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Denmark: Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) was established in 1917. The school enrolls 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, including over 1,000 international exchange students each year. CBS focuses on research and consultancy and offers majors that combine disciplines such as business, economics, foreign languages, law, politics, policy and information technology.

Copenhagen is a vibrant city of around 1.2 million inhabitants and is known 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, though you may 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.

As a business exchange student, you will be fully immersed in campus life at CBS and will make 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.

The weather in Copenhagen 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 in Chapel Hill and summer temperatures run around 68 degrees.

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

Quick Facts & Links

  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Program Options: Exchange
    • On an Exchange program, students “trade” places with a student from another institution and pay UNC tuition and fees. Please thoroughly review the “program cost” section below for specific information. For additional information about program types, click here.
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Program Dates:
    • Fall: August 2th (includes orientation)  to December 2024/January 2025 (most exams will be scheduled before Christmas, but some Q2)
    • Earliest Housing Arrival Date: August 16th, 2024, Latest Arrival Date: August 26th, 2024
    • Spring: January 28th (includes orientation) to June 30th, 2025 January 12 (official end date of exam period, which runs throughout May and June)
    • Earliest Housing Arrival Date: January 17th, 2025, Latest Arrival Date: January 27th, 2025
  • Visit the CBS Exchange Student website for more information.
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Application Information

This Program’s Level of Competitiveness =  3

Level of Competitiveness (1 = least, 3 = most)

1 Chance of acceptance is probable if students meet the minimum requirements.
2 Most students are typically accepted.
This is one of the most competitive programs. We recommend having a back-up option in mind. 

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