Engelsk B - Kandidatuddannelser

The language requirements are very strict. Be sure to check what level is required for each programme you are applying to. On this page you will find information about how you fulfil English level B.

See what level your programme requires

English B with minimum grade level 6.0:

MSc in Business Administration and Information Systems

MSc in Economics and Business Administration - General Management and Analytics

English B with minimum grade level 2.0:

MSc in Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship

MSc in Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care

MSc in Social Sciences in Public Management and Social Development

Can't see your programme? Then you need to fulfil English A (if English-taught programme).

Deadline

The English language requirement must be fulfilled by the application deadline.

If you need to take a language test/exam, your scores must be available to CBS Admissions by the application deadline. To ensure that your test/exam scores are available to us on time, it is important that you sign up for a test/exam taking place well in advance before the deadline. You should expect 3-4 weeks from the test date until you can make the results available to CBS.

If you have already taken an IELTS or TOEFL, remember to check that your test is no older than two years by the application deadline.

Do I fulfil the English level B requirement?

You fulfil this requirement if you have upper secondary qualifications from Denmark (ie. stx, hhx, htx, hf) and have passed English at the B level with the required minimum average (2.0 or 6.0 on the Danish grading scale depending on the specific programme, see above). Otherwise, the English requirements are very strict, and only the qualifications listed below are accepted as alternative fulfilment.

If you fulfil English level A, then you also fulfil the English level B requirement.

Applicants with a legal claim
If you study a bachelor degree at CBS and have legal claim to a master programme, you automatically fulfil the language requirement for your legal claim master and you do not need to do anything further.

In addition to the qualifications listed under the English A requirement, the following also fulfil the English level B requirement:



Upper secondary qualifications

Only the exact listed qualifications fulfil the English B language requirement. In your application you must upload the exact documentation described below, as proof that your upper secondary qualifications fulfil the language requirement.
The requirement is not met if the courses/qualifications listed below have been failed.
Other qualifications or types of documentation do not fulfil the language requirement.


International Baccalaureate (IB)

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

•    English A1, higher level 
•    English A2, higher level
•    English B, higher level
•    English A1, standard level
•    English A2, standard level
•    English B, standard level

English A Language and Literature, higher level

English A Language and Literature, standard level

English A Literature, higher level

English A Literature, standard level

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum grade: 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum grade: 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official IB diploma and/or transcript
Alternatively, give CBS access to your results via IBO.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



European Baccalaureate (EB)

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation
  • L III – 4 years
  • L IV – 4 years (4 hours)

For upper secondary studies completed in 2020 or earlier: minimum grade: 7.50

 

For upper secondary studies completed in 2021 or later: minimum grade: 7.21

For upper secondary studies completed in 2020 or earlier: minimum grade: 6.00

 

For upper secondary studies completed in 2021 or later: minimum grade: 5.00

Official EB diploma and/or transcript

 

 

 



Austria

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

English as a first foreign language, min. 9 weekly hours accumulated during the final three years of the Oberstufe

 

 

 

 

Minimum grade: 3

 

 

Minimum grade: 4

 

 


Reife- und Diplomprüfung diploma certificate including Stundentafel covering (min.) 5 years of the Oberstufe

 

Minimum grade: 3

 

 

Minimum grade: 4

 

 


Reifeprüfung diploma certificate including Stundentafel covering (min.) 4 years of the Oberstufe


Belgium

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation
  • English Langue moderne 1
  • English Langue moderne 2

 

 

Minimum grade:
66
 
Minimum grade:
50
 
Certificat d’enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (C.E.S.S.): Section générale OR technique OR artistique AND
Grade transcript including the grades and hours for the final 3 years


Bulgaria

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

English as first foreign language (280 number of classes)

 

 

Minimum grade:
3,5
Minimum grade:
3
  • Diploma za (Zavarsheno) Sredno Obrazovanie / za Sredno Obrazovanie AND
  • Apostille AND
  • Grade transcript for Years 10, 11 and 12


Croatia

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

Minimum total sum of 9 weekly lessons* over years 10, 11 and 12 in Foreign Language 1

*It is lessons and not hours.

 

Minimum grade:
3
Minimum grade:
2
  • Svjedodžba o Državnoj Maturi AND
  • Final 4 years of exam results



Cyprus

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation
  • Minimum of 210 full teaching hours  during the final 3 years of your school education and with a final exam passed at upper secondary school level. The curriculum must contain the following:


Understanding, as well as conversing and writing fluently and accurately in English in terms of grammar, spelling and punctuation. Have a vocabulary that enables you to engage in conversations and discussions pertaining to general, but also specific subjects e.g., cultural, or societal topics in the UK, USA, and other English-speaking countries.
 

Minimum grade:
14
Minimum grade:
10
Enaiou Lykeio /Geniko Lykeio and the specific documentation hours, curriculum during the final 3 years of your upper secondary education, as mentioned above under the specific requirements above

Czech Republic

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation
Minimum 3 lessons per week in the final three years of the Maturita (equivalent to level B2 in first foreign language according to Eurydice)


 

Minimum grade:
3
Minimum grade:
4
  • Vysvedcení o Maturitni zkoušce AND
  • Exam results for all years of the Vysvedcení o Maturitni zkoušce AND
  • School document showing number of lessons per week for the final 3 years
     



Denmark

Required qualifications English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

English at level B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.0 (average of all English level B grades)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.0 (average of all English level B grades)

 

 

 

 

 

Upper secondary (ie. stx, hhx, htx, hf) certificate:
  •     a scan/photo of the original, stamped and signed hard copy OR
  •     a digitally signed certificate downloaded from Min Kompetencemappe

Alternatively Gymnasialt suppleringskursus (GSK) exam certificate

 

NB: Even if you are studying a bachelor programme at CBS, we do not have the documentation you sent in with your bachelor application, so you must upload it when you apply for a master's programme.

  Official IKV assessment Kompetencebevis



England, Wales, Northern Ireland

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

GCSE (with a min. of 6 subjects) as well as A-level (Advanced level) (with a min. of 3 subjects) 

 

 

 

GCSE up until 2018: Minimum grade: D or 4

 

GCSE from 2019: Minimum grade: C (C* required for Northern Ireland) or 4

 

AS-/A-levels: minimum grade: C

GCSE: minimum grade: G or 1

 

AS-/A-levels: minimum grade: E

 

 

GCSE certificate(s), AS level certificate(s) and A level certificate(s)

 

 

 

 

 


Estonia

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

Min. 8

"kursuste arv" in English

 

 

Minimum grade:
  • 4 (Loputunnistus)
  • 55 (Riigieksamenitunnistus)
Minimum grade:
  • 2 (Loputunnistus)
  • 20 (Riigieksamenitunnistus)
Gümnaasiumi Lõputunnistus AND
Hinnetekeht AND
Riigieksamenitunnistus


Finland

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

Minimum 8 English courses

 

 

Minimum grade: 7

 

 

Minimum grade:

5

 

 

Official certificate - Ylioppilastutkintotodistus / Studentexamensbetyg) and official transcript - Lukion päästötodistus/Avgångsbetyg från gymnasiet


France

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation
  • English Langue vivante A
  • English Langue vivante B
  • English Langue vivante I
  • English Langue vivante II
     

 

 

Minimum grade:
12
Minimum grade:
10
  • Baccalauréat general diploma AND
  • Relevé de notes
  • Carnet de notes


Germany

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation
Regardless of federal state:
English studied in each of the four half-years of the Qualifikationsphase

 

 

 

 

Minimum:

•3 (9 punkte)

 

(average of all English courses)

 

 


 

 

 

Minimum:

•4 (5 punkte)

 

(average of all English courses)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diploma - Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Abiturzeugnis)

and

Report card for all 4 half-years in the Qualifikationsphase as well as the Abiturprüfung
For Waldorfschule/Rudolf Steiner Schule:
English studied as a Prüfungsfach in the Abiturprüfung
 


Greece

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation


The obligatory course in English with a min. total of 210 hours fulfils the requirement - you need documentation (Verification From at the top of the page)

 

 

Minimum grade:

  • As of 2000: min 12.8
  • Prior to 2000: min. 13.6

 

Minimum grade:
  • As of 2000: min 9.5
  • Prior to 2000: min. 10.0
  • Apolitírio Enaíou Lykeíou / Apolytirion Geniko Lykeiou AND
  • Vevaiosi Prosvasis
  • Verification Form


Hungary

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation


English as a first foreign language

 

 

Minimum grade:
3
Minimum grade:
2
  • Gimnaziumi erettsegi bizonyitvany AND
  • Gimnaziumi bizonyitvany


Iceland

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

For upper secondary studies completed according to the 2008 reform:

Minimum 15 Fein (new credits) obtained in English; of these, minimum 10 Fein must be at Þrep (qualification level) 3 or higher

 

 

Minimum grade: 7(modulsystem)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum grade: 5 (modulsystem)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Official transcript (in Icelandic) for Stúdentspróf.

NB: Letters issued by the institution that do not list the names, module codes, grades and codes/points for all the passed courses are not accepted.

 

 

 

For upper secondary studies completed according to the 1999 reform:

Minimum 15 einingar (old credits) obtained in English; at least one English subject must be at level 5 or higher (ENS 103+203+303+403+503)



Ireland

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation


Automatically fulfilled. If part or all of the above has been done in a non-English-speaking country, the English B requirement is not automatically fulfilled and you will need to contact Graduate Admission.

 

 

  • C2
  • O5
  • H5
  • D3
  • O7
  • H7
The Leaving Certificate (Established)


Italy

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

 

  • Scientifico: The obligatory 1. Foreign Language if in English
  • Linguistico: The obligatory 1., 2. or 3. Foreign Language if in English
  • Artistico: The obligatory 1. Foreign Language in English
  • Scienze Umane: The obligatory 1. or 2. Foreign Language if in English
  • Musicale e Coreutico: The obligatory 1. Foreign language if in English

 

 

Minimum grade:

  •  8 (0-10 scale)
  • 45 (0-60 scale)
  • 72 (0-100 scale)

Minimum grade:

  • 6 (0-10 scale)
  • 36 (0-60 scale)
  • 60 (0-100 scale)
  • Diploma di Esame di Liceo (Classico/Scientifico/Linguistico/Artistico/Scienza Umane/Musicale e Coreutico) AND
  • Scrutinio di quinta superior



Latvia

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation


The obligatory course in English (first foreign language) fulfils the requirement

 

 

Minimum grade:
6
Minimum grade:
4
  • Atestâts par vispârējo vidējo izglîtîbu AND
  • Pielikums atestâtam par vispârējo vidējo izglîtîbu AND
  • Vispârêjâs vidējâs izglîtîbas sertifikâts
  • Izglîtîbas satura un eksaminâcijas centra sertifikâts (only if there is a State exam in one or more subjects)


Liechtenstein

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

A minimum of 210 full teaching hours with an exam passed at upper secondary school level or above. The curriculum must contain the following topics:

  • Understanding, conversing and writing fluently and accurately in English in terms of grammar, spelling and punctuation
  •  have vocabulary that enables you to engage in conversations and discussions pertaining to general, but also specific subjects e.g., cultural, or societal topics in the UK, USA, and other English-speaking countries.

     


 

 

 

Minimum grade:
5
Minimum grade:
4
Maturazeugnis


Lithuania

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

 

  • English (1. foreign language) as bendrasis kursas (basic level)
  • English (1. & 2. foreign language) as isplestinis kursas (high level)

 

 

Minimum grade:
6
Minimum grade:
4
  • Brandos Atestatas AND
  • Brandos Atestatas Priedas

 

Luxembourg

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

 

A minimum of 210 full teaching hours with an exam passed at upper secondary school level or above. The curriculum must contain the following topics: 

  • Understanding, conversing and writing fluently and accurately in English in terms of grammar, spelling and punctuation
  •  have vocabulary that enables you to engage in conversations and discussions pertaining to general, but also specific subjects e.g., cultural, or societal topics in the UK, USA, and other English-speaking countries.

 

 

Minimum grade: 40 Minimum grade: 30
  • Diplôme AND
  • Certificat de notes


Malta

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

I level English
 

 

 

Minimum grade:
C
Minimum grade:
E
Matriculation Certificate and Advanced Level Certificate og Intermediate Level Certificate.


The Netherlands

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation


 

The obligatory course in English fulfils the requirement

 

Minimum grade:
7
Minimum grade:
6
  • Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Diploma AND
  • Cijferlist

 

Norway

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation
 
 
Engelsk min. 8 hours weekly, allmenfaglig retning
Engelsk VG1 + VG2 International English (SPR3008 & SPR3009)
 

 

Minimum grade: 4

 

(average of all English courses)

 

 

Minimum grade: 2 

 

(average of all English courses)

 

Official (digitally signed) transcript for the Vitnemål for videregående opplæring

 

Poland

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation


English as first foreign language with a min. of 210 hours (not classes) - you need documentation (Verification From at the top of the page)

 

 

  • 50 (0 – 100 scale)
  • 4 (1 – 6 scale)
  • 4 (2 – 5 scale)
  • 30 (0 – 100 scale)
  • 2 (1 – 6 scale)
  • 3 (2 – 5 scale)
  • Świadectwo Dojrzałości AND
  • Świadectwo Ukończenia Liceum Ogólnokształcącego 
  • Verification Form


Portugal

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

 

  • Cursos gerais do ensino secundário - Humanidades: 1. Foreign Language in English
  • Cursos científico-humanísticos: The obligatory 1. Foreign Language in English or English as Opçoes C og D.

 

 

Minimum grade:
14
Minimum grade:
10
  • Exam certificate AND
  • Documentation from school confirming level of subject/total number of classes in the subject for specific entry requirements


Romania

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation

 

  • Theoretical line: Humanities; Specialisation: Filologie English fulfils the entry requirement
  • Theoretical line: Humanities; Social Studies English fulfils the entry requirement

 

 

Minimum grade:
6,6
Minimum grade:
5
  • Diploma de bacalaureat AND
  • Foaie matricola


Slovakia

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation


 

1. Foreign Language in English with a minimum of 210 taught hours

 

Minimum grade:
3
Minimum grade:
4
  • School-Leaving Exam Certificate – Vysvedcenie o maturitnej skúske AND
  • Supplement to Certificate of School-Leaving Examination AND
  • Grade transcripts for years 10, 11 and 12


Slovenia

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation


The obligatory course in English as first foreign language fulfils the requirement if passed the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year.

 

 

Minimum grade:
3
Minimum grade:
2
  • Spricevalo o splosni maturi / Maturitetno sprièevalo AND
  • Obvestilo o uspehu pri  splosnui mature AND
  • Letno spricevalo for the 4th year


Spain

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation


The obligatory 1. Foreign Language in English

 

 

Minimum grade:
7
Minimum grade:
5
Título de Bachiller / Bachillerato exam certificate


Sweden

Required qualifications Equivalent to English B 6.0 on the Danish grading scale Equivalent to English B 2.0 on the Danish grading scale Required documentation
Before 2014:
Engelska min. Kurs C


Minimum grade: 15/C/VG

 

 

 

 

Minimum grade: 10/E/G

 

 

 

 

Official transcript for Gymnasieexamen från ett högskoleförberedande program or Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskolan

 

 

 

From 2014:
Engelska steg 7 (ENG07)
 
Tests and exams
The English language requirement must be fulfilled by the application deadline.

To ensure that your test/exam scores are available to us on time, it is important that you sign up for a test/exam taking place at least three-four weeks before the application deadline.

Only the following English tests and exams are accepted for the fulfilment of the English B language requirement:

TOEFL

TOEFL internet-based test (iBT)

English B 6.0:
A TOEFL iBT test result of at least 94 with minimum 20 in each discipline is required.
Your scores are valid only if they are no more than two years old by the application deadline.
TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
MyBest scores are not accepted.

English B 2.0:
A TOEFL iBT test result of at least 83 with minimum 20 in each discipline is required.
Your scores are valid only if they are no more than two years old by the application deadline.
TOEFL iBT Home Edition is accepted.
MyBest scores are not accepted.

Required documentation:
Your TOEFL scores will be verified in the TOEFL database. You must list Copenhagen Business School as one of your score recipients when you sign up for the TOEFL test, or order a score sheet for Copenhagen Business School if you have already taken the test. The TOEFL institution code for CBS is 7035.
You must upload either your digital copy, or a scan of your hard copy, TOEFL score sheet to the Application Portal.

IELTS

IELTS Academic test

English B 6.0:
An IELTS academic test result of at least 7.0 with minimum 6.0 in each discipline is required.
IELTS tests that are more than two years old by the application deadline are not accepted.
IELTS Online is accepted.

English B 2.0:
An IELTS academic test result of at least 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each discipline is required.
IELTS tests that are more than two years old by the application deadline are not accepted.
IELTS Online is accepted.

Required documentation:
Your IELTS results will be verified in the IELTS database. Please instruct your test centre to make your results available to Copenhagen Business School, either when you book your IELTS test or after the test date.

You must also upload a scan of your IELTS test report form to the Application Portal. If you have not received the physical test report form, you can upload a document with the "Test Report Form Number" (TRF Number) so we can verify your scores.

Cambridge exam

Cambridge C2 or C1 examination

English B 6.0:
A Cambridge C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) passed with min. C, corresponding to a score of minimum 200, or a Cambridge C1 Proficiency (Certificate of Advanced English) passed with minimum C AND a score of minimum 185 is required.

English B 2.0:
A Cambridge C2 Proficiency (Certificate of Proficiency in English) or a Cambridge C1 Proficiency (Certificate of Advanced English) is required (no minimum score required).

Required documentation:
You must upload your Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) or Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) Statement of Results and/or Certificate.
Your results are only valid if they can be verified through the Candidate Results Website. Make sure to register for the service and share your results with Copenhagen Business School. There is no expiration date on the validity of the CPE/CAE exam results.

The following alternatives are not accepted for fulfilling the English B language requirement:

- a bachelor degree taught in English (except for specific circumstances listed under the English A requirement)
- a letter from your university
- a letter from a professor
- documentation for an English test other than the specific ones listed on this page or under the English A requirement

 

Sidst opdateret: Web editor - Student Communications // 06/12/2022