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Copenhagen Business School- International Summer University

Program Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Direct Enroll
Course # SA 20146
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2020 06/19/20 to 08/01/20

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

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Copenhagen Business School- International Summer University
Nyhavn: colorful and picturesque

IMPORTANT: Complete your Purdue Study Abroad application ASAP.  CBS-ISUP has a February 16 application deadline.  There is a second round on March 15, but the only courses available are the ones still open after the first round. The sooner your application is approved by Purdue Study Abroad, the sooner you can begin your formal application to the host university. 

Copenhagen Business School is the largest business school in northern Europe with an international student body that favors early networking with like-minded peers.  The academic program aims to develop strong links between contemporary research and the active business community. The atmosphere is intellectual, but always in a way that keeps business realities firmly in focus.

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. Travel is easy from Copenhagen and participants can take a cruise to Oslo, Norway or a train to Berlin, Germany.


For more program information, please visit the program website.


Copenhagen Business School- International Summer University
Iconic city landmark Tivoli Park
The program is open to Purdue Krannert School of Management and Communication majors who will have at least junior standing by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.


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]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

The CBS International Summer University Program (ISUP) is a six-week summer program that offers graduate and undergraduate students the option of completing two courses taught by outstanding academics. Active involvement of international senior executives from Danish and multinational companies will be an integral part of many of the courses. Courses will be offered in Accounting, Communication, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Organization and Service Management & Economics.

Extracurricular activities include getting to know modern Danish design and architecture as well as an introduction to the Iron and Viking ages. CBS has a 'buddy system' arrangement where each exchange student is 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 receives a letter with the name and contact information for the buddy. Throughout the term, various activities are planned for international students and their buddies.


CBS arranges housing for exchange students in private residence halls or in shared apartments. All rooms have Internet access. The rooms and their furnishings should meet most students' needs during Summer University.  CBS tries to mix gender and nationality in order to provide participants with an international atmosphere and a lasting international network.

Although the housing prices are higher relative to other programs, students should look at this as an opportunity to live in one of the most interesting, progressive, cosmopolitan cities of Europe and an investment to enhance one's future international career.

Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

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: Summer 2019

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and the Host University
Program Fee$3,200.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,200.00
Books and Supplies$250.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,000.00
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 before or 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 online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Application deadline:  February 1

Purdue must nominate students to CBS by February 10.  Applicants must then complete the CBS online application between 15 February - 1 March (4 a.m. EST).

Program Application Deadline
Feb 1

Returnees Information
Copenhagen Business School- International Summer University
In Copenhagen - have bikes will travel

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

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