Transfer

If you are currently enrolled in a programme at another university in Denmark, and you wish to transfer to the same programme at CBS, please read here.

 

Transfer

The transfer process is only for students currently enrolled in a specific programme at another university in Denmark and who wish to transfer to the same programme at CBS. ‘Same programme’ in the context of the transfer process is defined as an exact title match between your current programme and the CBS programme to which you wish to transfer.

 

Only some specific programmes are relevant to the transfer process

Only programmes officially recognised with the same title at both CBS and other universities are relevant to the transfer process. Examples of such programmes are:

Bachelor programmes

HA Almen Erhvervsøkonomi
HA(jur.) – Erhvervsøkonomi – erhvervsjura

Graduate programmes

Cand.merc.(jur.) –  Erhvervsøkonomi og erhvervsjura

CBS has programmes that share the same title with programmes at Syddansk Universitet, Roskilde University, Aarhus University and Aalborg University. If your current programme is not at one of these institutions, then your current programme is not offered at CBS and the transfer process is not for you.

 

If your current programme is not taught at CBS

If you are currently enrolled in a programme that does not share a title, and therefore is not also taught at CBS, or if you have previously been enrolled in a programme that is also taught at CBS but are no longer an active student, you cannot apply for transfer.


If you are currently enrolled in a programme outside of Denmark, then you likewise cannot apply for transfer directly to the second year of a CBS programme.


Instead, you must apply for Bachelor Admission or Graduate Admission from scratch. If your application is successful and you are offered a study place at CBS, the relevant Study Board will assess your previously passed courses for possible credit transfer.

 


How to apply for transfer, if you are eligible

Bachelor: Apply via Optagelse.dk by 15 March for study start 1 September.

Graduate: Apply via the Application Portal by 1 March for study start 1 September.

Remember that all the formalities of the application process must be adhered to.

Check that you fulfil the current entry requirements (bachelor or graduate) for the programme. These must be fulfilled at the time of application.

Check that you have passed the first year of the programme’s current curriculum in the programme Rules and Regulations. These must also be fulfilled at the time of application.

Fill out an Fileapplication form and upload it together with your application to Optagelse.dk (for bachelor) or the Application Portal (for graduate).

Scan your documents (entry requirements, grade transcript of completed courses, registration of current courses, course descriptions for completed and current courses and application form) and upload them to your application at Optagelse.dk (for bachelor) or the Application Portal (for graduate).

Send an email to ae@cbs.dk to inform us that you have applied for transfer.
 

Receiving an answer to your application

The application process works in conjunction with the admissions rounds and is with a view for a 1 September study start.

If you fulfil the entry requirements, have minimum 60 ECTS-points that match the CBS curriculum and your application is accepted, you will be directly enrolled to the 2nd year for the semester start on 1st September.

If your application is rejected for transfer to the 2nd year and you are instead offered a study spot in the general application round, your previously passed courses will be assessed for credit transfer.
 

You must fulfil these conditions for transfer

1.    You are currently enrolled as an active student in a programme in Denmark that shares the same official title as the CBS programme in which you are interested.

2.    You adhere to the formalities surrounding the application (deadlines, documentation etc.). If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen, you are to follow the general rules concerning payment of the application fee and tuition fees, if accepted.

3.    You fulfil all the entry requirements for the degree programme by the application deadline: 15 March (bachelor) or 1 March (graduate).

4.    You have passed all the courses that are the equivalent of the first year (minimum 60 ECTS-points) of the degree programme in which you wish to be enrolled by the application deadline: 15 March (bachelor) or 1 March (graduate).

5.    There are available places in the second year of the degree programme (if there are available places but the number of applicants that fulfil the previous requirements outnumber the places available, then only a certain number of applicants will be selected).

Please be aware of the following

Transfer is only once a year, application deadline 15 March (bachelor) or 1 March (graduate) for study start 1 September.

If you have not passed the first year due to unforeseen circumstances, you can apply for an exemption from this rule. Exemptions are rarely granted and only in extreme circumstances, such as serious illness. Please remember to include documentation, if this is case for you.

When comparing your courses to the CBS first year courses of the relevant programme/concentration, pay special attention to the number of ECTS-points for each course and the course contents.

Bear in mind that it can be very difficult to find an exact match between the curriculum of your current programme and the CBS programme. You therefore run the risk of extending the time it takes to complete a bachelor/graduate degree if your application for transfer is successful and you switch from a different university to CBS.

If your application for transfer is approved and you are currently receiving SU, you must contact su@cbs.dk to ask about any possible consequences of your transfer to CBS.

If you have any questions, please email ae@cbs.dk.

 

Changing from the part time to the full time graduate programmes (only for newly and currently enrolled CBS students)

A few of the graduate programmes at CBS are also offered as part time programmes.

These are:
•    MSc in Business Administration and E-business
•    MSc in Economics and Business Administration with Supply Chain Management
•    Cand.merc. Finansiering og Regnskab
•    Cand.merc. Økonomisk Markedsføring
•    Cand.merc.aud.

If you are enrolled in one of the programmes listed and you want to transfer between the part time and full time version, or vice versa, please send an email to: ae@cbs.dk.

 

Rules and regulations


You can find the official rules and regulations governing university admission (including transfer) in the official government website retsinformation.dk. Unfortunately, this is available in Danish only.

 

The page was last edited by: Web editor - Student Communications // 05/24/2022