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Copenhagen Business School

Program Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20146
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2015 08/23/15 to 12/31/15
Past Dates
Spring 2015 01/16/15 to 06/30/15

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

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Copenhagen Business School
Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is the largest business school in northern Europe.

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, has a rich history influenced by more than 800 years of Danish settlement. Copenhagen is rare in that it combines the economic, scientific, and cultural life of a modern city with a relaxed, small town atmosphere. Copenhagen is the seat of Danish Parliament, the central government, international organizations, research libraries, national museums of art and history, and the national media. It is the center of musical and cultural life. Students may take advantage of the city's superior transportation system to get around town. Trains and buses run day and night.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Copenhagen Business School
This program is open to Purdue students who have junior standing at the start of the program and/or have taken several courses in Economics, Finance, Management, and Accounting. Courses at the Copenhagen Business School are typically at the 300- and 400-levels. GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program
Teaching at CBS is generally structured around lectures, seminars, and practical exercises. Students are expected to take active part in the academic discussions during class. All students attending CBS must assume a course load of 30 ECTS (usually 4 courses) which is a requirement of the students’ residence permit.

CBS has a 'buddy system' arrangement where each exchange student will be assigned a Danish 'buddy' to help get them through their first few weeks in Denmark. Your new friend may pick you up in the airport, help you with registration, give you advice on shopping, post offices, and other practical matters. 'Buddies' are CBS students who have volunteered to help one or more international students. Prior to departure, each student will receive a letter with the name and contact information for the buddy. Throughout the semester, various activities are planned for international students and their buddies.

As with most urban universities, Copenhagen Business School does not have a campus as such. Moreover Danish universities do not own student-housing facilities. Danish students tend either to live at home, in private flats, or in one of the housing facilities available for young people in the Greater Copenhagen area. Accommodation for international students is therefore organized through public and private housing companies.

The eight student residences to which CBS has access are located in different areas of Copenhagen. Generally speaking, the rooms in the residence halls can be either single rooms or shared rooms. In the shared rooms, there are two beds in one room, which is why the rent per person can be lower than for single rooms.

Please be aware that unless otherwise noted under the specific residence hall, you will not be living with Danish students but instead with other international students.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2015

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Purdue Study Abroad Scholarship (Semester or 2 Semesters) [More Info]- $3000

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Local Transportation$625.00
Books and Supplies$500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $3,000.00 -$6,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
Copenhagen Business School

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin