Costs and Financial Aid

Tuition, Fees, Housing, and Other Costs


Students pay Dartmouth tuition to Dartmouth for the term. Housing costs are separate and are paid to either the University of Copenhagen or a landlord. Students typically do their own food shopping and cooking so, depending on your culinary skills and tastes, the costs of food vary. However, it is important to remember that exchange rates fluctuate. This means that the cost in U.S. dollars for housing, food, public transportation, and other things may vary. Copenhagen is an expensive place to live when the value of the dollar is weak against the Danish kroner, as it has been recently. As of February 2014, the University of Copenhagen estimates that living expenses will be approximately as follows (current exchange rate is $1.00 = 5.43 DKK), although some students have reported that these estimates are low and that it depends on ones lifestyle: 

    Housing/month     $553-884        (3,000-4,800 DKK)   
    Board/Month     $276-460      (1,500-2,000 DKK)
    Local transportation/Month        $110-184     (600-1,000 DKK/ month if you travel daily)
    Pocket money/Month     $368     (2,000 DKK)
    Books/Supplies/Semester     $276-368     (1,500-2,000 DKK)
    Buying a used bicycle     $143-276     (800-1,500 DKK)

For further information see

Financial Aid

All those presently receiving Dartmouth financial aid are also eligible for this aid in the Copenhagen exchange program.


All Dartmouth students will be provided by the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation (UCPH) 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 UCPH for housing as soon as possible after being accepted into the program.  The UCPH has only a very few dormitories and no dining halls.  As noted above, 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.