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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 214 Reviews
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I learned how to live on my own in a foreign country, make new friends, appreciate different cultures, and more. It was very worthwhile - one of the best decisions I've ever mad. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Studying abroad showed me how big the world truly can be. It provided so many new experiences and showed me previously unknown opportunities. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Danish culture. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to both spend meaningful time on my own in a new place and with new people - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 23, 2023 Hygee Experience
I learned to be more independent and to have trust in myself. New experiences are fun and adventures - Brandeis University View Entire Review
June 20, 2023 Eventful
The experiences were definitely worthwhile. I think I gained a lot of experiences that I otherwise would not get, but it was not a necessary academic experience, to be frank. Nonetheless, I would recommend this study abroad experience, including the academics of it. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 11, 2023 Danmark
Absolutely, learned a ton both in my personal and academic lives. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 08, 2023 Amazing!
Knowledge about medicine, new friends I will keep in touch with. Very worthwhile! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to be okay with a lot of alone time, got to know myself better, became more independent, and became more appreciative of my life at Middlebury - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 07, 2023 Great Experience
This was the first time I've lived in a city - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained a lot of confidence in myself as I had the time to explore a new place independently. I learned a lot about myself as a traveler and hope to explore many more places in the future. I am grateful for the liberal arts education that Middlebury gave us in preparation for studying abroad because it allowed me to compare the... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
One of my biggest takeaways is knowing I can live independently in a city. I made so many great friends while abroad and am hoping to stay in touch. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
May 30, 2023 Lots Of Fun!
My experience abroad was definitely worth while. I gained a lot of independence and cultural insight. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Cooking for myself, trip planning, biking, and yes! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be comfortable with myself, in new environments and with new people. I explored new places and realized what I really enjoy. It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was a very worthwhile experience. I gained a whole new outlook on the world in terms of different living education systems and cultural beliefs and values- such as hygge. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
June 23, 2023 A Good Time
A ton of insight on culture, definitely worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about other cultures. Definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
One of the most worthwhile things I learned while studying abroad was how to fully function (cook for myself, find a healthy routine, balance work and social things) in a busy city. Also managing my time with traveling and schoolwork took some getting used to, but once I found a routine that worked for me, I was having an amazin... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 08, 2023 Growing Pains
Spending time alone and learning about myself. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 07, 2023 Denmark
Copenhagen is very expensive - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I had never been to Europe so it was fun to travel around. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
June 02, 2023 Great Experience
I gained independence and learned a lot - Middlebury College View Entire Review
This was extremely worthwhile and boosted my independence and self-efficacy. I loved the city, enjoyed traveling and valued all of my new experiences. It was a really fun semester. - Middlebury College 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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