Credit Transfer Students (subject to change in 2020)
This category is for students with an 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) who take ISUP courses as a part of their full time studies at a university other than CBS and who can present a pre-approval of credit transfer from their home university stating that the courses will be credit transferred into their current studies. Please note that the pre-approval has to be an official document stating the name and course code of the course(s) that will be transferred and with university stamp, signature and contact information of the authority signing, the pre-approval must be uploaded in the application system by the application deadline.
Students without EU/EEA/Swiss citizenship who do not have one of the residence permits listed below, but are enrolled in a full-time programme at another Danish institution, can also apply in this category if they document that they have obtained a pre-approval for credit transfer of the course(s) into their programme and that they have paid the full tuition fee for the semester that the courses are going to be a part of.
If you need ISUP courses for other purposes (supplementary courses, etc.), please select the relevant category in the menu on your left and read more.
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 (Link to application system). Please read the information section carefully.
- Enter personal data
- Select student category
- Select courses (1 preferred and 1 alternative = 2 in total OR 2 preferred and 2 alternative = 4 in total)
- Upload documents:
- Copy of current grade transcript (in Danish or English*)
- Pre-approval of credit transfer (in Danish or English) from your home university with university stamp, signature and contact information of the authority signing, which confirms that the ISUP courses you want to take will be credit transferred to your current studies. The pre-approval must not be dated earlier than December 2019. NOTE: An application for pre-approval is not sufficient.
- Copy of passport (photo page and residence permit stickers, if applicable) or EU/national identity card stating your citizenship. Please note that driver’s license is not accepted
- Submit your application. Please make sure to read the information under Submit application.
To enrol students in courses ISUP needs valid documentation (including your pre-approval of credit transfer) by the application deadline; otherwise, your application will be rejected.
If you cannot submit valid documentation by the application deadline, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will change your status to the category "Open University Students (fee-paying)". This must be done by the application deadline and cannot be changed afterwards. In addition to this please note that any course fees will not be refunded, even if you submit a pre-approval of credit transfer at a later date. If you cannot present your pre-approval of credit transfer by the application deadline and do not change your category by sending us an email, your application will be rejected.
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.
*If your transcript is not in Danish or English, then you must upload either an authorized translation or a translation signed by your home university. Transcripts that are not in one of the aforementioned languages will not be assessed as part of your application.
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)
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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.
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
Please note that you may only take the courses stated on your course pre-approval from your home university.
- 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).
- 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.
Credit Transfer Students can withdraw by writing to email@example.com before 16 June 2020.
Fees and costs
There is no tuition fee for Credit Transfer Students as long as the student can present a course pre-approval from their home university within the application deadline.
Please note that if you are not able to present a course pre-approval within the application deadline, you have the possibility to change to the student category Open University Students (fee-paying) in the online application system by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check under Open University Students for more information about requirements and fees.
For a budget example over costs during ISUP, please check under budget/expected expenses in the fees and costs section of Application and fees.