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 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 also encourage you to review the information in the Student Handbook to learn everything you need to know about procedures, policies, and activities at UC SYD.
Download the Student Handbook here.
University College South Denmark offers four short courses under the Erasmus+ programme. Spend a semester as an exchange student and expand your professional and personal horizons while you get friends for life from all over the world.
We do also offer one Professional Bachelor's Degree program in Education in a wide variety of subjects.
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.
You will be able to plan, implement, evaluate and develop inclusive teaching sequences. Both special needs as a focus and Danish school culture in inclusive perspectives will be part of this course.
Living and Learning Together
You will become aware of the qualities of other teaching and learning traditions which will make you a reflective teacher, thinking creatively and innovatively.
We invite you to Denmark to accomplish an international BA in Education in a wide variety of subjects.
Admission for Exchange Courses
Exchange students coming from our partner universities, who are nominated by their home university, can apply for an exchange semester at University College South Denmark. Contact the International Office at your home institution for more information. After the nomination you will receive further info about the application process from the International Office at University College South Denmark.
Application deadlines are November 1st for spring courses and May 1st for autumn courses. The processing of your application will take a few weeks, and if it is successful, you will receive an official “Letter of Aacceptance” from our International Office.
Exchange students coming from a non-EU/non-EEA country, who do not hold a passport from an EU country, will have to apply as soon as possible.
University College South Denmark uses the online application system MoveOn for our exchange students.
Admission for our full degree programme
Citizens of the EU and EEA countries as well as citizens of Norway, Iceland, Switzerland 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.
Students coming to University College South Denmark through a bilateral or exchange agreement are exempt from tuition fees.
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.
Prices may vary from each semester according to the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.
- Teaching (Living and Learning Together in Spring and Inclusive Practice in Autumn): € 4600 per semester
- Social Education (Crossing Borders in Spring and Autumn): € 3500 per semester
- Teacher Education: € 4300 per semester
University College South Denmark uses The European Central Bank Eurosystem for exchange rate.
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 he/she 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.
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 emphasized to open up for mutual understanding and inspiration.
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. Here you can visit their Facebook page.
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.