Copenhagen Business School Summer University

The CBS Summer University is one of Europe’s largest and longest-running short-term summer programs at one of the leading business schools in Europe. 

Experience exciting courses taught by brilliant faculty as well as the amazing spirit of wonderful Copenhagen. Be inspired by the international environment with participants from over 50 countries.

Fields of study

  • Accounting
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Statistics

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website.  Please note that Short 3-week courses cannot be taken together with any other course.

Applicants are advised to submit 2-3 courses on their application for credit form for faculty assessment credit in case of course cancellation. 

Credit equivalent 

7.5 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if 15 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Please review the host university webpage for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the CBS entry requirements

The 6-week course dates impact on UQ semester 2 dates. UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

If you intend to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

*Applicants from UQ should follow the application instructions for Non-European Freemovers and not Exchange. Applications to the host are also assessed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 Apply to UQ  Apply to host


The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad, meaning you pay tuition directly to the host. Tuition for the program will cost approximately $2,600 AUD for undergraduate courses and $3,300 AUD for postgraduate courses.

Detailed information regarding fees and inclusions can be found on the host university website.


Accommodation can be arranged as part of the program at an additional cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.


Student Testimonials

Praveen - Copenhagen Business School Summer University

M Business Administration

Winter 2023

 I learnt to adapt to different lifestyle and learnt to build rapport with variety of people from multicultural background.


Scott - Copenhagen Business School Summer University

Grad Dip Business Admin, Winter 2023

I made some lifelong friends in Denmark, from all over the globe.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 14 March 2024

Program Dates

3-week courses
Start: 24 June 2024
End: 11 July 2024

6-week courses*
Start: 24 June 2024
End: 26 July 2024

*For-credit only as dates impact on UQ Semester 2

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad​
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark (In-person)
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate & MBA


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.