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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 227 Reviews
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Independence and much more confidence as a person. It was definitely worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
February 06, 2024 Unfortunate Housing
I do think it was worthwhile- I've become a more independent person and had a lot of cultural exposure, which is great. Despite the challenges, I'm definitely glad I went abroad this fall. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 30, 2024 Surreal Experience!
It was worthwile -- I gained a lot of independence - Middlebury College View Entire Review
i learned the importance of language and cultural nuances and how to live in a new place instead of just "visit". - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 23, 2024 Hard Earned Fun
I gained a sense of independence. It was worthwhile, although I think I have a somewhat pessimistic outlook on it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 13, 2024 A Rewarding Experience
I learned a lot about different cultures and about how to navigate travel and live in a city. It was definitely worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was super worthwhile. Learning about other cultures was cool and traveling was super fun. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 08, 2024 Educational And Fun
I learned how to live by myself, how to cook for myself, how to use public transportation. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 07, 2024 Great Life Experience.
Being independent was great for improving my own self-confidence. This was something I wanted out of the experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I loved being able to fully immerse myself in the Danish culture while living in Copenhagen. While I did take advantage of traveling on the weekends, I also got to know the city very well. It was definitely worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 02, 2024 Lots Of Americans
I would say I thought it was a worthwhile experience. I learned a lot about Scandinavian culture and met some wonderful people. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 20, 2023 Self Development
How to plan travel itineraries, how to be more competent in the real world, learning how to budget for groceries, learning about myself in new social circumstances - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective on how people outside the US live. I think it was very worthwhile to learn about other cultures. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to acclimate to a larger city and make new friends and new connections. It was absolutely worthwhile, and it was a great experience abroad. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 05, 2024 Copenhagen Is Perfect
Independence, decision making, emotional intelligence. So worth it! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
yes It was worthwhile. I embraced my European heritage - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much both academically and personally. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 13, 2024 Abroad In Copenhagen!
I learned a lot about travelling via public transportation alone because my apartment was far away from my friends and from my classes. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 09, 2024 A Whole New World
I learned how to be a more independent person. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Extremely worthwhile -- tons of life lessons were learned like how to get to school on public transport, how to make friends in an unfamiliar apartment or area, how to collaborate and live with people you don't know or get along particularly well with. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I was able to developed a better perspective of how other countries percieve the US. It also allowed me to better understand the differences between one country and another. I also developed a higher level of independence. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I got to experience so many different cultures and learn about each one, alongside going to visit so many interesting field studies and course trips. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
January 01, 2024 Awesome Experience
I gained lots of hands-on experience and learned a lot about interning and living in Europe. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot from my experience abroad! In terms of academics, I learned a lot about sustainability advancements in Denmark, as well as colonization's impact on our current structures and environmental governance. I also learned how important it is to step outside your comfort zone and do things that you normally wouldn't -- ... - 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 and Related Services
  • 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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