CBS is a large business university with 20,000 full- and part time students and offers traditional courses in Economics, Management and Business Administration but is also well known for its cross-disciplinary research and teaching. Students can combine business with fields such as philosophy, political science, psychology or communication. CBS is internationally accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
The CBS campus is an urban campus located in Frederiksberg, an integrated part of Copenhagen. The buildings are modern and offer state-of the-art facilities. The CBS campus is connected to the airport and downtown Copenhagen with three on-campus Metro stops.
The city of Copenhagen has recently been nominated the most liveable city.
Generally, spring semester courses are announced during October. Until then, you may be inspired by the course offerings from the previous corresponding spring semester. A link is available on the CBS freemover pages.
There are always a few changes in their course offerings from one year to the next, but the majority of the courses are usually repeated.
Students are expected to be full-time with a workload of 30 ECTS credits/semester. Most courses are 7.5 ECTS credits and thus 4 courses is a full-time workload.
The CBS accommodation website
provides information about the different housing options available and practical help on how to apply.
Copenhagen is an expensive city and affordable student housing is limited. CBS cannot guarantee that they can help freemovers find a place to stay in Copenhagen. This means that you might have to find housing by yourself.
You will need to participate as a guest/freemover. For more info please go to
and go to the tab for freemovers.
If you are a university degree student and a non-EU national, you can come to CBS for the spring semester as a freemover. EU, EEA, and Swiss nationals are not admitted as freemovers to CBS. Please note that freemovers are required to pay tuition fees for the courses they attend at CBS (see Conditions on their website under Freemover
CBS only accepts freemovers for the spring semester
Please note that you will still apply through the UMass Education Abroad office and pay the UMass bursar rather than CBS for tuition and fees.
Do not apply directly to CBS, since the UMass EA office will need to nominate you before you can apply to CBS.
Summer Program Option
Definitely worth considering when the city is Copenhagen where the streets are filled with sidewalk cafés and the midnight sky is never darker than a deep blue. Close to the city and waiting for you to discover are quaint medieval towns, white beaches and lovely forests. You can walk the winding streets of the old city center or see it from a canal boat. Start your visit at the city of Copenhagen's website.
The six-week summer program offers students the opportunity of completing the equivalent of half a semester's course load (15 ECTS credits) in a multicultural environment. A full load consists of two courses taught by outstanding academics. The International Summer University Program (ISUP) includes both undergraduate and graduate level courses.
To complement learning from ISUP courses the program offers an action-packed cultural and social program where you will get an insight in both medieval Copenhagen and modern Danish Design and Architecture. Travel is easy from Copenhagen and you can take part in a weekend-trip to the buzzing city of Berlin.
Spring semester (January – June)
Semester ends: End of June
Exam dates vary, so please do not book your return flight until you know your exact exam dates.
For your visa look at the two following links:
Resources for Copenhagen and Denmark
Tourist information Copenhagen http://visitcopenhagen.com/
Tourist information Denmark http://www.visitdenmark.com/siteforside.htm
Danish news in English http://www.cphpost.dk/
City Guide – Best of Copenhagen http://www.aok.dk/english
Public transportation http://www.rejseplanen.dk/ (select “English” in top menu)
Six reasons to explore Copenhagen