Study Abroad Program Overview
The highly ranked Copenhagen Business School is one of Europe's largest business schools and its summer university draws students from more than 50 countries. Choose from an exciting array of coursescovering a wide range of classic business topics as well as more diverse, innovative, and entrepreneurial topics. An action-packed cultural and social program complements your studies.
Outside of class, Copenhagen offers an abundance of activities in the summer including rock concerts, street festivals, picnics in the parks, cycling to the beach, and more.
Students attend classes with international and/or host country students.
Language of Instruction
Language study is available but not required.
Late June to early August
Housing arrangements are made by the CBS Housing Foundation Department. You can apply to live in one of eight residences or dorms, which are located throughout the city. Your commute to school will vary depending on where your housing is located. Students in Copenhagen normally ride their bikes or take public transportation, which is very accessible, efficient, and inexpensive.
The CBS Summer University includes a cultural and social programme that is specifically designed for international students. Activities include a guided city tour, Danish folk dancing, comedy night, as well as a weekend trip around Denmark.
UCEAP students are supported by UC's network of UCEAP offices at every UC campus and partnerships with UCEAP host universities throughout the world. Local UCEAP staff in Copenhagen will help you integrate into the culture and provide assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.
The Copenhagen Business School International Summer University provides you with the opportunity to take unique and exciting courses in the areas of business, finance, management, marketing, economics, and statistics. Courses are taught in English and are worth 6 quarter/4 semester UC units each. Most courses are upper-division, aside from introductory courses.
Use the following resources to learn about courses on UCEAP:
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 12 quarter/8 semester units are required; two courses.
Internships, Research, and Independent Study
Internships, research, and independent study are not available on this program.
Copenhagen Business School
Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
was established in 1917. Today, with 20,000 students and 1,500 employees, CBS is one of the largest business schools in Europe. CBS is an international school, focused on developing strong links between contemporary research and the active business community. It is primarily located in four modern buildings in Frederiksberg, close to the heart of Copenhagen. Student facilities include multimedia labs, interpretation labs, breakout rooms for group and project work, and a Learning Resource Center.
Participation in UCEAP is a great value! The cost of studying abroad on UCEAP programs is typically less than that of non-UC study abroad programs. The dollar figures listed in the chart below represent an estimate of: 1) the UCEAP fees for the current year, and 2) the additional amount needed to cover your living expenses in this location. Estimates for personal travel, entertainment and Non-Resident (out of state) Fees are not included.
Keep in mind that on UCEAP you take your financial aid with you. The amount of your financial aid package will take into account the total estimated costs of this experience. One advantage of selecting UCEAP for study abroad is that we facilitate the process by working with your UC Financial Aid Office (FAO), informing them of your UCEAP participation and providing them with your UCEAP budget. Just like your UC Campus billing office, we receive your financial aid and scholarships from your FAO, apply it to cover the UCEAP program fees, and disburse any remaining aid on a set schedule.
* Estimates do not include Miscellaneous Campus Fees or, if applicable, Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition, Graduate or Professional Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non-Resident Fees on UCEAP.
1 UCEAP Fees: This represents an estimate of UCEAP fees for the current year. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. This figure includes UC tuition and fees for undergraduate, in-state residents. For a detailed breakdown of what’s included in this estimate, visit the Participants Portal and select the appropriate program. Non-Resident Fees apply: If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay non-resident fees on UCEAP.
2 Additional Costs: Average living expenses include but are not limited to room and board, transportation, books, supplies, and other incidentals and do not include recreational travel or entertainment. The total cost will vary depending on your personal expenses, exchange rate fluctuation, and the program you attend. For a detailed breakdown of the estimate, visit the “Cost” tab of the appropriate program.
All fees are subject to change without notice.
These expenses are estimated. Actual amounts will vary due to potential changes to UC fees, exchange rate fluctuation, etc. For a more detailed breakdown of payment information, visit the Participants Portal
and select the appropriate program. Estimates do not include Non Resident Fees. If you are subject to out-of-state tuition at your UC campus, you will pay Non Resident Fees on UCEAP.
Here’s what is included in the estimate:
While on UCEAP, you are covered by UC’s accident and medical insurance, including non-medical benefits, and 24/7 travel assistance anywhere in the world.
- Predeparture expenses (visa, etc.)
- Round-trip transportation from California
- UC fees
- Tuition at partner institution
- Accident and medical insurance
- On-site orientation
- Room and board
- Program excursions
- Books and other incidental expenses
- Automatic transfer of credits and grades to your UC transcript
UCEAP scholarships are available. Please visit our scholarships overview page for general information and details regarding eligibility requirements and application deadlines.
Sophomore, Junior, Senior
2.85 cumulative GPA at the time of application and maintained through the end of the last term prior to departure.
All applicants must also have:
- Serious academic goals and a clear plan for integrating EAP studies into the student's UC degree program.
- Social, interpersonal, and cross-cultural sensitivity; maturity; willingness to adapt successfully to different living and academic environments; appropriate behavior in a variety of situations.
- A willingness to abide by program regulations.
- Completed all campus- and program-specific requirements and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Application Information and Deadlines
Important: If you are planning to participate in back to back study abroad programs (with UCEAP or any other organization), you must notify your campus study abroad office. There are important things to consider when participating in consecutive programs, such as program dates and visa requirements. Not all program combinations are possible.
Application deadlines and information on the application process are available through your Campus EAP Office. Supplemental pre-departure materials will be required for many programs, including, but not limited to, host institution applications, visa and housing applications, medical clearances, etc.
For participation in the program, you must meet all deadlines and submit complete application materials.
These are minimum requirements. After selection by your UC Campus EAP Office, final admission is determined by Copenhagen Business School.
Visit your Campus Study Abroad website for program-specific deadlines: