We offer students, staff, and partners exchange visits, study abroad opportunities, and internships abroad. We are also involved in other kinds of collaborative efforts through relevant EU programmes, international networks, and projects. Students at UCN have ample opportunity to acquire international competencies without travelling abroad. Our study programmes focus heavily on conveying intercultural and international understanding to our students, and UCN strives to provide all students with the opportunity to achieve an international outlook through their studies.
- 800 UCN students go abroad each year; either for study or internships
- 300 UCN staff go abroad for development projects, research, or professional development
- UCN has 100+ partnerships worldwide and is involved in several international networks
- UCN has had an Erasmus Charter since 2003 which secures co-financing for students and staff going abroad
- UCN is actively involved in several strategic projects funded by the EU or Nordplus
Internationalisation opportunities at home and abroad
An international outlook and knowledge from abroad increase the quality and relevance of the competencies achieved by our students and are beneficial to the labour market. UCN is constantly working to enhance the opportunities to either study or do an internship abroad as an integrated part of one of our study programmes. UCN manages a number of grant programmes that support students going abroad – for example Erasmus+, Nordplus and private foundations such as The Obel Family Foundation and LB Foreningen.
UCN also allows students to acquire an international outlook without going abroad. Our students can keep their feet on Danish soil and still achieve international and intercultural understanding through the curriculum, collaborative online learning opportunities, in the classroom, and by taking part in extracurricular activities.
UCN was awarded an Erasmus Extended University Charter by the European Commission for the 2021-27 period. The Charter enables UCN to participate in the Erasmus+ programme which allows for cooperation with international partners, for students and staff to go abroad as well as participation in projects and strategic partnerships.
UCN's participation in the Erasmus+ programme is an opportunity to create an international study environment for our students and for our staff to contribute to academic and professional development with other professionals to enhance new perspectives.
To be awarded grants for mobility projects under Erasmus+, higher education institutions must have an approved Erasmus Charter for Higher Education. UCN's Charter will apply for the entire Erasmus+ programme period ending on 31 December 2027.