UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Summer Study Abroad Programs

Denmark: Copenhagen Business School

Student Life
  • 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.

    Students participate on this program as either exchange or direct enroll students. We have a limited number of exchange spaces available for this program reserved for in-state students only. All out-of-state students and in-state students who are selected but do not receive an exchange space will be nominated as a direct enroll student. The primary difference between these two enrollment types is the cost. Please click the Budget tab for more information.

    The Copenhagen Business School International Summer University Program (ISUP) welcomes over 1,000 students each year from Denmark, Scandinavia, and all over the world. The program provides an excellent opportunity to study over the summer at one of Europe's top business schools with a diverse group of international students. Many students take advantage of CBS' social program, which offers excursions within Copenhagen and weekend trips to Oslo and Berlin.

    Visit the program's website
    View program evaluations from past participants

    Application checklist

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

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

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  • Program Terms and Dates

    Program dates are generally as follows: late June to early August

    ​​Summer 2019 dates are June 21, 2019 – August 2, 2019

    Application Dates

    Application opens: November 1, 2018

    Round 1* Applicants:
    • Round 1 application deadline for Summer 2019: November 15, 2018
    • Notification for Round 1 applicants begins: December 14, 2018

    Round 2 Applicants:
    • Round 2 application deadline for Summer 2019: January 17, 2019
    • Notification for Round 2 applicants begins: February 1, 2019

    *Students who submit their application in the Round 1 application cycle have greater scholarship opportunities and increased chances of being accepted to their preferred program.

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  • Academics

    Credit Information for KFBS Students

    The course list for summer 2019 will be published in late December. Once published, UBP Global will review the course list and reach out to Kenan-Flagler faculty to see if any courses listed can be approved for core credit. UBP Global thus will not be able to provide any guarantees for Summer 2019 credit prior to the Round 1 application deadline.

    Students on the Copenhagen Business School summer exchange take two courses to count towards requirements in the undergraduate business major or minor.

    The following three courses were approved for BUSI core credit for Summer 2018 (note this does not guarantee that these courses will be offered or approved for Summer 2019):

    BA-BHAAI1041U for BUSI 405
    BA-BHAAI1009U for BUSI 407
    BA-BHAAI1028U for BUSI 408

    Students may also elect to take courses for BUSI elective credit, and many students choose to combine one BUSI core with a BUSI elective that interests them. Past business elective course offerings have included Sustainable Business, Innovative Thinking for Business, Managing Across Cultures, Doing Business in Europe, and advanced electives in marketing and finance. Students interested in receiving BUSI elective credit will submit syllabi for review via our course database - please review the Credit Information for KFBS Students link above for more information. Courses are taught by local CBS faculty members as well as visiting international faculty.

    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. Full-time enrollment on this program is defined as 6 credit hours. This program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn points towards the Kenan-Flagler Inclusive Global Leadership graduation requirement.

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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 – view their website for more information.

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  • Student Life

    Copenhagen is a major capital in Scandinavia with important business, shipping, academic and media industries. English is widely spoken in Scandinavia, including Denmark. The city has many attractions from museums, innovative modern architecture, an opera house, Tivoli Gardens, and the Stroget pedestrian shopping street. Copenhagen is an eco-friendly city and is known for its urban planning and development. The city is well served by its transportation system.

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  • Budget

    Here, you will find a list and links to costs related to this program.
    Last cost update: November 2018

    We suggest you create your study abroad budget using this worksheet to help you think about your costs on this program:
    • Populate the figures from the tables below into the left side costs of attendance
    • Input your financial resources on the right

    Your customized budget sheet can help determine your current financial status, and help you understand what additional funding you may need to help make this an affordable program option.

    Students may participate on this program as an in-state exchange or direct enroll student. All out-of-state students will be automatically considered for the direct enroll program and pay CBS tuition fees in lieu of UNC tuition. In-state students offered the exchange will pay UNC tuition and fees, and will not pay CBS tuition fees. In-state students may also be considered for the direct enroll program, paying CBS tuition fees and will not pay UNC tuition fees.

    Cashier Billed Expenses*:

    UNC Summer Tuition and Fees (IN-STATE ONLY)
    In-State ONLY: Rates are per credit hour - take the amount and multiply by 6

    $ 3,250 (direct enroll ONLY, subject to exchange rate fluctuation)
      Study Abroad Fee $700

    GeoBlue International Medical Insurance

    *Cashier Billed Expenses are those charges billed directly to your UNC ConnectCarolina account.


    Out of Pocket Estimates**:

    International Airfare

      Meals $800
      Immigration Visa/Residence Permit
    $0 (US Citizens)

    Passport Application Renewal
      Course Materials $250
      International Cell Phone Plan $140
      Personal Expenses
                Travel Insurance $200
                Local Transportation $100
                Personal Travel $1,000
                Incidentals (ex. Laundry) $300
                Shopping/Souvenirs $100
                Other Personal Expenses***  
      Total Estimated Expenses: In-State Exchange $8,905
      Total Estimated Expenses: Direct Enroll $10,655

    **Out of Pocket Estimates are based on the cost of the program, which is determined by combining the average costs our previous students have spent in each of these categories, along with the costs our partner provides to us as their averages. These estimates are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations, bank fees, and individual variances in costs of living.
    ***Other Expenses: the budget worksheet also has a place for you to input other expenses outside of the out-of-pocket estimates that you may incur, such as attending concerts or sporting events.

    Funding your study abroad program

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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.« PrevNext »
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