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Copenhagen Business School International Summer University
Frederiksberg, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Agreement Scope:
Arts and Social Sciences, Business School
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Program Type:
Exchange Short-Term
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Short-term Duration:
5-6 weeks
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Copenhagen Business School
International Summer University Programme (ISUP)

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Program dates: 25 June 2019 - 25 July 2019
Sydney exchange application deadline: 15 March 2019
Partner application deadline: 2 April 2019
Duration: 3 weeks 
Type: Exchange / Non-exchange

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Program Description
The International Summer University Programme (ISUP) was established in 1999, and at present it draws approx. 2000 participants from more than 50 countries - international exchange students, freemovers, students from CBS and other Danish universities as well as professionals seeking to further develop their knowledge and skills. The Programme provides participants with an exceptional opportunity to study in a truly international environment and combine high-quality learning with an unforgettable summer experience.

ISUP is a high-level academic programme
  • We offer over 50 courses at undergraduate and graduate levels, both classic business courses as well
    as more diverse courses that draw on other academic disciplines, all approved by CBS study boards.
  • Courses run over a six-week period, where students can take up to two courses equalling 7.5 ECTS credits per course.
  • ISUP gives students the opportunity to study at CBS, one of Europe's largest business schools, which has "The Triple Crown" accreditation (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB), an acknowledgement only shared by around 50 business schools worldwide. Read more about CBS and the latest facts and figures.
  • Most ISUP instructors are from top universities around the world, but professors from CBS teach at
    ISUP as well. Active involvement of international senior executives from Danish and multinational companies is an integral part in selected courses.
ISUP is also about enjoying Copenhagen and the Danish culture
We offer an interesting cultural and social programme and taking part in it is a wonderful opportunity for international participants to get to know each other, Copenhagen and the Danish culture through specially-arranged activities such as guided city tours of Copenhagen, Danish folk-dancing, comedy night as well as a weekend trip around Denmark.

View full program details on the CBS website.

Academic Information

Level: Undergraduate / Postgraduate
Language:  Classes are instructed in English
Relevant subject areas: Finance, business, management
Credit points: 7.5 ECTS
General Conversion: 7.5ECTS = 6cp Sydney Credit

Applying for academic credit
You must have approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your Sydney course to be eligible for an exchange place. The approval will need to be uploaded to your Sydney Abroad application prior to the exchange deadline, 15 March 2019.
If you are admitted as a non-exchange student you can apply receive academic credit towards your University of Sydney course however it is not mandatory. If you wish to receive academic credit you must have approval from your faculty prior to departure.
How to apply for academic credit



Useful Information 

Local Overview
Frederiksberg is a fashionable part of Copenhagen, where you’ll find great shopping, green spaces, and delicious food. Considered to be one of Europe’s best student cities, Copenhagen offers a wonderful quality of life. There is a wide range of museums, arts festivals and concerts, as well as numerous bars, cafes and restaurants, including the best restaurant in the world, Noma. The city is relatively small and you can easily get around its parks, waterways and charming cobbled streets by foot or bicycle. 

Host Institution
CBS is neither a traditional business school nor a broad university – it tries to combine elements from both worlds, offering research-based education and high academic standards. It is one of the world’s leading universities in finance, economics, accounting, production, marketing, strategic management and organisation, but also aims to develop business leaders who can operate in a wider social, political and cultural context.
The CBS Housing Department offers accommodation for international students during ISUP. Students who have been admitted to ISUP will receive an email inviting them to apply for housing mid-/late April 2019. The email will be sent to the email address supplied by the student during the application process. There is no possibility of applying before the link is received. We do not provide housing for Danish students.

Prices as of 2018 for the 6 week period: DKK 5,400-12,000 (Depends on room size, single or shared double room). Prices for 2019 will be published in March/April 2019.

Please contact CBS Housing Department if you have further questions.



Tuition: The University of Sydney has an exchange agreement with CBS, which allows students from each institution to study at the other, as part of the student exchange program. University of Sydney students in this course will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. You will not pay tuition fees at CBS, however you must ensure you budget for all other expenses.

Other costs: flights, living expenses, visa, additional travel

Scholarships: Scholarships for this program are still being finalised. Check this page for updates in 2019.

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility which begin in late-November 2018 onwards. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in Copenhagen.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.

How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (April/May) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 8 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.

Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.
If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at

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