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Semester Study Abroad Programs

Denmark: Copenhagen Business School

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  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    Copenhagen Business School was established in 1917 and has 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, including over 1000 international exchange students each year. CBS focuses on research and consultancy and brings an interdisciplinary approach to business education. CBS offers majors that combine disciplines such as business, economics, foreign languages, law, politics, policy, and information technology.

    *All courses are taught in English. Students may opt to take a language course in Danish, and are encouraged to do so.

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    Eligibility

    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: None
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English/Danish
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No

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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Fall, Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:
    Fall - Mid August to Mid December

    Fall 2017 dates are August 27 - mid December

    ​Spring​ - Mid January to Late June

    Spring 2018 dates are January 21 - late June

    Application Dates

    Spring 2018 Program:

    • ​​​Application opens: August 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Spring 2018: September 12, 2017
    • Notification begins: September 20, 2017
    Fall 2018 Program:
    •  ​​Application opens: November 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Fall 2018: February 15, 2018
    • Notification begins: February 23, 2018
    Spring 2019 Program:
    • Application cycle opens: TBD
    • Application deadline for Spring 2019: March 22, 2018
    • Notification begins: April 6, 2018

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    UNC students take four courses at CBS for 30 ECTS and transfer a total of 18 UNC credit hours. Business core and elective courses are available.

    All courses are taught in English, and there is no language requirement to study at CBS. CBS offers a one week Danish Crash Course at the beginning of the term, which provides an excellent opportunity to meet other international exchange students and have an introduction to Danish culture and language. The Danish Crash Course is available for an additional fee, paid directly to CBS.

    Courses taken at the Copenhagen Business School will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of 4 (out of 12) or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under 4 will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools may also look at the CBS transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back 4.5 UNC credits for every 7.5 ECTS credit course (for each course, 3 credits can count for BUSI credit and 1.5 credits will transfer as general hours towards graduation) - students are expected to take four courses worth 7.5 ECTS credits each during the semester. A student who earns at least a 4 in all courses will receive a total of 18 UNC credits for their semester abroad.

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  • Housing

    CBS provides housing for visiting international students in dormitories around Copenhagen. A wide variety of options are available including single and double rooms, traditional residence halls and apartments, and larger and smaller buildings. Housing in Copenhagen is expensive and room rates vary according to the type of accommodation chosen.

    Students wishing to apply for housing must make it a priority to apply as soon as the applications open, for space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, and is not guaranteed.


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  • Student Life

    Students are integrated fully into campus life at CBS and enjoy making connections with Danish and other international students. CBS offers a buddy program, which pairs a local student with an exchange student to assist with integration at the beginning of the semester. Due to the large number of international students at CBS, students are easily able to find traveling companions and take advantage of the many social activities offered in Copenhagen.

    Copenhagen is a vibrant city of around 1.2 million inhabitants and impresses visitors for its distinctive architecture, rich cultural heritage, and friendly, English-speaking people. Danes are considered the happiest people on Earth and enjoy a high quality of life. Copenhagen is an eco-friendly city and is known for its urban planning and development. The city is well served by its transportation system, and students may also choose to purchase a bicycle for the semester.

    Copenhagen is a major capital in Scandinavia with important business, shipping, media and intellectual industries. The city boasts many museums, a state-of-the-art opera house, Tivoli Gardens (one of the oldest amusement parks in the world), and several ice hockey and soccer teams.

    The weather is relatively warm for Scandinavia with temperatures raised for much of the year by the Atlantic Gulf Stream. Winter temperatures are usually about 10 degrees colder than Chapel Hill and summer temperatures around 68 degrees.


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  • Budget

    Disclaimer: These budget figures are subject to change for various reasons, including but not limited to bank fees, UNC tution and exchange rate fluctuations. In this event, your student account will be amended accordingly.
    Last cost update: August 2017


    Out-of-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 200



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,194


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Optional Danish Language Course $ 250

    Room $ 4,500

    Board $ 1,600

    Course Material $ 400

    Visa Fees $ 250
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 200

    Personal Expenses $ 1,500

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 1,500



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 11,700
    Grand Total $ 29,894

    In-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 200



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,349


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Optional Danish Language Course $ 250

    Room $ 4,500

    Board $ 1,600

    Course Material $ 200

    Visa Fees $ 250
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 200

    Personal Expenses $ 1,500

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 1,500



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 11,700
    Grand Total $ 17,049

    Out-of-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 219



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,213


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Optional Danish Language Course $ 250

    Room $ 4,500

    Board $ 1,600

    Course Material $ 400

    Visa Fees $ 250
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 200

    Personal Expenses $ 1,500

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 1,500



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 11,700
    Grand Total $ 29,913

    In-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses

    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700

    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449

    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 219



    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,368


    Out of Pocket Estimates

    Optional Danish Language Course $ 250

    Room $ 4,500

    Board $ 1,600

    Course Material $ 200

    Visa Fees $ 250
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 200

    Personal Expenses $ 1,500

    Personal Travel $ 1,500

    Airfare $ 1,500



    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 11,700
    Grand Total $ 17,068


    Special Notes
    1 The Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your student account only if you accept an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad. In addition, Non-UNC Chapel Hill students will also be billed a $100 registration fee to register the student at UNC for the term of the study abroad program. Again, this $100 fee will be billed to the student account only if the Non-UNC student accepts an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad.

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.



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