Record-high intake at the University of Copenhagen
INTAKE 2020 On 28 July, 7,831 applicants were offered a place on one of the University's undergraduate
programmes. This is an increase of close to 7 percent compared to 2019 and the highest number of
students ever admitted to the University.
When the many prospective freshers go to check whether they have been admitted to their top priority,
the answer will for many of them be a place at the University of Copenhagen. Nearly 8,000 students have
been offered admission to one of the University's 73 undergraduate programmes. This is the highest ever
The number of applicants was record high this year – among other things due to the COVID-19 situation
– and it is therefore no surprise that more students than last year have been admitted to the University.
- We’re looking immensely forward to welcoming a new intake of curious and resourceful students. At our
University, increasing applicant numbers could mean that we just have to reject even more than we
usually do if they all apply for the same programmes. However, the new students have applied for a
broad range of programmes this year, which means that we can admit over 500 more than in 2019,
Prorector Bente Merete Stallknecht says.
Higher intake on STEM and language programmes
80 percent of the new students have been admitted to their first priority, which is slightly less than in
. Luckily, a large part of them have applied for programmes that can accommodate more students and for
programmes that are in particular demand these years.
This goes for the language programmes, which have admitted more students this year than the so-called
STEM programmes (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
- Admitting more students to programmes that are in demand both politically and by the business
community is a positive thing not only for the University, but also for society , Prorector Bente Merete
Fewer international students
Not surprisingly, the current situation with COVID-19 means that fewer international students will come to
UCPH this year. The number of full-degree students is around 1,000, which is close to last year, while the
number of especially exchange and visiting students has gone down.
However, 396 exchange and visiting students from 43 different countries have decided to cross borders
and will be attending the University of Copenhagen from September.
Application responses available from 28 July
University of Copenhagen applicants will be notified of admission via the portal Mit KU. The response will
be available from 28 July and students should accept or reject the place via the portal. The deadline for
accepting an offer of admission is 2 August.
Vacancies are listed on the websites of both the Ministry and the University. The deadline for applying for
a vacancy or a standby place is 4