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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/01/2017
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2017 02/01/2017
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2018 09/01/2017
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of approval into this program and be able to complete pre-departure materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Programs, UNC Charlotte Exchange Minimum GPA: 2.5
Eligibility: 5th Year, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Non-UNC Charlotte Students May Apply?: No
Areas of Study: American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Science, Dance, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Film, Film Studies, Francophone Studies, Geography, Geology, History, Japanese Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Mathematics, Media Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women's and Gender Studies Language of Instruction: English
Term: Academic Year, Fall, Spring Exchange option: Graduate exchanges, Undergraduate exchanges
Program Description:

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Academic Reputation
The University of Copenhagen dates from long ago and is rich of history making it the oldest university in Denmark. Found in the center of Copenhagen, this university is considered the best Scandinavia university and is ranked 30th in the world. The University of Copenhagen is sure to provide an enriching educational experience while also exploring the beautiful Denmark Capital. 

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Facts & Figures
Founded in 1479
Oldest University in Denmark
39,000 StudentsCopenhagen Map
3,800 Academic Staff
3,300 Administrative Staff
Public University

Location
City: Copenhagen
Country: Denmark
Population: 570,000
Denmark is the cultural, economic and governmental center of Denmark as well as one of the major financial centers of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Copenhagen's landmarks include the Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid Statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle, Frederik's Church and many museums, restaurants and nightclubs.
Check out the University of Copenhagen's website to learn more about getting around the city, health & safety, money & banking, and places of worship.

FAQs
1. Where can I learn more general information about studying at the University of Copenhagen? Make sure to check out Copenhagens website and the International Students page for further information.
2. Is airport pick-up available? Unfortunately, the University of Copenhagen does not offer airport pick-up. However, if you would like to be paired with a mentor (which you can opt for while applying to the university), you are welcome to schedule airport pick-up with said mentor.
3. Will there be an orientation when I get there? Yes! You can find out more about the welcome week here depending on your major.

Application Process
UNC Charlotte students will first need to complete an Office of Education Abroad (OEA) application in order to receive approval to study abroad. To receive access to an application, students should follow the required steps listed on OEA's website, which outline the application process under the "Fall, Spring & Year-long Exchange and Affiliate Programs" heading.

Application requirements may include (and are subject to change):
• Personal statement in English
• Personal statement in host country language (only applicable for students taking intermediate/advance language courses abroad)
• UNC Charlotte transcript 
• 2 academic letters of recommendation
• 1 language evaluation (only applicable for students taking intermediate/advance language courses abroad)
• Disciplinary record clearance
• $135 application fee and deposit

Not all requirements may be listed above. Once students receive access to the application, more instructions can be found to assist the student throughout the process. After receiving approval to study abroad from OEA, students will be required to apply directly to the host university. OEA will provide instructions for how to complete this supplemental application after approval. Once the supplemental application is reviewed by the host university, students will be notified of their formal acceptance.
 

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Eligibility
This exchange program is open to currently enrolled UNC Charlotte sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. All students who participate in a study abroad program are required to be in good academic and disciplinary standing upon applying and prior to departure.

Courses
You can find a full list of courses offered using Copenhagen's Course Information page.

Danish language
There is an optional pre-semester Danish language course offered in either August/January.
You may also take a semester-long Danish language course.
You can find more information about the Danish language course here.

Students are welcome to contact the academic advisors at the relevant departments at the University of Copenhagen for advice on course selection.
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UNC Charlotte Course Equivalencies & Credit
OEA is not responsible for determining UNC Charlotte course equivalencies. Students will work with the corresponding UNC Charlotte academic departments in order to understand what UNC Charlotte credit they will receive for the courses they take abroad prior to departure. The Department Chair of the academic department will determine this (not the student's Academic Advisor). More instructions can be found in the student's study abroad application and will be communicated by OEA once they begin the study abroad process. It's important that students have as many host courses as possible approved by their academic department(s) prior to going abroad in order to have flexibility when registering for courses at the host university. Courses abroad are not guaranteed (i.e. not all courses abroad  may be open to international students, some courses may only be offered certain semesters, courses may be full, etc.). 

All courses and earned grades from abroad will be reported on the student's UNC Charlotte transcript when they return. Once the official host university transcript is received by OEA, all grades from abroad will be translated into A-F letter grades. This process can take anywhere from 1- 6 months after the end of the student's program. Students cannot earn pass/fail credit abroad (there are very few exceptions to this). Grades from abroad will be factored into the student's UNC Charlotte cumulative GPA.
 

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Please see the following information regarding the typical month range that students can expect to be abroad with this program. Please note that this is a general time frame and could differ per student, per program.
Fall: September to January*
*Important note: The fall semester at the host university ends the end of January. This means that students will not be back in time for the start of the subsequent spring semseter at UNC Charlotte. Students would need to communicate with their academic department to determine whether or not they would be allowed to start the semester late. Otherwise, students would not be able to participate in a fall-only progmra as they would not be back in time for the subsequent spring semester at UNC Charlotte and would have to forfeit the semester.
Spring: February to June
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Please look at the University of Copenhagen's Academic Calendar for more information.
 

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Housing Options
The University of Copenhagen works closely with the UCPH Housing Foundation (a private foundation).
Students can live in:
Residence Halls
Shared Apartments
Private Accommodation

Please see UCPH Housing Foundation's website to find out more information about all of your housing options.
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Housing Application Process
If housing is available on or off campus abroad and if the housing application process is facilitated by the host university, the student will be contacted directly by the host university with further instructions. This will occur after the student has been approved to go abroad by OEA and likely after they have been accepted by the host university. Housing is not arranged for the student by OEA nor UNC Charlotte. All students will have to apply for on or off campus housing through the host university, if applicable and/or available, or will need to secure their own private accommodations (if allowed). Housing is not paid to OEA nor UNC Charlotte. Housing will be paid to the applicable entity (host university, landlord, apartment complex, etc.).

Important Reminder
Students should consider their housing arrangements before and after they study abroad. For example, if a student currently lives off-campus and have signed a lease for a year but will be going abroad during that year, they should be prepared to arrange someone to take over their lease or understand that their lease likely cannot be broken without a fee if they go abroad during that time. Similarly, while students are abroad and before they come back, it's important to determine where they will be living when they return from studying abroad.
 

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Tuition & Fees
Student Accounts at UNC Charlotte will bill students for full-time tuition & fees according to their in-state or out-of-state residency rate prior to the start of the semester they will be abroad (according to UNC Charlotte's academic calendar). Students are expected to be the equivalent of full-time at UNC Charlotte while abroad. This means students should be taking the equivalent of 12 UNC Charlotte credit hours for undergraduates or 9 UNC Charlotte credit hours for graduate students. Students are not also paying tuition and fees to the host university while abroad.

Budget
The following are typical expenses incurred by students studying abroad. For more information regarding Cost Estimate Sheets, please contact an Education Abroad Advisor:
- Roundtrip airfare 
- International Health Insurance 
- Personal expenses (additional meals, traveling, cultural activities, etc.)
- Application fee
- Study abroad fee
- Passport 
- Visa (if applicable)

Financial Aid
Students are eligible to use financial aid towards their education abroad expenses. Make an appointment with your financial aid advisor to ask any financial aid-related questions. Please see our financial aid page for more information.

Scholarships
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships. Please see our scholarship website for more information.
 

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Passports
All students must have a valid passport before they leave for their program. You can apply for a passport at your local post office or at Union Station located in UNC Charlotte's Student Union.

Visas
OEA is not qualified nor legally able to disseminate visa advice or assist with visa requirements. However, below is basic information regarding visas for this country if you are a U.S. citizen. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain a visa before departure if necessary. Please visit the embassy's website for more information.

You do not need a visa to enter the country.
You do need a residence permit if you are in the country for more than 90 days.
- A residence permit is similar to a visa.
- Students should submit their application two months prior to departure. This must be done in person at the nearest consulate.

U.S. Department of State
If you are a U.S. citizen, please see the U.S. Department of State's website for more information regarding visas. Once on the travel.state.gov website, scroll to the bottom and choose “U.S. Passports & International Travel.” At the top, choose the “Country Information” tab and type in the country you are going to. Scroll down to “Entry, Exit & Visa Requirements” and read thoroughly. Note: travel.state.gov will most likely take you to the consulate or embassy’s actual website.

Airfare
Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Students should not purchase airfare until they have been both approved by the Office of Education Abroad and have been accepted by the host university. The official start date of the program (to include any mandatory on-site orientation or events) and end date of the program (to include the last day of exams and/or any other mandatory events) will be communicated to the student by the host university once accepted.
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Office of Education Abroad
College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) 256
edabroad@uncc.edu
(704) 687-7747 | fax (704) 687-1661
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This program is currently not accepting applications.