Credit Transfer Students

This category is only for students with EU/EEA/Swiss citizenship, and who has a course pre-approval from a Danish institution other than CBS. Please read through the requirements for admission below before you apply.


Application process

This category is only for students with an EU/EEA/Swiss citizenship, or a permanent residence permit for Denmark who take ISUP courses as a part of their full-time studies at a Danish institution other than CBS, and who can present a letter of pre-approval of credit transfer from their home institution stating that the courses will be credit transferred to 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 stamp, signature and contact information of the authority signing. The pre-approval need to 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) to 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. Please contact the instructor if you have any questions about the prerequisites.
  • Complete the online application flow MoveON. 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
      • Pre-approval of credit transfer (in Danish or English) from your Danish home institution with 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). Please note that driver’s license is not accepted
      • *Non-Eu students enrolled at another Danish institution need to upload a copy of documentation of paid tuition fee from the Danish institution
    • 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 and we will change your status to the category "Open University Students (fee-paying)". This need to 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.

Residence permit
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)


Application round

18 February 2021 at 12:00 - 16 March 2021 at 23:59 CET


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 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;

  • 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 home university.

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).
  • 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

Credit Transfer Students can withdraw by writing to before TBA

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 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.


Sidst opdateret: ISUP Secretariat // 15/10/2020