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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 211 Reviews
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I learned a lot about the field of design and art from a different, global perspective, and it widened my horizon in terms of the topics that I want to address in my art career. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I definitely think it was worthwhile because I got to see so much of Europe and Scandinavia and I was pushed really far outside of my comfort zone, in terms of interacting with people very different from my friends at home. I also became a lot more independent and learned how to handle stressful situations in much better ways. M... - Fordham University View Entire Review
Yes. - Providence College View Entire Review
YES! I met the greatest people and had some of my favorite teachers. Also the traveling I did was amazing. - Providence College View Entire Review
I gained understanding of European culture and i definitely learned a lot about global economics. I would like to work in Europe someday if it works out htat way! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review I Love Denmark
YES! i'm not going to claim it was earth-shattering like other places you could study abroad--in general the standard of living in denmark, and with DIS, is pretty high--but still, it definitely helped me to grow a lot as a person. it also changed my general life perspective--i feel like i look at everything differently now... i... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
INCREDIBLY! I would not have gone anywhere else. I loved DIS, but loved Copenhagen and Denmark even more. My studies and surroundings have encouraged me to perhaps try out architecture, and stray from my originally-intended "City Planning". I am finding more meaning in sustainable design, and Nordic strategies. - Cornell University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs
I've become much more global and open-minded. I have friends in different parts of the country and overseas. I have much more confidence than I once had, and also am more critical of the choices my country makes and how it operates. Yet, being away for so long has also increased my nationalism. I now have a second home in Copenh... - Wake Forest University View Entire Review
Yes. I would not change it for the world. I loved it and loved traveling. The classes and professors were not quite my cup of tea, but it was worth the experience. - Carleton College View Entire Review
Yes - Carleton College View Entire Review
YES YES YES - Washington University in Saint Louis View Entire Review
I actually became a lot more conscious of issues regarding sexuality. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned that European modern Welfare state systems produced much less social inequality than the neoliberal state system of the U.S. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes, I love Denmark, but the program was not very good. Overall, worthwhile - Carleton College View Entire Review
Yes, very much worthwhile. Studying abroad hasn't changed any of my future plans, but it has increased my learning in public health and health care as a whole. I am much more culturally aware in terms of understanding the way people live and learn. - Providence College View Entire Review
it was great to meet new people, become more independent, allowed me to become more diverse and have a better confidence in myself. - Providence College View Entire Review
If you pick a core program related to your career interests, you will gain a great deal of practical knowledge and experience in that field. - Harvard University View Entire Review
YES! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It solidified my interest in going to medical school. - Trinity University View Entire Review
INCREDIBLY! I would not have gone anywhere else. I loved DIS, but loved Copenhagen and Denmark even more. My studies and surroundings have encouraged me to perhaps try out architecture, and stray from my originally-intended "City Planning". I am finding more meaning in sustainable design, and Nordic strategies. - Cornell University View Entire Review
Yes, I feel as though I have gained new insights about the world around me. Moreover, I have learned a lot about myself and how to be an independent individual. - Carleton College View Entire Review
Yes - Carleton College View Entire Review
absolutely. - Southern Methodist University View Entire Review
definitely. i have learned a lot about myself and grown as a person both academically and socially. i've confimed career interests as well as other goals. plus i have had a really really fun semester. - Carleton College View Entire Review
I have a better idea of where I want to go with my studeis, and what parts of the world I can work in. - Trinity 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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