Foreign upper secondary exam – application deadline March 15
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If you have a foreign upper secondary exam and want to apply for admission in Quota 1, you must apply by March 15 at 12:00.
What is considered in a Quota 1 assessment?
In Quota 1, you are assessed solely on your grade averages from your upper secondary exam.
In our statistics, you can see what grade averages were needed for acceptance in 2018 and earlier. Please note, that these numbers change from year to year, as it is dependent on the applicants’ average grades.
Should you also apply in Quota 2?
In Quota 2, you are assessed on both your grades and activities you have participated in after you have finished your upper secondary exam. If you have finished your upper secondary exam in 2018 or earlier, it might be worthwhile to also apply in Quota 2 as it will give you an extra chance to be accepted. If you apply in Quota 2, you will also be evaluated in Quota 1. This means, if you can be accepted in Quota 1, and your grades are sufficiently high, then you will be accepted in Quota 1, even though you applied in Quota 2.
If you are finishing your upper secondary exam in 2019, you can only apply in Quota 1.
Read more about Quota 1 and Quota 2
Do you fulfil the entry requirements?
Regardless if you apply in Quota 1 or Quota 2, you should make sure you fulfil the entry requirements for the bachelor degree programme you want to apply for.
You can check if you fulfil the entry requirements with your foreign upper secondary exam in the list of different countries and exams.
If you do not fulfil the entry requirements…
If you do not fulfil the entry requirements, you have different options available, for example taking a test or taking extra supplementary courses.
English language test:
If you do not fulfil the English language requirement for the programme you are applying for, and you think your ability level is equivalent to what is required, you can take a language test. Note that you must take a test no later than June 24.
Mathematics during the summer:
Mathematics is the only subject you can supplement during the summer, after July 5. If you study mathematics during the summer, you must remember:
- Indicate this in your application on optagelse.dk
- Upload your course registration receipt to optagelse.dk no later than July 5 at 12:00
- Upload documentation that you have passed mathematics, no later than September 15 at 12:00.
Remember to upload your documentation By March 15 at 12:00 you must upload your exam certificate on optagelse.dk.
If you apply in Quota 2, you must also upload all documentation for activities completed in 2018:
- Motivational essay
- Documentation for work
- Documentation for time abroad
- Documentation for other education
By July 5 at 12:00, you must upload documentation for activities completed in 2019 to your application on optagelse.dk
If you are finishing your upper secondary exam in 2019, you must upload your exam certificate by July 5 at 12:00.
We do not accept documentation uploaded after the deadline.
Confirmation of your application CBS does not send a confirmation that we have received your application or signature page.
If you apply with a NEM-ID, you will receive an email from optagelse.dk once you have approved your application. This is your confirmation that you have applied. You will receive a mail for each approved application.
You apply without NEM-ID
If you do not have a NEM-ID, you must print and sign a signature page for each programme you apply for. You must send the signature pages to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 15 at 12:00 at the latest.
Afterwards, you will receive an automatic reply via email, confirming that CBS has received your mail. Note that it is your responsibility to ensure all your signature pages are attached.