How to apply

Before you apply, please make sure that you know which student category you belong to since the admission requirements for each category vary considerably. See the student categories and the details of the application process below

How to apply and links to the application systems
1) Please check below which student category you belong to.

2) Follow the guidelines on how to apply, listed under the relevant student category.

3) Submit online application (make sure you apply in the right application system).

1) ISUP Resultmaker system
Who: Exchange students, students from other Danish universities with a course pre-approval, Non-European Freemovers and Open University students (Danish and European). Link to the application system

2) The Online Student Service (STADS)
Who: Only for CBS students taking elective courses as part of their current education. Link to the application system
 

Please note that CBS students taking mandatory courses apply by contacting their Study Board.

Student categories and application procedures

There are different ways to apply and different admission requirements depending on the student category.

(1) CBS STUDENTS TAKING ELECTIVE COURSES (VALGFAG)

  • Who: CBS students who take an ISUP course as an ELECTIVE course (Valgfag) as part of their CBS full time study programme (NOT supplementary/Open University courses!)
  • Condition: The course MUST be listed on the positive elective list prepared by your Study secretariat
  • PDF iconAdmission requirements and how to apply

(2) CBS STUDENTS TAKING MANDATORY COURSES (OBLIGATORISK)

  • Who: CBS students who take an ISUP course as a MANDATORY course (Obligatorisk fag)
  • Condition: The course MUST be pre-approved as a mandatory course by the student’s Study Board, since the course will be counted and registered as a mandatory course.
  • How: Students apply by contacting their Study Board from 31 January 2017.

(3)  EXCHANGE STUDENTS

(4) STUDENTS FROM OTHER DANISH UNIVERSITIES WITH A COURSE PRE-APPROVAL (MERITSTUDERENDE)

  • Who: Students from other Danish universities
  • Condition: The course MUST be approved by the student’s home university (Study Board), and students must present a pre-approval of credit transfer, which shows that the course will be transferred towards their current study programme
  • PDF iconAdmission requirements and how to apply

(5) NON-EUROPEAN FREEMOVERS/ FEE-PAYING

  • Who: Students and professionals without EU/EEA citizenship
  • Condition: Students and professionals apply on their own initiative, for instance in order to further develop their knowledge and skills, to fulfil all the specific entry requirements for a CBS graduate programme or to improve their chances in the selection process for a spot in one of CBS graduate programmes ("supplementary" courses), etc.
  • Non-European Freemovers must pay the whole tuition fee when applying for ISUP. Your application will only be processed once we have received the tuition fee. Read more on Fees and Costs
  • PDF iconAdmission requirements and how to apply

(6) OPEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS/ FEE-PAYING (TOMPLADS)

  • Who: Any person (CBS students, students from other universities, professionals, etc.) with European or Danish citizenship or a permanent residence permit for Denmark or a temporary residence permit with the possibility of achieving a permanent residence permit.
  • Condition: Apply on own initiative, for instance in order to further develop their knowledge and skills, to fulfil all the specific entry requirements for a CBS graduate programme or to improve their chances in the selection process for a spot in one of CBS graduate programmes ("supplementary" courses), etc.
  • For students taking supplementary courses: Please investigate your needs and options carefully and choose your ISUP courses on a well-informed basis!
    • Once your course registration has been confirmed by the ISUP secretariat, you will not be able to change your registration. This will also apply in the event that you are notified by CBS Admissions that you need other courses in order to be admitted to CBS.
    • You can only withdraw from the programme and have the tuition fee refunded until 2 June 2017. After this date refunds will only be issued if your application for a CBS graduate programme has been rejected.
  • PDF iconAdmission requirements and how to apply
Application rounds
For CBS students choosing electives through the Online Student Service (STADS).
First application round: 31 January 2017 at 12:00 - 7 February 2017 at 23:59
Second application round (for seats in the courses that are not fully booked): 21 March 2017 at 12:00 - 28 March 2017 at 23:59                                      
For exchange students, students from other Danish universities with a course pre-approval, Non-European Freemovers and Open University students (Danish and European) applying in the ISUP Resultmaker system.
First application round: 14 February 2017 at 12:00 - 21 February 2017 at 23:59
Second application round (for seats in the courses that are not fully booked): 21 March 2017 at 12:00 - 28 March 2017 at 23:59
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Requirements
Academic level
ISUP courses are regular university courses taught in English at either undergraduate or graduate level and therefore, it is strongly recommended that only students with good academic standing apply. It is the students own responsibility to make sure that they are able to follow the courses and pass the exams.

Level of English Proficiency 
ISUP students are not required to submit any proof of English proficiency.* Since all courses are taught in English and at a high academic level, it is highly recommended to have a strong command in both oral and written English, otherwise it might be difficult to follow the courses and pass the exams. The ISUP secretariat recommends all students to have an English proficiency corresponding to any of the tests and certificates listed below;
  • IELTS academic test result of at least 6.5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English passed
  • Certificate of Advanced English passed with A or B or C
  • TOEFL iBT test result of at least 91
  • TOEFL paper-based test result of at least 577
  • TOEFL ITP institutional test done at CBS with a score of at least 577
 
*According to the official Danish law, we are not allowed to require fee-paying students to submit proof of English proficiency, and we choose to treat all ISUP students in the same way

Disclaimer
  • Please note that fulfilment of ISUP requirements does not entail fulfilment of the entry requirements for full-time programmes at CBS. Also, enrolment at ISUP courses does not guarantee admission to full-time programmes at CBS.

Eligibility

  • Bachelor students with adequate pre-requisites are allowed to take graduate courses*
  • Bachelor students at any year of their Bachelor programme are able to apply for undergraduate courses
  • Master students may also apply for undergraduate courses
  • Professionals may apply both for graduate and undergraduate courses

* Positive lists for CBS Bachelor students taking elective courses include only undergraduate courses in STADS Online Student Service, and positive lists for CBS Master students taking elective courses include only graduate courses in STADS Online Student Service.
Bachelor students applying in ISUP's application system will only be shown undergraduate/Bachelor courses as standard. If Bachelor students wish to take graduate/ Master courses, they should choose random undergraduate courses, write in the "Applicant notes" what graduate courses they would like to choose instead, and we will change them manually in the system.

How to select courses?
1) Read the course descriptions in the Course catalogue very carefully to make sure that you fulfil the course prerequisites.

2) Students can maximum take two courses at ISUP (max 15 ECTS) since the workload per course amounts to 206 hours (the workload for two courses is more than a full time job).

3) How to select courses depends on which system students are applying in.

1) ISUP Resultmaker system
Who: Exchange students, students from other Danish universities with a course pre-approval, Non-European Freemovers and Open University students (Danish and European).

  • To make sure that there are no time conflicts between your preferred and alternative courses, please check the Course timetable in the sections Courses and Exam
  • Danish students must minimum choose one preferred course and one alternative course (max two preferred courses and two alternative courses)
  • International students must choose two preferred courses and two alternative courses (if students take supplementary courses and can document that they need only one course to fulfil the entry requirements for the Master programme, they can choose one preferred and one alternative course)
  • For students taking supplementary courses: Please investigate your needs and options carefully and choose your ISUP courses on a well-informed basis!
    • Once your course registration has been confirmed by the ISUP secretariat, you will not be able to change your registration. This will also apply in the event that you are notified by CBS Admissions that you need other courses in order to be admitted to CBS.
    • You can only withdraw from the programme and have the tuition fee refunded until 2 June 2017. After this date refunds will only be issued if your application for a CBS graduate programme has been rejected.

2) STADS Self Service System
Who: Only for CBS students taking elective courses

  • To make sure there are no time conflicts between your courses, please check the Course timetable in the sections Courses and Exam
  • You can only see the electives approved by your study board
  • You may choose one or two electives. It is not possible to give priorities.
Course withdrawal

Students can withdraw from courses depending on the student category.

  1. CBS students taking ISUP courses as electives (valgfag) can withdraw on 28 March 2017 at the latest through the STADS self service system. After deadline please contact Student Hub for further information.
  2. CBS students taking ISUP courses as mandatory courses must get a dispensation from their Study Board.
  3. Nominated exchange students must have a standard workload of two courses equivalent to 15 ECTS. Any deviation from the standard workload must be agreed upon in advance with your home university and the ISUP secretariat.
  4. Students from other Danish universities with a course pre-approval (meritstuderende), Non-European Freemovers/fee-paying and Open University/fee-paying (tomplads) can withdraw by writing to summer@cbs.dk no later than 2 June 2017. Please note, that reimbursement of tuition fee is not possible after this date unless you can document that your application for a graduate programme at CBS has been rejected. CBS Admissions will send out letters mid-June 2017.

How are applications processed?
Applications are processed in different ways depending on the application system.

1) ISUP Resultmaker system
Who: Exchange students, students from other Danish universities with a course pre-approval, Non-European Freemovers and Open University students (Danish and European).
Who process the applications: the ISUP Secretariat (summer@cbs.dk)
Application process (after students have submitted their application):

  • ISUP secretariat will send you an email about the status of your documents (within a month after the application deadline)
  • If some documents are missing you will have to submit the missing documents within the deadline stated in the email
  • After the ISUP Secretariat has received all required documents the ISUP Secretariat will allocate courses based on your application
  • Once the courses have been assigned, the ISUP Secretariat will send an email about the course allocation (within a month either after 1st or 2nd application round)
  • Students do not have to respond and confirm the course allocation unless they want to de-register from the programme

2) STADS Self Service System
Who:
Only for CBS students taking elective courses
Who process the applications: Student Affairs, electives.stu@cbs.dk
Application process (after students have submitted their application):

  • Students can see their course registration as “approved” or "denied" on STADS Self Service System
  • Students do not have to respond and confirm the course allocation unless they want to de-register from the course (which can be done until 28 March).      

Please note that the course registration and assignment for students taking electives is done on first come, first served basis.                                                             

How do we assign courses?
Students applying in the ISUP application flow/ Resultmaker system:                                                                                                                                                                                                  We assign courses to all first round applicants after the first application round, and the second application round is for seats in the courses that are not fully booked. If there are more applicants than seats, courses are assigned in random order according to the applicants' course priorities.                                                                                                                                                                                                      
CBS students applying in the STADS Self Service system/Online Student Service:                                                                                                                                                                             Please note that the course registration and assignment for students taking electives is done on first come, first served basis.

 

Sidst opdateret: ISUP Secretariat // 08/12/2016