Copenhagen Business School

GW Exchanges in Europe

About CBS

CBS is not accepting applications for Fall 2017. 

The Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is one of the biggest business schools in Europe and is located in Fredericksburg, close to the heart of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.   It is a comprehensive research institution with approximately  17,000 students, including 2,000 international students. GW exchange students may enroll in English-taught classes with Danish and other international students. The university maintains a Corporate Partnership Program to connect its academic and research efforts with both Danish and international companies. This truly dynamic and international campus is an ideal study abroad destination for GW School of Business students.

Learning at CBS

GW exchange students can enroll in the full range of undergraduate courses offered at CBS. The major academic areas at CBS include:

  • Business Administration
  • International Business
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Communications
  • Human Resource Management

Prior to the start of the semester, students can participate in Danish Culture Week, which includes a Danish language Crash Course. This is a great opportunity for students to begin to learn about the host language and culture while meeting other international students.

Life at CBS

CBS offers a variety of programs to help international students adjust to life in Copenhagen. All international students attend an Introduction Program, which includes both university orientation and cultural events throughout the city. All exchange students are assigned a Danish Buddy, a local student to help orient them at the beginning of the semester. Cultural and social activities are planned for international students and their buddies throughout the semester, giving students the chance to meet and mingle with both international and Danish students while exploring their new city.


CBS does not have a residential campus in the American sense; this means that student residences are not connected to the university. Most students live either in private apartments or in one of the student dorms in the greater Copenhagen area.

CBS can assist international students in obtaining accommodations either in a student dorm in the city or in a residence. During the fall semester only, CBS offers the option of private housing. The housing application is available online, and accommodations are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. CBS does not guarantee  accommodations for all students ; students may therefore have to secure housing independently.

Academic Calendar

Fall semester:                   Mid-August to late December
Spring semester:              Mid-January to late June
Academic year:                 Mid-August to late June

CBS Deadlines

Fall/Academic Year: Not accepting applications for Fall 2017
Spring: October 1st

How to Apply for a GW Exchange Program

Students can begin a GW Exchange program application at anytime by searching for their program of choice on GW Passport. Students must meet with their study abroad advisor prior to the GW Exchange program deadline for their applications to be considered.  Please refer to our Advising Services page to find the appropriate study abroad advisor for your school.