Exchange students

Who can apply

Only students coming from our partner universities, who are nominated by their home university, can apply for an exchange semester at Cphbusiness.

Please check with the International Office at your home university before applying.

You may apply for admission to the programmes and semesters mentioned in the course catalogue.

The programmes described in our course catalogue are available at four of our campuses located in Copenhagen. You cannot always choose the campus yourself but we will take your priorities into consideration when assigning a place in a class.

Choice of study

As an exchange student you are studying under the same conditions as regular students. You will be studying in classes with Danish as well as other international students.

The educational programmes are not modularized. The teaching and the exams are often interdisciplinary. This means that it is not possible for you to select individual courses/classes of one educational programme and combine with other courses/classes of another programme in order to compose your own individual study programme. You have to apply for a full semester of one educational programme of at least 30 ECTS as described in the Preliminary Semester Descriptions in our Course Catalogue.

It is important that you study the semester descriptions in our Course Catalogue carefully to ensure that you make the right choice of programme and semester.

English proficiency requirements

The teaching is based on dialogues and projects. You must have English qualifications corresponding to TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6.0 (minimum level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Grade System and Transcript of Records

Please see a description of the Danish grading system here.

Please be aware that at Cphbusiness, students often have interdisciplinary exams and projects where several subjects are represented. These exams and projects are often given only one overall grade and it is not possible to give a grade in each subject. 

An exam or a project can also be given a “passed” or a “not passed”. This is reflected in the Transcript of Records issued at the end of the semester.

  • Course catalogue
  • How to apply

    If you want to study a semester at Cphbusiness, please start by contacting the international office of your home university.

    They will inform you about the application process and will nominate you for a semester abroad.

    Once you are nominated, you will receive an e-mail from Cphbusiness with more information and a link to an online application form.

    In the application form you will have to select two available semesters by prioritizing them according to your study area. Please note that we cannot guarantee that all exchange students will be enrolled in the semester/programme of their first priority. We will do our best to make the most suitable match and suggest alternatives if necessary.

    Please note that an application for one of our Top-Up Bachelor's Degree Programmes must be supported by extra documentation in the form of transcripts of grades from all years of higher education. Please scan and send them to immediately after filling in the application form. Please name your email "Att. Raluca - Extra documentation incoming exchange student".

  • Dates and deadlines

    Nomination deadlines (for partner institutions)

    • Autumn semester 2017:
      • nonEU students – 1 April 2017
      • EU students – 15 April 2017
    • Spring semester 2018:
      • nonEU students – 1 October 2017
      • EU students – 15 October 2017

    Application deadlines (for nominated students)

    • Autumn semester 2017:
      • nonEU students – 15 April 2017
      • EU students – 1 May 2017
    • Spring semester 2018:
      • nonEU students – 15 October 2017
      • EU students – 1 November 2017

    Semester dates

    • Autumn semester: end August – 31 January
    • Spring semester: end January – 30 June

    More specific dates will be included in the students’ "Acceptance Letters".

    Exam period

    • Exams usually take place as follows:
      • Autumn semester: December/January
      • Spring semester: May/June

    Cphbusiness International is not responsible for setting dates for exams. Students get information about this after they start their studies at Cphbusiness. Final exam dates are usually set in May or November and changes may always occur.

    We therefore urge our incoming exchange students to be prepared to be in Denmark for the whole duration of the semester, mentioned above.


    You can read more about holidays in the brochure Welcome to Cphbusiness.

  • Practical information

    For important information related to the duration of your studies, accommodation, etc. please check Living in Denmark.

    For more information please contact