Master's students from all universities can seek to enroll. 

Application form needs to be submitted with the relevant documents mentioned in the form. Deadline for applications: 1st of April 2018 NOTE: second round of applications: 1st of June 2018.

Download application form

Together with the application form, all applicants should write and submit a letter of motivation (max. one page) that can indicate areas of interest, past experience and plans for future studies. Accepted students will be notified before the end of April.

Important: When applying, you should be aware that in order to participate in the summer school, you are committing to conduct a small-scale preliminary fieldwork prior to the summer school itself, i.e. in the month of July. Accepted students will receive comprehensive information and guidance.

Students who are enrolled at universities in the IARU partnership program can refer to IARU’s website.

Queries can be directed to Global Urban Studies (urban@hum.ku.dk).

For Danish students: Hvis ansøgningsfristen ligger delvist i ferieperioden kan du - hvis dit Studienævn er på ferie - eftersende forhåndsgodkendelse senere. Du skal stadig ansøge til fristen 1. april men kan angive at du eftersender forhåndsgodkendelse fra dit institut i starten af april.

Admission Criteria

The course is open to master's students. There are limited seats, and the best qualified students are selected according to relevant prerequisites and based on letter of motivation. 


Figures are estimates only.

Tuition fees   

Important: please refer to https://humanities.ku.dk/education/summer/


Monthly rate approximately: DKK 3,500 - 4,500. Deposit: one month’s rent.


Living expenses: Approx. DKK 2,500 for three weeks

Estimate of visa fee: Only for students from non EU/EEA and non-visa waiving countries. App. DKK 1,700 (excl. local fees)


Housing will be available through the UCPH Housing Foundation. In early May, students will receive an email with an invitation to book accommodation through an online system. The available housing is typically single rooms in a student dormitory with access to kitchen/cooking equipment.

Please refer to: https://humanities.ku.dk/education/summer/


Please refer to: https://studies.ku.dk/welcome/living-in-copenhagen/health-and-safety/insurance/


It is possible to attend both summer schools as the final days of New Urban Life Across the Globe: Activism and Change in a World of Cities will be scheduled in the mornings while the first days of Urban Culture in Theory and Action is scheduled in the afternoons.