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Exchange and guest students at Roskilde University


Roskilde University has made suggestions for semester packages taught in English for exchange and guest students within the bachelor subjects below.
For more information and a suggestion for a semester package click on the specific subject.


Roskilde University has made suggestions for semester packages taught in English for exchange and guest students within the master subjects below.
For more information and a suggestion for a semester package click on the specific subject.

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Student being interviewed
Student being interviewed

Exchange student or guest student?

Roskilde University welcomes approximately 200 exchange students every year through exchange agreements with partners all over the world.

Special rules apply to exchange within the framework of student mobility programmes such as ERASMUS+, NORDPLUS/NORDLYS, bilateral exchange etc. Please contact the International Office at your home institution about going on exchange.

Please note that we require exchange students to be full time students. Full time studies equal 30 ECTS per semester.

You can also apply for admission as a guest student. Studying as a guest student will not entitle you to a degree (Bachelor or Master). Although there can be other reasons to apply, enrolling as a guest student is mainly useful if:
1) You have a home university somewhere else, and you can transfer the credits for your studies at RUC to this university, or
2) You wish to apply to RUC as a regular degree student later on

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.

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 you and your fellow students and 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)

Problem orientation

Learn to ask the right questions: To solve a problem you need to learn to ask the right questions. You learn how to identify and frame a problem through problem-oriented projects. In projects you work deeply and exploratory with a problem chosen by you and your fellow members of the project group.

Throughout the process you will be guided by one of our talented researchers. Project groups consists of students like yourself who are passionate about the same issues and findings as you.

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 professors and supervisors. Each house is equipped with study rooms for group work, computers, printing 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, professors and supervisors. You will therefore quickly establish a social network and a place where you feel at home.

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.

Policy Statement Erasmus Students

Charter for Higher Education Erasmus