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Exchange (Bilateral) Denmark: University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Exchange (Bilateral)
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Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Areas of Study:
Accounting, Business, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Economics, English, Geography, History, Human Resource Management, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Literature, Management, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women's Studies
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University of Southern Denmark

UW-W Exchange Program

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Location Odense, Denmark
Academic Focus Across the Curriculum
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, Sophomore standing
Terms Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Language of Instruction English
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Studying at the University of Southern Denmark offers students the opportunity to study at a top-ranked international university while enjoying a vibrant, multicultural campus environment.

The University of Southern Denmark is a multi-campus public research university with a student enrollment of nearly 20,000. 

Exchange students can study at the Odense, Kolding, Esberg, Sonderborg, or Slagelse campuses, each with their own academic specialties and unique character. 


The University of Southern Denmark is comprised of five faculties: Humanities, Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and Health Sciences.

Courses in many areas, including business, the sciences, math, humanities, social sciences, and Scandinavian Area Studies, are offered in English. 

Students are advised to choose their campus of study based on the courses offered there. 
Students of all majors are eligible to participate in this exchange. Complete course information can be found in their online course catalog



Accommodation at the University of Southern Denmark differs between campuses. Some require you to find your own accommodation while others guarantee on-campus housing for students.

Campus Odense generally guarantees housing to all international students. Student halls are located off-campus but within a reasonable distance from campus. All rooms are single occupancy, fully-furnished, and have internet access.
For more information on accommodation at University of Southern Denmark, click here.

Student Life and Surroundings

The University of Southern Denmark fosters a multicultural atmosphere that is a welcoming environment to exchange students.

Students on exchange will be greeted by a SDU representative upon arrival at campus, and will participate in an orientation with other international students.  Student advisors will be made available to exchange students with questions about coursework, exams, or any questions regarding their studies. 

The five campus cities range in population from 27,000 in Sonderborg to 170,000 in Odense. Along with many of the great things that Denmark has to offer, its location makes it possible to easily travel to the rest of Europe. 


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad.  As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program.  Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.

UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account.  Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).

Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)

Billed by UW-Whitewater  
Tuition* 3,846
Application/Application Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI Insurance 175
Subtotal $4,296
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Accommodation** 2,600
Meals 2,000
Books/Supplies 300
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,000
Passport and Passport Photos 150
Danish Residence Permit (2110 DKK) 280
Round-Trip Airfare 1,200
Subtotal $8,530
Total*** $12,826
*2018-19 UW-W tuition for in-state residents. Non-residents are subject to UW-W non-resident tuition rates.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
**Accommodation is an estimate; individual options may vary.  Please check SDU's website for more details:
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,521

Passport and Visa Requirements

Students will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program.  U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter Denmark; HOWEVER, students must apply for a residence permit to study in Denmark for periods of more than three months.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year March 15 September to June
Fall Semester March 15 September to December
Spring Semester October 1 February to June


Office of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204
Phone: 262-472-5759

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