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Program Description:

The exchange with Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is open to undergraduate business and economics students and MBA students.
The exchange is currently out of balance and you will need to participate as a guest/freemover. For more info please go to
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.


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.


A Danish Crash Course is offered the week prior to the Introduction week. The Crash Course is a 20 hours intensive Danish language class. There is a reduced fee of approx. DKK 1300 for the Danish Crash Course for students from partner universities. During the semester, a Danish language course is offered (for credit).

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.

Living Arrangements

The CBS accommodation website provides information about the different housing options available and practical help on how to apply.

Canals 2Housing in Copenhagen is difficult to find and expensive. The CBS housing department has access to nine student residences or dorms (please see list under "Student Residences").  You can apply for these using the CBS Housing on-line application process.  

There is no guarantee that you will get your first priority. In addition in some semesters there are not enough rooms in Student Residences for all students, so some will be living in private housing. To help us find a solution that will be optimal for you, please take some time to explore the different housing options which you will find on their website. 

When you apply, remember to prioritize where you want to stay. Please give a priority to each of the Student Residences. 
Please note that it will not be possible to change your room or your residence after you have accepted a room and paid for it.  

Buddy program

Exchange students will be assigned a "buddy" to help them get through the first few weeks. "Buddies" are CBS students who have volunteered to help one or more of our exchange students.
Airport pick up.
Key to room + welcome package
Help with registration at the National Registry.
Other practical matters, such as post offices, getting a bike, etc.
Throughout the semester various activities are planned for the exchange students and their CBS buddies.

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.


Semester Dates

Fall semester (August – December)
Exams: December/January (usually exams before Christmas for courses taught in English, but a few are held in January)
Semester ends: December/January

Spring semester (January – June)
Exams: May/June
Semester ends: End of June

Exam dates vary, so please do not book your return flight until you know your exact exam dates.

To prepare for your stay at CBS, please read the information provided in their Fact Sheet 2016-17 and take a look at

For your visa look at the two following links:

Resources for Copenhagen and Denmark

Tourist information Copenhagen
Tourist information Denmark
Danish news in English
City Guide – Best of Copenhagen
Public transportation (select “English” in top menu)
Six reasons to explore Copenhagen



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.