Admission - Summer

At Cphbusiness, we have summer admission with study start in August/September on all of our AP degree and Bachelor’s degree programmes.

You can apply from 1 February.

You must apply for AP degree programmes via www.optagelse.dk

For Bachelor’s degree programmes, you must apply through cphbusiness.dk.

In the section below, we have gathered all information on how to apply for admission at Cphbusiness.

Before applying please start by carefully reading our application guide.

  • Degree programmes – Summer

    Here you see the programmes for the summer intake at Cphbusiness. The programmes are divided by campus.

    The AP degree programmes are listed with the admission area number, which must be used in the application form.

    AP degree programmes

    Cphbusiness Søerne

    Cphbusiness Nørrebro

    Cphbusiness Lyngby

    Top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes

    Cphbusiness Søerne

    Cphbusiness Nørrebro

    Cphbusiness Lyngby

    Several of the AP degree and Bachelor’s degree programmes have winter admission with study start in January/February. Click here to see the programmes.

  • Application guide for AP degree programmes

    Before applying for admission at Cphbusiness, it is important that you understand the application process.

    Standby, documentation, admission requirements and deadlines are just a few of the aspects you need to have knowledge about.

    Therefore, it is advisable to read our application guide beforehand, as it will prepare you for the application process.

  • Application guide for Top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes

    Before applying for admission at Cphbusiness, it is important that you understand the application process.

    Documentation, motivated letter, admission requirements and deadlines are just a few of the aspects you need to have knowledge about.

    Therefore, it is advisable to read our application guide beforehand, as it will prepare you for the application process.

  • Information for non-EU applicants

    Here you will find all the information you need when applying for an AP degree or a Top-up Bachelor’s degree at Cphbusiness.

    Application fee

    If you are a non-EU citizen without a Danish permanent residence permit, you must pay an application fee.

    Deadlines for payment

    Cphbusiness must receive the application fee before 15 March at 12:00 noon (Danish time),
    otherwise your application will not be processed.

    Please upload payment receipt along with your signature page on our website here.

    If you're applying for one of our Top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes, please send the payment receipt together with your application form and documents.

    Payment information

    The application fee is 100 EUR per applicant, and the amount should be transferred via our web shop.

    Please remember to write your full name and name(s) of programme(s) you are applying for. Please notice that the fee is only payed once, regardless the amount of programmes you apply for at Cphbusiness.

    Deduction

    The application fee will not be deducted from the tuition fee if you are admitted to a programme at Cphbusiness.
    The application fee is not a guarantee for admission.
    The application fee is non-refundable if not admitted.

    For information about study programmes or admission read more here.

    Tuition fees and scholarships

    Students who do not pay tuition fee

    The following groups of students do not have to pay any tuition fees for their studies at Cphbusiness:

    • Students from countries within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA)
    • Students on a bilateral exchange programme (e.g. Erasmus. Check with the international office at your own institution)

    Students who must pay tuition fee

    Students from countries outside the EU/EEA must pay tuition fees.

    How much is the tuition fee?
    The tuition fee is different for each programme. Please go to the programmes for detailed information:

    Note that Cphbusiness grants a scholarship to three or four exceptionally talented applicants from non-EU/EEA countries. See more under scholarships below.

    Documentation of sufficient funds

    Before issuing a residence permit, The Danish Immigration Service will ask students from outside the Nordic countries and EU/EEA countries to document that you can support yourself with your own means for the duration of your stay in Denmark.

    Please find further information and information about residence permit on the Danish Immigration Service website.

    Students who are exempted from paying tuition fee

    You may be exempted from paying a tuition fee if you have one of the following two residence permits in Denmark:

    • Permanent residence permit ("Permanent opholdstilladelse")*
    • Temporary residence permit with the possibility of achieving a permanent residence permit ("Midlertidig opholdstilladelse m.m.f. varigt ophold")

    However, having a student visa does not under any circumstances exempt you from paying tuition fee. Please contact the admission office for further information.

    If you have one of the above mentioned residence permits, it is very important that you submit documentation to the admission office when you apply. We accept the following documentation:

    • A certified copy of your residence permit letter from the Danish Immigration Service
    • A certified copy of your residence permit card (back and front of card)

    Based on the documentation submitted, the admission office will grant or deny exemption.

    *If you have applied for a permanent residence permit whilst having a residence permit with temporary stay (MHP midlertidigt ophold), and you receive this while the admission process is in progress, the following rules apply:

    • If you receive your permanent residence permit before the official commencement of the semester, you will receive a refund
    • If you receive your permanent residence permit after the official commencement of the semester, your payment for the first semester is not refunded, but you will not have to pay for future semesters.

    Scholarships

    The Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science have a scholarship programme for non-EU citizens. There are only few scholarships available for highly qualified students. The scholarship may be awarded in the form of a (partial) reduction of the tuition fee and/or a monthly grant. Only applicants nominated by Cphbusiness will be taken into consideration for a scholarship. An application form will be forwarded by Cphbusiness to potential candidates after completion of the first semester.

    To find more information about these scholarships please visit Tuition Fees & Scholarships | Study in Denmark.

    Application guides

    To help you submit a complete application we have made detailed application guides.
    You can find these above.

     

  • Application form for Top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes

    Here you can find our application form and additional other forms, which can be used for applying at Cphbusiness.

    The application form must be filled in online and sent together with your documents.

  • Quota 1 and Quota 2

    Quota 1 and quota 2 are the two categories, in which applicants can apply for admission into a higher education programme in Denmark after high school.

    Please note that quota 1 and quota 2 only regards admission for AP degree programmes at Cphbusiness.

    Quota 1

    Quota 1 applies to applicants with a Danish secondary high school diploma only.

    When you apply, you must follow the guidelines for applicants with Danish qualifications.

    Your application will be assessed on the basis of your qualifying Danish secondary high school diploma and subject-specific admission requirements only. If there are more applicants than the number of study places, the applicants with the highest grade point average will be admitted.

    The application deadline is 5 July at 12 noon (Danish time)

    You will receive an answer to your application on 28 July.

    Quota 2

    Quota 2 applies to both applicants with Danish qualifications and applicants with international qualifications.

    The applicant will be assessed on the basis of an overall evaluation of the qualifications of the applicant.

    Here you can see on what grounds your application will be assessed:

    • Qualifying exam and subject-specific admission requirements
    • Supplementary education and/or courses
    • Work experience incl. military service and similar experiences
    • Long-term stay abroad (min. 3 months)
    • Voluntary work and similar experiences
    • Letter of motivation

    The application deadline is 15 March at 12 noon (Danish time)

    Please be aware that applicants with a handicap must also apply before 15 March at 12 noon (Danish time).

    You will receive an answer to your application on the following deadlines:

    • Beginning of June: Non-EU-citizens
    • 28 July: EU-citizens

    You can read more about quota 1 and quota 2 here

  • Deadlines

    Here you can find deadlines for the summer intake.

    AP degree programmes

    Applicants with international qualifications

    Application deadline and deadline for submitting documentation:

    • 15 March at 12 noon (Danish time).

    All material must be uploaded on www.optagelse.dk.

    EU-citizens only must be aware of the following:

    Documentation for exams and English test, that are not completed until after the application deadline, must be forwarded to Cphbusiness immediately after certificate/diploma has been received and no later than 5 July at 12 noon (Danish time). Information and documentation about such activities must be included in the application.

    You will receive an answer to your application on the following deadlines:

    • Beginning of June: Non-EU-citizens
    • 28 July: EU-citizens

    Applicants with a Danish civil registration number (cpr-number) will receive a reply in e-boks. All others will receive a reply by email.

    Applicants with Danish qualifications

    Application deadlines and deadlines for submitting documentation:

    • 15 March at 12 noon (Danish time): Quota 2
    • 5 July at 12 noon (Danish time): Quota 1

    All material must be uploaded on www.optagelse.dk.

    EU-citizens only must be aware of the following:

    Documentation for exams and English test, that are not completed until after the application deadline, must be forwarded to Cphbusiness immediately after certificate/diploma has been received and no later than 5 July at 12 noon (Danish time). Information and documentation about such activities must be included in the application.

    Documentation for passed supplementary courses in subject-specific admission requirements, that will not be received until after 5 July, can be uploaded here until 26 August at 12 noon (Danish time). 

    You will receive an answer to your application on the following deadline:

    • 28 July: EU-citizens

    Applicants with a Danish civil registration number (cpr-number) will receive a reply in e-boks. All others will receive a reply by email.

    Top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes

    Application deadlines and deadlines for submitting documentation:

    • 15 March at 12 noon (Danish time): Non-EU-citizens.
    • 1 June at 12 noon (Danish time): EU-citizens

    EU-citizens only must be aware of the following:

    Applicants who graduate from an AP degree at a Danish educational institution this summer, must ensure that a copy of the AP diploma and transcript of grades is uploaded on our website no later than 5 July at 12 noon (Danish time). (AP degree graduates at Cphbusiness are not required to submit a copy of the AP diploma and transcript of grades). You can upload here.

    You will receive an answer to your application on the following deadlines:

    • 1 May: Non-EU-citizens
    • 1 July: EU-citizens

    Applicants with a Danish civil registration number (cpr-number) will receive a reply in e-boks. All others will receive a reply by email.

    For deadlines regarding our winter intake, click here.

  • Admission statistics

    Here you can find statistics on the number of applicants, admitted applicants and grade point averages (Danish grading scale) for each programme over previous years’ summer intakes.

    The number of applicants and the average level of their grades, plus the number of classes Cphbusiness choose to have, may vary from year to year. Therefore, be aware that the numbers are only indicative.

    AP degree programmes

    Top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes

    Click here to see admission statistics for the winter intake.

  • Upload

    If you wish to upload documents regarding application for admission at Cphbusiness, you can do it here via a secure connection.

    Below you can find out which documents you can upload for our summer intake and find instructions on how to combine multiple files and create a compressed zip-file, before you upload your documents.

    Please be aware to keep within the deadlines for uploading documents regarding your application for admission. For further information see Deadlines.

  • FAQ

    Here you will find answers to questions regarding admission for the summer intake:

    Q: What can I study at Cphbusiness?

    A: At Cphbusiness you can study either as a full degree student or an exchange student. We offer both AP degree and Top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes within the areas of mercantile, service and IT. Please see our study programmes for more information. 

    Q: What are the admission requirements for the programmes?

    A: The AP degree and Top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes have different admission requirements. Please see the admission requirements for your chosen programme.

    Q: What are the payment rates for the programmes?

    A: All non-EU students without a Danish permanent residence permit or a Danish temporary residence permit with the possibility of achieving a permanent residence permit, are required to pay a tuition fee for the programme. The rates may vary, so please see the tuition fee and scholarship for the rates applying to your programme.

    Q: How do I apply for admission?

    A: If you wish to apply for our AP Degree programmes, you must apply through www.optagelse.dk.

    You must apply for our Bachelor programmes through this website. For further information please see Deadlines.

    Q: What are the requirements for my application?

    A: The application must be appended documentation to prove that you satisfy all admission requirements, and documentation for any other activities that you want to be considered as part of the application, together with a letter of motivation. For further information please see Application guide for AP degree programmes or Application guide for Top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes.

    Q: Should I apply through quota 1 or quota 2?

    A: Please see Quota 1 and Quota 2

    Q: What is standby?

    A: Standby means waiting list and is related to the AP degree programmes, which you can apply for via www.optagelse.dk only. For further information please see Application guide for AP degree programmes

    Q: Should I mark x in “Study start - I prefer postponement of study start to winter” on the application form?

    A: This space on the application form at www.optagelse.dk cannot be used when you apply for admission at Cphbusiness. If you wish to apply for a programme with study start in winter, please apply at our winter intake that begins on 15 September.

    Q: What are the requirements for my English skills?

    A: As all teaching is conducted in English, we expect you to have a certain level of English capabilities. Please see the Admission Requirements of the programme to which you are applying. See our AP degree programmes or Top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes

    Q: Do I need to write a letter of motivation?

    A: If you apply for an AP Degree programme in quota 2 with Danish or international qualifications, you are encouraged to enclose a written letter of motivation. If you apply in quota 1 this is not necessary. For further information please see Application guide for AP degree programmes. If you apply for a Bachelor programme, you are also encouraged to enclose a written letter of motivation. For further information please see Application guide for Top-up Bachelor’s degree programmes.

    Q: How do I get my diploma, degree or certificate assessed and recognized in Denmark?

    A: Please go to www.ufm.dk for more information.

    Q: Am I allowed to take supplementary courses during the summer holiday?

    A: Yes, you are allowed to do so. Although, please be aware that different rules apply for EU and non-EU applicants. For further information please see Application guide for AP degree programmes.

    Q: What is the grade point average in quota 1 for each degree programme?

    A: The grade point average in quota 1 (Danish grading scale) demonstrates how many applicants have applied compared to the number of study places for the specific year in question. For further information please see Admission statistics.

    Q: I have problems with www.optagelse.dk. What do I do?

    A: You must contact the support at www.optagelse.dk. Please see further information on www.optagelse.dk.

    Q: Why can’t I upload my material in one single file on www.cphbusiness.dk?

    A: On our upload facility the maximum file size is 7 MB. If your file exceeds 7 MB, you must upload your material in several single files.

    Q: What are the deadlines I should be aware of?

    A: The deadlines vary from semester to semester, so please be sure to keep yourself updated here:

    Q: When will I get an answer on my application?

    A: Please see Deadlines.

    Q: How do I get a residence permit?

    A: You have to apply for a residence permit at least three months prior to your departure to Denmark through the Danish Embassy or Consulate in your home country. For more information on the application process, please see our section on getting registered in Denmark.

    Q: Am I entitled to SU (Danish State Education Grant)?

    A: Some international students can apply for SU. For further information please visit the SU homepage.

    Q: Do I need to learn Danish before I start?

    A: No. Danish skills are not required for our international educations, although we do encourage our students to learn Danish during their stay in Denmark. All classes are taught in English. Read more about learning Danish.

    Q: How can I find accommodation for my stay in Denmark?

    A: The housing situation in Denmark can be very difficult, so we recommend that you do start looking for a room or apartment as soon as possible. Please check our links and advice on finding accommodation.

    Q: Where can I find Cphbusiness on social media?

    A:

    If you do not find the answers to your questions here, you are welcome to contact The admission office.

    To see FAQ for the winter intake, please click here