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)

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

Application round 2020:
20 February at 12:00 CET - 19 March at 23:59 CET

Link to the MoveOn application system (TBA)

ONLINE STUDENT SERVICE

Who: Only for CBS Elective Students.

Application rounds 2020:
First round: 28 January at 12:00 CET - 4 February at 23:59 CET
Second round: 3 March at 12:00 CET - 10 March at 23:59 CET

Please note that second round is for places 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.

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 Student Categories

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)

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;

  • 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. 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 any 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 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

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 March 2020 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  no later than 16 June 2020.

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

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

ISUP 2020 prices: The tuition fee of the programme for Non-European Freemovers is 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 19 March 2020 your application will be rejected.

Please pay by making an international bank transfer of the exact amount in DKK payable to Copenhagen Business School:

Bank: Danske Bank
Registration number: 9541
Account number: 0009906258
IBAN: DK6230000009906258
Swift: DABADKKK


The following text must be the message field on your transfer: ISUP20 (student name) very important in order for CBS Accounts Department to identify your payment. If you forget to include this information it will take us longer to process your application.
NB: Please remember to pay all bank transaction fees, including those of the receiving bank, when you make a bank transfer - please ensure to instruct your bank not to share the fees but to debit all fees on the debit account.

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 16 June 2020
  • 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


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

ISUP 2020 prices: Open University Students pay DKK 3,750.00 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 2020. You must pay the invoice no later than 16 June 2020. 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 2020 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.

 

Budget / expected expenses

Staying in Copenhagen is not exactly cheap and living expenses of course vary according to personal requirements and standards. The following should give an indication of expected expenditures for the duration of ISUP:

Activity Prices 2019 (prices for 2020 to be announced)
CBS Housing (depends on room size, single or shared double room - prices for 6 week period). DKK 7119 - 12000. Please find details under Accommodation
ISUP Social Programme The price in 2019 was DKK 675 (Tour of Denmark to be purchased exclusively at a price of DKK 1,645)
Personal expenses (hot meals can be purchased in the CBS cafeteria for approx. DKK 40-50) 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 // 11/19/2019