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Incoming students

Become a student at UC SYD



The website studyindenmark.dk is a great page if you are interested in more general information about studying in Denmark.

University College South Denmark offers a wide range of higher education study programmes and courses at all levels, with an emphasis on first-cycle bachelor degrees in the field of Educational Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences and Communication Sciences.

University College South Denmark welcomes international students and staff. If you are looking to to study abroad in Denmark you have come to the right place.

While this page gives an overview of what UC SYD offers international students, we have also collected an assortment of practical information that will help you with the admission process and your stay in Denmark.

We hope that you will enjoy your visit and look forward to hearing from you, and if you have any questions feel free to contact us via the contact information at the bottom of this page. 



We offer one Professional Bachelor's Degree program in English and a number of courses targeted at international students.


Crossing Borders

Through excursions, fields studies and practical training you will observe and explore pedagogical practice and in lectures, workshops and group work you will be encouraged to discuss and reflect upon your experiences.

Inclusive Practice

The student will be able to plan, implement, evaluate and develop inclusive teaching sequences, for special-needs learners facing severe challenges in non-adapted learning environments.

Living and learning

The students will become aware of the qualities of other teaching and learning traditions which will make them reflective teachers, thinking creatively and innovatively.

Full degree

Teacher Education

We invite you to Denmark to accomplish an international BA in Education in a wide variety of subjects.

You can read more about our offers here.





Schengen country citizens are exempt from visa requirements if they choose to study in Denmark. Other international students and visitors are required to apply for a visa. A visa allows you to stay for a maximum of 90 days. 
Please note that if you wish to stay in Denmark for a longer period you must apply for a residence permit before coming to Denmark.

Please be aware that it does NOT grant you the right to work in Denmark. 

Check if you need a visa

You can find a list of countries whose citizens must have a visa to enter Denmark on the Danish Immigration Service's website  

The Danish embassy or consulate in your home country can also inform you whether you need a visa to enter Denmark.


Residence and Work Permit

Denmark has specific rules regarding residence and work permits
that apply to students from other countries.
There are three main groups of students:

  • Students from the Nordic countries
  • Students from EU and EEA countries
  • Students from other countries. 

If you are a non-EU/EAA citizen, you will be assisted in the application process by a professional counsellor at your choice of programme.

Read about the application for residence permit

Work as a student

As an international student in a higher educational programme or a qualifying course approved by the Danish Ministry of Education, you are only allowed to work the number of hours stated in your residence and work permit.

Read more on the official portal for foreigners, New to Denmark

More information 

You can find more information about current procedures, rules and regulations for immigration to Denmark on the following websites:

Academic Credit System


Danish Grading Scale

All educational institutions in Denmark use the 7-point grading scale.

You can read more about this grading scale on the website www.studyindenmark.dk


Meet us

Become a student for a day

Are you confused about which programme to apply for?

Take the opportunity to visit one of our campusses and to follow an ordinary study day along with the current students, so you can get a sense of what the lectures and the educational environment are really like. 

During the day students and teachers are available for a chat. You can ask all the questions you need answers to.

For more information about your options, please do contact us. We are always ready to help.

Get to know student life on campus

Take the opportunity to meet international students and teachers.  You can ask all the questions you need answers to.

We look forward to meeting you!



Citizens of the EU and EEA countries as well as citizens of Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are exempt from tuition fee payments whether they are full degree or exchange students.

Refugees or immigrants living in Denmark with a permanent residence permit are also exempt. 

Anyone else who enrolls as a full degree and exchange student at University College South Denmark is required to pay tuition for the programme in which they enroll. 

The tuition fee for a semester for each programme is listed below. 
Further costs may also apply, and these costs vary from programme to programme. 

Students coming to University College South Denmark through a bilateral or exchange agreement are exempt from tuition fees.

Prices may vary from each semester according to the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Short courses:

  • Communications (Spring and Autumn) 
    € 3400 per semester
  • Teaching (Living and Learning in Spring and Inclusive Practice in Autumn) 
    € 4600 per semester
  • Social Education (Crossing Borders in Spring and Autumn) 
    € 3500 per semester

Full degree:

  • Teacher Education
    € 4300 per semester

University College South Denmark uses The European Central Bank Eurosystem for exchange rate: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/stats/exchange/eurofxref/html/eurofxref-graph-dkk.en.html


Payment of Tuition Fee

Prior to the start of semester and immediately after registering/becoming accepted or immediately following the end of the previous semester, University College South Denmark will issue tuition fee invoices for the upcoming term.

The invoice is sent by e-mail.

Payment date for invoices is 8th January for the spring semester and 8th August for the autumn semester.

If payment has not been received on the payment date, the student receives a reminder from University College South Denmark informing the student that they cannot start the semester without payment of the invoice. University College South Denmark must inform The Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment if a student is not actively studying. This could have implications for the student’s residence permit

If payment has not been received, the student will be notified that they cannot start the semester/degree course and the student will be deregistered.



Student life

Learning environment

At University College South Denmark, we are committed to create a strong and positive learning environment. It is friendly and students are expected to debate and exchange their views with teachers and fellow students. A cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary approach is emphasised to open up for mutual understanding and inspiration.

Post-it udstilling UC SYD

We understand that being a student also involves other things than classes and exams. Meeting new people and having new experiences is also a part of it. 

The Erasmus Student Network and buddies at all our study programmes help new students to settle in. You can visit their facebook page if you want to  See more


Geographically, University College South Denmark covers Southern Jutland and has more than 6,500 students and 700 members of staff.

Our study programmes take place at four regional locations: Esbjerg, Haderslev, Kolding and Aabenraa. We see this regional dispersion as a source of strength. Embracing diversity for mutual understanding and inspiration is one of our central values: the meeting of different cultures and professional traditions; cross-disciplinary and cross-professional courses; and an overall emphasis on internationalisation, research and innovation.

The nearest international airport is Billund. Copenhagen and Hamburg (Germany) airports are alternative options, depending on the country/city of departure.



We guide and help international students find accommodation for their studies near our campuses.

Ms. Jane K. Lyck, is ready to help students attending Campus Aabenraa, Campus Kolding or Campus Esbjerg, while Ms. Anne Christine Hahn Jeppesen, can be of assistance if you are attending Campus Haderslev.

Contact for students attending Campus Aabenraa, Campus Kolding or Campus Esbjerg

Jane Koefoed Lyck (jkly)
Phone: +45 7266 3022
E-mail: jkly@ucsyd.dk

Contact for students attending Campus Haderslev

Anne Christine Hahn Jeppesen (acje)
Phone: +45 7266 5011
E-mail: acje@ucsyd.dk