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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 146 Reviews
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Studying abroad was completely worthwhile— I got to have a broader understanding and context of where others come from as well as an opportunity to reflect on how my life priorities may be a result of the culture I come from. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 30, 2023 A Learning Experience
Learned how to live independently. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 24, 2023 Fun
It was cool living in such a modern country. It was very clean and safe and was generally a very nice city to adapt to. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 24, 2023 I Would Do It Again!
I enjoyed it - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 23, 2023 A Lot Of Fun!
I learned what it was like to live abroad for the first time. It was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 20, 2023 Fun But A Little Racist
I learned how to be more independent and resourceful - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the culture and people - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 17, 2023 European Adventures
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned that it is good to put yourself out there and to be open to new experiences and ways of life. Be open to learning and living a new culture, it is imperative to leave your biases at home! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained many life experiences starting with making a group of friends while also managing being in a new environment. Living in a city. Learning to explore what is around me and make the most of being in a new place experiencing a new culture. Learning from that culture and bringing it back home with me. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to live more independently in a city, how to explore a new city on my own, and learn in a different environment. It was definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 05, 2023 Unforgettable
Independance, a new language - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much and gained so many genuine, lifelong friends from all over the US. So worthwhile. I recommend to EVERYONE! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 18, 2022 Hygge
I definitely learned a lot from my course. It was also cool to live in a different country and learn to plan a budget or travel on my own. It just made me become a more independent person. I do think it's very worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained new friends, travel experience, and about Danish culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with DIS Copenhagen: Semester
I gained a new perspective on how one lives life, how people interact with one another, and got to experience a country that values people's happiness over productivity. I also allowed myself to let go of a lot of anxieties and fears about myself, and was able to grow a lot as an individual. I feel like it was completely worthwh... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 24, 2023 Amazing
Yes - Wellesley College View Entire Review
New cultural understandings, artistic inspiration. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 23, 2023 Best Experience Ever
Time management, finance, interpersonal skills - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned to be independent and consider it worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A new understanding of the world and friends for life. Definitely worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 12, 2023 Worth It
Independence, curiosity , and new perspective. Very worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 08, 2023 Europe As My Classroom
Yes! I learned more about how to be independent, how to live in a city, and how to learn from and appreciate foreign cultures. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 06, 2023 Overall, Really Fun!
I think it was worthwhile, just based on the easy transportation system and how safe the city was, I would like to live in Copenhagen again - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile! I gained a lot of confidence in myself and really grew in my independence. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 04, 2023 Great Experience!
I learned about the Danish culture. It was worth it - Brandeis University View Entire Review

About


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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