Exchange students

This information is relevant for students who are currently studying at a partner institution and who wish to study a semester at Cphbusiness.

If your institution is not on the list of partners, please contact us at

Click here to view the list of international exchange partners: International Partners

  • Application

    Who can apply

    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.

    How to apply

    1. Make sure you are nominated for a semester abroad at Cphbusiness by your home institution (contact the international office of your home institution)
    2. Wait for the information email from Cphbusiness (we usually send this to nominated students the week after the nomination deadline (please see deadlines below)
    3. Follow the instructions provided in the email.
  • Deadlines and Academic Calendar

    The academic year at Cphbusiness is divided in two semesters: autumn and spring.

    Semester dates

    • Autumn semester: mid-August – 31 January
    • Spring semester: mid-January – 30 June

    The start dates vary on the different semester packages. The exact start date of the semester will be written on the students’ acceptance letters.

    Intro event for international students

    Cphbusiness will organize a “Welcome to Cphbusiness” intro event a few days before the start of the semester. The exact dates for the “Welcome to Cphbusiness” event will be written on the students’ acceptance letters.


    Exams (and re-exams) at Cphbusiness can take place at any time during the last one and a half – two months of the semester. The dates are different on each semester package and they will be announced on Moodle (Learning Management System) a few weeks in advance.


    Students are expected to be physically present in Denmark for all exams and re-exams. We recommend that students plan their return to the home country (or any other kind of trip) after the official end date of the semester.

    Transcript of Records and “after mobility” documents

    Transcripts of Records, as well as all other “after mobility” documents (Erasmus+ Learning Agreements, Confirmations of Attendance, etc.) are issued as following:

    • After the autumn semester – by the end of February
    • After the spring semester – by the end of July

    All documents (PDF copies) will be sent to students and exchange coordinators via secure connection. All originals will be sent by post directly to the international office of the home institution.

    Nomination deadlines for partner institutions

    • For the autumn semester: 15 April (same calendar year)
    • For the spring semester: 15 October (previous calendar year)

    Students coming from a nonEU / nonEEA country, who do not hold a passport from an EU country, must be nominated as soon as possible. (1 April / 1 October).

    Application deadlines (for nominated students)

    • 1 May – for the autumn semester
    • 1 November – for the spring semester

    Students coming from a nonEU / nonEEA country, who do not hold a passport from an EU country, will have to apply earlier. Students will receive information from Cphbusiness in due time.

  • Course catalogue

    All semester packages available to exchange students are mentioned and described in the Course catalogue.

    The semester packages 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.

    Old course catalogues

  • Teaching and Exams

    Teaching methods

    As an exchange student, you are studying under the same conditions as regular students. You will be studying in classes with Danish and other international students. Students will work in groups with students of different nationalities and they will have to solve tasks together. Most casework, projects and exams are performed as group work.

    The approach at Cphbusiness is practical, meaning students must apply theories and models in practice, in cases inspired by real companies.

    Teaching and exams at Cphbusiness are often interdisciplinary. This means it is not possible for you to combine courses from different programmes in order to compose a tailor-made study programme. You have to apply for a full semester package (30 ECTS) of one educational programme as described in the Course Catalogue.

    Exams and Grading System

    Please see a description of the Danish grading system here.

    Exams and projects are interdisciplinary at Cphbusiness and several subjects are covered by one exam. Often, only one overall grade will be awarded per exam and in these cases it is not possible to give a grade in each subject.

    Please consult the Course Catalogue for a detailed description of exams.

    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.

  • Admission Requirements

    English proficiency requirements

    At Cphbusiness, students must prepare for each class by reading relevant literature, discussing it with their group or with the lecturers and writing projects already from the first weeks of the semester.

    This means students must be used to speaking, reading and writing English at a high level.

    The minimum level of English accepted at Cphbusiness is B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages corresponding to TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6.0.

    Cphbusiness reserves the right to reject students whose English level is below this level.

    Special requirements for Top-Up programmes

    Top-Up programmes at Cphbusiness are equivalent to the final years of classic Bachelor programmes. Students applying for a semester package at this level must fulfil specific requirements.

    The precise requirements for each semester package are mentioned in the Course Catalogue above.

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    Please note that this is only for exchange students coming to Cphbusiness for one or two semesters and Cphbusiness international partners.

  • Practical information

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

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