Study start - bachelor
Congratulations on your study place and welcome to CBS!
Your official date of enrolment is 1 September 2019.
Here you will find information you may need before study start.
To get access to CBS' IT systems and platforms and get your student ID, you will need a CBS user profile.
Your user profile consists of a user name and a password, and it gives you access to your CBS-mail, your timetable and my.cbs.dk, which is your student intranet.
You can find information about your user profile and how to activate it in the welcome brochure, which you receive with your acceptance letter in e-boks or via mail when you are accepted.
As a new CBS student you are invited to participate in an introduction to CBS in the end of August.
We recommend that you participate in all the introduction days. Experience shows that participation in introductory activities helps get students off to a better start, and has large impact on student life at CBS.
In 2020 all the introduction days will take place between 24-31 August. To make sure you do not miss out on anything, you should consider not planning travels, working or other activities within the period.
You can find more information on your intro activities on My Studies > Study Start > Introductory activities (CBS-login required)
Please note: you may have to sign up beforehand.
CBS Responsibility Day is the first official day at CBS. In 2019 it takes places Monday 2 September.
The day is about responsibility within education. CBS and Denmark are international role models within the field of responsibility in business, and as a student, you will be part of leading the way for the future.
The day consists of an official welcome ceremony with CBS President and senior management and a case competition for all new bachelor students.
Almost all our bachelor programmes have mentors employed who can help you tackle the challenges you may meet during your first year of study. The mentors are students from the same programme as yourself so your mentor knows from experience what it is like to start at CBS.
During the first year of study you will meet with your mentor, where you and your fellow students will talk about both social and academic experiences and challenges in relation to being a new student at CBS.
You can meet some of CBS' mentors at studentlife.cbs.dk
Before each semester or quarter begin, you will get an individual timetable, which shows the classes for the courses you are registered for. The timetable changes each semester.
To access your personal timetable you will need your CBS user profile and log on log on to CBS Calendar. This means that you cannot access the schedule until you are enrolled as a CBS student and have activated your CBS user profile.
You can expect the timetable to be ready in the beginning of August.
When you have access to CBS’ IT platforms, you can also logon to my.cbs.dk, your entry to all you need to know as a student.
On the front page you will find news about study start which we recommend that you read.
On my.cbs.dk you will also find information about:
- Introductory activities
- Your study programme
- News and events
- Study techniques and exam preparation
- Rules, deadlines and procedures
- Student life
- CBS Library
- Study seats and group rooms
- Easy access and guides for IT systems and IT support
- Contact information
We recommend that you do not buy books until you have started your studies – either during the intro programme or after the first classes. Teaching materials vary from year to year, and buying the materials early may result in you spending money on the wrong materials.
You can buy the books you need in the book store at CBS, Academic Books, or on the internet.
In most programmes you should expect to spend DKK 1500 - 2500 on average each semester on books. The price may vary from programme to programme and from semester to semester, and some students choose to buy used books in order to save money.
Calculator and computer
We recommend that you put off buying a computer until after you have started your studies. As a student you will often get especially good offers on computers and calculators. There might also be certain demands on calculators and computers. If so, you will receive further information on this, when you have started your studies.
You can apply for SU from 1 August – however not until the day after you have accepted your study place at CBS.
You apply for SU at “minSU” at www.su.dk
Read more about SU on my.cbs.dk > Student life > SU > Apply for SU – Danish citizen (CBS-login required) or www.su.dk
SU for international students
If you are a foreign citizen, there are certain conditions you have to meet. You must also follow a special application process before you can receive any SU.
Read more about SU on my.cbs.dk > Student life > SU > Apply for SU – foreign citizen (CBS-login required) or www.su.dk
Please note that processing time may take up to 4 months.
It can be difficult to find a place to live in Copenhagen. Unfortunately, CBS cannot provide accommodation for students.
If you are looking for housing in Copenhagen, you can find more information and register for residence halls, rental and youth apartments here:
You can also find many private residence halls in Copenhagen. The easiest way to find them is to google: “kollegium København” or “residence hall Copenhagen”
Another option is to rent a room in a private apartment. On CBS Campus and on Facebook pages for CBS students, you can find people looking for students who want to rent a room.
You can also find various webpages where you can get in contact with people who are renting out rooms or apartments.
Beware of scam!
You should always watch out, when you are looking for accommodation, since there are many scammers who will try to rent a room or apartment to you which they do not own or does not exist.
The police offers good advice on how to make yourself more secure in your hunt for housing and avoid scam.
Make sure to:
- check that the person in fact owns the room or apartment in question
- pay to a Danish bank account – if possible
- always use your common sense
- never let yourself be pressured by an eager letter or landlord
You can find the police’s good advice on the Police's webpage on Undgå svindel med lejeboliger (only in Danish)
Moving to another country to study can be quite challenging, but help is available.
Find info for international students on my.cbs.dk
Read much more about what CBS has to offer international students at my.cbs.dk > Study start > International Student (CBS-login required)
Get help from CBS' International Student Ambassadors
You can also get help from CBS’ International Student Ambassadors, ISA. ISA are around 25 CBS students who helps new international students to get settled at CBS and in Copenhagen.
- one-on-one guidance on Facebook and in person
- quiz nights, movie nights and dinners
- other social events
Find ISA at:
On their blog you will also find tips, tricks and stories about how they found a place to live: http://blog.cbs.dk/isa/housing/
Welcome event for international students 25 August 2019
Attend the welcome event and learn more about:
- how to get off to a good start at CBS and in Copenhagen
- how to study and prepare for exams at CBS
- how to establish a network at CBS and in Copenhagen
- the Danish culture and people
- your job opportunities in Denmark
At the welcome event, you will also get a chance to meet other international students, the International Student Ambassadors (ISA) and different student organisations.
Sign up for the welcome event here from 1 July
How to register in Denmark
You must register with the Danish Civil Register (CPR).
You can read about how to register at my.cbs.dk > My studies > Study start > International students > Registration in Denmark
Survival guide to life in Denmark
You can find tips, insights and information on how to get the best possible student life in Denmark in the International Students’ Survival Guide to Life in Denmark.
Find the guide here: http://danskestuderende.com/fileadmin/Survival_Guide_2019.pdf
If you have a function impairment, which prevents you from completing your programme at the same conditions as other students, you can apply for special support and aids, the so-called Special Education Support (SPS).
Read more at my.cbs.dk > Student Life > Special Educational Support (SPS) (CBS-login required)