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CLOSED Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School
Copenhagen, Denmark (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Fact Sheet:
Apartment, Dormitory, Private House
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Business, Business/Management/Finance, Economics, International Relations, Marketing
Type of Program:
Language of Instruction:
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Scott Runner
Internship Available:
Non-Penn State Students:
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:

Program Overview     

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.

The 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. Information about the range of courses on this program can be found at the Copenhagen Business School website. 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.

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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 on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad. 

Students will register for 15 credits/30 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) for the program. 1 ECTS = 0.5 Penn State 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. To learn how the courses on this program can work into your individual degree audit, meet with your academic adviser.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Junior class standing or higher at time of study

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 Spring Budget Sheet. 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 may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Penn 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 visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.

For More Information

For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact 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. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with 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 on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One 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. 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 01/16/2015 06/15/2015
NOTE: Start date marks arrival in host country and first possible date to move into CBS Student Residences. 1/26/2015 is the last day to arrive. Please note January 19-23 is Danish Culture/Crash Course week. End date marks approzimate departure from program housing. Dates are tentative, please confirm all dates with Copenhagen Business School.

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