Credit transfer

What is a credit transfer?

If you have already completed a programme of higher education in whole or in part, you may apply for a transfer of credits to your programme at Cphbusiness. It is possible to apply for a transfer of credits for individual subjects or entire semesters. This is called a credit transfer.

It is only possible to transfer credits for subjects that are equivalent in level and content to subjects at Cphbusiness. An application for a credit transfer is therefore assessed by a member of staff with detailed knowledge of the programme concerned. Thus, you should be aware that credits are not transferred as a matter of course.

  • What does it mean to me if a credit transfer is granted?

    If you are granted a credit transfer, you are exempt from participating in exams in the subject concerned at Cphbusiness. Once you have received a confirmation that you have been granted a credit transfer, you are not allowed to participate in exams in the subject you have been granted credits for. Therefore, you cannot try to improve the grade that you achieved when you first completed the subject. You may, however, attend classes in the subject concerned even if credits have been granted.

    At Cphbusiness many exams are interdisciplinary in nature and include several subjects. In order to be granted a credit transfer for an entire interdisciplinary exam, you must have completed subjects that are equivalent in level and contents to all subjects included in the exam at Cphbusiness.

  • How will a credit transfer affect my final diploma?

    If you are granted a credit transfer for one or more subjects, the grade that you have previously achieved in the subject concerned will not appear on your final diploma from Cphbusiness. The grade will be replaced with “passed” or “approved”, and your previously obtained grade will not be included in your grade average from Cphbusiness. Only in those instances when credit is granted for a subject that is completely identical to a subject taught at Cphbusiness will a previously achieved grade be transferred to the diploma issued by Cphbusiness.

  • What is the basis for a credit assessment?

    Your application for a credit transfer is assessed by a member of staff with detailed knowledge of programmes at Cphbusiness. The staff member will assess if the subject that you have previously completed corresponds to the subject that you have applied for credits for in terms on educational level, contents and ECTS-points. You must therefore send us as much information as possible about the subject concerned as well as proof that you have passed it.

    We require the following documents:

    • Curriculum (a direct link to the curriculum) for the subject(s) you apply for credit transfer for
      This must include information about:
      o ECTS-points
      o Contents
      o Learning objectives
      o You must also clearly indicate what subject(s) in the curriculum, you apply for credits for
    • Documentation for your achieved grade(s) in the subject(s) concerned
  • How do I apply for a credit transfer?

    You can apply for a credit transfer when you apply for admission to Cphbusiness, and you can also apply for credits while you are enrolled. Read more about how to apply below.

    Please note that you are obliged at the time of submitting your application to inform Cphbusiness about past studies that may result in credits being granted.

    Applying for credit transfer when applying for admission

    If you apply for admission through optagelse.dk, you must:

    • Fill in sections 5 and 9 (“Passed parts of higher education”) in the online application form. 
    • Enclose the curriculum (a direct link to the curriculum) for the subject(s) you are applying for credits for. This must include information about:
      o ECTS-points
      o Contents
      o Learning objectives
      o You must also clearly indicate what subject(s) in the curriculum, you apply for credits for.
    • Enclose documentation of achieved grade(s) for the subject(s) concerned. 
    • When you have accepted your admission to Cphbusiness, you must complete the form “Application for Credits” and upload it on Cphbusiness’ website.

    If you apply for admission without using optagelse.dk, you must:

    • Fill in the application form which is available on Cphbusiness’ website.
    • Enclose the curriculum (a direct link to the curriculum) for the subject(s) you are applying for credits for. This must include information about:
      o ECTS-points
      o Contents
      o Learning objectives
      o You must also clearly indicate what subject(s) in the curriculum, you apply for credits for.
    • Enclose documentation of achieved grade(s) for the subject(s) concerned.
    • When you have accepted your admission to Cphbusiness, you must complete the form “Application for Credits” and upload it on Cphbusiness’ website.

    You must upload the form “Application for Credits” and all required documentation on our website.

    Cphbusiness starts processing your application when you have submitted all required documentation, but only if you are admitted to the programme concerned and have accepted your admission.

    You will receive an answer as soon as possible, but please note that the beginning of the semester is a very busy period, which may lead to extended processing times.

    Application

    Download application here.

Credit transfer after you have been admitted

Pre-approved credit transfer

If you are considering an exchange to another Danish or foreign educational institution, you must apply for a pre-approved credit transfer before exchanging to the institution concerned. A pre-approved credit transfer is a formal recognition of the fact that you will have credits transferred after completion of the exchange. A pre-approved credit transfer will be "finalized" once you document that you have successfully passed all exams required as part of your exchange. Following this, the credits will be transferred to your programme at Cphbusiness.

Special conditions pertaining to studies abroad

If you plan to study at an educational institution abroad, please contact the international office at Cphbusiness and follow application process described here.

Read more here.

If you believe that a subject from a previously completed programme can be transferred

If you find during your studies at Cphbusiness that a subject on your current programme corresponds to a subject that you have previously completed on another programme at an equivalent level, you can apply for a credit transfer for the subject concerned.

You must:

  • Fill in "Application for Credits" available on Cphbusiness’ website.
  • Enclose the curriculum (a direct link to the curriculum) for the subject(s) you apply for credits for. This must include:
    o ECTS-points
    o Contents
    o Learning objectives
    o You must also clearly indicate what subject(s) in the curriculum, you apply for credits for.
  • Enclose documentation of achieved grade(s) for the subject(s) concerned.
  • You must upload your application on Cphbusiness’ website. 
  • Statistics pertaining to credit transfers

    See the most recent statistics on credit decisions here.

    NB! This page is under construction.

     

  • Upload application for credits

    If you wish to apply for a credit transfer, you must fill out the blanks below and upload the documentation we require to process your application.

    Information about documentation required is available on this website.

    Write your full name
    Programme and campus you have been admitted to
    Upload your application