University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark (& other Denmark campuses)
The University of Southern Denmark was established as a result of a merger in 1998 and is a research and educational institution with an international outlook. There are currently over 15,000 students enrolled with the university, making it the third largest university in Denmark. The university is located on four campuses in different cities throughout Denmark, three of which offer international programs in English. Each campus has distinct research and educational profiles. Internationalization has always been a priority for University of Southern Denmark as they have established exchange agreements with over 300 institutions worldwide. Other goals of the university include: creating and sharing new knowledge, supporting teaching, and providing industry with new tools and processes.
USD offers a wide range of degree programs spread across several academic disciplines, including programs in English especially tailored for international students. USD offers modern facilities in the form of reading rooms, laboratories, indoor swimming pools, computer rooms, lecture theatres, Friday bars, cafés, libraries, meeting places and cozy corners help to make students' life at university a happy experience.
Most business exchange students will find themselves on one of the campuses in either Sonderborg or Esbjerg. The city of Esbjerg is a fairly young city established in the 19th century and is continually undergoing tremendous development. There are many activities available including cultural, sporting, and leisure activities. The city hosts live music in many of the cafes and pubs. Attractions just outside the city include white sand beaches and the island of Fanos, located just off the coast. For more information on the city visit the Visit Esbjerg website. The city of Sonderborg, only half and hour from the German border, offers a lively environment for students. The city center has a active pedestrian area, and many small attractive shops and bars. Just outside the city, there are woods and great beaches that offer opportunity for many recreational activities.
Fall: Sept. 1-Dec. 22; Exams in Dec./Jan.
Spring: Feb. 1-May 31; Exams in May/June
MAIBs take courses at the Odense campus in areas of International Management, Economics & Finance, and European Studies. Many good English courses to choose from. International Tourism and Leisure Management courses are available at the Esbjerg campus.
Most USD courses are taught in English; opportunity to take language courses (not for MAIB credit) such as German, Spanish, and French. English is very widely spoken in Denmark, especially among students and younger individuals.
Credit Conversions & Grading
Minimum Credit Requirements
Minimum 30 ECTS credits (equivalent to 18 UF credits) per semester.
$1100 per month.
On space-available basis for exchange students (though usually available), single room with shared kitchen. International office can also help you arrange for a flat or shared house within the city
Danish Krone (DKK).
Denmark is a small country, making travel throughout the country highly accessible. Germany hugs the southern border of Denmark and is easily reached by train in a short amount of time. Please refer to Denmark's Official Website for additional general information.