Studying at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

In this article, we will look at the largest, oldest and the most famous university in the whole of Denmark – the University of Copenhagen. This university is located in the capital of Denmark, and is arguably the most desired university to get into in Denmark.

The University of Copenhagen was founded in, and hold your breath on this one, 1479. It has about 37,000 students in all.

One of the most striking features of this university is that it is one of the few universities in the world, where the majority of the students are female. At the University of Copenhagen, about 59 % (fifty nine percent) of the students are female. At the University of Copenhagen, although most courses are taught in Danish, an international student too shouldn’t have too much problems as courses are taught in English as well. There are close to 2,800 international students at the University of Copenhagen.

The University of Copenhagen is a member of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU). If this doesn’t ring a bell, here are some other members of IARUCambridge University, Oxford University, Yale University and UC Berkeley.

The University of Copenhagen has not only been ranked as the best university in Scandinavia, but also among the top 50 universities in the world. Just to bolster this point, 9 alumni of the University of Copenhagen have gone on to win Nobel Prizes in various disciplines.

Following are the main faculties (departments) at the University of Copenhagen:

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Theology

The different faculties are not located on the same campus (the University of Copenhagen has four campuses in and around Copenhagen). The faculties of science, health sciences and pharmaceutical sciences are located on the North Campus. Along with those, the Bio-tech Research and Innovation Center is also located on the North Campus.

The faculties of theology, social sciences and law are located on the City Campus. The Central Administration is also located here. The faculty of humanities is located on the South Campus. The faculty of life sciences is located on the Frederiksberg Campus.

The University of Copenhagen has been consistently ranked, by various organizations, as being among the top 50 universities in the world and among the top ten universities in Europe. It is not only a fantastic place to grow as a student and learn your subject matter thoroughly, it is also a place where some of the most influential research in Europe is carried out.


I am Deepanjan Datta doing electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur, India. I love to write, and develop software programs.