At Roskilde University you can enrol as either a guest student or as an exchange student.
As a guest student you will be studying with regular students at Roskilde University, following the same courses and taking the same examinations. However, you can maintain the status of guest student for a limited period of time only, in general up to 1 1/2 years at the Bachelor programmes and/or up to 1 year at the Master programmes. Furthermore, as a guest student, you cannot be awarded a degree from Roskilde University.
In addition, only some departments offer study programmes and courses in English. The courses and programmes vary in level and duration.
The following is an overall categorization of the programmes and courses:
Study programmes: A structured programme consisting of certain courses, written assignments etc. and a certain amount of project work. The programmes are at bachelor’s or master’s level, and the master programmes lead to an international master degree
Modules: Structured programmes as well as study programmes, but shorter. Modules do not lead to any degree
Courses: Single courses of duration of a maximum of one semester. It is possible to combine several different courses at the same time.
Guest student vs. degree student
You can apply for admission to Roskilde University either as a regular (degree) student or as a guest (non-degree) 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:
You have a home university somewhere else, and you can transfer the credits for your studies at RUC to this university, or
You wish to apply to RUC as a regular degree student later on
For more information on university education in Denmark in general, see also the website of the Danish Agency for Higher Education.
Roskilde University welcomes approximately 250 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 SOCRATES/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.
An exchange programme at Roskilde University typically reflects the specific learning principles of Roskilde University namely that every semester consists of 50% project work and 50% courses. Roskilde University has exchange agreements within the following subjects:
- BSc of Business Administration
- Business Studies
- Communication Studies
- Computer Science
- Cultural Encounters
- Environmental Biology
- Environmental Risk
- Global Studies
- International Development Studies
- International Public Administration and Politics
- Master in Economics and Business Administration
- Molecular Biology
- Psychology and Educational Studies (one semester integrated programme)
- Social Entrepreneurship and Management
- Spatial Design and Society
- Technological and Socio-Economic Planning
Courses Offered for Exchange Students
Courses offered in English are announced at kursus.ruc.dk