International Summer University

Join ISUP, International Summer University Programme, one of Europe’s largest and oldest summer programmes, and experience exciting courses taught by brilliant faculty as well as the amazing spirit of wonderful Copenhagen. Be inspired by the international environment with participants from over 50 countries

 

Study at ISUP!

Course catalogue
What you experience at Copenhagen Business School will be new territory to you if you have never studied in Denmark before arriving at CBS - Check out CBS Student life
Academic Experience at CBS
World-class facilities at one of the largest business schools in Europe
World class facilities at ISUP
ISUP is much more than a high-level academic programme. It also offers an exciting social programme
Wonderful Social Programme

APPLICATION DATES FOR 2019

Application rounds for CBS students choosing electives through Online Student Service
First round: 29 January 2019  at 12:00 CET - 5 February 2019 at 23:59 CET
Second round: 26 March 2019 at 12:00 CET - 2 April 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Application rounds for all other student categories applying in the ISUP MoveOn system
First round: 12 February 2019 at 12:00 CET - 19 February 2019 at 23:59 CET
Second round: 26 March 2019 at 12:00 CET - 2 April 2019 at 23:59 CEST

Please note that second round is for seats in the courses that are not fully booked.

Read more about the application process and student categories under Application and fees.

PROGRAMME DATES FOR 2019

Course period:
25 June - 25 July 2019

Exam period:    
Home assignments/mini projects: 25/26 June - 29 July 2019. Please note that exam will start on the first teaching day and will run in parallel with the course.
4 hour written exams: 30 July - 2 August 2019

NB! Special dates for short courses, see Graduate level courses 2019 under Courses and exams.

Read more about course offers, course structure, exam periods and exam types under Courses and exams.

Specially for international students 2019:
Arrival Day: 21 June 2019
Welcome Day/Opening Ceremony: 22 June 2019
Introduction Day: 24 June 2019


Accommodation period:

  • Moving in date: 21 June 2019 at noon the earliest
  • Moving out date: 3 August 2019 at noon the latest

Read more about accommodation as well as arrival service, social programme, welcome day and introduction day for international students under Arrival and Social Programmes.

 

Why choose ISUP?

ISUP is a well-established programme

The International Summer University Programme (ISUP) was established in 1999, and at present it draws approx. 2000 participants from more than 50 countries - international exchange students, freemovers, students from CBS and other Danish universities as well as professionals seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills. The Programme provides participants with an exceptional opportunity to study in a truly international environment and combine high-quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience.

ISUP is a high-level academic programme

  • We offer over 50 courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, both classic business courses as well
    as more diverse courses that draw on other academic disciplines, all approved by CBS study boards.
  • Courses run over a six-week period, where students can take up to two courses equalling 7.5 ECTS credits per course.
  • ISUP gives students the opportunity to study at CBS, one of Europe's largest business schools, which has "The Triple Crown" accreditation (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB), an acknowledgement only shared by around 50 business schools worldwide. Read more about CBS and the latest facts and figures.
  • Most ISUP instructors are from top universities around the world, but professors from CBS teach at
    ISUP as well. Active involvement of international senior executives from Danish and multinational companies is an integral part in selected courses.

ISUP is also about enjoying Copenhagen and the Danish culture

We offer an interesting cultural and social programme and taking part in it is a wonderful opportunity for international participants to get to know each other, Copenhagen and the Danish culture through specially-arranged activities such as guided city tours of Copenhagen, Danish folk-dancing, comedy night as well as a weekend trip around Denmark.

Student Testimonials 2018
"It has been amazing to meet all of the Danish students in class, and hear about what they love about Copenhagen, what they love about Denmark and how our different school experiences are. To learn from professors, who are from all over the world, has been really eye-opening and very cool to learn these different perspectives in class.

I think one of the best things has been the social programme - they have been bringing us to different places around Denmark, showing us the sights, bringing us all around Copenhagen, getting to see various places, getting different experiences and then getting to meet all these other people from all over the world at the same time."

  Elizabeth Owens Skidmore Elizabeth Skidmore - York University, Schulich School of Business, Canada.
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"Professors are amazing - professors from all around the world - with such high degrees. Such a beautiful setting where people are actually talking a lot and the professors are actually facilitator rather than just the lecturer, which is a very beautiful concept.

The dorms have been great - this is the nicest room I have ever lived in."


  Rachit Jain Rachit Jain - University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.
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"I love about all the international students here, you can find people from Europe and Australia and America and of course, I am from China. So it is a very multicultural background and people just inspire each other and share ideas."

 Yushan Ao Yushan Ao - University of Queensland, Australia.                                                                                                                                                                                                     

 

The page was last edited by: ISUP Secretariat // 12/14/2018