Study start - graduate

Here you can read all about what happens when you have received an answer to your application. Find information about study start, introductory activities, IT systems, education grants (SU) and much more.


Congratulations on your study place and welcome to CBS!

Your official date of enrolment is 1 September 2019. For winter intake, it is 1 February.

Here you will find information you may need before study start.

Accept your study place

When you have received an answer to your application, the first thing you need to do is to accept (or decline) your study place in the Application Portal.

Read more about how to accept your study place at > Graduate > Admission > After you have applied

Please note: that regulations on the new 3 year legal claim has been passed. Read more about the new regulations at > Graduate > Admission > Entry requirements > Legal claim

Conditionally accepted?

If you are conditionally accepted, e.g. because you still need to pass a course in your bachelor degree, you must fulfil the conditions before 31 August 2020. If you fail to do so, your admission could be annulled.

Make sure to read the conditions in the answer and that you understand when and how to fulfil them.

Read more about conditional acceptance and what you need to do under The admission letter under > Graduate > Admission > After you have applied

Your digital access to CBS

To get access to CBS' IT systems and platforms, you will need a CBS user profile. Your user profile consists of a user name and a password, and it gives you access to your CBS-mail, your timetable and, 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

Winter intake
If you have been accepted with study start 1 February, you will receive the email in the beginning of January.

Introductory activities

Most study programmes at CBS start with introductory activities, which typically last a few days and take place in the middle/end of August. They start 19 August in 2019 at the earliest.

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.

In the beginning of July, you can read more about and find the dates for your intro activities on My Studies > Study Start > Introductory activities (CBS-login required)

Please note: you may have to sign up beforehand.

Winter intake:
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.


When you have activated your CBS user profile, you can log on to CBS Calendar, which shows your personal timetable.

You can expect the timetable to be ready in the beginning of August.

Winter intake:
If you have been accepted with study start 1 February, you can expect the timetable to be ready in the end of December. - your student intranet

When you have access to CBS’ IT platforms, you can also logon to, your entry to all you need to know as a student.

On the front page you will find news about study start which we recommend that you read.

On you will also find information about:

  • Introductory activities
  • Your study programme
  • News and events
  • Study techniques and exam preparation
  • Rules, deadlines and procedures
  • Student life
  • SU
  • CBS Library
  • Study seats and group rooms
  • Easy access and guides for IT systems and IT support
  • Contact information

Books, calculators and computers

We recommend that you do not buy any books until you have started your studies – either during the introductory activities or after the first classes. Teaching materials vary from year to year, and buying the materials early may result in you spending money on the wrong materials.

You can buy the books needed in the bookstore at CBS, Academic Books, or on the internet.

In most study programmes you should expect to spend DKK 2,000 - 2,500 on average each semester. The price may vary from programme to programme and from semester to semester, and some students choose to buy used books in order to save money. In some programmes, a part of the curriculum consists of research articles and other materials available online.

Calculators and computer
We recommend that you put off buying a computer until after you have started your studies. As a student, you will often get especially good offers on computers and calculators. There might also be certain demands on calculators and computers. If so, you will receive further information on this, when you have started your studies.

Student grants - SU

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

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 > Student life > SU > Apply for SU – Danish citizen (CBS-login required) or

SU for international students

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 > Student life > SU > Apply for SU – foreign citizen (CBS-login required) or

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. 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.

For international students

Moving to another country to study can be quite challenging, but help is available.

Find info for international students on
Read much more about what CBS has to offer international students at > Study start > International Student (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.

ISA offers:

  • one-on-one guidance on Facebook and in person
  • quiz nights, movie nights and dinners
  • excursions
  • other social events

Find ISA at:

On their blog you will also find tips, tricks and stories about how they found a place to live:

Welcome event for international students 25 August 2019
Attend the welcome event and learn more about:

  • how to get off to a good start at CBS and in Copenhagen
  • how to study and prepare for exams at CBS
  • how to establish a network at CBS and in Copenhagen
  • the Danish culture and people
  • your job opportunities in Denmark

At the welcome event, you will also get a chance to meet other international students, the International Student Ambassadors (ISA) and different student organisations.
Sign up for the welcome event here from 1 July

How to register in Denmark
You must register with the Danish Civil Register (CPR).

You can read about how to register at > My studies > Study start > International students > Registration in Denmark

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:

survival guide

Need a confirmation on your studies?

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.You can get a confirmation of enrolment by enquiring in the Student Hub at Solbjerg Plads 3. Remember to bring a Student ID or other picture ID as identification. 

Read more about confirmations of enrolment on > 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 stamped and signed as a proof that you are accepted to CBS.

You need to print the letter yourself and bring it to the Student Hub, Solbjerg Plads 3. Remember to bring a Student ID or other picture ID as identification.

In need of special support - SPS?

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 > Student Life > Special Educational Support (SPS) (CBS-login required)

Questions about the answer to your application?

If you have any questions for our answer to your application, please send an email to CBS Admissions on

The e-mail must contain: 

  • Subject line: "My Application" + your application ID
  • A detailed explanation of your problem/question

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.

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. Find contact information


The page was last edited by: Student Affairs // 03/03/2020