Re-enrolment / Re-admission

Read here if you have previously been enrolled to a programme at CBS and wish to finish it.

Re-enrolment or Re-admission?

This page is only for those who wish to resume their previous study programme at CBS.

Re-enrolment: former students who are eligible to apply, meet all the criteria for assessment and have passed the first year of the programme’s current curriculum are re-opened in the second year of their previous programme.

Re-admission: former students who are eligible to apply, meet all the criteria for assessment but have not passed the first year of the programme’s current curriculum are assessed in the normal admissions round for the previous programme.

If you are interested in applying for a different programme, please read our pages about either Bachelor Admission or Graduate Admission.


Overview of the Re-enrolment Process

  1. Your previous withdrawal from CBS determines whether you may apply. Check your status below under ‘Your previous withdrawal
  2. Check whether you meet all the other criteria for assessment below under ‘Assessment Criteria
  3. Check whether you have passed the first year of the programme’s current curriculum. Read more under ‘Have you passed the first year?
  4. Fill out the application form and contact us. Read more under ‘How to apply


Your previous withdrawal

If you withdrew yourself:
Applicants who withdrew themselves from their former programme may apply for re-enrolment / re-admission.

If CBS withdrew you:
Applicants who were previously withdrawn from their study programme due to non-compliance of CBS/programme rules and regulations must first demonstrate that their situation has significantly improved and they are now in a position to complete the programme.

Upload your statement, along with any supporting, relevant documents, as part of your application. We will process this as part of your overall application.
Assessment criteria

•    You must meet all the rules, deadlines and entry requirements for the admission round. You can check these on the Bachelor Admission pages (for re-enrolment to a bachelor programme) or the Graduate Admission pages (for re-enrolment to a graduate programme).

•    You need a minimum of 5 months from your withdrawal date until the study start date. As study start is always 1 September, this means that your withdrawal date must be before 1 April.

•    You can only be re-enrolled to a programme that is still active. If your programme has since closed, you cannot be re-enrolled.

NB: Many study programmes have significantly changed over the past years. If you were previously enrolled in a programme more than 5 years ago, it is likely that your previous study programme curriculum is very different to the current study programme curriculum. You should therefore be prepared that you may not fulfil the criteria for re-enrolment and if re-admitted to the programme, you may not receive full credit transfer for all your previously passed courses.

Have you passed the first year?

You must have passed all the courses of the current first year of the programme’s curriculum. You can check these courses in the programme's current rules and regulations.

If you have not passed all the first-year courses of the current curriculum but you meet all the other criteria listed on this page, your application will be assessed in the normal admissions round.
How to apply

1.    Complete the Fileapplication form

2.    Apply for admission to the relevant programme as per the rules and regulations:
       Bachelor Admission
       Graduate Admission

3.    Upload the application form to your application together with documentation that you fulfil the entry
       Bachelor Admission via
       Graduate Admission via the Application Portal

4.    Send an email with your full name to inform us that you have applied:

To make things easy for you, you do not need to include your old CBS transcripts from the programme that you are applying for re-enrolment to. If we need further information or supporting documents from you, then we will contact you by email. You should therefore regularly check your email just in case (including your spam folder).


Deadlines, answer and study start

You can only apply for re-enrolment once a year.

The application process works in conjunction with the admissions rounds and is with a view for a 1 September study start.

Bachelor Re-enrolment

Apply latest 15 March, 12 noon, via


Graduate Re-enrolment

Group 2: Apply latest 15 January via the Application Portal

Group 1: Apply latest 1 March via the Application Portal


Answer letters

Answers will be sent during the spring and summer, depending on the nature of your case.


Your application is assessed in the admissions round if you cannot be re-enrolled

•   If you are eligible to apply and your application for re-enrolment directly to the 2nd or 3rd year of the programme is rejected, it will be assessed in the normal admissions round.

•   If you are accepted to the programme in the normal admissions round, the study board will assess which of your previously passed courses can be credit transferred. If the programme’s curriculum has changed since you were last enrolled, you may not be able to have all your courses credit transferred.

Your withdrawal date can affect your enrolment

If there is less than 12 months from your withdrawal date to study start, you will keep your original enrolment date. 

If you were withdrawn because you did not complete your studies within the allotted timeframe and you keep your original enrolment date, you will be withdrawn once more after study start due to the same rule.
In some situations, it is therefore an advantage to wait before applying for re-enrolment so that you have at least 12 months between your withdrawal date and your potential re-enrolment date.

Extra exam attempts

If your application for re-enrolment is approved, but you have used up all your exam attempts for one or more of the courses you still need to pass in the programme, you will be granted one extra exam attempt per course.


Rules and regulations

You can find the official rules and regulations governing university admission (including re-enrolment to university admission) in the official government website Unfortunately, this is available in Danish only.



If you have any questions concerning re-enrolment, you are welcome to contact us at

For some former students, it may make more sense to consider instead applying for a similar programme rather than re-enrolment. Other former students may need guidance and help in preparing a realistic study plan for finishing their programme, if re-enrolled / re-admitted.

We strongly encourage you to contact a student guidance counsellor to talk through your options and plans.

Bachelor Student Guidance Counsellors

Graduate Student Guidance Counsellors

The page was last edited by: Web editor - Student Communications // 03/03/2022