Get ready to apply in quota 2 – deadline 15 March
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The deadline for applying in quota 1, for applicants with a foreign upper secondary exam, is also 15 March at 12:00.
Do you meet the entry requirements?
Most importantly, you should make sure you meet the entry requirements for the bachelor programme you want to apply for. You can find a list of the entry requirements for the different bachelor programmes on the page Entry Requirements.
If you have a foreign upper secondary exam, you can check if you meet the entry requirements by finding your country on the list under 'See if your qualifications fulfil in our tables of comparisons'.
View the list of entry requirements for foreign upper secondary exams under 'See if your qualifications fulfil in our tables of comparisons'
If you do not meet the entry requirements.
If you do not meet the entry requirements, you have different options available. You can for example take a test or take extra supplementary courses.
English langauge test
If you do not meet the English language requirement for the programme you are applying for, and you think your level of proficiency corresponds to the required level, you can take a language test. Note that you must take the test no later than 24 June.
Supplementary courses during the summer
It is not possible to take supplementary courses during the summer. All entry requirements must be met and documented by 5 July at 12:00.
When is work experience included in quota 2?
You must have worked an average of 30 hours or more per week for at least one month at the same job for your work experience to be included in the quota 2 assessment. If you have two jobs and you work 10 hours at one job and 20 hours at another, it will unfortunately not be included.
All kinds of work experience is evaluated equally. It does not matter whether you work in a shop, a kindergarten, an office or as a volunteer.
Do you need to write a motivational essay?
For some programmes, you need to write a motivational essay as part of your application in quota 2. This is the most important part of your quota 2 application so allow yourself adequate time and put energy into writing it.
The following programmes require a motivational essay:
Note: If the programme you are applying for is not on this list, save yourself the trouble. Your motivational essay will not be read, even if you upload it.
Your motivational essay must be in English for:
- BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management
- BSc in Business Administration and Sociology
- BSc in Business, Asian Language and Culture – International Business in Asia
- BSc in Business, Language and Culture
- BSc in International Business
- BSc in International Business and Politics
- BSc in Business Administration and Service Management
- BSc in Shipping and Trade
Your motivational essay must be in Danish, Swedish, or Norwegian for:
- HA i Europæisk Business
- HA i Markeds- og Kulturanalyse
- HA pro. Erhvervsøkonomi HA – projektledelse
- HA(fil.) - Erhvervsøkonomi – filosofi
- HA(psyk.) - Erhvervsøkonomi – psykologi
- HA(kom.) - Erhvervsøkonomi– virksomhedskommunikation
- HA(it) - Erhvervsøkonomi - informationsteknologi
Remember to upload your documentation
Remember to upload all documentation for activities that should be assessed in quota 2 to your application on optagelse.dk no later than 15 March at 12:00. This includes:
- Motivational essay
- Exam certificate
- Documentation for work experience
- Documentation for stays abroad
- Documentation for other education
If you do not already meet the entry requirements, you must upload documentation for meeting them no later than 5 July at 12:00.
We do not accept documentation uploaded after the deadline.
Confirmation of your application
CBS does not send any confirmation that we have received your application or signature page.
If you apply with your 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 one email per approved application.
If 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 are applying for.
You must send the signature pages to email@example.com no later than 15 March at 12:00.
Afterwards, you will receive an automatic email response as confirmation that CBS has received your email. Note that it is your responsibility to make sure all your signature pages are attached to the email.
Do I need to pay a tuition fee?
The following applicants do not have to pay tuition or application fees:
- Danish citizens
- EU citizens
- Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein
If you have a Danish residence permit, you might be exempt from paying a tuition fee. Read more under "Non-EU/EEA citizens"
If you have questions about admission and application, you can contact:
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 3815 2710
- Monday to Thursday: 9.30-15.30
You can also join a live-chat with bachelor admission - primarily for foreign applicants:
- Monday 8 March: 10.00-12.00 via Teams - click here to join
- Friday 12 March: 10.00-14.00 via Teams - click here to join
If you have questions about bachelor programmes and choosing a programme, you can contact the Student Guidance Services: