International Summer University Programme (ISUP)

Join ISUP, one of Europe’s largest and oldest summer programmes, and experience exciting courses taught by brilliant faculty as well as the amazing spirit of wonderful Copenhagen. Be inspired by the international environment with participants from over 50 countries


Study at ISUP!

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ISUP 2018 Course Catalogue
What you experience at Copenhagen Business School will be new territory to you if you have never studied in Denmark before arriving at CBS - Check out CBS Student life
Academic Experience at CBS
World-class facilities at one of the largest business schools in Europe
World class facilities at ISUP
ISUP is much more than a high-level academic programme. It also offers an exciting social programme
Wonderful Social Programme


Application rounds for CBS students choosing electives through Online Student Service
First round: 30 January 2018 at 12:00 - 6 February 2018 at 23:59
Second round: 3 April 2018 at 12:00 - 10 April 2018 at 23:59

Application rounds for all other student categories applying in the ISUP Resultmaker system
First round: 13 February 2018 at 12:00 - 20 February 2018 at 23:59
Second round: 3 April 2018 at 12:00 - 10 April 2018 at 23:59

Please note that second round is for seats in the courses that are not fully booked.

Read more about the application process and student categories under Application and fees.


Course period:
26 June - 26 July 2018

Exam period:    
Home assignments/mini projects: 26/27 June - 30 July 2018. Please note that exam will start on the first teaching day and will run in parallel with the course.
4 hour written exams: 31 July - 3 August 2018

Read more about course offers, course structure, exam periods and exam types under Courses and exams.

Specially for international students 2018

Arrival day: 22 June 2018
Welcome day/ Opening ceremony: 23 June 2018
Moving out of dorm rooms (noon): 4 August 2018

Read more about accommodation as well as arrival service, social programme, welcome day and introduction day for international students under Arrival and Social Programmes.

Why choose ISUP?

ISUP is a well-established programme

The International Summer University Programme (ISUP) was established in 1999, and at present it draws approx. 2000 participants from more than 50 countries - international exchange students, freemovers, students from CBS and other Danish universities as well as professionals seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills. The Programme provides participants with an exceptional opportunity to study in a truly international environment and combine high-quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience.

ISUP is a high-level academic programme

  • We offer over 50 courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, both classic business courses as well
    as more diverse courses that draw on other academic disciplines, all approved by CBS study boards.
  • Courses run over a six-week period, where students can take up to two courses equalling 7.5 ECTS credits per course.
  • ISUP gives students the opportunity to study at CBS, one of Europe's largest business schools, which has "The Triple Crown" accreditation (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB), an acknowledgement only shared by around 50 business schools worldwide. Read more about CBS and the latest facts and figures.
  • Most ISUP instructors are from top universities around the world, but professors from CBS teach at
    ISUP as well. Active involvement of international senior executives from Danish and multinational companies is an integral part in selected courses.

ISUP is also about enjoying Copenhagen and the Danish culture

We offer an action-packed cultural and social programme, and taking part in it is a wonderful opportunity for international participants to get to know each other, Copenhagen and the Danish culture through specially-arranged activities such as international dinners, city tours, folk-dancing, as well as a weekend trip around Denmark.

Student Testimonials
"I was expecting to study abroad to fulfil my requirements for Graduate School.  What I ended up getting was a remarkable gift.  In one of my courses, our team trained together, studied together, and presented together in front of peers.  I learned the Scandinavian way of every stakeholder working ‘together’ both professionally and personally to achieve a common goal.  It turned out to be the best presentation ever!  We even went out for ice cream while they taught me how to speak Danish.  I truly made some very special lifelong friends.

        - Daniel Soong, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, USA.

"The experience at CBS was extensive though exhaustive and requiring a lot of hard work. The course took off with an orientation, where the students from more than 55 countries across the seven continents ,were welcomed to the university by the professors and administration of Copenhagen Business school. We were introduced to highly qualified expert professors from many renowned universities from many parts of the world who came to teach different courses as visiting faculty.

The curriculum and the framing of courses were such as to provide the students with in-depth knowledge of the notions that were taught in class, packed with careful selection of case studies, field visits, videos, studio exercises and intensive, open-minded class discussions in groups as well as with the professors, it was really exciting . The professors’ experience and knowledge was inspiring.

Every day was a new learning experience both academically or otherwise. The Days of My Life at CBS were not just all work but there were many fun add-ons too with the many get–togethers organized by the CBS students, not to mention the exciting trips to Berlin and Denmark, where they acted as our guides. The social activities gave excellent platform to connect and mingle with students from different countries and cultural background. It was like an international carnival.

I am extremely glad that I participated in this programme, and will highly recommend it to my juniors.
Thank You CBS for providing the opportunity and the warm, patient, untiring support during our stay, that made our programme a memorable and enriching experience"

           - Ria Trehan, IMT Ghaziabad University, India.

"ISUP program gave me valuable tools to analyze businesses today. It's a great opportunity to expand your international network, enrich your personal and professional experience, and live a unique atmosphere in a superb faculty as CBS. Definitely worth it."

        - Alan Jalife, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina.


Sidst opdateret: ISUP Secretariat // 21/02/2018