Syddansk Universitet

country rank  5
world rank  508

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University Overview

Founded in 1966, Syddansk Universitet (University of Southern Denmark) is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Odense (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Region of Southern Denmark. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Esbjerg, Kolding, København, Slagelse, Sønderborg. Officially recognized by the Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet (Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Denmark), Syddansk Universitet (SDU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 25,000-29,999 students) coeducational Danish higher education institution. Syddansk Universitet (SDU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 56 years old Danish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this Danish higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SDU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name University of Southern Denmark
Acronym SDU
Founded 1966 In 1998 Odense University merged with other universities to relieve the universities located in the bigger cities. After the merge, the name became the University of Southern Denmark.
Colours Black and white

University Location

Address Campusvej 55
5230 Region of Southern Denmark
Tel +45 6550 1000
Fax +45 6550 1090
Other locations Esbjerg, Kolding, København, Slagelse, Sønderborg

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)
0-1,000 US$
(0-750 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 30-40%
Admission Office Campusvej 55
Odense 5230
6550 1000

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 25,000-29,999
Academic Staff 3,000-3,499
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Syddansk Universitet's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Yes

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Institutional Accreditation

Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Danish Accreditation Institution

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Evidence in Research and Action (EIRA)
  • European University Association (EUA)

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