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Study Abroad at DIS Copenhagen Ignite your love of learning, further your academic achievements, develop intercultural understanding, and acquire life skills essential for engaged citizenship. Discover Europe and meet the unexpected. ACADEMIC PROG... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 216 Reviews
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November 10, 2022 Excellent Program!
Great classes, great city! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained new skills like game development and watercolors, but I also learned new values, such as intentional kindness and intentionally making time to relax and be with friends. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
October 11, 2022 A Semester
I was able to discover a new culture and it was definitely worthwile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My semester abroad made me a more confident person. I gained enormous confidence in my abilities to fend for myself in a foreign country, make new friends and have fun while doing so - Wellesley College View Entire Review
August 26, 2022 Copenhagen Is The Best
It was very worthwhile and I learned so much and became much more worldly and independent. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 23, 2022 My Time In Copenhagen
It was very worthwhile and went to great lengths to develop my independence as a person - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 08, 2022 Incredible Experience
I learned about different cultures, met incredible people, and got to see different parts of the world. It was 100% worthwhile and I would highly recommend that anyone who has the chance to participate does. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My semester at DIS helped me to understand my academic interests in a different socio-cultural context, develop connections with students from a range of collegiate experiences, and gain independence to explore the city on my own terms. It was such a wonderful and growing experience! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Beyond getting to see a new part of the world and experience living in a different culture, I learned so many life skills and made so amazing memories that I will carry with me forever! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 29, 2022 Best Semester Ever
Independence and a yearning to see the world. 100% worth it. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be an independent traveler and how to handle myself in a completely foreign situation. I feel like I know Copenhagen incredibly well after my experience, and I have fallen in love with the city and Danish culture. This was a life-changing experience, and I am so grateful for all of the resources and exploration ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
July 20, 2022 Fun
Got to travel a lot - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I had the opportunity to take pretty interesting classes but not be stressed about academics. There were plenty of travel breaks to go elsewhere in Europe. Copenhagen is a really fun and safe city, albeit very expensive. I met lots of new friends and had a great experience overall. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
November 08, 2022 Lifechanging
Absolutely worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a new understanding of living in a foreign city with a culture that had similarities and differences to cities in the US. It was very worthwhile to live in a new place and not know many people around me, and definitely pushed me outside of my comfort zone in the best way possible. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
September 07, 2022 Best Semester Ever
I learned how other countries were experienced by locals as opposed to just tourists. It made me excited to continue traveling and return to Copenhagen one day. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
August 29, 2022 A Must Have Experience
International exposure. Seeing how other people interact and treat eachother. Learning how to solo travel. Living on your own away from all of your parents and friends - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I feel as though I learned a lot while not being overwhelmed with school work, which gave me the time to travel and experience both the local and international cultures. I also made some incredible, lifelong friends from universities all across the U.S. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Prior to going abroad, I knew almost nothing about the Scandinavian countries and the Nordic region. I think my main takeaway is that I am so happy to have gained so much cultural understanding and political background to the country and the surrounding areas. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
August 08, 2022 I Learned About Myself
More independence and personal growth - Brandeis University View Entire Review
i learned so much about danish culture. learned a lot about myself - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, my academic subjects, and Denmark. I gained a huge appreciation for Danish culture, made lovely friends, and fell in love with the city of Copenhagen. It is the most amazing place to explore and live in. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained some maturity and independence, setting my own schedule, and exploring while learning an incredible amount in each of my classes through the field studies which added vibrancy to the course material and a collegiality to the experience as well. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I made great connections with my homestay family and learned that I really enjoy interacting with little kids. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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Study Abroad at DIS Copenhagen
Ignite your love of learning, further your academic achievements, develop intercultural understanding, and acquire life skills essential for engaged citizenship. Discover Europe and meet the unexpected.

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
Architecture & Design
Art & Visual Culture
Biomedicine
Business
Child Development & Diversity
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Environmental Science of the Arctic
European Politics
Finance
Furniture Design
Graphic Design
Holocaust & Genocide
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Justice & Human Rights
Literature
Medical Practice & Policy
Neuroscience
Politics & Security
Prostitution & the Sex Trade
Psychology
Public Health
Sociology
Sustainability
Terrorism & Security
Urban Studies

Create Your Own Semester
Choose a core course from 27 academic programs and select from over 240 upper-level elective courses. Your freedom of choice extends to your housing, where you apply for living arrangements that best fit you.

Engage in High Impact Courses
Learn how concepts and issues are perceived, lived, and theorized in Europe, and reflect on the cultural norms and values that shape you.

Build Your Knowledge in New Settings
Turn Copenhagen into your classroom on local Field Studies. Hone your skills in research or labs, studio, practicum, or workshops.

Explore Europe on Study Tour
Travel with your class and faculty on two course-integrated Study Tours in Europe.

Follow Your Curiosity with Exploration Electives
Engage in hands-on and interactive Exploration Electives, which include additional international travel at no extra cost.

Get to Know the Locals
Live in a Homestay, join a local club or organization, sign up for a Danish Language and Culture course, attend evening seminars, and more.

Join an Inclusive Student Community
Explore, discuss, debate, and reflect in a welcoming and supportive learning environment.

Seek Support When You Need It
Our Academic Support and Care Teams are on site to support your personal and academic well-being. 


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Architecture
  • European Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Danish Language and Literature
  • Housing and Human Environments
  • Human Development, Family Studies
  • Literature
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business
  • International Business
  • History
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1959
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DIS - Study Abroad Scholarships

DIS offers several scholarship opportunities. The combined maximum scholarship for any individual student is $5,000 per semester (unless granted the Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship or the Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship). DIS Scholarship Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need (funding up to $5,000 per semester; $250-500 for summer sessions 1, 2, or 3; or up to $1,000 for summer session 4) Diversity Scholarship Awarded to support students from populations that are underrepresented in study abroad including those from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, and educational backgrounds including first-generation college students (funding up to $5,000 per semester and up to $250 to $1,000 per summer depending on course/program selection)

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Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
1. Complete sections 1-3 of the application, including a personal statement written by you, the student 2. Your most recent available FAFSA Student Aid Report, and your school’s Financial Aid Award notification summary 3. Optional but recommended: a recommendation from your home university advisor 4. Optional: your parents’ most recent tax statements, if you are claimed as a dependent

This merit-based award honors a beloved former DIS faculty member, Jacob Buksti, who passed away in 2016. Jacob built a strong legacy in modern Danish politics and made a deep impact on the hundreds of DIS students he taught from 2003 to 2016. Jacob served the Danish Social Democratic Party as a parliamentarian, party spokesperson, and Minister of Transportation during an impressive political career, and he was deeply devoted to sharing his work and passion with U.S. students at DIS. He loved being a politician and, even more than the theories and policy study that fueled his coursework, was passionate about the living, breathing game of European domestic and international politics. We offer this scholarship of up to $10,000 each semester to a deserving DIS Copenhagen or DIS Stockholm student who exhibits: A major in political science, international relations, government, public policy, economics, or a related field Passion about pursuing a career in politics An understanding of the work it takes to be actively engaged to advance yourself and your mission, interest in European/EU politics, and awareness that effective politics has many avenues A high GPA, strong personal essay, and recommendation from a professor or academic advisor Note: summer awards are not offered for this scholarship at this time.

$10,000

Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must submit the following via email to dis@umn.edu with the subject line “Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship”: Name Major Home university GPA Semester or summer of enrollment at DIS (e.g. spring semester 2018) Program and Core Course in which you intend to enroll at DIS Personal statement (max 750 words) describing your passion for politics (including any awards/achievements) and how you will apply this passion in Scandinavia. How will DIS enhance your career goals in politics? At least one recommendation from a faculty member or academic advisor – must be attached on university letterhead

Anders Uhrskov was the Director of DIS for 27 years and was dedicated to developing global leaders of tomorrow through education abroad. The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship established to award students who have demonstrated leadership on their college campuses at home and who are dedicated to enhancing and building upon their global leadership and critical thinking skills while spending a semester or summer abroad with DIS. Up to $10,000 will be awarded to one semester student and up to $5,000 to one summer student studying for six weeks or more.

$10,000

Deadlines:
Fall/Full Academic Year: April 1 Spring: October 15 Summer: March 15

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must submit the following via email to dis@umn.edu with the subject line “Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship Application": Name Major Home university Semester or summer of enrollment at DIS (e.g. spring semester 2018) Program of enrollment at DIS (e.g. Justice & Human Rights) Personal statement no more than three (3) pages in length, addressing all of the following questions: What inspired you to become a leader, and how do you inspire others? How have you demonstrated leadership on your home campus and in your community? What is a global leader and how will your experiences abroad develop your leadership skills? How will you apply your leadership skills at DIS? At least one letter of recommendation from an advisor, faculty member, coach, students affairs/leadership professional or other university administrator with whom you have worked as a student leader. Recommendation must be on university letterhead and attached to your email along with your personal statement.

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