Do you have a bachelor degree from another university?

Do you have a bachelor degree from another university and wish to apply for a master programme at CBS? Read more if you want to know more about how to apply for a master programme at CBS.


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How to apply
You must apply online via the Application Portal for admission to CBS’ master programmes. You must submit your application no later than 1 March 2021 at 23:59. You can read more about the application process and find the link to the Application Portal on How to apply.

Click here to read about how to apply

Do you meet the requirements?
Unfortunately, we are not able to make a preliminary assessment of whether you meet the requirements for the programme(s) you are applying for. Instead, you can make a self-assessment as to whether you meet the requirements.

Please note: Even if you meet the requirements, you are not guaranteed a place.

Read about how to make a self-assessment here 

If you do not meet the requirements, you can find information on what to do next on the same page.

Do you need to write a motivational essay?
A number of CBS’ programmes require a motivational essay as a basis for selection.

If you apply for one of the master programmes below, you must write a motivational essay. If the programme is not on the list, you do not need to write a motivational essay. If you choose to submit one anyway, it will not be read and will not serve as a basis of your full assessment.

  • MSc in Business Administration and Organisational Communication
  • MSocSc in Human Resource Management
  • MSocSc in Political Communication and Management
  • MA in International Business Communication 
  • MSc in Business Administration and Data Science 
  • MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems 
  • MSc in Business, Language and Culture – both concentrations
  • MSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care
  • MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance
  • MSc in Business Administration and E-business
  • MSc in Social Sciences in Public Management and Social Development
  • MSc in International Business and Politics
  • MSc in Social Sciences in Management of Creative Business Processes
  • MSc in Social Sciences in Organisational Innovation and Entrepreneurship – both concentrations
  • MSc in Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship
  • MSc in Business Economics and Auditing
  • Master in Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management

Specific selection criteria
If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places, we choose between the applicants on the basis of an overall assessment. The applicants’ bachelor degree will be included in the overall assessment where we add special emphasis to courses and grades that are relevant to the master programme you are applying for. Read more about what is considered important on the individual programme by clicking on the programme and choosing Selection Criteria.

Click here, find the programme and read about the criteria

Do I need to pay a tuition fee?
The following applicants do not have to pay tuition or application fees:

  • 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" here at

Please note: We are only able to comment on your specific application or make decisions if you write an email to CBS Admissions.

Send an email to CBS Admissions

  • Send your email to
  • Write “My Application” in the subject field
  • Please include your full name and application ID from the Application Portal in the email if you have submitted your application.

We will get back to you as soon as possible. After the application deadline, you may experience longer response time. This does not mean that the application process has stopped, we are simply busy processing the many applications we have received.

Call the Student Hub and Student Guidance Service

You can call a Student Hub employee or a student guidance counsellor:

  • Tel.: +45 3815 2764
  • Friday 26 February, 10:00-14:00
  • Monday 1 March, 09:30-15:30
The page was last edited by: Communications // 02/26/2021