Summer courses – University of Copenhagen

Summer courses

Faculty of Law offers a variety of summer courses on Master's degree level that can be chosen by students and single subject students from all over the world.

The courses offered in the summer of 2019:

Admission requirements

You can apply at the summer courses, if you:

  • have passed your Bachelor's degree programme or have completed three years of full-time study at university level and
  • meet the language requirements.

Language requirements

  • Courses in English: Scandinavian applicants (including Danish applicants) must demonstrate English proficiency equivalent to at least B level. Applicants who have passed a Bachelor and/or Master's degree in English must document that they in their Bachelor and/or kandidatuddannesle is taught in English. All other applicants must pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS/Academic) with a minimum score of 6.5 or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 560 for paper test and 83 of the internet-based text. Read more at www.ielts.org and www.toefl.org.

Recommended prerequisites

Before you apply for admission to a course, we recommend that you read the course descriptions carefully and consider whether you will be able to follow the teachings. All our courses require that you have knowledge of:

  • legal methods to find, acquire and use relevant sources in the legal assessment
  • legal information and literature searches
  • organisation of legal systems

If you do not, you must be prepared to read up outside of  the classroom, as it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the prerequisites for being able to keep up. There is no time during class to answer questions, that you are expected to know beforehand.

We also recommend that you are familiar with reading academic textbooks in English.

Application for admission

Application method and application deadline depends upon applicant category:

Category Method Deadline
Students enrolled at one of the Master's degree programmes at Faculty of Law Self-service at KUnet 1 December + 1 June
Students admitted at other UCPH faculties or Danish universities Application as a credit student 1 June
Exchange student admitted at Faculty of Law Self-service at KUnet To be announced
Guest student from a foreign university outside exchange progammes Application as a single subject student 1 April
Single subject student Application as a single subject student 1 June

Allocation of seats on the courses

There are 36 to 48 seats on each summer course, and they are distributed on the basis of the following principles:

  • Students at the Faculty's master's degree programmes who sign up for summer courses during the winter registration periods take priority over other applicants.
  • Any available seats after the winter registration periods are assigned to exchange and guest students from foreign universities. Applicants are prioritised according to the time of application.
  • Any available seats after the intake of exchange and guest students from foreign universities are awarded to students enrolled at the Faculty's master's degree programmes who sign up during the registration period 15 May to 1 June.
  • Any unfilled places are allocated single-subject and credit students. Applicants are prioritised according to the time of application.

Tuition fee

Tuition fee for participation in the summer courses in 2019 depend upon applicant category:

CATEGORY 7,5 ECTS COURSES 15 ECTS COURSES
Students enrolled at one of the Master's degree programmes at Faculty of Law No tuition fee No tuition fee
Students enrolled at other UCPH faculties or Danish universities who has a pre-approval from the study board for your study programme No tuition fee No tuition fee
Exchange students enrolled at the Faculty of Law No tuition fee No tuition fee
Students enrolled at other UCPH faculties or Danish universities who doesn't have a pre-approval from the study board for your study programme 7,500 DKK 15,000 DKK
Guest students enrolled at a university who holds a EU/EEA citizenship 7,500 DKK 15,000 DKK
Guest students enrolled at a university who doesn't hold a EU/EEA citizenship 9.375 DKK 18,750 DKK
Single subjects students who holds a EU/EEA citizenship 7,500 DKK 15,000 DKK
Single subjects students who doesn't hold a EU/EEA citizenship 9.375 DKK 18,750 DKK

The tuition fee covers participation in the course, including examination.

Practical information for incoming international students

Teaching materials

The cost of purchasing teaching materials varies from course to course. You can see if you are expected to purchase books for the course in the course description. Other materials can often be downloaded for free as an e-resources on campus.

Visa

Visa is only necessary for participants who do not a citizen of an EU/EEA country. Find out whether you need a visa. We recommend that you start the application process as soon as you are admitted to the course. Please note that the individual Embassy determines the fees and documentation requirements.

Transport and accommodation

All participants are responsible for their own transport and accommodation. Expenses are covered by the participant. You may want to use one of the following online portals to find accommodation:

Travel and health insurance

Read more about travel and health insurance on the University's pages

Scholarships

The faculty does not offer scholarships to incoming students or provide exemption from payment of tuition fees.