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.
Campusvej 55, 5230
Tel: +45 6550 2264
University of Southern Denmark Academics
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:
Semester Study Abroad Application Form
Copy of valid
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:
View the housing application here.
- May 1st for September start
- November 1st for February Start
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.