Study start - graduate
Congratulations on your study place and welcome to CBS!
Your official date of enrolment is 1 September. For winter intake, it is 1 February.
Here you will find information you may need before study start.
Most study programmes at CBS start with introductory activities, which typically last a few days. In 2020, they will take place between 24 - 28 August (week 35).
The activities are not mandatory. However, we do recommend that you participate as you here will get a good introduction to the programme and the opportunity to get to know your fellow students and lecturers.
No later than 17 August, you can read more and find the dates and programme for your intro activities on My Studies > Study Start > Introductory activities (CBS-login required)
If you have been accepted with study start 1 February, the introductory activities will start in the end of January or the beginning of February.
Your digital access to CBS
To get access to CBS' IT systems and platforms, you will need your CBS user profile. Your user profile consists of a user name and a password.
It gives you access to your CBS-mail, your timetable and my.cbs.dk, which is your student intranet.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have been accepted with study start 1 February, you will receive the email in the beginning of January.
My.cbs.dk - your student intranet
My.cbs.dk is your student intranet which is your entry to all you need to know as a student at CBS.
On the front page you will find news about study start which we recommend that you read thoroughly.
You can log on to my.cbs.dk once you have your CBS user profile.
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 graduate 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.
- Winter intake: if you have been accepted with study start 1 February, you can apply for SU 1 January
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 (CBS-login required) or www.su.dk
SU for foreign citizens
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 (CBS-login required) or www.su.dk
Please note that processing time may take up to 4 months.
It can be difficult to find a place to live in Copenhagen. Unfortunately, CBS cannot provide accommodation for students.
If you are looking for housing in Copenhagen, you can find more information and register for residence halls, rental and youth apartments here:
You can also find many private residence halls in Copenhagen. The easiest way to find them is to google: “kollegium København” or “residence hall Copenhagen”
Another option is to rent a room in a private apartment. On CBS Campus and on Facebook pages for CBS students, you can find people looking for students who want to rent a room.
You can also find various webpages where you can get in contact with people who are renting out rooms or apartments.
Are you an international student you can find other international students' tips, tricks and stories about how they found a place to live on the International Students Ambassadors’ blog
Beware of scam!
You should always watch out, when you are looking for accommodation, since there are many scammers who will try to rent a room or apartment to you which they do not own or does not exist.
The police offers good advice on how to make yourself more secure in your hunt for housing and avoid scam.
Make sure to:
- check that the person in fact owns the room or apartment in question
- pay to a Danish bank account – if possible
- always use your common sense
- never let yourself be pressured by an eager letter or landlord
You can find the police’s good advice on the Police's webpage on Undgå svindel med lejeboliger (only in Danish)
You can also find various webpages where you can get in contact with people who are renting out rooms or apartments. However, you should always watch out, when you are looking for accommodation, since there are swindlers who will try to rent a room to you which e.g. does not exist.
If you are an international student, you should be aware of the rules for entry into Denmark.
Follow the updates from the Danish National Police about entry into Denmark here
Make sure to bring the letter you have received in the Application Portal, which confirms your acceptance to CBS, and be ready to show it to the border control when entering Denmark.
You letter confirms:
- that CBS is open and not closed down due to COVID-19
- that you are a student at Copenhagen Business School
- that your physical attendance is required from 24 August
- that we strongly recommend that our students are present in Denmark from 1 August to settle in
Please note: it is your own responsibility to ensure that you are up-to-date with the status of your acceptance in the Application Portal. Therefore, you should continue checking for messages from CBS in the Application Portal so you do not miss out on important updates to your application.
Moving to another country to study can be quite challenging, but help is available.
Find info for international students on my.cbs.dk
Read much more about what CBS has to offer international students at my.cbs.dk > Student life > International Students (CBS-login required)
Get help from CBS' International Student Ambassadors
You can also get help from CBS’ International Student Ambassadors, ISA. ISA are around 25 CBS students who helps new international students to get settled at CBS and in Copenhagen.
Find ISA at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CBSISA/
How to register in Denmark
You must register with the Danish Civil Register (CPR).
You can read all about how to register at my.cbs.dk > Student life > Registration in Denmark (CBS-login required)
Survival guide to life in Denmark
You can find tips, insights and information on how to get the best possible student life in Denmark in the International Students’ Survival Guide to Life in Denmark.
Find the guide here: http://danskestuderende.com/fileadmin/Survival_Guide_2020.pdf
You can get two types of confirmations:
1. Confirmation of enrolment
A confirmation of enrollment is your proof that you are enrolled in a programme at CBS. You can only get a confirmation of enrolment if you are fully accepted to CBS.
To get a confirmation of enrolment, send an email to email@example.com. We will make the confirmation and send it to you.
Read more about confirmations of enrolment on my.cbs.dk > IT and Tools > Guide to the Online Student Service > Confirmation of enrolment (CBS-login required)
2. Verified copy of your acceptance letter
You can have your acceptance letter digitally signed as a proof that you are accepted to CBS.
To get a verified copy of your acceptance letter, send the letter as a pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will sign the letter and send it back to you.
If you have a function impairment, which prevents you from completing your programme at the same conditions as other students, you can apply for special support and aids, the so-called Special Education Support (SPS).
Read more at my.cbs.dk > Student Life > Special Educational Support (SPS) (CBS-login required)
Questions about your new study programme or CBS?
If you have questions about your study programme or CBS, you are welcome to contact your student guidance counsellor or Student Hub.