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University of Southern Denmark (SDU): Overview, Rankings, Fees & Courses

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About University of Southern Denmark

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1966
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University of Southern Denmark
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Q:   Is it hard to get into the University of Southern Denmark?

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According to a few unofficial sources, the University of Southern Denmark acceptance rate is 35%. The acceptance rate indicates that the university is very selective at the time of admission. So, to get admission to this university, the applicants are required to meet the general entry requirements such as having an upper secondary school education for admission to bachelor’s courses. To get admission to master’s degrees, the applicants are required to have a bachelor’s degree as a pre-requisite. Also, the applicants are required to meet the English language requirements.

 

Q:   Is SDU a public or private university?

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The University of Southern Denmark is one of the top public universities in Odense, Denmark. There are over 27,000 students at the university, out of which, 20% are from abroad. The main campus of the university is located in Odense and the regional campuses are in Kolding, Esbjerg, Slagelse, and Sønderborg. At Odense, a variety of master’s degree programs are available, whereas, at the bachelor’s degree level, only one course is available i.e. Market and Management Anthropology.

 

Q:   Why choose the University of Southern Denmark?

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The top reasons to choose the University of Southern Denmark are given below:

  • Teaching Environment: At SDU, students are going to experience an ambitious, yet relaxed learning and teaching culture. Also, the small classes at the university allow participation and less formal interaction with lecturers
  • Programs taught in English: There are around 60 programs at SDU that are taught in English
  • A Digital University: In general, Denmark as a city and the university is very digital. This high degree of digitization makes studying, everyday life, and exams a whole lot easier to tackle
  • Housing: International students at SDU have easy access to housing and are guaranteed housing when moving to Odense and one of the campus cities

Check all details about Studying in Denmark from here.

 

Q:   Does the University of Southern Denmark teach in English?

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Yes, SDU offers programs that are taught in English. Around 60 programs are taught in English. Also, studying in one of the happiest countries in the world, SDU is a great place for studies. While studying here, students can explore events and university-organized events, including Friday bars and the annual on-campus festival. On top of this, while studying at this university, international students are going to have great housing options.

 

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University of Southern Denmark Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :No Fees
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Q:   How much is the application fee for SDU Denmark?

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Uni Southern Denmark application fee for international master’s applicants is EUR 100. Payment of the application fee is important in order to submit the application. Before submitting the application, make sure to read the entry requirements carefully. Also, submit the application as per the specified application deadline. The applicants who have done a bachelor’s from a foreign country must submit the following documents along with the application:

  • Diploma and transcript of records
  • Course description document
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Translated documents in English
  • Additional documents as required by the course
 

Q:   What are the documents required to submit SDU Denmark application?

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The document requirements while applying to the University of Southern Denmark vary as per the course level. However, a general list of the documents required to submit along with the application are:

Bachelor’s Courses

  • Upper secondary school Diploma
  • English language proficiency test score
  • Documents for any other relevant education
  • Any other document
  • Passport
  • Copy of residence permit in Denmark (if applicable)

Master’s Courses

  • Diploma and transcript of records
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Course description document
  • Translated documents in English
  • Additional documents as required by the course
 

Q:   What is the application deadline for the Southern Denmark University?

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SDU application deadlines vary according to the course levels. The general application deadlines are given below:

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Application Deadline

Bachelor’s Courses

Mar 15, 2024

Master’s Courses: Here are the application deadlines for SDU master’s courses:

Intake

Application Deadline

September

Mar 1, 2024

February

Oct 15, 2024

 

University of Southern Denmark Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(12 courses)
INR 12 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
M.Sc.(5 courses)
INR 6 L - 8 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
MBA/PGDM(5 courses)
INR 6 L - 8 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
M.A.(1 course)
INR 8 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 88 & Above
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Q:   What are the English language requirements for the University of Southern Denmark?

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The applicants who want to study the English-taught programs at SDU are required to submit the English language proficiency score. IELTS / TOEFL scores can be submitted to show English language proficiency at the university. The University of Southern Denmark IELTS requirements along with other details are given below:

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Minimum Score

TOEFL iBT

88

IELTS

6.5

 

Q:   What do you need to get into the University of Southern Denmark?

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To get into the University of Southern Denmark, the applicants must meet the below-given eligibility requirements:

  • Master’s Degrees: The applicants must have a relevant bachelor’s degree, professional bachelor’s degree or another degree on the same level
  • Bachelor’s Degrees: For admission to bachelor’s course, the applicants must have a qualification that is on par with a Danish upper secondary education

Apart from the above-given entry requirements, the applicants are also required to meet the application requirements including applying as per the deadline and with proper documents. These documents include academic transcripts, passport, proof of English language proficiency, etc.

 

Q:   What are the entry requirements for SDU MSc in Biology-Marine Sciences?

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The University of Southern Denmark Odense admission requirements for MSc in Biology-Marine Sciences are given below:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • English language requirement: IELTS / TOEFL score

Selection Criteria: There is a limited number of spaces in this programme of SDU. If there are more qualified candidates than the number of places, then the following criterion is applied. Each criterion 50% of the overall assessment:

  • GPA of the qualifying degree
  • Statement of academic interest stating the knowledge about Master’s in Biology, reflection on elements of the program, description of academic background and why this programme is of any interest to the applicant (1 page)
 

Q:   How much is the tuition fee for the University of Southern Denmark?

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The University of Southern Denmark fees can be checked from the table given below:

Courses

1st Year Tuition Fees

MS (12 courses)

INR 11 L - 12 L

MBA/PGDM (5 courses)

INR 6 L - 8 L

MIM (5 courses)

INR 6 L - 8 L

MA (1 course)

INR 8 L

Cost of Living: A rough estimate of living in Denmark for a student is given below:

Particulars

Expenses Per Month

Rent

DKK 3000 – 5,000

Insurance

DKK Around 200

TV License

DKK 100

Books & supplies

DKK 250 - 500

Mobile phone

DKK 150

Food

DKK 1,500 – 2,000

Transport

DKK 300

 

Q:   How to apply for the University of Southern Denmark?

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For master’s courses, the applicants can apply via the online application portal DANS. For bachelor’s courses, the applicants can apply via Common Danish application system. The detailed application process for master’s courses is given below:

  • First of all, review the admission requirements
  • Then, pay the application fee i.e. EUR 100 for master’s courses
  • Next, apply for admission and submit the required documents
  • Check the status of the application
  • Next, apply for housing
  • After this, confirm the study place
  • Then, pay the Uni Southern Denmark tuition fees
  • Lastly, apply for residence permit
 

University of Southern Denmark Ranking 2024

B+Overall University Grade
by Shiksha
Business EconomicsB++
#151
Mechanical EngineeringC++
#501
PhysicsB
#451
PoliticsC++
#201
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Q:   What is the rank of Southern Denmark University in QS World?

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In the QS World University Rankings 2024, SDU ranking is #326. In 2023, the university was placed at #347 position. This indicates that the university’s rank has improved by 21 places. The university has managed to score the highest 83.2 in the International Faculty Ratio. A few of the parameters on which the universities are evaluated in the QS rankings are academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per faculty, international student ratio, etc.

 

Q:   Is the University of Southern Denmark a good university?

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The University of Southern Denmark ranks at #261 place in U.S. News & World Report 2023 rankings (Global Universities category). Whereas, in the QS rankings, it ranks at #326 position in 2024 and in THE rankings, the university is placed at #251-300. A few of the reasons that make SDU a good university:

  • Relaxed teaching and learning environment
  • Numerous programs taught in English
  • Uni Southern Denmark is very digital. This in turn makes studying, exams, and everyday life a lot easier
  • Access to housing for international students

Also Check: Universities & Colleges in Denmark

 

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University of Southern Denmark Notable Alumni

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Q:   Who are the most famous University of Southern Denmark alumni?

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The names included in the notable alumni of Uni Southern Denmark are given below:  

Names

Professions

Anthony Aquino

Professional ice-hockey player

Jon Kvist

Researcher and Author

Jens Nordvig

Economist

Lise Kingo

Businesswoman

Amy Rowat

Professor

Pernille Weiss

Politician and Businesswoman

 

University of Southern Denmark Vs Copenhagen Business School

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Q:   Which university is better - University of Southern Denmark or Copenhagen Business School? Which one is harder to get into?

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Both SDU and Copenhagen Business School are reputed institutions that have their own areas of expertise and strengths. The better university for a student is going to based on various factors such as academic interests, tuition fees, location, career goals, etc. According to a few reviews on an unofficial source, SDU is easier to get admission into. There are 4 campuses of SDU offering a wide range of programs. In the context of business courses, CBS is a better business school. A comparison of SDU and Copenhagen Business School is given below:

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SDU

Copenhagen Business School

Top Courses

MSc in Biology – Marine Sciences

MBA, MS

Fees

INR 6 L – INR 12 L

INR 14 L – INR 44 L

 

University of Southern Denmark FAQs

Q:   What are some of the helpful tips for students starting their first year at the University of Southern Denmark?

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A few of the tips for students starting their first semester at Uni Southern Denmark are:

  • Get a bike in order to travel in Odense city. This city is one of the bike-friendly cities in Denmark
  • By Odense standards, Odense is cheaper than Copenhagen and Arhus, so, it is easier to find accommodations here
  • Also, make a study group. This way students will be in the habit of completing assignments on time
  • Stick to a routine and maintain a healthy lifestyle apart from managing the studies
 

Q:   What are the best things for the University of Southern Denmark students to do on the weekends?

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A few of the things that SDU students can do over the weekends are:

  • Get together with the classmates. Students can go out and check out what Odense City offers
  • Visit the zoo or take a walk in one of the gorgeous parks of the city
  • Try to visit the malls and cafes the city has to offer
 
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A few of the reasons that SDU alumni have mentioned which make it worthwhile to study at this university are:

  • Close study environment that created a strong sense of togetherness and a great network
  • Talented and skilled teachers
  • High academic level of the programs

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The housing options for international students of SDU are Rasmus Rask student experience, Campus House, Dalum Landbrugsskole, etc. The housing cost (monthly rent) is given below:

  • Rasmus Rask student experience – DKK 2,600
  • Campus House – DKK 3,600
  • Dalum Landbrugsskole – DKK 4,000
  • Østerbro 1- DKK 3,600 –

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SDU guarantees housing at the University of Southern Denmark for full-time international students. However, to be guaranteed student housing, students are required to apply by the designated deadline. The housing options in Odense are given below:

  • Rasmus Rask student experience
  • Campus House
  • Dalum Landb

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The University of Southern Denmark is the third-the largest university in Denmark with more than 21,000 students. Approximately 27,0000 students are there at the university, out of whom, 1 in 5 is an international student. The main campus of the university is the Odense campus. The regional campuses

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The University of Southern Denmark campuses are represented in 6 cities: Odense, Kolding, Slagelse, Esbjerg Copenhagen, and Sønderborg. Over 21,000 students are there at SDU. The main campus of the university is the Odense campus and almost all the university’s programs are represented here. Further

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