expect the same level of amenities that Dartmouth offers its students in the dorms (e.g., high-speed internet access, free long distance telephone, etc.).  Nor should students assume that they will necessarily be living with other Dartmouth students.

Rental Agreements: Students will very likely be required to pay for housing for a longer period of time than they will actually be in Copenhagen.  The typical rental agreement runs from mid-July through the end of January.  Students can use the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation to offer their rooms to other students for the end of the rental period (not the beginning) but Copenhagen cannot guarantee that another student will accept the offer.  For their own financial reasons the Housing Foundation must work with fixed rental periods that correspond with the University of Copenhagen’s semester system, which unfortunately does not coincide with Dartmouth’s quarter system.- See more at:

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees
Students pay tuition and service fees to Dartmouth. Housing costs are paid by the student directly to the University of Copenhagen or to their local landlord, depending on the type of housing. The cost of transportation to and from Copenhagen, as well as the cost of meals, local transportation, books, and spending money is the responsibility of the student. Because the exchange is an official program sponsored by the College, the Dartmouth student does not need to pay the transfer term fee that the College charges to students who study on outside programs during leave terms. Please note that most landlords, including those for apartments rented through the University of Copenhagen, require that space in apartments be leased for six months. In 2016 the average cost of a room leased through the University was 5,701 DKK per month, or about $858/month for a total of $5,145 for the six month period. Please contact the Guarini Institute for more information about program costs. You may view a sample program budget by clicking here.

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available for official exchange programs arranged through the College. Financial aid awards are adjusted to reflect the actual cost of the exchange term. However, students will receive no more scholarship assistance than they would have received for a term at Dartmouth. Any extra costs associated with the program will be covered by additional loan assistance.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.