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Welcome to new graduate students at CBS. Here is what you need to know right now.


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Within the next few days, you will know whether you have been accepted to a graduate programme at CBS. Unfortunately CBS has had to reject many applicants, as we receive far more applications than we offer study places.

If you have been rejected, we recommend that you read the article ”Rejected?”


Our answer will be uploaded to your application in the Application Portal. You will receive an email as soon as it has been uploaded. 

CBS Admissions uploads responses to applications continuously. You will therefore not necessarily receive an answer to all of your applications at the same time, and your friends could receive an answer before you do. 

As soon as all answers have been uploaded, we will inform you via cbs.dk under Graduate > Admission > After you have replied. If all the answers have been uploaded and you have not received any answers, you are welcome to contact us. Until then you have to be patient.


We expect that COVID-19 will still be a significant societal issue this autumn. In order to exercise due diligence in the case that size of gatherings and the distance between students will still be restricted when campus reopens we have already planned some changes in teaching and exams for all students in the autumn semester. These will of cause affect your studies and therefore it is important that you read them all, before you accept the offer.

Read about teaching and exams in autumn 2020


If you are one of the lucky applicants who have been accepted to CBS, you must remember to accept the offer for a study place no later than five days after you have received your answer. 

You do this in your application in the Application Portal.

You will receive a confirmation, and you will also see that your application status has changed from:


Status: When offered a study place:

Status: When you have accepted:


Afgjort, Optagelse tilbudt

Afgjort, Optaget

Afgjort, Betinget optagelse tilbudt

Afgjort, Betinget optaget


Assessment completed, Offered admission

Assessment completed, Admitted

Assessment completed, Offered conditional admission

Assessment completed, Conditionally admitted

Read more about how to accept and possible answers on cbs.dk under Graduate > Admission > After you have applied


Please make note of whether your admission is full or conditional. 

If you are conditionally accepted, e.g. you still need to pass a course in your bachelor, you must meet these requirements before 15 September 2020. If you fail to do so, your admission could be annulled. 

Please make sure that you have read and fully understand how and when to fulfil the conditions stated in your letter. 

Read more about conditional admission and what to do under The admission letter on cbs.dk under Graduate > Admission > After you have applied

You can read more about Covid-19 conditions for the admission in 2020 under Graduate > Admission > Admission and Covid-19 


To get access to CBS' IT systems and platforms, you will need a CBS user profile. You will need the user profile for your CBS-mail, your timetable and my.cbs.dk, your student intranet. Your user profile consists of a user name and a password.

  • New to CBS: in the beginning of July, you will receive an email with information about your username and password and how to activate your user profile. The email will be sent to the email address you stated in your application in the Application Portal.
  • Current or former student at CBS: you must use your current username and password. If you cannot remember your username or password, please contact the IT Support on studenthelpdesk.it@cbs.dk


Most study programmes at CBS start with orientation activities. They are not mandatory, however, we do recommend that you participate as they will give you a good academic and social introduction to your new programme.

Orientation activities vary among programmes. 

Read more about orientation activities for your study programme and when it starts on my.cbs.dk at the beginning of July.


Whether you are continuing your bachelor degree’s natural progression or are coming from another university, you must apply for education grants (SU). 

You apply for SU at MinSU on www.su.dk   

When can you apply?

If you take up a graduate programme immediately after the completion of your bachelor studies, you can apply for SU from 15 June, however, no sooner than two days after you accept your study place at CBS. 

If you do not take up a master programme immediately after the completion of your bachelor studies, you can apply for SU one month before you are eligible to receive SU. That means the first day you can apply for SU is 1 August.

Processing time can be up to 4 weeks and your SU will not be disbursed until the middle of July or beginning of August.

Read more about SU on my.cbs.dk > Student life > SU > Apply for SU – Danish citizen or www.su.dk


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 or www.su.dk

Please note that processing time may take up to 4 months.


If you have any questions for our answer to your application, please send an email to CBS Admissions on graduateadmission@cbs.dk. In the subject line, write: ”My Application” + your application ID

We will get back to you as soon as possible, but we do receive many questions within a very short period of time, so we kindly ask you to be patient. 

You are also welcome to give us a call on:

  • +45 3815 2764
  • Wednesday 10 June and Thursday 11 June between 9.30 and 15.30.

Please note however, we can only comment on your specific application or make any decisions if you write an email to Graduate Admission on graduateadmission@cbs.dk.

Welcome to CBS

Once again, welcome to CBS – we hope that you will have two great and educational years with us! 

The page was last edited by: Student Affairs // 06/08/2020