Frequently Asked Questions
Application and admission
The MSc programme
Tuition fee and costs
Student in Copenhagen
For international students at the IT University of Copenhagen
You can find a link here to our Practical guides for International Students
What are the admission requirements for full degree students?
Learn more under Application and admission.
When is the application deadline?
The IT University accepts students twice a year: autumn semester and spring semester.
You can learn more about the admission deadlines and regulations under Application and admission for each of the different study programmes.
Please note that there are different application deadlines for students from the EU and the EEA and students from non-EU/EEA countries.
What happens if I have not received my Bachelor Diploma before the application deadline?
If you don’t have your bachelor’s diploma yet you need to send a transcript of your current grades and a letter/note from your administration saying that it is highly likely that you will finish your bachelor’s degree before the start of the semester you are applying for.
How are the applications assessed (MSc and Diploma applicants)?
The applications are assessed with equal weight on the grades from your qualifying degree and your letter of motivation. Learn more about how we assess your application.
You must enclose a letter of motivation with your application. This should contain your reason for applying to the IT University of Copenhagen, a short description of your background and what you hope to achieve in your studies. Learn more about how to write your letter of motivation/cover letter.
When will I be notified about the outcome of my application?
|| 30 July
|| 15 June
Master of Science
|EU/EEA citizens and non-EU/EEA
citizens with a permanent
residence permit in Denmark
| No later than:
15 June (autumn)
15 December (spring)
No later than:
15 May (autumn)
15 November (spring)
What is the duration of the Master of Science programme?
How many hours per week am I expected to study?
The two Master of Science programmes offered to international students, Games and Software Development and Technology, both have a standard duration of 2 years of full-time studies.
You are expected to spend approximately 40 hours a week studying, including lectures and exercises.
How are the courses structured?
The outline of a course will vary from course to course. Usually you can find a description in the course overview under each course. Typically a course consists of a lecture part and an exercise part.
Where can I find information on the literature used in a specific course?
The description of each course in the course overview contains information on the literature used.
What similar or relevant graduate programmes exist in Denmark?
The site studyindenmark.dk contains a comprehensive list of all international study programmes in Denmark.
Do I have to pay tuition fees for my studies at the IT University?
Learn more about tuition fees for the:
Does the IT University offer scholarships?
The IT University offer three to four scholarships every year to exceptionally outstanding students. The scholarships are only available for MSc students. Learn more
Does enrolment in the programmes on offer make me eligible to get SU (grant from the Danish government)?
International students are usually not eligible for SU. Learn more about SU
Can I earn money in Denmark while studying?
You can apply for a work permit. The work permit will allow you to work 15 hours a week during the semester and full-time in June, July and August.
Students from the Nordic countries and EU countries do not need a work permit.
Where can I find a job?
Please take a look at our job and project bank. Companies are asked to write the job descriptions in English, but unfortunately many of them still choose to write in Danish. If a job does not involve using the Danish language, but the job opening is described in Danish, we recommend that you apply anyway. Please ask a Danish student to help you with the translating issues.
Prior to each semester, most courses will advertise for assistant teachers, which is an obvious job-opportunity for a student. The publication of the vacancies will be announced in the newsletter ReadIT. Learn more
What are the average living expenses for a student in Denmark?
Naturally, living expenses tend to display individual variations. In our experience, these costs will vary from DKK 50,000 to DKK 60,000 per year (corresponding to US$ 6,500-8,000). The amount allows for some expenditure for clothing and recreation. Insurance and travel costs to and from Denmark are excluded. Learn more
Students will have to cover 'living expenses' (eg accommodation, meals, transport, books and materials) during their stay in Denmark.
The immigration office (through the Danish embassy) will ask students from outside the Nordic countries and EU countries to demonstrate funds corresponding to DKK 50,000 (US$ 6,500) before issuing a one-year residence permit.
You must be able to document that 1) you have the full legal rights of disposal of the amount, and that 2) these funds are available to you in Denmark. Please note that the Danish currency is linked to the Euro and may display variations to the US$. Learn more
How do I find accommodation?
The IT University offers to help you look for accommodation. However, we cannot guarantee that we can find accomodation for you, so please also look for accomodation yourself.
Where can I find more information about Denmark?
Here are some useful links about Denmark:
How do I survive the Danish winter?
The Danish winter can be rather cold with temperatures down to minus 10 degrees. Danes, however, will tell you that there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. So don’t forget to bring your warm sweaters and wollen socks.
On the upside, all Danish housing has central heating and the public infrastructure is designed to deal with the winter weather.
During the summer temperatures can reach 25 degrees and it does not get dark until 11 pm. Learn more
Do I need a residence permit?
Students from the Nordic countries need no residence permit. All other students who are going to study at the IT University for more than three months need a residence permit (students from countries outside the EU and EEA), or a residence certificate (students from countries within the EU and EEA). Please find further information in the residence permit section. Learn more about residence permits
Do I need health insurance?
Please find information in the section about health insurance