Visit the University

There are a number of options to experience research and meet researchers and students at the University. This may for example take place at the University's many museums, during school visits or at public events.

Museums and attractions

You can get in close contact with the University’s collections and research at the Natural History Museum of Denmark (including the Botanical Garden in the heart of Copenhagen), the Medical Museion, the gardens in Frederiksberg, the University Library in Fiolstræde, the Veterinary Collections, the Arboretum in Hørsholm, the Pometum in Taastrup, and the Øresund Aquarium in Helsingør (Elsinore).

Read more about the University’s museums and attractions

For academic delegations and partner institutions

Academic delegations or delegations from partner universities of the University of Copenhagen, wishing to visit the University, are kindly asked you to fill in this
Visit Request Form and e-mail it to

For primary and secondary schools

Pupils and teachers in primary and secondary schools have many different opportunities to experience research and education at the University of Copenhagen - individually or as a class.

All academic offers can be found on the University’s
Portal for schools and secondary schools - (In Danish)

Open house

Every year in the week 9, the University organises open-house events for potential students.

Find more info about open house on the study portal

Culture Night

On the annual Culture Night in mid-October - always Friday in week 41 - the University welcomes visitors of all ages. Faculties, departments, libraries, museums and centres open their doors to an evening full of exciting activities.

Read more about the Culture Night at UCPH (In Danish)

Guided tours in the old university buildings at Frue Plads

Offered by the University Library

The University offers a daily Danish spoken guided tour in the in the old university buildings at Frue Plads for paying visitors to the University Library in  Fiolstræde on opening days.
Read more on the website of the University Library.

Offered by the Danish University Extension (Folkeuniversitetet)

The Danish University Extension (Folkeuniversitetet) offers Danish spoken guided tours for the general public in the old university buildings at Frue Plads, including the main building, the Senate House (Copenhagen's oldest building from around 1420) with the university prison known as the Carcer, the Refectory (placed in a cellar just as old as the Senate House), the Museum Building, and the Library Building.

Search for "Rundvisning på Københavns Universitet" and register at the 'Folkeuniversitetet' website (In Danish)

Other recurring events

  • Annual Commemoration where the University awards medals and confers honorary doctorates.
  • Education Day where lecturers and students can inspire each other.
  • Matriculation Ceremony where the University welcomes new students.
  • Sonning Prize Celebration where Denmark's largest culture prize is awarded.

The University also participates actively in the Science Festival, the Danish Natural Sciences Festival, Forest Day and Denmark's Political Festival.

Read more about annual events at the University

Using University facilities

Businesses and external researchers may in certain cases use the University’s research facilities, and associations and clubs may rent premises for events that are associated with the University.

Read more about the use of University facilities