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Dates and deadlines


Semester dates

Autumn semester - September to December/January
The official start and end dates of our autumn semester are from 1 September until 31 January the following year, both dates included. But you are not expected to be present in Denmark for this exact period.

Spring semester - February to May/June
The official start and end dates of our spring semester are from 1 February until 30 June, both dates included. But you are not expected to be present in Denmark for this exact period.

Learn more about when you are expected to be at CBS here: Period of attendance - what to expect

Plan your semester

You can plan your courses so that you can travel back earlier than the semester officially ends. In general, semester course exams often take place in December (autumn semester) or May (spring semester).

If you find out that your semester course exam is scheduled in January/June, you can still make course changes. Additionally, home assignments can be submitted from anywhere in the world so you can make sure to choose courses with that exam form if you want to leave early.

The exam format is stated in the individual course description. See links for the undergraduate courses and graduate courses for details.

Teaching and exam periods
The teaching and exam periods below are approximate.

Individual course timetables must be checked on Calendar, and exact exam dates must be checked in Digital Exam.

Autumn semester

Course type / length

Teaching period

Exam period,
ordinary

Exam period,
first retake
Exam period,
second retake

Q1, i.e. first quarter or first half of autumn semester

Early September - Mid October

Late October - Early November

Mid December - Early January Late October - Early November
the following year

Q2, i.e. second quarter or second half of autumn semester

Mid October - Mid December

January (some in December)

Late February (some  late January)


January

the following year

Semester (if neither Q1 or Q2 is noted in the course catalog, the course is a semester course)

Early September - Late November

December - January*

February (some         late January) December
the following year

Spring semester

Course type / length

Teaching period

Exam period,
ordinary

Exam period,
first retake
Exam period,
second retake

Q3, i.e. third quarter or first half of spring semester

Late January - Late March

Late March - Middle April

Late May - Early June Late March - Early April
the following year

Q4, i.e. fourth quarter or second half of spring semester

Mid-April - Early June

Early June - Mid-June* (some in late May)

Late August - Early September Early June - Mid-June
the following year

Semester (if neither Q3 or Q4 is noted in the course catalog, the course is a semester course)

Late January - Mid-May

Late April - Late June*

Early August - Early September Late April - Late June
the following year

*See Period of attendance - what to expect

Course registration deadlines

We will inform you about how to apply for courses. You cannot access the course application link available on my.cbs.dk (the student intranet) until you have submitted the formal exchange application.
It is only possible to change courses during the add and drop period
. You cannot change your courses when the add and drop period has ended.

We will notify you by email and on my.cbs.dk about the add and drop periods.

Course application periods

When?

How?

Note

For autumn semester
March - April 23, 2024

For spring semester
Mid September - October 31, 2024

Online registration system

 

 

 

Application is not on first come, first served basis

 

 

 

 

 

Course add and drop periods

Autumn semester

  • 28 June - early September 2024

    Spring semester

    • 2 January - 6 February 2024
       

    Application via email

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Requests are processed on a first come, first served basis.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Exchange calendar

    Find the specific dates for everything that is important to know as an exchange student at CBS.

    Event Spring semester 2024 Autumn semester 2024
    Registration and course selection period

    September - 31 October 2023

    February - 23 April 2024
    Housing application Mid/late November 2023 Mid/late May 2024
    Course timetables are published 22 December 2023 28 June 2024
    Course add/drop period 2 January - 6 February 2024 28 June - early September 2024
    Housing first possible move-in day 12 January 2024 16 August 2024 - noon

    Welcome programme

    Danish Crash Course (attendance is optional)

    15 - 19 January 2024 19 - 23 August 2024

    Welcome programme
    academic orientation

    (attendance to daytime activities is mandatory)

    23 - 26 January 2024

    27 - 30 August 2024
    Exam dates announced 1 February 2024 1 September 2024
    Semester start

    1 February 2024

    Some courses will start one week earlier

    1 September 2024

    Some courses will start one week earlier

    Exam period Late March - late June, 2024* December /January  (only a few exams in January)*
    Housing last move-out date 12 June (noon) 2024 31 December 2024 (noon)
    Retake exams August 2024 January/February 2025
    Transcripts issued
    (electronic transcript sent to home university)
    June-August 2024 (as results become available) January/February 2025 (as results become available)
     
     
     

     

    Sidst opdateret: The International Office // 05/03/2024