Københavns Universitet

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University Overview

Established in 1479, Københavns Universitet (University of Copenhagen) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Copenhagen (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Capital Region of Denmark. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Tåstrup, Fredensborg. Officially recognized by the Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet (Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Denmark), Københavns Universitet (KU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational Danish higher education institution. Københavns Universitet (KU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 544 years old Danish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. KU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name University of Copenhagen
Acronym KU
Founded 1479
Motto Coelestem adspicit lucem
It looks at the celestial light

University Location

Address Nørregade 10, Postboks 2177
1165 Capital Region of Denmark
Tel +45 3532 2626
Fax +45 3532 2628
Other locations Tåstrup, Fredensborg

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office International Office, Frue Plads 4
Copenhagen 1168
3532 2626

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff over-5,000
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Københavns Universitet's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU)
  • League of European Universities (LERU)

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Online Courses

Open Education Global

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023