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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: BC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Quick Facts:
Quick Facts:
Accommodation: Student Residence GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English On-Site Staff: International Student Office
Click here for a definition of this term BC Program Type: BC Program Program Manager: Victoria Garcia
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.

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 are encouraged to participate in the pre-semester Danish crash course, which is a one week beginner's intensive language course. The cost of this course is included in the cost of BC tuition. More info can be found here. 

Travel Information

Students enrolled in Boston College programs make their own flight arrangements to arrive in Copenhagen.

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

According to Danish law, US Citizens need to obtain a residence permit as a student in order to stay in Denmark. Students are responsible for obtaining their residence permit and can read more about the process here. Please note there are only a number of consulates in the US that process the residence permit. The closest one to Boston, for example, is in New York and should be calculated in your plans to study abroad in Denmark. 

Additional Resources

CSB International website
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.