While You Are There

Student Health Services

All participating students will be required to carry adequate health insurance and to provide proof to the host institution that this insurance will cover the costs of health care for the full period of the exchange.

Student Visa/Residence Permit

Students are required by Danish law to obtain a student resident permit.  The International Office at the University of Copenhagen will assist students in obtaining this permit.  Application for a permit must be made at least two months prior to the student’s departure for Denmark.  In fact, students accepted to the program should begin immediately to arrange for their visas.  You will be required to submit your U.S. passport to the Danish authorities as part of the visa application process, so if you wait until the last minute to apply for a visa you run the risk of having neither a visa nor a passport when it is time for you to go to Copenhagen!  Please note that in the past students who have failed to get a student visa have been denied access to the libraries and experienced other difficulties.  For more information about obtaining a student resident permit, contact any Danish consulate in the United States, such as the Royal Danish Consulate General in New York (tel. 212-223-4545 ext. 5) or see their web site at http://usa.um.dk.

On the web

Further information about the program can be found on the web at http://www.samf.ku.dk (the University of Copenhagen social science programs web site) and http://international.ku.dk (the University of Copenhagen International Office web site).  These sites include a tremendous amount of information about the University of Copenhagen, the city of Copenhagen, course offerings, semester calendar, exams and exam scheduling, computing facilities, photocopying facilities, faculty, visas, health insurance, different academic departments offering courses in English, housing, costs of living, grading, and many other things. 

Further information

Professor Brooke Harrington, Department of Sociology, 301c Blunt.