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Application procedure 2008-2009

Информация Копенгагенского университета (Erasmus Mundus)

Dear Partners.

Who can Faculty of Life Sciences of Copenhagen University admit?

As most of the courses at the Bachelors level are in Danish, we prefer Msc level students. If you have good students in the 3rd year, we may be able to admit them as well, but we really prefer 4th and 5th year students. If you have questions in this regard, please don't hestitate to send us an e-mail and ask.

In regards to phd-students and post docs, it really depends on the departments, their research projects and resources, so in each case, we will have to ask them what may or may not be possible.

Study programmes

LIFE offers programmes in all aspects of production and consumption - from farm to table. However, during the first three years of study (BSc) there is a rather limited number of courses taught in English (about 60 courses - all of them in the 3rd year). At the MSc level, on the contrary, a wide range of programmes are offered in English and more than 180 courses in English are offered. You will find a complete list of courses in the course database on www.courseinfo.life.ku.dk.

A number of courses are Joint BSc and Msc courses taught in English, I have attached a list of these. Listed below are the full MSc programmes at LIFE, which are offered in English:

  • Agricultural Development
  • Agronomy
  • Biology-Biotechnology
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forest and Nature Management
  • Horticultural Sciences
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Parasitology
  • Process Analytical Technology

All MSc programmes have a duration of 2 years corresponding to 120 ects. For description of the curricula, see http://www.life.ku.dk/English/education/for_students/curricula/2007-08.aspx. More information to international students are given at: http://www.life.ku.dk/English/education/for_students.aspx. The MSc programme in Environmental Chemistry has status as an Elite Programmet at the University of Copenhagen.

Additionally, LIFE offers several international MSc programmes in close collaboration with universities around Europe. Students of the IAMONET-RU have the possibility to choose separate courses or semester packages from these international programmes:

  • AGRIS MUNDUS - Sustainable Development in Agriculture
  • SUFONAMA - Sustainable Forestry and Nature Management
  • SUTROFOR - Sustainable Tropical Forestry
  • EnvEuro - Environmental Science: Soil, Water and Biodiversity
  • SIFC - Safety in the Food Chain
  • LACTITECH - Dairy Technology
  • UFUG - Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
  • NorPath - Nordic Plant Pathology

The EnvEuro programme involves cooperation with University of Hohenheim, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and the Swedish Agricultural University. The programme is build of semester packages within 5 different specialisations and should be particularly suited for students interested in environmental solutions/technology and management of soils and water resources, and biodiversity.

Danish language courses

Your students can come before the semester and learn Danish. Every August and January the Department of Nordic Philology at the University of Copenhagen arranges a three-week pre-semester Danish language course. The three-week courses are open to all international students from non-Scandinavian countries. The three-week courses are free of charge for international students admitted to the University of Copenhagen under the auspices of an exchange programme. It is also possible to take Danish language classes during the semester. Your students must apply for the pre-semester courses, when they apply for admission (see below) whereas they sign up for the semester courses upon arrival.

Applying for admission

As I mentioned at the meeting, I suggest that students who would like to come to Copenhagen in the fall (starts end of August - or the beginning if they want to participate in the three week Danish course) should start their application for admission here as soon as possible and before June 1st. I have postponed the deadline 1 month for your students. They need to start this right away and maybe even before applying for the scholarship. This will enable us to have all the documents ready for them, so they can start applying for a visa as soon as they know, whether they will receive a scholarship.