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KEA – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology is a leading university in the design sector, and one of the biggest business schools in Denmark. We offer applied degrees in subjects across the sector, preparing our students for exciting and well-established careers in fields within design and technology.

KEA currently consists of 8 different locations, each with their own features that are available to all students. KEA's campus is spread across Copenhagen with the result, that each department is greatly influenced by the community it is a part of. Taking a tour of KEA's campus is a good way to experiencthe diversity of the city from the noble Hellerup to the hip Nørrebro and the vibrant, multi-cultural North West district.


The study environment at KEA is relaxed and informal. We have an open learning environment e.g. not all class rooms have walls, teachers wear casual clothing and students address them by their first names.

Lessons are scheduled and students are part of a specific semester class. Students often work in project groups of 3 to 5 people. As a student at KEA you will not always be told exactly what to do - teachers provide knowledge, guidance and counseling, but you are expected to take responsibility for your own learning and the common results of your group.


• 13 programmes fully taught in English
• 5300 Students from which are 1200 International Students
• 75 nationalities


Higher Education in Denmark is different than in many European countries, with two study options available at university level:

• Academy Professional (AP) Degree, lasting 2 - 2.5 years
• Bachelor top-up (BA), last 1.5 years


• Bachelor degree (BA), lasting 3.5 years

An Academy Profession (AP) programme consists of four to five semesters which add up to 120-150 ECTS points.

Bachelor top-up programmes allow those with an AP qualification to upgrade to a full Bachelor’s degree. They consist of three semesters which add up to 90 ECTS points.

A regular Bachelor’s degree is worth the same as an AP programme and bachelors top-up combined.


All programmes offered at KEA are built with the needs of industry in mind, and our strong links with various businesses mean our students learn the skills they need during their degree. This means that our graduates are well prepared for the demands of a dynamic, globalised labour market. All of our programmes have mandatory internships of at least 3 months.

KEA offers 13 programmes fully taught in English find out more here.

You can read more information on how to apply for our programmes here 


There are no tuition fees for EU citizens.

All non-EU citizens have to pay tuition fees, which are between €4200 and €6500 per semester.



The library offers a large variety of books and magazines, related to all subjects and fields we teach at KEA. The library plays an active part in the development of a professional study and learning environment. We take honor in good service and high spirits and consider our primary task to be helping you find relevant literature and offer you path-breaking knowledge within your specific field.


Material Design Lab aims to develop and disseminate knowledge about sustainability and innovation in materials and production. Material Design Lab consists of the box that contains a collection of basic materials, a laboratory where materials are tested and developed, and a library of materials in collaboration with Material Connexion, which contains 1,500 physical material samples and a digital database with 7,500 material samples. The materials are divided into different katergorier; 'Polymer', 'naturals', 'metal', 'glass', 'process', 'ceramics', 'cement-based' and 'carbon-based'.

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