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Erasmus Experience in Copenhagen, Denmark by Marine

Published by Marine Perceval — 4 years ago

0 Tags: Erasmus experiences Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark


Why did you choose to go to Copenhagen, Denmark?

Danemark was the only country in Scandinavia I had never visited! The partnership with my school was only with Copenhagen, and also it is the capital.

How long is the scholarship? How much money do you receive to help you with living costs?

I received twice 1800€
The scholarship could not cover more than 1 semester, which is a pity when you stay all year, especially as Copenhagen is a very expensive city (so is Denmark in general)...

What is the student lifestyle like in Copenhagen?

Copenhagen is a great city for students, with a really developed network. A lot of international students study there and not only for erasmus, so there is always a lot of events and a good atmosphere!

Would you recommend the city and the University of Copenhagen to other students?

I study in DTU and I think it is a very good university, but it also implies that the requirements in terms of personal work are really high!

How much does it cost to live in Copenhagen?

My accommodation is around 600€/month which is very expensive (two-rooms apartment with shared bedroom) but as it is really difficult to find a place I am finally ok with this one.
Grocery shopping is usually a bit more expensive than in France, especially for the foreign brands (nutella o_O)

Is the language easy to get to grips with? Are there language courses available at the University?

The language is written and pronounced differently, which makes it impossible to understand without knowledge!
The university offers language courses.

What's the easiest or most economical way to travel to Copenhagen from your city?

Plane

And for eating? Can you recommend some good restaurants in Copenhagen?

The Bronx: really good burgers, not too expensive!
Also try Max Burger, the Scandinavian fast food!
I would definitely recommend Café Paludan, for a drink or a meal, different kinds of food in a really nice atmosphere, also not too expensive.
The market Torvehallerne also proposes many kinds of food from all around the world, a bit expensive but really nice also!

What good cultural sites are there to visit?

Plenty!
Starting with Christiansborg Slot and its tower, with an amazing view on all the city (for free!); the City and its commercial streets (Stroget, from the city hall to the happy wall); the Black Diamond library; Nyhavn!!!; Amalienborg Plads, the marble church, and the view on the opera; the Kastellet and the little mermaid; the state museum of art; Rosenborg Slot and the crown treasure; the botanical garden; the Carlsberg Glyptotek; The city hall; Tivoli!; walking in Christianshavn and Christiania...
Also not far from the city: the museum of modern art Louisiana; the deer heritage park; Hellerup; Bellevue; Helsingor...

Is there any other advice that you could give to students going to Copenhagen in the future?

Don't forget your rain jacket and your boots!


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