Exchange Programme – University of Copenhagen

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Information about the exchange programme at the Department of Economics


As an exchange student at the Department of Economics, you have access to all our bachelor and master courses.


For you to get the most out of your studies at the University of Copenhagen, we recommend that you have completed at least 2 years of full-time studies at your home university.  

Almost all our courses require high levels of competencies in economic theory, mathematics and econometrics.  You are not qualified for a 3rd year undergraduate course or a master's level course with a background in eg. "Econ 101" only.

Course Catalogue

Our autumn and spring courses vary. Usually the same autumn courses are offered every autumn and the same spring courses every spring. However, this only applies to courses - not seminars - seminars vary each semester!

When choosing courses as an exchange student, you must read the prerequisites of each course and consider carefully whether you meet the requirements or not. Please be honest to yourself - the courses are more than just some interesting titles. You need to read the course descriptions thoroughly and take the stated lists of prerequisites very seriously.

Courses without prerequisites

A step-by-step guide to the Course Catalogue

Step 1: Find Economics courses

Go to the online course catalogue -  please fill in the form as below:

  1. Choose Department – Department of Economics
  2. Choose Language
  3. Choose Volume (for the academic year that you are going to register for)
  4. Choose Block (either Autumn or Spring )
  5. Press “Search”
  6. Economics courses all have codes starting with AØ....For instance "AØKA08087U"

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Step 2: Read the prerequisites

Being careful in the registration process means less trouble for yourself later: If you choose the wrong courses then you must change courses later. Changing courses after semester start means missing out on the first lectures of the new course.

Be honest to yourself. Many of our master courses require a high level of mathematics and econometrics, so please read the course descriptions and the Academic qualifications section carefully and make sure you are qualified before you register. 

Check your home university for an approval of the courses before you register – are you allowed to do the course at all?

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Step 3: Avoid choosing overlapping courses

A course might have both lectures and classes. If you choose more than one course, be sure to check whether classes and lectures of all courses overlap. Some courses only have lectures every second week – so be careful when you choose courses! To avoid extra work for yourself - make sure to inform us which class number you want to register for. Otherwise, the administration will assign you a random class number which might clash with your other lectures and classes.

  1. Go to the course description
  2. Check the course schedules  - they are posted under Timetable in the lower right corner.
  3. Check the exam date  - it is is posted under Exam in the course description
  4. Compare all your course and exam schedules before you register
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Step 4: How to read the schedules

The semester starts on 1 September / 1 February. If your class takes place on a Monday, then the first class starts on the first Monday of the month. The schedules are in Danish only – for a translation of the Danish terms in the grey bar, see below:

  • Mandag, tirsdag, onsdag, torsdag, fredag, lørdag, søndag = week days from Monday to Sunday.
  • Aktivitet = course title
  • Beskrivelse  =  type of teaching-“L” means lecture and “Ex.class” means class
  • Type = type
  • Slut = end
  • Uge(r) = week(s)
  • Lokale = room
  • Underviser = teachers

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How to apply

Please consult The International Office website for information regarding applications for Exchange students