International Students

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Welcome to Denmark, Copenhagen and CBS

Here you will find information and good advice when it comes to being an international student at CBS and being new to Denmark.

Academic culture at CBS

The academic style in Denmark, might be very different than what you are used to in your home country.

In this video you can hear student guidence counsellor, Lars Pedersen, talk about the Danish academic tradition, types of exams and different ways of studying. This will help you get a feeling of what it is like to study at CBS.

The international student life

What is life as an international student at CBS like? In these videos you can get some toughts and perspectives from some of our former students

The language barrier

The Danish language can be tough to crack, but don’t let your lack of Danish hold you back when applying.

The international environment

CBS is a diverse place with many nationalities amongst the students. Studying abroad helps you gain intercultural compentencies and insights in other cultures.

The full-degree experience

There is a big difference between being abroad for leisure and moving to a new country to start your education.

Practicalities when moving abroad

State Educational Grant (SU)

If you are a foreign citizen, you have the possibility to apply for the state educational grant (SU).
You apply for equal status under either Danish or EU law. This depends on which criteria you fulfill.

It is important to remember that you cannot apply for SU before you:

  • have accepted your study place
  • are a registered citizen in Denmark
  • have checked the rules that apply to your specific situation
Find more information about SU here

Survival guide

You probably have a lot of questions to what life in Denmark is like.

How do you open a bank account? What about finding a student job? Is getting a bike absolutely necessary? Is health care really free?

You will find the answer to this and a lot more in the Survival Guide.

Find the survival guide

Getting registred in Denmark

Danish law requires everyone staying in Denmark for more than three months to register with the Civil Registration System – for Nordic or EU/EEA/Swiss citizens it is six months.

Once registered, you will receive a social security number (in Danish referred to as a CPR-number), which will be unique to your person and which you will need for most registrations in Denmark.

EU/EEA or Swiss citizens need to get an EU registration certificate from The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), before you can apply for a CPR-number.

Check out the official website for registration

Living, studying and working in Denmark

Living in Copenhagen

Get to know the city. A useful introduction from the Visit Copenhagen organisation

Go to visitcopenhagen.dk

Studying in Denmark

Comprehensive information about studying in Denmark as an international student. From the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science

Go to studyindenmark.dk

Working in Denmark

The most important things you need to know about working in Denmark. Information from the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment

Go to workindenmark.dk