Students

37,576 students
21,490 bachelor's degree students
16,065 master's degree students
  • 32,271 applied for the undergraduate programmes at the University in July 2021

  • 7,831 applicants were on 28 July 2020 offered a place on one of the University's undergraduate programmes

  • 37,576 students are enrolled at the University

  • 5,000 graduate every year

Students 2020

The table shows the number of students enrolled at the University and how many have graduated. The table also shows students’ median age.

1.1 Intake of bachelor's degree students 7,143
1.2 Median age of new bachelor's degree students 21.5
1.3 Intake of master's degree students 5,855
1.4 Intake of part time master's degree students 16
1.5 Median age of new master's degree students 24.6
1.6 Median age of new part time master's degree students 37.6
2.1 Total number of students 37,576
2.2 Total number of bachelor's degree students 21,490
2.3.A Total number of master's degree students 16,065
2.3.B Total number of part time master's degree students 30
2.4 Other 21
3.1 Drop-out percentage at 1. year, bachelor's degree students 11.2 %
3.2 Drop-out percentage at 1. year, master's degree students 3.3 %
3.3 Drop-out percentage at 1. year, part time master's degree students 12.5 %
4.1 FTE's 27,392
4.2. Number of subsidy releasing students 37,464
5.1 Total number of bachelor's degrees 4,740
5.2 Total number of master's degrees 4,994
5.2.1 Total number of part time master's degrees 1
5.3 Median age of students (Bachelor)* 24.4
5.4 Median age of students (Master)** 27.0
5.5 Median age of students (Part time Master)** 36.5
6.1 Number of FTE's 606
6.2 Number of completed part-time education 158

* Median age of the student when graduating (bachelor's degree). 
** Median age of the student when graduating (master's degree).

Completion, drop-out and time to degree 2020

The table shows the percentage of students who have completed their programmes within the prescribed time, and how many have dropped out without completing their programme.

1.1 % completed in prescribed time 35 %
1.2 % completed in prescribed time + 1 year 62 %
1.3 % still active 7 %
1.4 % discontinued 30 %
2.1 % completed in prescribed time 39 %
2.2 % completed in prescribed time + 1 year 80 %
2.3 % still active 11 %
2.4 % discontinued 9 %
3.1 % completed in prescribed time 0 %
3.2 % completed in prescribed time + 1 year 0 %
3.3 % still active 0 %
3.4 % discontinued 0 %

Internationalisation 2020

The table shows how many foreign students have studied at the University of Copenhagen, and how many of the University's own students have studied abroad.

1.1 Number of outgoing students 1,675
A. Number of internationalisation-subsidy releasing students 1,481
B. Number of administration-subsidy releasing students 109
2.1 Number of incoming students 1,245
A Number of internationalisation-subsidy releasing students 1,237
3.1 Number of foreign students at full degrees in Denmark 3,991
3.1.A Number of students from other Nordic countries 958
3.1.B Number of students from inside the EU/EEA 1,786
3.1.C Number of students from outside the EU/EØS (non-fee paying) 1,244
3.1.C.1 Students with a free place and/or scholarship 60
3.1.C.2 Fee-paying students 581
3.1.C.3 Other 603
3.2 Number of foreign students on master or diploma programmes in Denmark 213
3.2.A Number of students from other Nordic countries 78

3.2.B Number of students outside the Nordics but inside the EU/EEA

78
3.2.C Number of students outside the EU/EEA 57

Annual statements for the individual programmes

You can find more detailed information in the statements for study activity for each programme, which cover intake, student population, output, completion and grades.

See overview for the individual programmes

 

Legend:

* FTE = Student full-time equivalents, i.e. students who have passed all the exams of the year.