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Population
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Colleges offerings programs in English.
15
Bachelor's programs offered in English.
120
Master's programs offered in English.

Top Universities in Copenhagen for International Students

These have been vetted by Beyond the States to be the best universities in Copenhagen for international students. They are guaranteed to offer English-taught programs without any foreign language requirements.

Why should I study here?

The capital, Copenhagen, is one of the world’s most liveable cities and regularly comes top in rankings of the best places to live. Located in the extreme east of the country, Copenhagen looks out towards Sweden. The city has a population of 1.2 million people, of which 94,000 are students. 

There is a mix of architectural styles, with buildings of ultra-modern designs, while there are also older buildings, such as the colorful townhouses lining the Nyhavn waterfront. There are, of course, a whole host of world-class museums to explore! If your budget can stretch to it, then it is worth sampling some of the world-renowned restaurants. 

Although it is a big city, it has a small-town feel and is an extremely safe place to live. Copenhagen is a well-known cycling ‘Mecca’ and quite possibly the cycling capital of the world. In fact, there are more bicycles than people in Copenhagen! The city is also well served for traveling further afield. Malmo, Sweden, is only a short train ride away. 

Meanwhile, Stockholm (Sweden) can also be reached by train in just a few hours. Copenhagen’s airport is also the biggest in the whole of Scandinavia, boasting a dense flight network.

Special Notes

Be sure and check out this report on Copenhagen from my blog. There's also good information on housing here.

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English-taught bachelor's programs in our database.
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English-taught master's programs in our database.
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Beautiful European cities to choose from.
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Top-tier universities accepting international students.
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Typical savings against a private university in the US.
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Typical savings against in-state tuition in the US.
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