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Program Description


Faces at CBS

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   Quick Facts

  • CBS teaches the traditional courses in Economics, Management and Business Administration but is also well known for the cross-disciplinary research and teaching, and students can combine business with philosophy, political science, psychology or communication.
  • Student facilities include multimedia labs, interpretation labs, break-out rooms for group and project work, personal computers and Learning Resource Center. Computers are replaced with new models at least every third year. Plugs for portable laptops are readily available, and wireless connections are installed in the main buildings.
  • CBS is triple crown accredited: EQUIS-accredited (European Quality Improvement System), accredited by AMBA (Association of MBAs), and accredited by  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

To receive priority consideration for this program, application review for the fall and academic year will begin February 1st and application review for the spring semester will begin June 15th. Applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis after these dates as space allows.


CBS Building

Photo Courtesy of Copenhagen Business School

Location Details

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, was officially founded in 1167. The small fishing village, as it was then, prospered and developed into København 'port of tradesmen'. Today Copenhagen is the commercial, cultural and administrative center of Denmark, and the greater city area has a population of 1.7 million. Although busy and noisy as any large city, Copenhagen continues to captivate visitors because it has managed to maintain some of its original charm. Compared to many other cosmopolitan cities, it is considered a safe city.


Visa Information

U.S. citizens will require a Residence Permit* in order to participate in this program. Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or your host institution, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.


Academic Program & Courses

The primary languages of instruction are both Danish and English, and CBS offers a very large selection of courses taught in English. All courses are regular courses for CBS students. For more information about the courses offered, please see links below. The Fall semester courses are uploaded in late April and the Spring semester courses are uploaded in late October. Students applying for the fall semester should be aware that some classes will run through January (students should refrain from enrolling in these classes).

To find a list of undergraduate courses click here. Course levels are noted next to each course, and pre-requisites can be found in course details.

For a list of graduate courses click here.

It is a Danish legal requirement that students maintain full-time course enrollment - 30 ECTS (approximately 15 ASU credits), which usually equates to 4 courses.

A Danish Crash Course is offered the week prior to the Introduction Week. The Crash Course is a 20 hour intensive Danish language class. There is a reduced fee of DKK 1500 (approximately $230 USD) for the Danish Crash Course for students from partner universities. Read more about the course here. During the semester, a Danish language course is offered for credit.

Glossary of Terms:

  • Term One = US Fall Semester
  • Term Two = US Spring Semester
  • Course = US major
Access a list of courses other ASU students have taken and current course equivalencies.

Credit & Grade Conversion Scale

Click Here to view how credits and grades at Copenhagen Business School will convert to ASU credits and grades.
Students at CBS

CBS - building

Photos courtesy of Copenhagen Business School



CBS Building

Students at CBS

Photos Courtesy of Copenhagen Business School

Program Housing

As a result of changes in the Danish Campus Law, CBS (as of 1 January 2012) is no longer allowed to rent rooms to students. Therefore, the entire organization of housing for exchange students at CBS has been revised.

Fortunately, CBS has been able to enter long-term reservation agreements with most of the privately owned dormitories that have been available in the past. This means that CBS will facilitate room renting for the exchange students.

Students will not sign a contract with the CBS Housing Department but will have a contract with a private landlord instead. The CBS Housing Department will continue to manage the application and placement process in its role as facilitator.

CBS is cooperating with which is a student-to-student housing platform. Some of the CBS students going on exchange will be subletting their own housing while they are on exchange, using (mainly fall semester). Incoming exchange students are encouraged to look for alternative housing at

Student Residences

Accommodation for international students is organized through public and private housing companies.
CBS has access to nine student residences which are located in different areas of Copenhagen. Generally speaking, the rooms in the residence halls can be either single rooms or shared rooms. In the shared rooms, there are two beds in one room. All the residences are non-smoking. Please be aware that unless otherwise noted under the specific residence hall, you will not be living with Danish students but instead with other international students.

More information regarding CBS housing can be found here.

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad. 

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

Exchange program participants will pay ASU tuition and fees for the term of the Exchange program, according to the individual student's classification and degree level. In addition to ASU tuition and fees, participants are also responsible for paying the following fees:

  • $50 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $400 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Carbon Offset Fee*
  • International Travel Service Fee (Including Insurance)*
All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student.

Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.

*The actual amount of the International Travel Service Fee charged to each student depends on the program duration and the Carbon Offset Fee will increase annually (in July) by approximately $2.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.
  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet, Spring Semester Cost Sheet or the Academic Year Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 09/25/2020
Rolling Admission 01/15/2021 06/10/2021
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
Fall Semester 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by host institution acceptance materials. For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2021. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2021.

Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by host institution acceptance materials. For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by February 1, 2021. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through March 1, 2021.

Spring Semester 2022 09/25/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by host institution acceptance materials. For priority consideration for this exchange, apply by June 15, 2021. If space allows, applications will continue to be accepted through September 25, 2021.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed