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Welcome to Denmark, Copenhagen and CBS

Here you can learn about the academic culture and approach to learning at CBS – and find links to meeting our Danish and international students. We have also gathered some information about coming to Denmark and settling here. Lastly you will find a complete list of all our different live events in English, where you can get to know more about our different programmes, admission to CBS and talk to current international students about their experiences.


The academic style in Denmark, might be very different than what you are used to in your home country. In this video you can hear more about the Danish academic tradition, types of exams and different ways of studying. This will help you get a feeling of what it is like to study at CBS.


Let our students tell you about student life and the everyday – the fun and exciting parts as well as the tough and tiresome. Listen to the students talk about moving to Denmark and Copenhagen, making new friends, adapting to the Danish ways of studying and much, much more…

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Practicalities when moving abroad

Survival guide

You probably have lots of questions about what life in Denmark is like.

How do you open a bank account? What about finding a student job? Is getting a bike absolutely necessary? Is healthcare really free?

You will find the answers to these questions and many more in the Survival Guide.

Find the survival guide here

Getting registered in Denmark

Danish law requires everyone staying in Denmark for more than three months to register with the Civil Registration System – for Nordic or EU/EEA/Swiss citizens it is six months.

Once registered, you will receive a social security number (in Danish referred to as a CPR-number), which will be unique to you and which you will need for most registration in Denmark.

EU/EEA or Swiss citizens need to get an EU registration certificate from The Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI), before you can apply for a CPR-number.

Check out the official website for registration

State Educational Grant (SU)

As a foreign citizen, you have the possibility of applying for the State Educational Grant (SU).
You apply for equal status under either Danish or EU law. This depends on which criterias you fulfil.

It is important to remember that you cannot apply for SU before you:

  • Have accepted your study place
  • Are registered as a citizen in Denmark
  • Have checked the rules that apply to your specific situation
Find more information about SU here

Living, studying and working in Denmark

Living in Copenhagen

Get to know the city that might be your new home. A useful introduction from the Visit Copenhagen organisation.

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Studying in Denmark

Comprehensive information about studying in Denmark as an international student. From the Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science.

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Working in Denmark

The most important things you need to know about working in Denmark. Information from the Danish Agency for Labour Market and Recruitment.

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