For international students

CBS Summer University is much more than a high-level academic programme. It also offers an exciting social programme and many other services to give students a great introduction to CBS and experience in Copenhagen

Social programme

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Welcome and social activities

To make sure you get a good arrival in Copenhagen and a good start at CBS, we offer various services and activities for international students.

21 June 2024: Arrival Day

Arrival Service is arranged on 21 June 2024.

Our Arrival Coordinators will be located at the Clarion Hotel (right next to Copenhagen Airport) where you can pick up the key for your dormitory.

You will receive more information by e-mail in late May/early June 2024.

If you have questions about arrival, you are welcome to contact our Arrival Coordinator

Late arrival: Please contact our Arrival Coordinator if you arrive earlier or later, and you need to receive a key to your CBS accommodation.

22 June 2024: Welcome Meet-up

There will be a welcome by CBS students for new CBS Summer students.

Please contact our Social Programme Coordinators for further information.

24 June: Introduction sessions

There are two introduction sessions: 8:30 am – 10:30 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location: Solbjerg Plads, SPs01 Deloitte Aud.

The introduction sessions will include information about:

  • Studying at CBS
  • Courses and exams incl. active participation, CBS systems, exam rules, de-registration from the exam, transcripts, library resources and study rooms etc.
  • Housing: Practical information for students who live in accommodation reserved through the CBS Housing online application system
  • Social programme for international students
  • Q&A

The sessions are primarily for international students, but non-CBS students from other Danish universities are welcome to join as well.

Social programme

The Social Programme Coordinators will send all international students, enrolled at CBS Summer University, an email with detailed information in late spring 2024. Please contact our Social Programme Coordinators for further information.


If you are an international student, CBS offers housing during the summer university.

Please note that students who apply for 6-week courses will have first priority.

Housing Applications will begin on 29 April 2024. An e-mail with information about the application process will be sent on 25 April. 

Rental periods

The rental period depends on which course you are taking.

Course Earliest date to move in Latest date to move out
6-weeks courses 21 June 2024 at 12 noon 4 August 2024 at 12 noon
3-weeks courses 21 June 2024 at 12 noon 21 July 2024 at 12 noon

2-weeks courses
The rental period is a minimum of one month.

21 June 2024 at 12 noon 21 July 2024 at 12 noon
The dormitories

You can see our dormitories offered on Student residences


You can find information about prices in the description for the different student residences on Student residences

How to apply

Housing Applications will begin on 29 April 2024. An e-mail with information about the application process will be sent on 25 April. Students who have been admitted to the CBS Summer University and are eligible for housing will receive an email inviting to apply for housing. You cannot apply until you have received the email. You can use your private email to apply so you do not need a CBS-mail. 

If you have questions about housing, you are welcome to send an email to the CBS Housing Team


Residence permit

To fulfil the requirement of having a permanent residence permit in Denmark, you need one of the following residence permits in Denmark or another Nordic country: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands

  • "Permanent opholdstilladelse": permanent residence permit in Denmark
  • "Opholdstilladelse med mulighed for varigt ophold": residence permit with a view to permanent residence in Denmark
  • "Opholdstilladelse jævnfør EF/EØS-bekendtgørelsen": residence permit in Denmark according to the EU/EEA regulations
  • "Opholdstilladelse som medfølgende barn": residence in Denmark as an accompaning child. The documentation must state that you are "medfølgende barn". The text "medfølgende familie" is not sufficient.
  • Refugee residence permit: "Tidsbegrænset mhp. midlertidigt ophold": temporary residence permit in Denmark with a view to a temporary stay. You need to submit a copy of your residence permit together with a copy of the letter you received from the Danish Immigration Service.

If you do not have one of the listed residence permits, you will need to apply as a Non-European student / Freemover


Some students who come to Denmark to participate in the summer programme will have to apply for a short term visa for the period of the duration of the programme. Since you are going to study in Denmark for less than three months, you will not get a student visa. Students from many countries, including the US, do not need to apply for a short term visa if their stay in Denmark is under three months.

To see whether or not you need to apply for a short term visa for entering Denmark, please see

If you need to apply for a short term visa to enter Denmark, you must apply at the Danish embassy or consulate in your home country. It may take up to 3 months to get a visa, so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible once you have received your letter of acceptance.

Please note: to apply for a visa, your passport must be valid until at least three months after the expiry date of the visa.

Health insurance

You can find more information about Health and safety on


CBS is a state owned institution and we do not offer scholarships to students taking courses at CBS Summer University.

Living expenses

For an example over budget costs, please see budget/expected expenses on Live in Denmark on 

The page was last edited by: CBS Summer University // 06/04/2024