Copenhagen logo
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Street in Copenhagen


The International Business Semester (IBS) is an excellent choice for Management majors. Plan to go the second semester of your junior year and get 15 credits for BUS 3470, BUS 3950, MGT 4340, MGT 4740, and MGT 4850.

There is also an International Summer School Option.

Search for pre-approved courses for EIU credit


Do not use these dates to purchase airfare; use dates set by host.


Language: English




Good Academic Standing
Good Judicial Standing
Junior standing or higher

  Application Deadlines:
Spring:October 1st (Priority Application Deadline).
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited. If there is space available, applications will be accepted after Oct. 1, but there is no guarantee for space or admission at this point.
Summer/Fall: March 1st (Priority Application Deadline).
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited. If there is space available, applications will be accepted after March 1, but there is no guarantee for space or admission at this point.
  Application Materials:

EIU Application Materials
Course Approval Form
Copenhagen Application-Spring (Semester)
Copenhagen Application-Autumn (Semester)
Copenhagen Application (Summer)
Official EIU Transcript
Also, please complete the Health History before you go to Health Services for your Travel Consultation (as indicated in your EIU Application checklist)
Study Abroad Health History

All Application Materials should be turned in to the Office of Study Abroad in 1207 Blair Hall by the appropriate deadline.

Academic Program

The academic programs offered at the Copenhagen University College of Engineering are designed specifically for international students studying at Copenhagen for a semester or summer. All classes are also taught in English.

Copenhagen has a classic European feel with a very cosmopolitan personality. The city offers various events, special exhibits, and concerts. There is great architecture all around the city; the classic mingles with modern design everywhere you look.

There are two relevant program options for exchange students at the Copenhagen University College of Engineering: International Business Semester and International Summer School. Each program is taught in English and requires at least 2 years of college-level coursework.

For detailed information on each academic program, please click on one of the following links:

Building in Copenhagen Castle in Copenhagen

Student Life

The Engineering College of Copenhagen believes that students should study hard but also have time to have fun. The College arranges numerous social activities for its international students. In addition, you will have the opportunity to join clubs on campus such as the Cultural Forum or Drama Society, among others. Many students head over to Verners Baggård (a club near campus) to play darts, pool, take salsa lessons, or just hang out after classes. There is also a fitness center on campus and space available for band or music practice (with all necessary tech equipment, except the instrument).

Copenhagen, the capitol of Denmark, is a city of 1.7 million people with no shortage of things to see and do. From the Tivoli Gardens (pictured to the right) to the Amalienborg Palace to the National Gallery to a picturesque canal ride, Copenhagen is a beautiful and interesting city. It is also the home of "The Little Mermaid", the story by Hans Christian Anderson and made famous by Disney. You can see "The Little Mermaid" bronze statue which was presented to the city in 1913 by artist Carl Jacobsen.

Biking is the primary mode of transportation in Copenhagen, and you can rent bikes for free in the city center. Traveling from Copenhagen to other areas of the country or Europe is also quite easy as public transportation is plentiful. Flights and train rides are reasonably priced and get you from place to place quickly.


When studying on exchange at the Copenhagen University College of Engineering, students have two options for housing through the College. You may choose to live in a student residence hall or with a Danish family. Your application includes a request for accommodation.

If you would prefer to live off-campus in an apartment, you can do so. The College will not make the arrangements for you but can help provide you with some information about finding an apartment in Copenhagen.

**You are responsible for making all housing arrangements and payments directly to Copenhagen University College of Engineering.**

Necessary Documents

To enter Denmark, you must have a valid passport. If you are a U.S. citizen and do not currently have a valid passport, or if your passport will expire during the time you will be overseas, please go to the U.S. State Department web site for information on how to apply for/renew your passport.

Visa not required for a stay of up to 90 days.  (**90-day period begins when entering Schengen countries).  Passport must be valid for three months beyond the last day of your stay in the Schengen countries.  For longer stays visa requires 1 application form, 1 supplementary information form, 2 recent photos, letter of invitation, proof of sufficient funds, proof of accommodation, onward/return ticket, and valid travel insurance. For additional information, contact the Royal Danish Embassy, 3200 Whitehaven St., NW, Washington, DC 20008 (202/234-4300) or Consulate General, New York (212/223-4545).  Internet:

Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.

You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.

**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **