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Copenhagen Business School (CBS)

Handelshøjskolen i København, Dalgas Have 15, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark, Copenhagen
3.99 / 5 based on 756 reviews.
The Copenhagen Business School was founded in 1917 as a private Institution designed to cover business sector requirements for highly qualified people. In 1965, CBS became part of the national system of higher education, and the Danish State took over the responsibility for providing the funds required to cover CBS expenditures.

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by Mireia, ,
Business Studies, Erasmus
Personal assessment
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Type of housing: dorm
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? Basicaly because I think that living in an apartment gives you more facilities than sharing a kitchen, a bathroom and a shower with 7 other people. An ap. allow you to have your own space, is more calmed than a residence and moreover, is not that expensive if you share it with 1 or 2 people.
Personal comments:
under my point of view, the resindence I stayed in (Pederskramsgade) was allright. My room was big enough to keep all my stuff, and the heating was always on, so the temperature in there was perfect! I lived in the 3rd floor, with 6 more international students, wich were really nice! We shared the kitchen, the toilet and the shower. The bad points were that the shower was inside the kitchen (we got used to it), that the washing machines where pretty expensive, plus there was only one place to hange on our cloths, so we couldn't wash cloths at the same time coz then, we could not hang them... There wasn't either a common room, but we didn't really care coz we used the kitchen or the biggest bedroom to meet each other. But anyway, I had a lot of fun there :)
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by Mireia, ,
Business Studies, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
Did not get involved.
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Activities, Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
1) Best cafés: - Rayuela, a spanish bar in Fælledvej Street (in Norrebro). Actually, in this street there are plenty of bars and stuff --> Gefhärlish (night bar) and Rust (a night club closed to these street) - Vinyl Bar: (Sortedam Dossering 81) Cool decoration, with vinyls, and awesome hamburguers! 2) Night life: - Meatpacking district: a zone with 5 bars and clubs that were really cool. -Rust (mentinoned above) - Vega - the Erasmus used to go to places in the city centre were commercial music was played (the wall street, kulorbar) but.. i'm not gonna recommend them ;) 3) place not to be missed: - Christiania! Amazing! take your time there, and go there more than once! there's always something to do! Night: go to the reaggae club there. Day: take your time to grab a coffee or w/e in the many bars there. Try the vegetarian restaurant, very cozy! :) - Norrebro Fleamarkets: on saturday and sunday. - Amager Strand: go to the beach when the good weather comes! its preatty cool and different! - Parcs: go to any of the parcs in town. I liked Fredriksberg have. - Nyhavn, Kongens Nytorv, the centre and Kastellet.
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by Megan, New York University, New York City, United States
Business Studies, University Agreement
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Honestly, the classes weren't too organized. In the classes I took, they were filled with international students. That's fine because I met a lot of great people, but with only maybe 5 Danish students per class, it was hard to meet and interact with local students. But I guess that's what the Uni bars are for!

My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Personal comments:
No - I thought it was a nice change to come to an academic environment where I only had to take one final exam at the end of each course. It definitely left me a lot of time to enjoy Copenhagen and travel and explore Denmark.

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by Aida, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Management Science, Erasmus
Language difficulties
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Administrative / Institutional
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: No problems in any areas (including slang)
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
The language of instruction at my home university is in English. So is the language instruction at my host university. We followed a Crash Course Danish, the first week we came here so that we could get by in basic everyday situations. In writing, the Danish language is very similar to Dutch. So I did not have much difficulty reading in Danish. The pronounciation however is very different. In Denmark, most people speak basic English. So there is no real pressure to learn Danish.
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by Aida, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Management Science, Erasmus
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Money from home
Main source of funding:
A private grant
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Because I had limited funds, I did not want to spend too much on food groceries. Housing was more expensivew because my rent was very high. Since most of my friends lived in the same building or around the corner, there was no immediate need to use my mobile phone to call. Because calling here is more expensive (in Denmark I had a prepaid card, while at home I have a montly subscription) I text-messaged a lot. I went out more often in Denmark, leading me to spend more in the Nightlife category. If you're on exchange you want to see more of the countries and of the surrounding countries. In general, prices in Denmark are a bit higher than in the Netherlands.
Travel, Overall, Nightlife, Housing: was more expensive than at home.
Food: was the same price as at home.
Telephone: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
You are going to spend a lot of money in the first two weeks; the first week you are following a Danish Crash Course, the second week is general Introduction week. You will be going out a lot then, thus spend more money. A good cost-saving tip: get a bike, it's cheaper than buying a monthly pass if you get the bicycle early in the semester.
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by Megan, New York University, New York City, United States
Business Studies, University Agreement
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
Very Important.
Not really important.
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known how much opportunity there is for travel. I would have brought more money and better luggage. I also wish I knew that the school had amazing computer facilities. I brought my laptop and didn't use it once! Also buddy up with a group in your classes and copy the textbooks - they are very expensive!
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!

During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
I highly recommend CBS! The time I spent there was one of the best in my life and I hope to go back soon. The school itself was beautiful, everyone there was very nice and helpful, and I still can't get over the fact that there were bars in the school. I especially enjoyed the Hawaiian-themed party.


Copenhagen is an amazing city, but don't forget to take advantage of the location and explore the rest of Scandanavia too!
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