Tuition fee


The tuition fee for the HD Programme covers teaching activities, potential project supervision and two exam attempts per course in the respective academic year. If you do not use your exam attempts, you can save them until the following academic year.

The tuition fee is normally fixed for one academic year at a time, but can change for the next academic year due to general price increases in society. The tuition fee is not subject to VAT (Danish: moms). You will also have to pay for books in addition to the tuition fee. Errors and changes can occur.

If you are enrolled in online courses and are to take your exams abroad, you must pay any expenses associated with this.

Tuition fee for a complete course package

Tuition per semester: DKK 11,250.
Tuition for the complete programme (4 semesters): DKK 45,000.

Tuition per semester: DKK 16,500.
Tuition for the complete programme (4 semesters): DKK 66,000.

Tuition fee for HD single courses



5 ECTS kr.  3.750
10 ECTS kr.  7.500
15 ECTS kr. 11.250




 5 ECTS kr.  5.500
7,5 ECTS kr.  8.250
10 ECTS kr. 11.000
15 ECTS kr. 16.500

You pay the tuition fee for the HD Programme via our electronic payment portal.

Please notice, reminders are only sent by e-mail to your CBS mail.
Remember to check your CBS mail regularly in order not to miss out on important information. You can change the settings of your CBS mail account to have your mails forwarded to your preferred e-mail address.

HD and other part-time programmes are regulated by the Act on Open University (Lov om Åben Uddannelse) as fee-based programmes. The Government provides the so-called “performance-based funding” per student, and the students then have to pay the remaining costs as a fee.
Payment terms

The tuition fee covers two exam attempts, teaching and supervision. The two exam attempts must be used no later than 16 months after the teaching activities have ended.

This means that you are entitled to postpone one or both exam attempts for the next academic year, if you do not use them in the current academic year. Please note that it is possible to postpone both exam attempts to the next academic year.

This means that you will be registered for the re-take exam if you should fail to attend the ordinary exam due to illness and in this way only use one exam attempt. If you fail to pass the re-take exam, you will be able to register for the ordinary exam or the re-take as an independent student in the next academic year without having to pay for it separately.

This also applies if both exam attempts are transferred to the next academic year.

According to s. 6, 3 of the executive order on exams in vocational degree programmes, students are entitled to 3 exam attempts per course. Payment of the tuition fee thus only covers two exam attempts. If you need a third exam attempt you have to pay for the third attempt yourself as an independent student.

If you fail to register for the exam in the next academic year, you must pay for additional exam attempts according to the rules on independent studies.

Registration for independent studies must take place no later than two weeks before the ordinary exam and one week before the re-take exam.

Please note that supervision only is possible in the semester in which the tuition fee has been registered. It is therefore not possible to obtain supervision for your final thesis again if you do not pass it the first time. You must then pay tuition fee for a new semester, even though you have not used the number of hours that the fee had allowed for.

Study termination
You can terminate your studies by filling out the termination form. If you terminate your studies no later than 4 weeks before teaching starts, we reimburse your tuition fee.

Tuition fee for students from countries outside EU/EEA
For students with citizenship outside the EEA countries (i.e. the 28 EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) an extra payment fee is charged (approximately DKK 2,500 per semester) as CBS does not receive performance-based funding from the Government for these students. However, an exemption is made for those students with special basis for residence permit:

  • Permanent residence permit
  • Residence permit with the possibility for permanent residence
  • Residence permit in pursuant to the EU/EEA Order (EU-opholdsbekendtgørelsen).
  • Residence permit in Denmark as an accompanying child
  • Permanent residence in another Nordic country (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands). Please note that the admission office of the diploma programme will make the final decision based on your current residence permit.

If you have a study permit, you are not exempted from paying the extra fee. Please contact the admission office if you are uncertain whether your residence permit exempt you from the payment.

Please note the following:

  1. HD cannot issue a study residence permit as it is a part-time programme.
  2. It is therefore the students’ own responsibility to legally reside in Denmark.
  3. For further information read New to Denmark

Programme funding

HD is not eligible for SU but it is possible to apply for the State Educational Support for Adults if a range of preconditions are met.


If your employer pays the expenses associated with your education, the tuition fee is tax free. The employer has the right to deduct taxes from the tuition fee. This applies regardless of whether the programme is considered as an update or further education.

Your employer can pay the expenses for all types of supplementary training/further education acquired in connection with e.g. HD or MBA programmes without you having to pay tax.

  • The employer can cover expenses for:
  • Programme or tuition fee
  • Books and materials relevant for the programme
  • Transport to the university

Expenses not covered by your employer can be deducted provided that it is in accordance with the normal tax rules.

Your employer will not pay for your HD
If your employer does not want to pay for your programme, you will only be eligible for tax relief under specific circumstances.

Your employer pays for your HD in return for salary decrease
An agreement between your employer and you can be made stating that your employer will cover the educational expenses in exchange for a reduction in your salary. The approval of such a gross deduction scheme depends on a range of terms and conditions. When dealing with education financed through such a scheme, the Danish Customs and Tax Administration (SKAT) does not require the company (CBS) to be a contracting partner. You and your employer make the agreement yourself.



The job rotation scheme is for you who have a full-time or part-time job and wish to continue your education or upgrade your knowledge by i.e. studying HD at CBS.

With the job rotation scheme, your employer has the possibility to hire a substitute on favourable terms during those hours you have to attend lectures. This way, it is easier for your employer to go without your resources while you are studying.

The favourable terms:

  • The company receives DKK 178.84 per teaching hour.
  • A course on 10 ECTS can e.g. result in up to 37 job rotation days.  
  • Pooling the teaching hours of multiple employees might be used to give the company a more coherent substitute plan.

Your employer can be approved for a job rotation scheme when:

  • Your educational level does not exceed a medium-term higher education programme (MVU)
  • You do not simultaneously receive the State Educational Support for Adults (SVU)
  • You receive full pay during your studies and are compensated for the time you use on your studies.

How to get started?
Contact the unit Skills upgrade for everybody on 3630 4454, learn more on or in our flyer about the job rotation scheme


Take further education for free with the Finance Competence Funds (Finanskompetencepuljen) if you are employed in the financial sector and your company is a member of the Danish Employers’ Association for the Financial Sector (FA).

Visit finanskompetencepuljen and see what courses they offer in collaboration with CBS.