You can apply in 2 ways for studying 1 or 2 semesters at The School of Architecture in Copenhagen
- as an exchange student which is for students whose home school of architecture has an exchange agreement with our school, i.e. Erasmus.
- as a visiting student which is for students whose home school of architecture does not have an exchange agreement with us. The following information is for students who are eligible to apply as visiting students.
Like exchange students visiting students are 'non-degree' students, which mean that they cannot present themselves for an academic degree or a diploma. Your studies with us must be part of your study plan at your home institution, which means that credits gained at our School of Architecture must be transferable to your school of architecture.
The following applicants will be considered:
Students with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture (or the equivalent), enrolled in a Master programme of an internationally recognized school of architecture, which does not have an exchange agreement with the The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation - School of Architecture.
You can apply for 1 or 2 semesters. Each semester is credited 30 ECTS-points, and you can earn max. 60 ECTS-points (= 2 semesters) while studying here.
Studies are conducted in one of 10 study departments in the Master's programme (usually with the 4th year students). When applying you are asked to choose a study department. Please search our website for information regarding each department.
The application must contain a complete application form and the following enclosures in English:
a. Verified copy of your baccalaureate or bachelor's diploma (or the equivalent), a short CV and a portfolio (maximum 8 pages, in an A3-format), F
Faxes, e-mails and digital documentation will not be accepted.
b. A statement of purpose (maximum 1 page, in an A4-format) stating your reason for applying to our School of Architecture and the relationship between your current study and the study at our School of Architecture, including the motivation for your choice of department.
c. Documentation that you are enrolled in the Master's programme of an internationally recognized school of architecture and that your school has approved the study period at our School of Architecture.
d. If Danish or English is not your first language, you must pass one of the following language proficiency tests (documentation required): “Studieprøven” or “Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)” with a minimum score of 550 in the paper-based test or 80 in the internet-based test, or the “International English Language Testing System (IELTS)” with a minimum score of 6.0.
Download application form and guidelines Please notice that your application, including your portfolio, will not be returned.
Applicants from non-EU/EEA countries planning to study in Denmark must have a residence permit before leaving for Denmark and if they are enrolling as visiting students at our School of Architecture they are required to pay tuition fee. Students with a permanent Danish residence permit do not have to pay tuition fee.
The tuition fee is 5.000 Euro per semester.