Our academic year has two semesters: The autumn semester runs from 1 September to the middle of December with exams in January, and the spring semester from 1 February to the middle of May with exams in June.
Note: The English version ONLY lists the courses that are taught in English. You will NOT find an English description of a course taught in Danish.
All students must register for exams during the semester. This is very important to keep in mind because you cannot take an exam if you have not registered. Enrolment for winter exams takes place in October and enrolment for summer exams takes place in March. At the beginning of the semester international students should ask the international student counsellor exactly when and where they are required to enrol for exams. You need your student card to register for exams.
Please note that certain subject areas require students to present a detailed reading list and a description of their special area of research at a certain deadline in order to take the exam. The course lecturer or the student counsellors can advise students about this.
Ask your course lecturers about practical arrangements regarding exams, e.g. the type of exam required (oral/written examination, paper), the language in which it will be conducted, etc. - or seek advice from the student counsellors.
There are two ways to sign up for an exam:
1) Via KUnet (internet) https://intranet.ku.dk/
You need your KU username and password to sign up electronically. An English version of the sign-up service is avaliable.
The English programme:
Exam secretary Birgitte Lomborg (firstname.lastname@example.org) in room 24.2.31
The Spanish and Portuguese programmes:
Exam secretary Marianne Boch (email@example.com) in room 24.2.25.
When registering for the exam you have indicate a specific exam form: oral/ written, group/ individual. For details about which specific exam forms are possible for which exams and other information about exam formalities, please consult your course lecturer or the international student counsellor.
12 is given for an excellent performance displaying a high level of command of all aspects of the relevant material, with no or only a few minor weaknesses.
10 is given for a very good performance displaying a high level of command of most aspects of the relevant material, with only minor weaknesses.
7 is given for a good performance displaying good command of the relevant material but also some major weaknesses.
4 is given for a fair performance displaying some command of the relevant material but also some major weaknesses.
02 is given for a performance meeting only the minimum requirements for acceptance.
00 is given for a performance which does not meet the minimum requirements for acceptance.
-3 is given for a performance which is unacceptable in all respects.
- is not impossible
A course in Danish language is offered to international students every year in July, August and January. There will be follow-up courses during the semester. These courses have been developed by the Nordic Department in collaboration with Studieskolen.
Contact: Anette Hagel-Sørensen
Office hours: Tuesdays 12.00-14.00, room 22.3.52, phone: 3532 8398.
Danish Culture Course
During the Spring and autumn semesters the Faculty offers a Danish Culture Course to all the international students. It is an independent supplement to the Danish Language course. During the course you will be introduced to the different layers of Danish culture and society through lectures and excursions. The course is offered exclusively to the foreign students admitted to the University of Copenhagen.
see more on: www.culturecourse.ku.dk
The IT center at New KUA is situated on the 1st floor of building 25 in rooms 25.1.26 and 25.1.28. It is open on weekdays from 08.00 till 20.00.
How to register as a user at the IT-center
To register you must go to the IT-center and remember to bring your student card because you will need your ID card number to fill out the form correctly. You also need the email address issued with your student card. The domain is @m#.stud.ku.dk
Printing at the IT-center
You can print and scan at the IT-center. You can see the prices at the IT-center.
Printing & Copying at the Student Dept., Old KUA.
There may be a limited number of places where you can print, but there are several places where you can photocopy.
The Student Department is situated in middle of Old KUA. Here you can find the ''Kompendieudsalg'' where you buy your compendia and copy cards. They also have several xerox machines. In the Student Department you can also find a student cafe called the Meeting Place (Mødestedet) as well as the university bookstore.
The Faculty of Humanities has several libraries on campus. The central library is situated in the glass building between the Old and the New part of KUA. This is the Humanities section of the Royal Library - the national library of Denmark.
However, many departments also have their own specialised library. This is where you can find collections of literature related directly to the departments fields of interest. Some of these libraries do not allow you to take the books out, but they have workspaces and Xerox machines for your convenience.
Libraries at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies
The libraries function as research libraries for the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies and hold fine collections of books and periodicals on language, history and literature. It should be noted that books and periodicals are only for use in the reading rooms. The libraries have computer facilities: you may connect your own laptop to the mains or use one of the stationary machines. You can access the internet from the stationary computers, but you are not allowed to send e-mails. Please check your e-mail at the IT-center.
The library of the Romance Section is on the 3rd floor.
The library of the English Section is on the 4th floor (where the entrance is situated).
The library of the German Section is on the 5th floor.
You will always be able to enter the libraries with your student ID. The librarians will be at your disposal from Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm.