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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:
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Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Academic Terms A (Aug-Dec) or W/Sp (Jan-June)
Credits 20-24 UW credits
Eligibility Registered Foster School students in good standing
Language English or Danish
Adviser Global Business Center |
Priority Application: January 15th
Rolling Application: June 15th
Foster School Study Abroad
  General Students will attend the Copenhagen Business School through the Foster School of Business exchange.

Exchange programs require a high level of independence. Students should be responsible and show preparedness to participate in this experience.

Click here to view upcoming Information Sessions for this program.
Students wishing to know more about applying for this exchange should contact the Global Business Center directly.
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  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Student Perspective

Where You Will Study

Copper-roofed town houses, world-renowned architecture, timeless design and open air swim baths by the harbor. Copenhagen was founded more than 800 years ago and combines the old-world charm of its medieval origins with the vibrant life of a modern European metropolis.
With 1.9 million inhabitants, the city is human in scale and lively in atmosphere. A network of car-free pedestrian zones and cobbled squares create a liveable and atmospheric downtown area with cafés, cinemas and museums. Home to Europe’s longest pedestrian shopping street, Strøget, the city offers great shopping facilities. Since most Danes are fluent in English, you will find it easy to communicate.

Copenhagen Business School, also known as CBS, is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. CBS was established in 1917, and today has a student population of over 20,000 and a wide range of interdisciplinary and international programs.
CBS is primarily located in four modern buildings in Frederiksberg, close to the heart of the city. Both the main complex at Solbjerg Plads, the architecturally acclaimed building by architect Henning Larsen in Dalgas Have and Kilen (the Wedge) reflect the characteristic Scandinavian style. CBS has also rebuilt parts of the former Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory, and all parts of CBS Campus are within walking distance.

For more information about the Copenhagen Business School and being an exchange student there, please visit their exchange student information page.


During semester-long exchange programs, students take 18-24 UW credits during fall or spring semester. Most students take a combination of business core, business electives, and non-business courses while abroad. A typical student will take 1 core class, 2-3 business electives, and 1-2 non-business electives.

Participating in an exchange program requires careful academic planning. Students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Adviser and a Global Business Center Adviser prior to applying to an exchange program to ensure that study abroad will fit into their academic plan.

Many students find it helpful to review the Foster School excel document which lists previously evaluated courses. (Please note: this includes courses that were approved and denied. Also note the expiration date. Finally, most electives are not tracked on this sheet. If you would like to take a course at an exchange school that is not on the list, you can get it reviewed by academic advisers.)

Another useful resource is the UW Study Abroad Course Equivalency Database.

CBS offers a comprehensive range of classes in economics and business administration. Students are also allowed to take courses in social sciences and the humanities, offering education in the fields of IT, philosophy, politics, language, sociology, communication and others.

CBS offers approximately 200 courses taught in English. In addition, there is a variety of courses offered in Danish that are available to students with proficiency.

A Danish crash course is offered the week prior to the introduction week. The crash course is a 20 hour intensive Danish language class. There is a reduced fee of approximately DKK 1300 (~$200) for exchange students.

A full-time work load at CBS is 30 ECTS credits (20-24 UW credits). Most courses are 7.5 ECTS credits (5-6 UW credits), so 4 courses are considered a full-time workload.


CBS facilitates room renting for students through a network of private landlords and also facilitates a platform where CBS students who will be away from Copenhagen for a term can sublet their living space to an incoming exchange student.

Due to a housing shortage in Copenhagen, students are advised to apply for university housing as soon as possible. There are a variety of options that include both single and multiple people to a room. Housing is available on a first come first served basis and ranges from $700-$1,400 per month.

Some students choose to find housing independently.

Additional information regarding housing can be found in the exchange evaluations document within the "Student Perspective" section of this page.

Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a UW departmental exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange tuition is determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. In addition to the exchange tuition, there is a UW Study Abroad/Concurrent Enrollment administrative fee, and a Foster School Exchange Program Fee.

Fee amounts and due dates are available on the Foster School Exchange Program Details page.

You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

This useful tool is a great way to estimate how your cost of living in a particular country might compare with the cost of living you are accustomed to here in Seattle.

Most types of financial aid can be applied to your study abroad experience. Please check with the Office of Student Financial Aid regarding eligibility. You can adjust your financial aid budget for the terms that you will spend abroad by completing a Revision Request for Additional Expenses form. You will need to attach a program budget, which may be requested by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.

Application Process

Applications are now open, click here to apply. Students should submit their application and requested materials directly to the Global Business Center via the online application before the January 15 deadline. 

Upload all requested materials to the online application:
  1. Application Form
  2. Essay
  3. Resume
  4. Transcripts - unofficial

Priority application deadline: Januray 15th
We try to fill all spots during the January application cycle for the following academic year. For example, if you want to study abroad during your junior year, you should apply in January during your sophomore year.

Rolling applications until: June 15th
If there are exchange openings available after the January 15th priority deadline, applications are accepted on a rolling basis for Winter/Spring academic terms until the programs fill or until June 15th.

Please apply according to these dates, not the dates that are listed on any of the fact sheets for the individual exchange programs.

See Withdrawal for UW program withdrawal policies.


Student Perspective

One of the best ways to obtain an idea of what it is like to live and study in another country, is to hear directly from the students who have been there before!

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete an evaluation report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. A composite of Foster School student responses about their exchange experience at the University of Hong Kong can be found here:

Copenhagen Business School Exchange Evaluations
(You must use your UW email address and password to view the exchange evaluation)

Or, read more on the Foster School Undergrads Go Global Blog.

Foster School Study Abroad Advisers can also connect you with a student who formerly participated in this program. Inquire with the Global Business Center,