CBS Mandatory Students

This category is only for CBS students who take ISUP courses as mandatory courses and as part of their full time studies. Please read through the requirements for admission below before you apply


Application process

This category is only for students who take ISUP courses as a part of their full time studies at CBS, and they are counted as mandatory courses.

How to apply

  • Make sure you are applying in the right category
  • Make sure you fulfil the prerequisites stated in the course catalogue
  • Complete the online application flow - MoveON. Please read the information section carefully.
    • Enter personal data
    • Select student category
    • Select the course(s) stated on the pre-approval from CBS
    • Upload documents:
      • Copy of current grade transcript (in Danish or English)
      • Pre-approval of credit transfer from CBS, confirming that the ISUP courses you want to take will be credit transferred to your current studies
    • Submit your application. Please make sure to read the information under Submit application.


The ISUP course offer is subject to student interest and enrolment. Due to unforeseen circumstances there might be changes to the course offer which can happen up until the beginning of the programme. Changes will be communicated without delay.

Further questions?

Further information on your application, ECTS, courses approved for you, please contact your study board. Please also contact your study board about the further procedure in case the pre-approval of credit transfer is not ready within the ISUP application deadline.

Application round

17 February 2022 at 12:00 - 15 March 2022 at 23:59 CET

ISUP 2022 courses with few applicants will be cancelled before the second application round for CBS electives on 8 march 2022. Cancelled courses will be announced in start March on Courses and exams under “Bachelor level courses 2022” and “Graduate level courses 2022”.

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 make sure that your selected courses are not cancelled due to the low number of applicants, please apply early in the application round.


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 undergraduate or graduate level. This means that the academic level is equal to the ordinary CBS elective courses.

However, you can only choose the courses that your study board approves for you.

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


Please note that you may only take the courses stated on your course pre-approval from your study board.

Course selection

Selecting courses

  • You may only take courses stated on your course pre-approval.
  • Read the course descriptions in the course catalogue very carefully to make sure that you fulfil the course prerequisites.
  • To make sure there are no time conflicts between your courses, please check the course and exam timetables in the section Courses and exams.
  • 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 runs 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.
  • Please note that it is not possible to switch courses once the application round is 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.
  • Regarding short courses, please check the course description.

Course withdrawal

CBS Mandatory Students must get a dispensation from their study board.


The page was last edited by: ISUP Secretariat // 10/06/2021