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Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: BC applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
BC Program On-Site Staff: International Student Office
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Academic Term Availability: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Accommodation: Student Residence Language of Instruction: English
Deadline: Early Deadline Program
Program Description:
The University

Founded in 1917, CBS is one of the three largest business schools in Northern Europe, with 14,000 students. The CBS library is the national library for business and economics. The program is ideal for the study of international business from a European perspective.

Copenhagen.DenmarkThe Program

Students enroll directly in courses at CBS. It is recommended that students take at least one course focusing on Danish language or Danish society and culture. As most BC students choose courses taught in English, classmates include significant numbers of visiting students, primarily European.

On-site Staff

University Address:
International Office
University of Copenhagen
Fiolstraede 24, I
PO Box 1143
DK 1010 Kobenhavn K

Academics & Support

Course information for CBS is available here

The academic system at Copenhagen is different than what students find at Boston College. Students will take a total of 30 ECTS credits. Courses or modules are less structured than courses at Boston College. Students are expected to do much more independent reading. Student’s grades will be based on a limited number of assignments. It is likely that ones grade will be based on one final exam or paper.

  • Fall Term: Starts in mid-August and ends in mid-December.
  • Spring Term: Starts in mid-January and ends in late June.

For more information on finances and scholarships, visit OIP’s website.

Housing costs are paid directly to CBS. Most students are placed in rooms in private homes or share apartments with other CBS and international students. Dormitories placements in Copenhagen are also possible, although these dorms are not university owned. Housing is very limited at CBS, students should be prepared to seek non-dormitory housing with CBS' help.

For more information about accommodations, please visit the CBS website.


Students will have access to a kitchen their residence. Grocery stores are located throughout the city for your convenience. Students can review the CBS arrival guide for more information.
Copenhagen Street View
Cultural Activities
The University has a wide-range of social clubs open to all exchange participants and students are strongly encouraged to join those that interest them. Students will have access to the Student House, which hosts a number of activities and facilities including quiz-night, live music and the international Cafe. The house is also home to many of the student clubs. Students with an interest in sports should consider joining the University Sports Association. More information regarding clubs can be found here.

The CBS International Office organizes a buddy program which matches CBS students to incoming exchange students. Buddies can meet students at the airport upon arrival and will with the adjustment to CBS. A program of social activities during the orientation week also provides excellent opportunities to meet CBS and other international students. 

Students may purchase pre-paid cell phones upon arrival (these do not require a contract).

Travel Information

Students enrolled in Boston College programs make their own flight arrangements, often using student travel agencies such as STA Travel. The student agencies generally offer competitive rates. 

If students wish to be met at the Copenhagen International Airport by their CBS ‘buddy’, be sure to send arrival and flight information to the International Office at CBS. Students must also confirm their arrival time with their ‘buddy’ ( several days before arrival in Copenhagen.

When students arrive in Copenhagen, their ‘buddy’ will meet and assist students with practical matters and introduce students to the city. If CBS does not receive any information about travel arrangements, students will need to find their lodgings on their own (see the local transportation section). CBS will provide additional details regarding arrival.

For local transportation, most students prefer using bicycles as their main method for getting around Denmark. Buses, S-trains and the Metro are other public transportation options. For more information about local transport, please consult the following websites: 
Study in Denmark
Copenhagen transportation

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button on this page to submit an online application to OIP. For detailed information on the application process visit the OIP website.

Please note that places on this program are limited and there is no waiting list. Due to the high volume of applications, candidates who are selected typically have a GPA higher than the minimum GPA listed on the program page. Students are encouraged to research a second program as a back-up option. Students interested in applying for this program are strongly encouraged to meet with the appropriate advisor to go over any questions. Many programs with limited spots are early deadline (December 15).


Students with disabilities are encouraged to speak with their OIP Advisors about any concerns or questions they may have about studying abroad.

Additional Resources

CSB International website
CSB Survival Guide
CSB Arrival Guide
Denmark Tourist Information
Copenhagen Tourist Information
Discount card for free admission in Copenhagen attractions & free bus & train travel in Greater Copenhagen (valid from 24-72 hours)
Visiting Copenhagen
Denmark's English language paper

This program is currently not accepting applications.