Double master's degrees and semester studies

Combine a great education with a unique opportunity to grow and learn in new and exciting surroundings.

Together with Danes, Chinese and students of other nationalities, you will become part of a diverse, open-minded, and closely connected community. You will study side by side, live door by door and explore China’s metropoles, country sides and Southeast Asia together.

You will make friends for life through learning together in and outside the classroom, by connecting over tasty culinary experiences, jogging by the Great Wall of China and taking in Beijing.

/ A unique adventure in China

/ Double degree

/ Inspiring international community

/ High academic standards

/ The practical support you need


Apply for your SDC Master's programme or

semester studies no later than 1 March 2024

What is SDC?

SDC is a partnership between the Danish universities and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in Beijing.

The 7 full degree master’s programmes

SDC offers 7 full degree master’s programmes in an international setting with 15 Chinese students and 15 Danish/International students in each programme. Highly qualified professors/researchers from UCAS and the Danish universities teach together. The language of instruction is English.

Each programme is offered as a double degree programme in cooperation between UCAS and one Danish University. All students are enrolled at UCAS. When graduating the student will obtain a Danish master’s degree as well as a Chinese master’s degree and will receive two Diplomas.

All teaching is carried out on site in the SDC Building, which is the basecamp for all SDC students and faculty. It is located at UCAS' Yanqihu Campus approximately 60 kilometres north of downtown Beijing, on the shore of Yanqi Lake in the Huairou District.

No tuition and SU eligible

There is NO tuition for Danish and EU/EEA citizens, who are enrolled in a Danish bachelor’s programme, a full Danish master's programme, or supplementary courses at a Danish institution at the time of the application deadline.

Students may be eligible for the State Educational Grant and Loan Scheme (SU) covering living expenses and/or Tuition fees.

10 years of supporting students

SDC has successfully received students in China since 2012 and offers students support through application processes, seminars and all the way to China. In China, students are guaranteed a dorm room on campus, which has Danish staff.

Master's degree programmes

Head over to your preferred MSc programme and get an in-depth understanding what it has to offer.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Innovation Management

Nanoscience and Technology

Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

Public Management and Social Development

Water and Environment

International Food Quality and Health

Life Science Engineering and Informatics

Semester studies

It is possible to do semester studies at SDC. Find out if you are eligible and whether it would be a good option for you and your educational pathway here.

Studying in China

Going to China is a big decision, and you will have a lot of questions ahead of applying to a programme and getting on that plane.

What does the campus look like? Must you be able to speak Chinese (No, you do not)? Where and with whom will you live? What are the benefits of choosing a programme in China? Who are your fellow students and is making friends different in China?

Head over to Studying in China to find answers to these questions and much more.

Before departure to China

Find out what preparations and arrangements you must make ahead of leaving for China.

Learn more about practical matters, such as Visa application, dormitory registration, State Educational Grant (SU), scholarships and more. And also how SDC supports students throughout this process.

Go to Before departure to China

Turn your world upside down

Grab a sneak peak at a few of the aspects of what it is like to study at SDC.

Meet SDC at your university

SDC alumni, researchers and staff regularly tour the Danish universities for the purpose of introducing SDC and the programmes to future students. Here you can keep track of when they will be near you.

Application and Admission

Learn more about how to apply to an SDC programme, admission and other practical matters.

Ask an alumni

Nanoscience and Technology

Reach out to graduate Dane Alexander Shennan at

International Food Quality and Health

Reach out to graduate Chanette Frederiksen at

Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

Reach out to graduate Signe Mikkelsen at

Water and Environment

Reach out to graduate Mia Staal at

Public Management and Social Development

Reach out to graduate Christine Berntsen at

Innovation Management

Reach out to graduate Nanna Fischer Olesen at

Life Science Engineering and Informatics

Reach out to graduate Jonathan Rørth Eggertsen at


If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us at