Documentation for graduate 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 in a possible rejection.
See our quick overview of required documentation (pdf) and find more detailed information about the different kinds of documentation below.
An official transcript does not need to be printed or sealed, but transcripts should be certified with a signature or stamp for example. A scanned copy of your official transcript is sufficient. 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.
For students from CBS or other Danish universities
Click on the files listed under “View/Edit upload” to check if the documentation that has been retrieved by the system is complete and correct. You are responsible for making sure that all the necessary information is available for each application.
For students from CBS or other Danish universities
The requirement must be fulfilled before study start.
As an example of a suitable, official course description, please see Principles of Financial Accounting
Official course descriptions must be issued by the university - for example from a course catalog or the university website. They can be copy/pasted with a link to their location online. Course descriptions that you have written yourself are not sufficient.
If we have made an advance 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.
NB: We reserve the right not to take into account unofficial course descriptions.
Projects from RUC and AAU can be used for the specific entry requirements for some of CBS’ graduate programmes.
A project cannot be used to fulfil the specific entry requirements for the MSc in EBA/ cand.merc. programme.
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
Bachelor thesis or internship
Courses that are not part of your bachelor degree
Have you passed, or are planning on passing, any other courses that are not a part of your bachelor degree but you think are relevant for your application?
You must upload official grade transcripts for the courses you have passed by the application deadline.
If you intend to pass courses, which are not part of your bachelor degree, before study start of the graduate programme you are applying for, you must upload documentation for enrolment in all the bachelor level courses in progress.
If you are not yet officially enrolled in the courses, you must upload a document that clearly states which courses you intend to pass before study start.
The documentation for courses that are not a part of your bachelor degree (passed courses or courses in progress) must include:
- Which university the course is taken at
- The course title
- The number of ECTS-points for the course
- Course description (if the course is not taken at CBS)
- When the course starts (if you have not yet passed the course)
- When you have passed the course / intend to pass the course
There are two types of courses you can take in addition to your bachelor degree:
- There are specific rules for how many courses you can take and when you take them, please see the rules regarding supplementary courses.
- Registration for supplementary courses must be documented by the application deadline
- Supplementary courses must be passed before study start
- Extra courses must be documented and passed before the application deadline.
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.
Find more information and the self-assessment form under "Are you qualified?".
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's admission pages to find further information on the motivational essay and 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).
We do not use CVs, GMAT tests or recommendation letters in your assessment.