Graduate

Documentation for graduate admission

On this page you can find information about the necessary documentation regarding admission.

You must upload all relevant documentation for your application to the Application Portal by the application deadline for the group that you are applying in.

It is your responsibility to upload all the relevant documentation. We base our assessment of your application exclusively on the documentation received by the deadline. If any documentation is missing or incomplete, this can result into a possible rejection.

For information about how to apply and how to upload your documentation see our Step-by-step guide to the application form.

Citizenship 
You must upload a copy of your passport, which clearly indicates your citizenship, when you apply via the Application Portal. If you do not have a valid passport, you may also upload a national identity card clearly stating your citizenship.
 
If you have dual citizenship, then you must upload copies of both passports.
 
If you are currently residing in a different country than the country you are a citizen of, you must also upload a copy of your current residence permit in that country.
Grade transcript
You must upload an official grade transcript, issued by your university. The grade transcript must include all courses that are done at bachelor level, including obligatory courses and electives done at CBS or at another university.
 
A home-made list of the courses you have taken is not sufficient. It is important that ECTS-points (alternatively, credits, points, number of hours etc.) for all the courses you have taken are clearly listed on the uploaded grade transcript.
 
If you have been on exchange to another university but your courses have not been credit-transferred yet to your bachelor degree, you must also upload the official grade transcript issued by the exchange university. It is not a problem if the university in question uses a different grading system or credit system.
Courses in progress that are part of your bachelor degree 
If you have not yet finished your degree, you must upload a preliminary grade transcript, as well as a proof of registration for all the courses you still need to take in order to finish your degree (both obligatory and electives or exchange courses). The proof of registration must include the courses’ codes, complete titles and ECTS-points/credits load.
 
You may be accepted to a Master’s programme on condition that you finish your undergraduate degree before study start; remember that you must document that you have completed your bachelor degree before study start in order to be fully accepted.
Language requirement 
You may apply even if you do not yet fulfil the English or the Danish language requirement by the time you apply. The requirement must, however, be fulfilled before study start.
 
Make sure to check the language requirement for the programme you are applying for and check if you need a language test. You can find information about language requirement under Entry Requirements and the programme you are applying for. 
Bachelor diploma
If you have already finished your bachelor degree, you must upload a copy of your bachelor diploma, which indicates clearly that the bachelor degree has been awarded, and the date on which it was awarded.
 
You can apply even if you have not yet finished your bachelor degree. You may be accepted to a Master’s programme on condition that you finish your undergraduate degree before study start. Read more about being conditionally accepted and how to document that you have completed your bachelor degree at Our Answer - The Admission Letter - Conditional Acceptance.
 
If you are enrolled in a bachelor degree at CBS, you do not need to upload your final bachelor diploma - we will check ourselves if you have graduated by study start.
 
If you are not enrolled in a bachelor degree at CBS, you must upload your final bachelor diploma (and grade transcript) before study start in order to be fully accepted.
 
NB: CBS Admissions will perform random checks to verify the authenticity of the uploaded documentation. You may therefore be asked, before study start, to hand in your original bachelor diploma for a thorough verification.
Course description
You must upload official course descriptions for those courses which you think can fulfil the specific entry requirements or for those courses that can be relevant in connection to the selection criteria at the programmes and at the various MSc EBA/cand. merc. concentrations (read more about selection on the programme's individual pages on admission and entry requirements). As an example of a suitable, official course description, please see Principles of Financial Accounting

If we have made a standard assessment for your bachelor degree, you do not need to upload course descriptions for the obligatory courses.

You do not need to upload course descriptions for courses taken at CBS.
 
You can upload a maximum of five files for each question in the Application portal. If you have more than five course descriptions, please merge them into one file (word or pdf).

NB: we reserve the right not to take into account unofficial course descriptions.
Applicant from RUC?

Projects from RUC can be used for the specific entry requirements for some of CBS’s graduate programmes. 

A project cannot be used to fulfil the specific entry requirements for the MSc in EBA/ cand.merc. programme as a whole, or at a MSc in EBA/ cand.merc. concentration.

A project that is not finished nor passed (i.e. does not appear on the grade transcript) by the application deadline will not be considered under any circumstances.

The following documentation is needed to assess a completed project:

  • The table of contents
  • The abstract
  • The research question and problem justification
  • The bibliography of the paper

To see the rules concerning bachelor thesis, please see under “ Bachelor thesis or internship” below. 

Bachelor thesis or internship

The bachelor thesis cannot be used to fulfil the specific entry requirements for a programme. In certain cases, a bachelor thesis finished and passed by the application deadline may be used as part of the selection criteria assessment for certain programmes and concentrations with a limited number of places.
 
NB: the bachelor thesis will not be used under any circumstances in the selection process at the MSc in EBA/ cand.merc. programme as a whole, or at a MSc in EBA/ cand.merc. concentration.
 
A bachelor thesis that is not finished and passed (i.e. does not appear on the grade transcript) by the application deadline will not be considered under any circumstances for neither specific entry requirements or selection criteria.
 
The following documentation is needed to assess a completed bachelor thesis: the table of contents, the abstract, research question and problem justification, as well as the bibliography of the paper. The bachelor thesis must also be listed as passed on your grade transcript by the application deadline.
 
Your internship cannot fulfil the specific entry requirements for a programme. An internship that is passed by the application deadline may be used in certain circumstances as part of the selection process for a programme. An internship that is not passed and is not listed on the grade transcript by the application deadline will not be used in the assessment under any circumstances.
 
The following documentation is necessary in order to assess an internship in connection with the selection criteria for a programme:
  1. The internship must be a part of your bachelor degree and must be listed on the grade transcript by the application deadline.
  2. The internship must be passed, and your grade transcript must indicate how many ECTS-points it covers.
  3. The learning objectives for the internship must be documented.
  4. The entire internship report must be uploaded in .pdf format.
Courses that are not part of your bachelor degree
There are two types of courses you can take in addition to your bachelor degree: supplementary courses and extra courses.
 
Supplementary courses are used to fulfil the specific entry requirements for a graduate programme. Please note that due to the study progress reform there are significant changes in the possibilities for supplementary courses from 2017. Please look under "Becoming qualified" for further information.
 
Please be aware that:
  • You can use a maximum of 30 ECTS-points worth of supplementary courses in total
  • You have to pay for your courses yourself
  • To see IF and WHEN you may take supplementary course, please see "Becoming Qualified"

NB: Registration for supplementary courses must be documented by the application deadline. Supplementary courses must be passed before study start.
 
Extra courses can be taken in order to improve your chances in the selection process, if they are relevant for the programme's selection criteria.

NB: Extra courses must be documented and passed before the application deadline.
 
Courses that are not a part of your bachelor degree, taken outside CBS:
  • If you have signed up for courses, you must upload a proof of enrollment, which must include the courses’ codes, complete titles and ECTS-points/credits load. 
  • If you are planning on taking courses (but have not yet necessarily registered for these courses), you must provide us with detailed information, including the courses’ codes, complete titles and ECTS-points/credits load, as well as course descriptions.
  • If you have already passed courses, you must upload a grade transcript and course descriptions.
 
Courses that are not a part of your bachelor degree, taken at CBS:  if you are currently enrolled in courses at CBS, you must upload a proof of enrollment.
 
If you have applied for courses at CBS ISUP, you must upload your application receipt from ISUP, indicating the courses’ codes and titles. If you have already passed courses at CBS, you must upload your grade transcript. You do not need to upload your final grades for courses taken at CBS – we will check your results ourselves.
Self-assessment
You may include, in a separate document, your own suggestions regarding which specific entry requirements your courses can cover or which course areas your courses can cover in relation to the selection criteria.

NB: You are not to upload a self-assessment for CBS courses. You can find a self-assessment form and more information under "Are you qualified?" on each programme's individual page on admission and entry requirements.
Motivational essay
We look at motivational essays in the following cases: 
 
1. A limited number of programmes in connection to the selection criteria: once you have decided which programme you want to apply for, you can find out whether a motivational essay is part of the selection process at the programme's individual page on admission and entry requirements. Please note that a motivational essay is not part of the selection proces for the MSc EBA, unless you are a dispensee. 
 
2. Always for scholarship applicants: if you are a non-EU/EEA citizen, you are to write and upload a motivational essay - read more about scholarships

3. Always for dispensees: if you do not fulfil the general entry requirement of having a bachelor degree, you must include a motivational essay in your application. Have a look at the individual programme pages on admission and entry requirements to find further information on the motivational essay and about being assessed as a dispensee. You are to write a motivational essay for each programme you are applying for, however, if you are applying for more concentrations within the same programme you are only to write one motivational essay (for example only one motivational essay is necessary if you apply for the MSc EBA/cand.merc. programme, whereas multiple motivational essays are necessary, if you apply for more than one MSocSc/cand.soc. programme).
Other documentation
We do not use CVs, GMAT tests or recommendation letters in your assessment.
 
However, if you are applying for MSc in Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship, CV and recommendation letters are part of the selection criteria. For more information see “Selection criteria” under Entry requirements - MSc in Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship
Translation 
If your documentation is in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, German or French, no translation is required. However, we do encourage you to make a translation available for us if the documentation is in German or French.
 
If your documentation is in any other language than the languages mentioned above, you must provide us with a copy of the documentation in the original language as well as a translation.
 
The translation of diplomas/grade transcript should be made by an authorised translator, whereas you are welcome to translate course descriptions yourself. 

 

The page was last edited by: CBS Admissions Office // 12/11/2017