University of Southern Denmark

Odense, Denmark
The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is a modern institution offering education and research at the highest level. Every day more than 1,400 researchers and 24,000 students build on the University’s reputation as a centre of academic excellence. Each year more than 1,500 international students choose to study at the University, which has more than 500 exchange agreements with partner institutions across the world.
  • #201 Ranking
  • 18 Bachelors
  • 30013 Students



The University of Southern Denmark was established in 1998 through a merger involving Odense University, the Southern Denmark School of Business and Engineering and South Jutland University Centre.On 1 January 2006, Odense University College of Engineering was incorporated into the University of Southern Denmark, establishing the Faculty of Engineering.


Having developed international programmes for over thirty years, the University enjoys a vibrant, multicultural environment and a worldwide network of businesses, institutions and researches. Teaching staff have extensive research expertise, ensuring students receive an education of the highest quality.With international degree programmes across five faculties, the University of Southern Denmark offers many study possibilities. Bachelor programmes involve three years of undergraduate study, while master programme involve two years of graduate study. If you want to study abroad for just a part of your degree, you can become an exchange or guest student for a semester or an academic year.


Today researchers are part of an active and equal dialogue with the surrounding society. At the University of Southern Denmark they endeavour to have the best conditions for a good dialogue between the researcher and the general public. Their researchers eagerly convey expert knowledge through different channels for a greater understanding of research at the university. They arrange different settings for research communication, and you have a chance to participate in events, hear stories, and go to exhibitions.


The COMAC Career Research Unit integrates organizational, managerial and communicative perspectives in research on practices and policies of career development, career education, career guidance, HRM and lifelong guidance. Central concepts and theories are: Employability, Transition Trajectories, Career Competences, New Career Theory, Social Justice and Critical Psychology. Researchers associated with the COMAC Career Research Cluster corporate with a range of different organisations such as European Lifelong Guidance Policy Network, NVL, Municipalities in Denmark (KL), Danish Teacher Organisation (DLF) University Career Centers, Enterprises and many more.

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (5)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Bachelor at University of Southern Denmark!


Housing services

Danish universities do not have a tradition for on-campus housing. Most students live in student halls of residences situated some distance from campus. An efficient public transport system also makes it easy to travel between your residence, campus and the city centre.

Library services


  • FabLab
  • Remote Access
  • Wireless Network
  • New books
  • Books to your door
  • Supply within 24 Hours Service
  • Copying/Print and 3D-print
  • Facilities
  • Services for the staff at SDU
  • 24/7 Reading room

Student Life

Campus life

At the multi-campus university you choose which location suits you best. The largest campus is located in Odense, birthplace of world-renowned story-teller Hans Christian Andersen. The remaining four campuses with international students lie in Kolding, Esbjerg, Sønderborg and Slagelse.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Other Degrees