Copenhagen Business School is internationally accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA. Otherwise known as the "triple-crown" accreditation.
Facts & Figures
Founded in 1917
700 Academic Staff, 550 Administrative Staff
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark. It was originally founded as a Viking fishing village all the way back in the 900s. It is located around the coast and there are numerous beaches readily available to visit. Copenhagen is known for the canals that go through the city as well as the developing skyline.The CBS campus is an urban campus located in Frederiksberg, an integrated part of Copenhagen. The buildings are modern and they have state-of the-art facilities.The campus is connected to the airport and downtown Copenhagen with three on-campus Metro stops. Check out this city guide
that outlines the best of Copenhagen!
1. Where can I learn more about CBS and the program in general? Be sure to check out the school's website
for more information.
2. How will CBS accommodate the transition? CBS provides a "buddy program" where each student will receive a "buddy" to help them acclimate to life in Denmark. "Buddies" are CBS students who have volunteered to help incoming exchange students. This program will include airport pick-up, welcome package, help with registration at the National Registry, and other practical matters. Throughout the semester various activities are planned for the exchange students and their CBS buddies.
3. What will the first week be like? A mandatory introduction week prior to the start of classes will go over courses and exams, Danish culture, IT and library facilities, a campus tour, and an optional social program with evening activities.
4. What is public transportation like in Denmark? You can find out more information regarding public transportation here
(select "English" in top menu).
5. How can I prepare myself for the program? Don't forget to check out the Anticipating Arrival Guide
and the Smooth Studies Guide
for tons of great information!
UNC Charlotte students will first need to complete an Office of Education Abroad (OEA) application in order to receive approval to study abroad. To receive access to an application, students should follow the required steps listed on OEA's website, which outline the application process
under the "Fall, Spring & Year-long Exchange and Affiliate Programs" heading.
Application requirements may include (and are subject to change):
• Personal statement in English
• Personal statement in host country language (only applicable for students taking intermediate/advance language courses abroad)
• UNC Charlotte transcript
• 2 academic letters of recommendation
• 1 language evaluation (only applicable for students taking intermediate/advance language courses abroad)
• Disciplinary record clearance
• $135 application fee and deposit
Not all requirements may be listed above. Once students receive access to the application, more instructions can be found to assist the student throughout the process. After receiving approval to study abroad from OEA, students will be required to apply directly to the host university. OEA will provide instructions for how to complete this supplemental application after approval. Once the supplemental application is reviewed by the host university, students will be notified of their formal acceptance.
This exchange program is open to currently enrolled UNC Charlotte business majors. Must be a UNC Charlotte graduate student
with a minimum GPA of 2.75. All students who participate in a study abroad program are required to be in good academic and disciplinary standing upon applying and prior to departure.
taught in English
Danish Language Courses
A Danish Crash Course is offered the week prior to the introduction week. The Crash Course is a 20 hour intensive Danish language class. This course is not included in the tuition-exchange and is approximately DKK 1300 ($215). During the semester, a Danish language course is also offered instead (for credit).
OEA is not responsible for determining course equivalencies. Students will work with the appropriate academic department at UNCC to determine how courses abroad will transfer back to UNC Charlotte.
Academic Year: August to June
Please see Copenhagen Business School's Academic Calendar
for specific dates.
CBS has reservation agreements with most privately owned dormitories, which means that CBS will facilitate room renting for all exchange students.
Students will have a contract with a private landlord while CBS Housing Department will manage the application and placement process.
Students are encouraged to look for alternative housing here
Please read CBS's Accommodation website
for more information about all housing options.
Note: It will be the student's responsibility to research all housing options. If on-campus housing is available, students will apply for on-campus housing to the host institution upon applying for the program. If on-campus housing is unavailable or if the student will be securing their own private accommodations, it will be the student's responsibility to determine all housing options and associated costs. All housing costs will be paid either to the host university or host country.
Tuition and fees will be paid to UNC Charlotte as normal via your student account according to your in-state or out-of-state residency status
The following are typical expenses incurred by students studying abroad. For more information regarding Cost Estimate Sheets, please contact an Education Abroad Advisor:
- Roundtrip airfare
- International Health Insurance
- Personal expenses (additional meals, traveling, cultural activities, etc.)
- Application fee
- Study abroad fee
- Visa (if applicable)
Students are eligible to use financial aid towards their education abroad expenses. Make an appointment with your financial aid advisor to ask any financial aid-related questions. Please see our financial aid page for more information.
Students are encouraged to apply for scholarships. Please see our scholarship website for more information.
All students must have a valid passport before they leave for their program. You can apply for a passport at your local post office or at Union Station located in UNC Charlotte's Student Union.
OEA is not qualified nor legally able to disseminate visa advice or assist with visa requirements. However, below is basic information regarding visas for this country if you are a U.S. citizen. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain a visa before departure if necessary. Please visit the embassy's website
for more information.
You do not
need a visa to enter the country.
need a residence permit if you are in the country for more than 90 days
- A residence permit is similar to a visa.
- Students should submit their application two months prior to departure. This must be done in person at the nearest consulate.
U.S. Department of State
If you are a U.S. citizen, please see the U.S. Department of State's website
for more information regarding visas. Once on the travel.state.gov website, scroll to the bottom and choose "U.S. Passports & International Travel." At the top, choose the "Country Information" tab and type the country you are going to. Scroll down to "Entry, Exit & Visa Requirements" and read thoroughly.
will most likely take you to the consulate or embassy's actual website.
Office of Education Abroad
College of Health & Human Services (CHHS) 256
(704) 687-7747 | fax (704) 687-1661