Students - facts and figures – University of Copenhagen

Students

38,615 students
21,764 bachelor's degree students
16,818 master's degree students

Students 2016

The table shows the number of students enrolled at the University and how many have graduated. The table also shows students’ median age.

1. Enrollment

1.1 Intake of bachlor's degree students 7,084
1.2 Median age of new bachelor's degree students 21,2
1.3 Intake of master's degree students 6,425
1.4 Median age of new master's degree students 24,5

2. Number of students

2.1 Total number of students 38,615
A. Total number of bachelor's degree students 21,764
B. Total number of master's degree students 16,818
C. Other 33

3. Drop-out at 1. year

3.1 Drop-out percentage at 1. year, bachelor's degree students 15,0 %
3.2 Drop-out percentage at 1. year, master's degree students 5,2 %

4. Number of FTE (full-times equivalents)

4.1 FTE's 29,038
4.2. Number of subsidy releasing students 42,930

5. Production of bachelor's degrees /master's degrees

5.1 Total number of Bachelor's degrees 5,488
5.1.1 Releasing completion bonus 4,670
5.2 Total number of Master's degrees 6,052
5.2.1 Releasing completion bonus 1,913
5.3 Median age of students (Bachelor)* 24,3
5.4 Median age of students (Master)** 27,3

6. Open and Part-Time Eduction

6.1 Number of FTE's 848
6.2 Number of completed part-time educations 141

* Median age of the student when graduating (bachelor's degree 
** Median age of the student when graduating (master's degree).

Completion, drop-out and time to degree 2016

The table shows the percentage of students who have completed their programmes within the prescribed time, and how many have dropped out without completing their programme.

1. Undergraduate Programmes

1.1 % completed in prescribed time 36 %
1.2 % completed in prescribed time + 1 year 61 %
1.3 % still active 8 %
1.4 % discontinued 31 %

2. Graduate Programmes

2.1 % completed in prescribed time 22 %
2.2 % completed in prescribed time + 1 year 72 %
2.3 % still active 16 %
2.4 % discontinued 13 %

3. Master’s programmes offered

3.1 Percent completed within the prescribed time n/a
3.2 Percent completed within the prescribed time + 1 year n/a
3.3 Percent still active n/a
3.4 Percent terminated n/a

Internationalisation 2016

The table shows how many foreign students have studied at the University of Copenhagen, and how many of the University's own students have studied abroad.

1. Outgoing Students

1.1 Number of outgoing students 2,515
A. Number of internationalisation-subsidy releasing students 1,648
B. Heraf antal studerende som udløser administrationstilskud 627

2. Incoming Students

2.1 Number of incoming students 1,752
A Number of internationalisation-subsidy releasing students 1,719

3 Full-time and Part-time Education

3.1 Number of foreign students at full degrees in Denmark 3,676
A. Number of students from other Nordic countries 988
B. Number of students from inside the EU/EEA 1,696
C. Number of students from outside the EU/EØS (non-fee paying) 992
C.1 Students with a free place and/or scholarship 97
C.2 Fee-paying students 290
C.3 Other 605
3.2 Number of foreign students on master or diploma programmes in Denmark 119
A. Number of students from other Nordic countries 40

B. Number of students outside the Nordics but inside the EU/EEA

39
C. Number of students outside the EU/EEA 40

Annual statements for the individual programmes

You can find more detailed information in the statements for study activity for each programme, which cover intake, student population, output, completion and grades.

See overview for the individual programmes

 

Legend:

* FTE = Student full-time equivalents, i.e. students who have passed all the exams of the year.