Credit Transfer Students
This category is only 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.
Furthermore, this category is only for students 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 it has to be signed by your study board, and we must receive it by the application deadline.
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)
- 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 from your home university, other university than CBS, confirming that the ISUP course(s) you want to take will be credit transferred to your current studies (in Danish or English)
- 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
- Go to “print receipt” and your application is complete!
Please note that we process applications continuously as they are received. When you receive an email confirming that your application has been approved, you will no longer be able to make changes to it (Please note that this confirmation email does not mean that you have been assigned the courses you have applied for; you will receive a separate email regarding course allocation later).
To enrol students in courses ISUP needs valid documentation on time. If you apply in the first application round, but cannot submit the documentation requested by the first application deadline, we will not assign courses to you, instead we will transfer your registration to the second application round. You must then submit all documentation (including your pre-approval of credit transfer) by the end of the second application deadline; otherwise, your application will be rejected.
If you cannot submit valid documentation by the application deadline, you may change your status to the category "Open University Students (fee-paying)" in the online application system. 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 in the online application system, 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 will be communicated without delay.
You can find further information on this page.
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)
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
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.
- Bachelor students at any year of their bachelor programme are able to apply for undergraduate courses
- Bachelor student are allowed to take graduate courses as long as they are pre-approved to be transferred into your current studies by your study board*
- Graduate student are allowed to take bachelor courses as long as they are pre-approved to be transferred into your current studies by your study board
* Bachelor students applying in ISUP's application system will only be shown undergraduate/bachelor courses as standard. If your course pre-approval includes graduate courses, you should choose random undergraduate courses, upload your course pre-approval and write in the "Applicant notes" what graduate course(s) you wish to take, and we will change it manually in the system.
- 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 run in parallel with the course and will start on the first day of teaching and the research question for the home assignment/mini project must be handed in to the course instructor no later than 12 July 2018 and approved by the course instructor no later than 17 July 2018, 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 rounds are closed. We will overbook all courses in relation to the number of seats in each course. So even if someone else withdraws, this will not leave a seat to be filled.
Credit Transfer Students can withdraw by writing to email@example.com before 1 June 2018.
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. Check under Open University Students for more information about requirements and fees.
For a budget example over costs during ISUP, please check under living expenses in the fees and costs section of Application and fees.