Summer Course 2017 – University of Copenhagen

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Summer courses 2017


The Faculty of Theology offers a summer courses in July 2017 as part of the UCPH International Summer Programme. The summer courses are open to international as well as Danish students. Please find information about the courses, tuition fees, application and accommodation below.

Courses 2017:

Kierkegaard – The Individual in Global Society (5 July – 26 July)


Kierkegaard – The Individual in Global Society: 5 July - 26 July 2017 
Faculty of Theology, Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 Copenhagen S

Once again the Faculty of Theology and the Centre of Søren Kierkegaard give you the opportunity to study Kierkegaard during summer, where you will meet students from many different countries.

The course takes a Danish perspective on common existential themes by reading the world famous local philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard, in his hometown and at his own university.

The main topic of the course is Søren Kierkegaard's witty and deeply earnest exploration of the problem of self-identity. Beginning with the breakdown of culture-specific ethnic and religious categories that have traditionally defined the self, the course treats Kierkegaard's scathing critique of religious culture and politics, his view that religious demands can conflict with seemingly universal ethical duties, and his assertion that the look of the Other is a defining factor in self-identity.

Course Details 2017

Field Trip
Toward the beginning of the course, students will enjoy a course-subsidized weekend bike trip to Gilleleje, Gribskov, Søborgsø, and Helsingør to see some of the sites that Kierkegaard incorporates into his authorship. We will read passages from Kierkegaard at the various sites.

One aim of the weekend tour is to help the students get to know each other better. Their familiarity with each other beyond the classroom encourages them to ask questions in class, and creates an atmosphere in which they feel free to debate and discuss Kierkegaard's thoughts.

Teaching and learning methods
In general, class will take the form of a lecture followed by a dialogue between instructor and the students. Readings will be assigned for each class, and the discussion led by the instructor will focus on this reading. Classes are in English.

Who can benefit from this course? This course is open to 3rd or 4th year undergraduate students and 1st year graduate students. You must have comleted 120 ECTS points before the summer course begins. The course aims at students interested in religion, philosophy, theology etc. All disciplines are welcome; no background in Philosophy is required.

Credits: 15 ECTS

Please see the Course Details above for exam information.



Tuition fees

Applicant status

7.5 ECTS courses

15 ECTS courses

Students enrolled at University of Copenhagen and other non-tuition-paying students enrolled at a Danish university

No tuition fee

No tuition fee

Tuition-fee-paying students enrolled at a Danish University

Tuition fee is   DKK 3,700

Tuition fee is   DKK 7,300

Students and non-students from EU/EEA countries and non-students from Denmark

Tuition fee is   DKK 1,500

Tuition fee is   DKK 3,000

Students from EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA countries with a permanent Danish residence permit

Tuition fee is   DKK 1,500

Tuition fee is   DKK 3,000

Students from non-EU/EEA countries without a permanent Danish residence permit

Tuition fee is   DKK 3,700

Tuition fee is   DKK 7,300


First application deadline: 1 April 2017

  • If you are a non-Danish citizen, you must apply before this deadline.
  • Also note that housing can only be booked via the UCPH Housing Foundation (see below) if you apply for the summer course before 1 April 2017. You must apply for the accommodation manually in addition to applying for the summer course.
  • If you apply for the summer course after 1 April 2017, then you must arrange for your own accommodation.

Second application deadline in case of available seats: 1 June 2017

  • Please note that it will not be possible to apply for accommodation via the UCPH Housing Foundation if you apply for the summer course after 1 April 2017.

Application form 2017

In order to be eligible for the summer course, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • You must be enrolled at a university at the time of the summer course, and have completed studies equivalent of at least 120 ECTS points.
  • You must hold a university degree, either a bachelor's degree, a master's degree or a professional master's degree.


Housing will be available for international students through the UCPH Housing Foundation. If you apply for the summer course before the first deadline (1 April), then you can also choose to apply for accommodation via the UCPH Housing Foundation. 
Please note that the application for the summer course and the application for accommodation are two seperate applications.

If you apply for accommodation, and you are accepted into the summer course, then you will receive an email from the UCPH Housing Foundation in May with an invitation to book the accommodation through their online system. The available housing is typically single rooms in a student dormitory with access to kitchen/cooking equipment.

It will not be possible to book housing through the UCPH Housing Foundation if applying after the first application deadline.

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