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University of Southern Denmark

Odense Denmark cityscape

Odense, Denmark

With some 200,000 inhabitants, Odense is the third largest city in Denmark. Its name comes from Odin, chief of the ancient Viking gods. Odense was built around a sacred place where Odin was worshipped more than 1000 years ago. It is also a modern town with a buzzing cultural and social scene. With more than 30,000 students, the town has a lively and young atmosphere. The town Lies in the center of Denmark, serviced by two international airports, easily reached in less than 90 minutes by train or car.

About the University of Southern Denmark


With over 500 exchange agreements around the world, SDU is truly an international university. 1 in 5 of their 30,000 students is not from Denmark, so you can find many nationalities in once class. The university is a modern institution offering education and research at the highest level. State-of-the-art laboratories offer you a vibrant learning environment where innovation and tradition go hand in hand.




University of Southern Denmark 

Campusvej 55, 5230



Tel: +45 6550 2264


University of Southern Denmark Academics

Academic Calendar

The fall semester runs from September to December; the spring semester runs from February through May. View University of Southern Denmark's academic calendar.


Courses taught in English


Please note that students are expected to take the equivalent of 15 UNF credits while abroad for fall or spring semesters.  

University of Southern Denmark Application Process

 Submit the following items directly to the Global Engagement Office (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:

  • Exchange Semester Study Abroad Application Form
  • Copy of valid passport 
  • Updated resume


DEADLINE: March 15 for fall semester and September 15 for spring semester


University of Southern Denmark Housing & Cost


The Accommodation Office at the University of Southern Denmark offers assistance with housing in Odense. A Furnished room with access to shared kitchen and bath: 550-750 per month, utilities included. The university also suggests looking at this guide if you choose to search for your own housing. 


**Guaranteed if students apply on time: 

  • May 1st for September start 
  • November 1st for February Start 
View the housing application here.


UNF students participating in a semester exchange program will pay UNF tuition. Students will be responsible for all other expenses (i.e. flight, meals, housing, etc.).


Note: We recommend using Oanda as a currency converter when determining your budget.


Please view our Study Abroad Funding page for information about scholarships other funding opportunities.