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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Oliver Jones Program type: Exchange
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Class eligibility: Senior
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Major Restrictions: SILS students only Graduate courses available: Yes
Program Description:
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University of Copenhagen (Information Science)

This exchange program is open to seniors or graduate students who have been accepted into the UNC School of Information and Library Science. You will directly enroll into the Department of Information Science, part of the University of Copenhagen (KU) Faculty of Humanities, for a semester for an opportunity to fully integrate into the university’s academic, social, and cultural life, while earning credit towards your SILS degree.

KU educates information specialists, communications specialists and librarians. Students are experts in the interaction between information needs, cultural consumption and digital media. The department's education programs target tasks in both public and research libraries, public administration, organizations and private companies. Librarians and graduates are also employed as information specialists, researchers, web managers, document managers, knowledge managers, information workers and cultural mediators. The department has nearly 1000 students and about 60 faculty members. The University of Copenhagen is one of the oldest Scandinavian universities, dating back to 1479. It is also the largest research and educational institution in Denmark, with more than 39,000 students. 


Copenhagen is the largest city in Denmark with a population of over 1.5 million. It maintains its historic reputation as a bustling commercial and cultural center, but it has not lost its original charm, as you will see in the city's narrow streets, canals, and old buildings. Copenhagen is home to many fascinating artistic and archaeological museums, and hosts a number of exciting arts festivals.

Courses & Credits

The Department of Information Science offers courses taught in English at the Masters level only, though these courses are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Information about courses on offer can be found on the department webpage. Please consult with UNC SILS departmental contacts to discuss how these courses may fit into your UNC degree.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
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A variety of housing options are provided by the University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation. Visit their website for more information.
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.
Exchange spots on this program are usually competitive. Competitiveness depends on many factors, primarily the number of students that apply, which varies. Review the program carefully, research the host institution, and put a lot of thought into your application. If you are not selected for an exchange spot, the Study Abroad Advisor will work with you one-on-one to find a good alternative. It is not necessary to re-apply, though a new program may require additional application items. 
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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/10/2019
10/04/2019 01/03/2020 06/30/2020
NOTE: These program dates include an optional pre-session Danish course, which is highly recommended.
Fall 2020 02/10/2020
03/05/2020 TBA TBA

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1