University of Southern Denmark

Campuses in Odense, Esbjerg, Kolding, Slagelse and Sønderborg

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The University of Southern Denmark is a modern institution offering education and research at the highest level. Every day more than 1,500 researchers and 22,000 students build on the University’s reputation as a centre of academic excellence. The largest campus is located in Odense, birthplace of world-renowned storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. The remaining four campuses with international students lie in Kolding, Esbjerg, Sonderborg and Slagelse.

For information on each campus as well on the campus cities, please visit their Campus Life website.

As an exchange student at the University of Southern Denmark, you will be part of a lively international student environment. Each year more than 1500 international students choose to study at the university, which has exchange agreements with partner institutions across the world.

The School

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.

Study in Denmark

Choose to study in Denmark and you will quickly find the country has more to offer you than you had ever imagined. Grasp the opportunity to study in Scandinavia’s gateway to Europe and you open up a world of possibilities. On budget airway tickets you will easily be able to travel to cities like Berlin, Paris or London. Denmark is a modern welfare state and a constitutional monarchy with a history of monarch dating back to year 1000. The Danes are friendly and informal people and you can easily get by in English as almost every Dane speaks English. If you want to learn a little bit of the language you will be able to sign up for a language course. Denmark is a peaceful country where dramatic events are rare, and generally speaking Denmark is a country where you can feel safe.

Term Dates

Spring: February to May; Exams in May or June
Fall: September to December; Exams in December or January


Many courses are taught in English (refer to link above). It is possible to sign up for a free Danish language course.

Courses Available

Students typically take courses at the Odense campus in areas of International Management, Economics & Finance, and European Studies. International Tourism and Leisure Management courses are available at the Esbjerg campus.

University of Southern Denmark offers many courses in English.

In most of the classes you will find Danish as well as international students. Students participate significantly in class and work in groups.

Credit Conversions & Grading

Minimum Credit Requirements

Minimum 30 ECTS credits (equivalent to 18 UF credits) per semester.

Estimated Costs

Refer to Living Expenses on SDU’s website.


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).

Travel Opportunities

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.

Contacts Abroad

The International Office
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55
DK-5230 Odense M
Tel: +45 6550 2264
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