International opportunities

There are several possibilities for giving your education an international twist

During the course of your education at UCN you can go abroad for a certain period of time. You can go on an internship abroad in one or more companies or you can take your studies abroad.

The two kinds of placements can even be combined so you can do both. Be aware that the time spent abroad may not prolong the total duration of your studies in Denmark, however.

Why go abroad?

Whether you choose to do an internship or to study abroad, you will no doubt develop — personally as well as professionally. You will broaden your horizons and develop your language and professional skills.

This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to challenge yourself, to increase and develop your intercultural competencies — and an opportunity to return enlightened and enriched.

You will also add an international dimension to your CV.

Most contemporary businesses need employees possessing intercultural competencies gained in today's multi-cultural world.

An internship abroad will improve your ability to consider matters from an innovative and different perspective.

Internship abroad – a golden opportunity!

If you do your internship abroad you will get an insight into how a foreign business organisation operates and become part of another country's culture. You will achieve language and intercultural competencies that you will never forget.

At the same time, you will also get a unique chance to create networks – very early on in your career – that are likely to come in handy in the future while expanding your knowledge of different businesses. An internship abroad will no doubt improve your career opportunities in Denmark and internationally.

You should know that it is your responsibility to find an internship host company. However, the International Coordinator at the International Office at your address is ready to offer advice and guidance on visa rules, grants applications, deadlines and much more.

Study abroad – expand your horizons

If you chose to go abroad you are seizing an opportunity to live and study with students from all over the world allowing you to expand your horizons and form international networks.  At the same time you can live in and explore a foreign culture.

Financial matters

There are grants that you can apply for. UCN has an Erasmus+ charter and a number of agreements with foreign educational institutions which enable us to send our students to European and overseas countries to study for one semester. It applies for some of these arrangements that you, as a UCN student, are exempt from paying student fees.

The international office

You are always welcome to visit the International Coordinator at your address for more information.

When you go abroad for internship or study placements the International Coordinator will also be able to help you in terms of practical information about e.g. applying for grants, and visa regulations, deadlines etc.

Find more inspiration and information

  • Grib verden - A new experience-based online portal for students who are dreaming about going abroad (in Danish only): Pack your bag - study abroad
  • Internship and studies abroad: find info about grants, insurance and partner universities at our intranet Pointer.


Dorit Kjærulff Torp
International Coordinator
Technology programmes
+45 72 69 13 57