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Study Abroad in Copenhagen

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Explore Copenhagen, Denmark

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Cosmopolitan, culturally rich, environmentally conscious, clean, safe, and filled with exceptional universities, it's no wonder students are flocking to Copenhagen to study abroad. A former Viking village, students can enjoy all that this lively, extremely livable city has to offer. 

When you study abroad in Copenhagen, you can immerse yourself in Danish culture while earning college credits. In one of the happiest countries in the world, Copenhagen is a great study abroad destination for students looking to learn abroad in an environmentally-friendly city that has a small village feel.


  • Copenhagen on a map
  • Copenhagen Forest Tower walk
  • copenhagen bike tour study abroad mermaid statue

Study Tours & Cultural Excursions in Copenhagen

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Copenhagen, past study tours and excursions have included:

  • Experience Danish hygge during a dinner with a Danish family
  • Tour the National Museum of Denmark to see Copenhagen’s transformation
  • Visit Århus, the second largest city in Denmark
  • Take a train to Sweden and visit the charming student city – Lund and the third largest city in Sweden - Malmø
  • Visit Hamlet’s Castle in Helsingør to explore Scandinavia’s past

If you’re a student looking to learn Copenhagen’s history, culture, and Danish language, CIEE’s Copenhagen culture trips allow you to do just that! Explore Copenhagen’s history and culture by participating in CIEE’s tours and excursions for an inside look at this unique city.

About the Center

CIEE Copenhagen is situated in the heart of Denmark's capital, roughly one block from the historic Rosenborg Castle in one direction and the Round Tower in the other. The Center boasts four classrooms, a library and study space, a student life office, an academic advising office, and complimentary WiFi. Through the picturesque window of the student lounge, students can witness the daily change of the royal guard while getting ""hygge"" by the fireplace.

From the Center's position overlooking Kultorvet Square, students will discover they're only a 10-minute walk from Copenhagen's main shopping street (Strøget) and a five-minute walk from public transportation via Nørreport Station.

CIEE Students in CIEE Copenhagen lounge

Where Students Study

CIEE Copenhagen
Our Center in Copenhagen is part of the CIEE Open Campus Block Network and features modern classrooms, a student lounge, and space for cultural and academic events. 

Copenhagen students picnic

Internships & Volunteering

Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. Students looking to intern in Copenhagen can become active members of the city's professional environment with an internship at a local business.

Students will be able to give back and create a deeper connection to Copenhagen by volunteering at select, local organizations. Any program participant interested in volunteering should contact local staff for guidance.

Copenhagen Study Abroad Programs

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  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Copenhagen has undergone a transformation in the past decade and has emerged as a “must-stop” destination in Europe.

Program Interests
  • Bike Friendly
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City
People rides bikes in Copenhagen
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Study Program

Spend winter break studying Scandinavian Happiness in Denmark’s vibrant capital.

Program Interests
  • Bike Friendly
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Study Program

Spend your summer in the world’s first “bike city” choosing from courses across humanities and environmental studies while immersing yourself in Danish culture.

Program Interests
  • Bike Friendly
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City
copenhagen canal with red boat
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Study Program
  • Multi-Location Offering
  • Part-Time Internship

Our Open Campus Block program allows you to start studying in Copenhagen, then study in two other countries in one term.

Program Interests
  • Bike Friendly
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City
  • Volunteering
copenhagen, danish flag in front of boats in canal


Semester in Copenhagen (spring 2026)

Pocket Guide to Copenhagen

Danish Krone

Spoken Languages   
Danish, English

Available Transportation   
S-train, metro, bus, feet

Famous Local   
Mads Mikkelsen – actor who played Le Chiffre in Casino Royal, among many other roles Danish and international films

Warm, pleasant summers; windy, cold winters; mild spring and fall

Did you know?   
Even though Denmark is part of the European Union, you cannot pay with the Euro (only the Danish Krone is accepted)

Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (CPH)

Social Norms   
Danes are quite private and reserved, so don't expect a lot of small talk with people you don't know!

What to Pack   
Backpack, comfortable shoes, umbrella

Frequently Asked Questions

Located in one of the happiest countries in the world, Copenhagen is a great place to study abroad because it is one of the most livable and green cities in the world. Whether students want to study environmental sustainability, take a Danish course, or experience Copenhagen’s culture, studying abroad in Copenhagen offers something for everyone!

Copenhagen is regarded as one of the safest cities in Northern Europe. As with any study abroad destination, we advise students to travel in groups and stay aware of their surroundings.

Tips for students studying abroad in Copenhagen include: bike around the city as much as possible for cheap transportation, learn as much Danish as you can, create a budget for spending, and visit museums to learn about Copenhagen’s history and culture.

If you’re wondering, “How can I study abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark?” we’ve got the answer for you! Simply explore our study abroad programs in Copenhagen and start your program application. Soon enough, you’ll find yourself in this exuberant, environmentally-friendly city that roughly 2 million call home.

In order to ensure our students feel welcomed, supported, and empowered while studying abroad, CIEE staff completes comprehensive diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) training. Staff provide students with advice, resources, and ongoing support both before and during their study abroad program in Copenhagen.

For more detailed information on diversity in Copenhagen, visit our Diversity in Copenhagen page.

The cost of studying abroad in Copenhagen varies depending on the specific program that you choose and how long you plan to study abroad for. For detailed cost information, we recommend researching each individual Copenhagen study abroad program page.

For costs not included in your program’s outlined fees, it’s important to consider factors surrounding your individual journey while abroad.  

Read more: How Much Does it Cost to Study Abroad?

Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants

Copenhagen students on bike tour mermaid

Apply in 3, 2, 1!

You may be wondering if there are any scholarships to study in Copenhagen. CIEE offers scholarships and grants for study abroad programs in Copenhagen to students with demonstrated financial need, proven academic merit, and for specific CIEE programs. Students can apply for scholarships through 3 simple steps:

  1. Search for and apply to your dream program
  2. Review all available funding opportunities
  3. Complete the Scholarship & Grants portion of your application
Copenhagen students on canal tour

Study Abroad Scholarships


Based on students' Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and enrolled institution. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.


Based on academic achievement. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application, along with an essay, to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.


Other scholarship awards are based on program or alumni status.


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Ask an Ambassador

Reach out to one of our Student Ambassadors to learn what CIEE Study Abroad is really like from alums who've lived it! Address any questions you may have about Copenhagen, from your academic interests and travel planning to housing and cultural differences. 

Copenhagen Study Abroad Reviews

  • "I would be likely to recommend the program because I think it was really well set up for us to succeed. You put us in great apartments and offered enough structured activities to help us get a feel for the city, but also gave us lots of free time."

    Holly S., University of Iowa

  • "The staff at CIEE Copenhagen were incredible and helped ensure that I had a great experience."

    Ruth Peach N., Albion College

  • "It has been a wonderful experience and I have met so many people and staff that have changed my world perspective. They all deserve a gold star."

    Grant C., Villanova University

  • "I would highly recommend CIEE for people interested in studying abroad because it offers a different kind of experience. The program is smaller in many cities than other programs, which offers more close-knit connections and a rotation of new people that still offers change and new connections to be made."

    Ava W., University of Colorado-Boulder