How to apply

On this page you can find information about the application process for our graduate programmes, including information about required documentation. You can also find the link to our online Application Portal.

2024 Application round

The 2024 application round for admission to all Master’s programmes at CBS, with expected study start September 2024 is now open for Group 1. It is no longer possible to apply in Group 2.

Apply here - Application portal

Find out which group you belong to and see our application deadlines

Online application

You apply for CBS graduate programmes via the Danish universities' shared Application Portal. It is here that you upload documentation, receive instructions from your caseworker, find the answer to your application and confirm your place of study, if you are offered one.

Prepare in advance - it takes time to fill out an application!

We recommend you start working on your application well in advance of the application deadline. We estimate it takes at least 40 minutes to fill out an application if you have your documentation ready beforehand.

Make sure you're receiving e-mails from the Application Portal

It's a good idea to mark as a "safe sender" in your email client, otherwise notifications sent from the Application Portal might be blocked as junk email.

Log in guide to the Application Portal
The Application Portal can be accessed via NemID, with an existing student login at a Danish university, or by creating a new user account.

For information on how to log in to the system, please see the documents listed below. 

  • How to access the Application Portal 




Once you have submitted an application, a confirmation letter will be uploaded to your account in the Application Portal, under the "Messages" tab. Check the letter and note your Application ID number. You will need it in order to communicate with CBS Admissions regarding your application.

You will receive a notification email every time there is an update to your application.

Video guides about applying in the Portal
Find more information about how to apply in the Application Portal in the following videos:

1. How to begin an application

2. Uploading documentation to your application

3. How to submit and prioritize applications

Number of programmes you can apply for

You can apply for three programmes/concentrations at CBS per application round. You will need to fill out a separate application in the Application Portal for each and will be asked to prioritize them after submitting.

See what rules apply if you have a legal right of admission to a master programme at CBS.
Remember to check documentation for graduate admission - here you can also see if you need any of your official documents translated.
Personal statement
Remember to check if a personal statement is required for the programme you are applying for.

Programmes with a personal statement:
MA in International Business Communication
Cand.soc. i Human Resource Management
MSc in Business Administration and Data Science

MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems
MSc in Business, Language and Culture - Business and Development Studies
MSc in Business, Langauge and Culture - Diversity and Change Management
MSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care
MSc in Advanced Economics and Finance
MSc in Business Administration and Digital Business
MSc in Social Sciences in Public Management and Social Development
MSc in International Business and Politics
MSc in Social Science - Organisational Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MSc in Social Science in Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship
Master in Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality Management
MSc in Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship

If the programme you are applying for is not on the list above, a personal statement will not be taken into consideration.

If you are applying for one of the programmes mentioned above, you ought to look into what should be included in the personal statement by following the link. If you are asked to upload a personal statement, the statement will be used in the selection process and you cannot continue with the application until you have uploaded it to your application.
NB: We never consider the personal statement in connection to the specific entry requirements.

Do you have a legal right of admission to a master's programme which requires a personal statement?

If you have a legal claim for one of the following programmes, you do not have to write a personal statement but just upload a blank word document:

  • Cand.merc.(kom.)
  • MSc in International Business and Politics
  • MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems
  • MSc in Business Administration and Digital Business (previously E-business)
  • MSc in Business, Language and Culture

Check to see if you have a legal claim


The page was last edited by: Web editor - Student Communications // 01/16/2024