Application and fees

Before you apply, please make sure that you know which student category you belong to since the admission requirements for each category vary considerably. See the student categories and the details of the application process below

 

How to apply

  1. Please check below which student category you belong to
  2. Follow the guidelines on how to apply, listed under the relevant category. Make sure that you have read all the admission requirements for the relevant category before you apply
  3. Submit online application (make sure you apply in the right application system)

ISUP RESULTMAKER SYSTEM

Who: CBS Mandatory Students, Exchange Students, Credit Transfer Students, Non-European Freemovers and Open University Students.

Application rounds 2018:
First round: 13 February at 12:00 - 20 February at 23:59
Second round: 3 April at 12:00 - 10 April at 23:59

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

Link to the application system

ONLINE STUDENT SERVICE

Who: Only for CBS Elective Students.

Application rounds 2018:
First round: 30 January at 12:00 - 6 February at 23:59
Second round: 3 April at 12:00 - 10 April at 23:59

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

Link to the application system
 

Student categories

There are different ways to apply and different admission requirements depending on the student category. Please make sure that you have read all the admission requirements for the relevant student category before you apply.

CBS Elective Students

  • Who: CBS students who take an ISUP course as an ELECTIVE course as part of their full time studies at CBS (NOT supplementary/Open University courses!)
  • Condition: The course(s) MUST be listed on the positive elective list prepared by your Study secretariat
  • Admission requirements and how to apply

CBS Mandatory Students

  • Who: CBS students who take an ISUP course as a MANDATORY course as part of their full time studies at CBS
  • Condition: The course(s) MUST be pre-approved as a mandatory course by the student’s Study Board, since the course will be counted and registered as a mandatory course
  • Admission requirements and how to apply

Exchange Students

Credit Transfer Students

  • Who: Students with EU/EEA/Swiss citizenship or a permanent residence permit for Denmark (or another Nordic country: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands), please check below for detailed description of accepted residence permits
  • Condition: The course(s) MUST be approved by the student’s home university (study board), and students must present a pre-approval of credit transfer, which shows that the course(s) will be transferred towards their current studies
  • Admission requirements and how to apply

Non-European Freemovers (Fee-Paying)

  • Who: Students and professionals without EU/EEA/Swiss citizenship or without a permanent residence permit for Denmark (or another Nordic country: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands) or without any of the residence permits listed below
  • Condition: Students and professionals apply on their own initiative, for instance in order to further develop their knowledge and skills, to fulfil all the specific entry requirements for a CBS graduate programme or to improve their chances in the selection process for a spot in one of CBS graduate programmes ("supplementary" courses), etc.
  • Non-European Freemovers must pay the whole tuition fee when applying for ISUP. Your application will only be processed once we have received the tuition fee. Read more under the Fees and costs section on this page
  • For students taking supplementary courses for graduate admission at CBS: Please investigate your needs and options carefully and choose your ISUP courses on a well-informed basis:
    • Once your course registration has been confirmed by the ISUP secretariat, you will not be able to change your registration. This will also apply in the event that you are notified by CBS Admissions that you need other courses in order to be admitted to CBS
    • You can only withdraw from the programme and have the tuition fee refunded until 1 June 2018. After this date refunds will only be issued under certain conditions described in detail under the Fees and costs section on this page
  • Admission requirements and how to apply

Open University Students (Fee-Paying)

  • Who: Any person (CBS students, students from other universities, professionals, etc.) with EU/EEA/Swiss citizenship or a permanent residence permit for Denmark (or another Nordic country: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands), please check below for detailed descriptions of accepted residence permits
  • Condition: Apply on own initiative, for instance in order to further develop their knowledge and skills, to fulfil all the specific entry requirements for a CBS graduate programme or to improve their chances in the selection process for a spot in one of CBS graduate programmes ("supplementary" courses), etc.
  • For students taking supplementary courses for graduate admission at CBS: Please investigate your needs and options carefully and choose your ISUP courses on a well-informed basis:
    • Once your course registration has been confirmed by the ISUP secretariat, you will not be able to change your registration. This will also apply in the event that you are notified by CBS Admissions that you need other courses in order to be admitted to CBS
    • You can only withdraw from the programme and have the tuition fee refunded until 1 June 2018. After this date refunds will only be issued under certain conditions described in detail under the Fees and costs section on this page
  • Admission requirements and how to apply
Residence permit
The following residence permits in Denmark (or another Nordic country: Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands) are accepted:
  • "Permanent opholdstilladelse" - permanent residence permit in Denmark
  • "Opholdstilladelse med mulighed for varigt ophold" - residence permit with a view to permanent residence in Denmark
  • "Opholdstilladelse jævnfør EF/EØS-bekendtgørelsen" - residence permit in Denmark according to the EU/EEA regulations
  • "Opholdstilladelse som medfølgende barn" - residence in Denmark as an accompaning child (the documentation must state that you are "medfølgende barn" - the text "medfølgende familie" is not sufficient)

Prerequisites

Course prerequisites

Make sure that you fulfil the prerequisites stated in the course catalogue, for the course(s) you wish to apply for, before you apply. Please note that it is your own responsibility to make sure that you fulfil the course prerequisites.

Requirements

Academic level

ISUP courses are regular university courses taught in English at either undergraduate or graduate level and therefore, it is strongly recommended that only students with good academic standing apply. It is the students' own responsibility to make sure that they are able to follow the courses and pass the exams.

Level of English Proficiency

ISUP students are not required to submit any proof of English proficiency. Since all courses are taught in English and at a high academic level, it is highly recommended to have a strong command in both oral and written English, otherwise it might be difficult to follow the courses and pass the exams. The ISUP secretariat recommends all students to have an English proficiency corresponding to any of the tests and certificates listed below;

  • IELTS academic test result of at least 7.0
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English passed
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English passed
  • TOEFL iBT test result of at least 91
  • TOEFL paper-based test result of at least 577
  • TOEFL ITP institutional test done at CBS with a score of at least 577

Disclaimer

Please note that fulfilment of ISUP requirements does not entail fulfilment of the entry requirements for full-time programmes at CBS. Also, enrolment in ISUP courses does not guarantee admission to full-time programmes at CBS.

Eligibility

  • Bachelor students at any year of their bachelor programme are able to apply for undergraduate courses
  • Bachelor students with adequate prerequisites are allowed to take graduate courses*
  • Master students may also apply for undergraduate courses*
  • Professionals may apply both for graduate and undergraduate courses

* Positive lists for CBS bachelor students taking elective courses include only undergraduate courses in the Online Student Service system, and positive lists for CBS master students taking elective courses include only graduate courses in the Online Student Service system.
Bachelor students applying in ISUP's application system will only be shown undergraduate/bachelor courses as standard. If bachelor students wish to take graduate/master courses, they should choose random undergraduate courses, write in the "Applicant notes" what graduate courses they would like to choose instead, and we will change them manually in the system.

Course selection

Selecting courses

  • Read the course descriptions in the course catalogue very carefully to make sure that you fulfil the course prerequisites
  • Students can maximum take two courses at ISUP (max 15 ECTS) since the workload per course amounts to 206 hours (the workload for two courses is more than a full time job)
  • Please note the type of exam for each course. A "home assignment/mini project" exam run in parallel with the course and will start on the first day of teaching and the research question for the home assignment/mini project must be handed in to the course instructor no later than 12 July 2018 and approved by the course instructor no later than 17 July 2018, read more under the exam section under Courses and exams. All the exams of the type "home assignment/mini project" will take place simultaneously. That means your exam submissions must be handed in on the same day and time. If you do not wish to have two simultaneous home assignments/mini projects, please choose other courses with another exam type. Neither the time nor the exam type will be changed.
  • Please note that it is not possible to switch courses once the application rounds are closed. We will overbook all courses in relation to the number of seats in each course. So even if someone else withdraws, this will not leave a seat to be filled
  • How to select courses depends on which system students are applying in:

ISUP Resultmaker system
Who: CBS Mandatory Students, Exchange Students, Credit Transfer Students, Non-European Freemovers and Open University Students.

  • To make sure that there are no time conflicts between your preferred and alternative courses, please check the course and exam timetables in the section Courses and exams
  • Exchange students must choose two preferred courses and two alternative courses
  • For students taking supplementary courses for graduate admission at CBS: Please investigate your needs and options carefully and choose your ISUP courses on a well-informed basis:
    • Once your course registration has been confirmed by the ISUP secretariat, you will not be able to change your registration. This will also apply in the event that you are notified by CBS Admissions that you need other courses in order to be admitted to CBS
    • You can only withdraw from the programme and have the tuition fee refunded until 1 June 2018. After this date refunds will only be issued if your application for a CBS graduate programme has been rejected, or the completion of the courses is not listed as a condition for your acceptance to a graduate programme at CBS

Online Student Service
Who:
Only for CBS Elective Students.

  • Even though the system may allow you to sign up for more courses, you may maximum choose two electives. These are actual course registrations and not priorities
  • To make sure that there are no time conflicts between your preferred and alternative courses, please check the course and exam timetables in the section Courses and exams
  • You can only see the electives approved by your study board when applying for ISUP electives
  • Note that the course registration and assignment for students taking electives is done on a first come, first served basis (ongoing registration, i.e. courses will be closed as they fill up and reopen when students deregister)

Course withdrawal

Students can withdraw from courses depending on the student category.

  • CBS Elective Students can withdraw on 10 April 2018 at the latest through the Online Student Service. After deadline please contact your Study Board
  • CBS Mandatory Students must get a dispensation from their Study Board
  • Nominated Exchange Students must have a standard workload of two courses equivalent to 15 ECTS. Any deviation from the standard workload must be agreed upon in advance with your home university and the ISUP secretariat
  • Credit Transfer Students, Non-European Freemovers and Open University Students can withdraw by writing to summer@cbs.dk before 1 June 2018. Please note, that reimbursement of tuition fee after this date is only possible if you have been rejected to a graduate programme at CBS, or the completion of the courses is not listed as a condition for your acceptance to a graduate programme at CBS. CBS Admissions will send out letters mid-June 2018. Deadline for forwarding the letter to summer@cbs.dk is 26 June 2018. You will get a refund in August 2018

How do we assign courses?

Students applying in the ISUP Resultmaker system:
We assign courses to all first round applicants after the first application round, and the second application round is for seats in the courses that are not fully booked. If there are more applicants than seats, courses are assigned in random order according to the applicants course priorities.

CBS students applying in Online Student Service:
Please note that the course registration and assignment for students taking electives is done on a first come, first served basis (ongoing registration, i.e. courses will be closed as they fill up and reopen when students deregister).

Fees and costs

Tuition fee

NON-EUROPEAN FREEMOVERS (more information on how to apply):

ISUP 2018 prices: The tuition fee of the programme for Non-European Freemovers is DKK 8,906.50 per bachelor course and DKK 11,719.00 per graduate course.

Your application will only be processed once we have received the tuition fee. The deadline for paying the fee is 20 February 2018 if you want to be considered first round applicant and get assigned courses after the first application round. Deadline for paying in the second application round is 10 April 2018 (Note: second application round is only for seats in courses that are not fully booked).

If you pay the tuition fee and fulfil the admission requirements you will be accepted to the programme, and we will issue an acceptance letter for your visa application.

Refund:
One of the following conditions must be fulfilled in order to refund the tuition fee:

  • You withdraw from the programme before 1 June 2018
  • You have been rejected to a graduate programme at CBS
  • The completion of the courses is not listed as a condition for your acceptance to a graduate programme at CBS

CBS Admissions will send out letters mid-June 2018. If you want to withdraw and have the tuition fee refunded please send a copy of the letter from CBS Admissions to summer@cbs.dk no later than 26 June 2018. You will get a refund in August 2018.

OPEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS (more information on how to apply):

ISUP 2018 prices: Open University Students pay DKK 3,750.00 per course (7.5 ECTS) for both bachelor and graduate courses.

Invoice:
You will receive an invoice and payment instructions in May 2018. It will be sent to your CBS email address from the Online Student Service system. You must pay the amount within the deadline stated in the bill, otherwise you will automatically be deregistered from the course.

Refund:
One of the following conditions must be fulfilled in order to refund the tuition fee:

  • You withdraw from the programme before 1 June 2018
  • You have been rejected to a graduate programme at CBS
  • The completion of the courses is not listed as a condition for your acceptance to a graduate programme at CBS

CBS Admissions will send out letters mid-June 2018. If you want to withdraw and have the tuition fee refunded please send a copy of the letter from CBS Admissions to summer@cbs.dk no later than 26 June 2018. You will get a refund in August 2018.

Please note that all other student categories are exempted from paying tuition fees as long as the admission requirements for the individual category is fulfilled. For more information on the specific admission requirements, please check under the relevant student category.

Living expenses

Budget example:

Activity Prices 2017 (To be updated for 2018)
CBS Housing (depends on room size, single or shared double room - prices for 6 week period). DKK 5200 - 12000. Please find details under Accommodation
ISUP Social Programme DKK 670 (Tour of Denmark to be purchased exclusively at a price of DKK 1645)
Personal expenses (hot meals can be purchased in the CBS cafeteria for approx. DKK 30-40) DKK 3500 - 5000
Books/reading materials* DKK 0 - 1500 (approx. DKK 565 per course in courses where buying books is required)
Transport DKK 500

* The cost for course material depends on the subject and number of courses. In some courses it is not required to buy books, in some more than one book is required. In the courses where buying books is required, you can count on spending approx. DKK 565 per course (with student discount in Academic books). Most expensive books will very seldom be over DKK 1000. Prices for books for undergraduate and graduate courses are similar.

 

The page was last edited by: ISUP Secretariat // 12/12/2017