Skip to Content
Education Abroad Home  |   Programs  |   Deadlines  |   Meet our Staff  |   GeoBlog  


Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School
Copenhagen, Denmark
Program Terms: Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
Click here to view
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Fact Sheet:
 Housing:
Apartment, Dormitory, Private House
 Minimum GPA:
2.5
 Class Standing:
3 - Junior
 Courses Offered:
Business, Business/Management/Finance, Economics, International Relations, Marketing
 Type of Program:
Exchange
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Language Requirement:
0 - none
 Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
 Internship Available:
No
 Non-Penn State Students:
No
 Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
 Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:

Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark and home to approximately one quarter of the Danish population. "Wonderful Copenhagen" is one of the world's great walking cities. A cozy European capital, it's filled with stunning architecture - classic and modern, historic sites, world-class museums, and some of the best shopping and dining in Europe. Tops on the must-see list are the graceful statue of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid and Tivoli Gardens, a charming all-ages pleasure park in the heart of the city.

Copenhagen buildings & rainbowThe Copenhagen Business School (CBS) is the largest business school in northern Europe. Built in 1917 by the Danish Society for the advancement of Business Education (FUHU) as a privately financed institution, CBS was integrated into the national system of higher education in 1965 and is regulated today by the University Act of 1994.

This institution offers a large selection of courses, with strengths in business and agribusiness. You will take regular courses with local students at this institution. Course registration takes place during your on-site orientation period, so enrollment in particular courses cannot be guaranteed in advance of arrival. You may enroll in any courses for which space is available and for which you meet the host institution's requirements or prerequisites. You must take what the host institution considers to be a full-time load (generally, the equivalent of 12-15 Penn State credits). Information about the range of courses on this program can be found at the Copenhagen Business School website.

Education Abroad Credits
You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas of a Pass/Fail basis. Students will register for 15 credits/30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) for the program. 1 ECTS = 0.5 PSU credits.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Copenhagen Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page.Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

Housing and Meals
You will live in a residential college, student apartment, or private house; in all cases, you will be responsible for providing your own meals. It is important to apply for housing through CBS, since independent housing can be difficult to find on your own in Copenhagen.

Program Costs
For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Budget Sheets listed above. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.
Please note that tuition rates above may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships
Egeskov CastlePenn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please see Funding Study Abroad.

For More Information
For more information about this program and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. Students at University Park can also contact their International Coordinator within their college. If you're not at University Park, students at Commonealth Campuses can contact their Campus Global Representative.

To learn more about the specifics of this program, schedule an appointment with Whitney Strickler, the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.

How to Apply
If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. You must complete the following materials in your application:

  • Education Abroad Questionnaire
  • 1 academic recommendation
  • Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with the host provider as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance. Applications open approximately one year before the program term begins.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2014 04/01/2013 
06/15/2013 01/17/2014 06/13/2014
Spring 2015 05/01/2014 06/30/2014 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed