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 MOVEON SYSTEM (best browsers to use: Firefox or Chrome. You cannot use Internet Explorer). Video guides below.

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

Application round 2021:
18 February at 12:00 - 16 March at 23:59 CET

IT IS NO LONGER POSSIBLE TO APPLY.

ISUP 2021 courses with few applicants will be cancelled before the second application round for CBS electives on 9 March 2021. Cancelled courses will be announced in start March on Courses and exams under “Bachelor level courses 2021” and “Graduate level courses 2021”.
Please note that course registration and assignment in ISUP MoveOn system is not on a first come, first served basis. However, if you want to increase chances that your selected courses are not cancelled due to the low number of applicants, please apply early in the application round (until 2 March 2021).



Video guides about applying in the MoveOn portal
Find information about the application process in the following videos:

1. How to access the application portal


2. How to fill out an application

 

 


ONLINE STUDENT SERVICE

Who: Only for CBS Elective Students.

Application rounds 2021:
First round: 26 January at 12:00 - 2 February at 23:59 CET
Second round: 9 March at 12:00 - 16 March at 23:59 CET
Third round: 8 June at 12:00 - 15 June at 23:59 CET

Please note that second and third round is for places in the courses that are not fully booked.

You must register for electives via the Online Student Service at my.cbs.dk
 

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.

If you are not quite sure which student category you should apply in, check the graphic below and remember to read carefully about the individual student categories before you apply.

 

ISUP

CBS Elective Students

CBS Mandatory Students

Exchange Students

Credit Transfer Students

Non-European Freemovers (Fee-Paying)

Open University Students (Fee-Paying)

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)
  • ONLY FOR APPLICANTS WITH REFUGEE RESIDENCE PERMIT: "Tidsbegrænset mhp. midlertidigt ophold" - temporary residence permit in Denmark with a view to a temporary stay. You need to submit the residence permit together with the letter you received from the Danish Immigration Service

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.

Academic recommendations

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;

  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): minimum result of 185
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): minimum of 185
  • IELTS Academic Test: minimum result of 7.0
  • TOEFL iBT: minimum result of 94

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

* However, 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.

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).Short courses (3 weeks) cannot be taken together with any other course - neither another short course nor an ordinary course (6 weeks).
  • 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. The research question for the home assignment/mini project must be handed in to the course instructor for approval by the 3rd teaching week, 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. NB! Special dates for short courses.
  • 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 places in each course. So even if someone else withdraws, this will not leave a place to be filled
  • How to select courses depends on which system students are applying in:

ISUP MoveOn 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
  • 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

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 15 June 2021 (end of third application round) 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 contact their coordinator who will afterwards contact us. Deadline for withdrawing is 14 June 2021
  • Credit Transfer Students, Non-European Freemovers and Open University Students can withdraw by writing to isup@cbs.dk  no later than 14 June 2021

How do we assign courses?

Students applying in the ISUP MoveON system:
If there are more applicants than places, 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

By law, freemovers are required to pay tuition fee to study at CBS.

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

ISUP 2021 prices: DKK 10,500 per bachelor course and DKK 14,250 per graduate course.

Your application will only be processed once we have received the tuition fee. If we have not received the fee by the application deadline your application will be rejected.

Please find banking information under the section FEES AND COSTS here.

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


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

ISUP 2021 prices: DKK 4,125 per course (7.5 ECTS) for both bachelor and graduate courses.

E-payment invoice:
CBS Accounting will send you an e-payment invoice with payment instructions end-May 2021. You must pay the invoice no later than 14 June 2021. If you do not pay on time you will be deregistered without further notice.

NOTE: If you are taking ISUP courses as supplementary courses, please wait to pay the invoice until 10 June 2021 where CBS Admissions has informed you if you are accepted to a CBS full time study or not.

NOTE: When you have paid the invoice, we do not refund.

 

The page was last edited by: ISUP Secretariat // 03/17/2021