Get ready to apply in quota 2 – New deadline 22 March
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The deadline for applying in quota 1 for applicants with a foreign upper secondary exam is also 22 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.
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 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.
Mathematics during the summer
In 2020, only applicants with an upper secondary exam from 2020 will be able to take a supplementary math course during the summer. All other applicants must meet the math-requirement by 5 July 2020
If you study mathematics during the summer, you must:
- Indicate this in your application on optagelse.dk.
- Upload your course registration receipt to optagelse.dk no later than 5 July at 12:00.
- Upload documentation that you have passed mathematics, no later than 15 September 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 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 completed in 2019 to your application on optagelse.dk no later than 22 March at 12:00. This includes:
- Motivational essay
- Exam certificate
- Documentation for work experience
- Documentation for stays abroad
- Documentation for other education
You must upload documentation for activities completed in 2020 to your application on optagelse.dk 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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 22 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
We do not know whether and how much UK citizens have to pay if they are admitted to a programme at CBS in 2020. Stay updated on The Danish Foreign Ministry's website
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: email@example.com
- Phone: 3815 2710
- Monday to Thursday: 9.30-15.30
If you have questions about bachelor programmes and choosing a programme, you can contact the Student Guidance Services:
Extra phone hours
- Phone: 3815 2738
- Friday 13 March 9.30-15.30
- Saturday 14 March 10-14 - cancelled due to the lockdown at CBS
- Friday 20 March 10-14