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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen Business School

At a Glance

Copenhagen Business School (CBS)  is a Belmont Exchange partner located in the capital of Denmark, a city of about 2 million residents.  CBS is a large business university with 21,000 full and part-time students. Each year CBS welcomes around 1,200 exchange students from around the world.  CBS teaches the traditional courses in Economics, Management and Business Administration but is also well known for their cross-disciplinary research and teaching, and students can combine business with philosophy, political science, psychology, or communication.

CBS is internationally accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, the "triple-crown" accreditation. The CBS campus is an urban campus located in Frederiksberg, an integrated part of Copenhagen. The buildings are modern and have state-of-the-art facilities. The campus is connected to the airport and downtown Copenhagen with three on-campus Metro stops.


Denmark is located in Scandinavia in Northern Europe between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. Nowhere in Denmark is more than 50 km from the sea. Denmark's location makes it a gateway to other Scandinavian countries and the rest of Europe.

Program Term : Semester, Year, Summer

Semester One: February-May/June

Semester Two: August-December/January

Language Requirement:

None; courses are taught in English. Students have the option to learn Danish as well


Exchange students at CBS have access to a large number of courses taught in English.  CBS differs from other business schools around the world by offering a comprehensive approach to project group work and teamwork. Students are empowered and encouraged to develop their communication skills through open classroom debates, etc.  Aside from traditional business classes, coursework is also offered in economics, culture, communication, politics and law.

For legal reasons, all students must follow courses equivalent to 30 ECTS (usually 4 courses in the US).

Areas of Study:

Accounting, communication, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, law, management, marketing, political science, social entrepreneurship and statistics.

Nomination Deadline:

Octoner 15 for Semester One
May 1 for Semester Two

Application Deadline

Semester One/Mid-November
Semester Two/April 27

Application Process

Students must first be nominated by the Office of Study Abroad before submitting an application. They will then be contacted by CBS and will complete an application online.

Required Documents
  • Transcript - Proof of English proficiency (unless exempted)Language Requirement
  • Resume/CV
  • Copy of passport (photo page only)

Non-European students must obtain their residence permit before entering Denmark. The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration has a service goal of 2 months to reach a decision from the date they receive a fully completed application. I.e. if the student submits an incomplete application, the timer resets and the students should again expect 2 months before a decision is reached. Before applying for the residence permit, students must be accepted by CBS and they will be sent a form along with the acceptance letter that will be used to apply for the permit. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for their residence permits immediately upon receipt of the application form that they will receive via email.

Billing Process:

Students pay tuition to Belmont and housing to CBS directly.


Students will apply for housing directly to CBS. Housing is competitive, but the university supports the students in finding private housing if they are unable to secure student housing.  Housing costs roughly between USD $750-$1,000 a month.
Online application for housing opens a few months before semester start. Nominated students will be e-mailed directly on their CBS e-mail account.  On-line application for housing. Deadlines are approx. 1 June and 1 November.
Please direct all housing-related questions to the CBS Housing Office.

Student Life:

Joining one of the many interest organizations or student associations at CBS is a great way to meet new friends and develop your interests. They range from academic- or career-oriented associations, social or political interest groups, religious associations, and sports clubs.  Studenterhuset is located in the city centre and is the heart of the Copenhagen student community.  Students come to study in the study hall, relax in the café, or have fun at the nightly events that span quizzes (in English, of course), swing dance, and live concerts. Every Wednesday is “International Night”, a casual party for international and Danish students.

The CBS Buddy Programme connects CBS students and incoming exchange students studying at CBS for a semester. It is a great opportunity to interact with students from many countries and cultures. For CBS students it is a opportunity to be the first contact, impression and experience for the exchange students when arriving in Copenhagen. For the exchange students it is a help in getting settled in Copenhagen and finding the way to their residence.

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Jeff Overby

Study Abroad Advisor

Bonnie Marschner