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Guide: Copenhagen for beginners

Are you a new student, just arrived in Copenhagen for one or two semesters? Here is the University Post guide to love, cheap bikes, part-time jobs and everything else you need to know about student life in the Danish capital

Find a place to stay

There is no magic formula for finding a cheap, central place to stay in Copenhagen, but here are the University Post’s tips for getting a new home from home.

Meet your Mentor

Mentors can show you where to get the cheapest coffee on campus, how to log on to the intranet and what real Danes eat for lunch. Read more about the mentor programme here.

Live the cheap life

Copenhagen is a notoriously expensive city. Click here to see the cheapest ways to furnish your room and buy the one thing you just cannot live without – a bike.

Are you looking for things to do at the weekend that will not break the bank? See our gallery for ideas of free (or nearly free) activities.

Get a job

If you still thing a bit of extra pocket money is necessary while you are here, see our insider tips for getting student jobs.

Love, love, love

Once you get settled, and have found your furniture, it may be time for an ‘exchange romance’.

Here’s where to look for love (or sex) in the city.


Finally, take some advice from one of last semester’s exchange students. Here are five things to avoid in Copenhagen.

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