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Introduction: Exchange and Guest Students

At Roskilde University you can enrol as either a guest student or as an exchange student.

Principles of Learning


We believe that problems in the real world rarely can be solved using only one academic discipline. Interdisciplinarity is a cornerstone in the scientific approach at Roskilde University. Interdisciplinarity is about crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries and creating different scientific traditions of working together in untraditional ways. In practice, this means that we give you an opportunity to combine our many different specialized academic studies within and across disciplines.

Problem-oriented Project Work

Unless otherwise agreed, it is compulsory for exchange students to do a problem-based project and write a project-report in a study-group each semester. Depending on the size of the group a project is normally between 60-100 pages. A project grants you with 15 ECTS. The specific topic and problem area to be investigated is defined by the students themselves supported by academic supervisors.

Examples of Project Work:

  • Civil Society in Zimbabwe – „to engage or not to engage with the state ” (Master in Global Studies)
  • Design and Implementation of a Path Finding Robot Simulator (Master in Computer Science)
  • Facebook -The Virtual Identity (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Men's parenthood (Master's thesis Psychology)
  • Bamboo as a potential material used for windmill turbine blades (Master in Technological and Socio-Economic Planning)
  • CSR and Corporate branding - Estee Lauder (Master's thesis Business Studies)
  • Nanoparticle-induced cell death (Bachelor in Natural Sciences)
gruppe af studerende udendørs

Student Life at Roskilde University

At our university focus is not only on academic studies, but also on the social environment. Students are affiliated with so-called "houses", which is a distinguishing feature of RUC. When you begin your studies at RUC, you belong to a house together with about 120 students; this is where you attend classes and it is the workplace for your study secretary and four to six teachers. Each house has group study rooms, computers, copying facilities and a kitchen. It is your house, which you have your own key to, and the house structure means that you have a close contact to your fellow students, teachers and the secretary of the house. You will therefore quickly establish a social network and a place where you feel at home.

International students in Denmark

The Danish education system

Information about the Danish education system, principles for education in Denmark, structure of the system and more can be found at The Ministry of Higher Education and Science's website.

Code of Conduct

The Danish higher education institutions have agreed on a common Code of Conduct for offering higher education programmes to international students. Roskilde University undertake to comply with the code of conduct.


International cooperation

Policy Statement
Charter for Higher Education