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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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I loved being abroad. I learned how to plan my own travel trips, navigate, figure out what I really wanted to see. I was able to go to 9 countries, including Russia and Iceland, and travel with some friends that I still keep in touch with - Trinity University View Entire Review
Past Review Dis Amazing
Absolutely worthwhile. Gained social skills - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes it was definitely worthwhile. I learned quite a bit about myself as well as the world at large. My perspective has been expanded beyond the bounds of America. - Vanderbilt University View Entire Review
Incredible experience!!! I grew so much as a person! - Cornell University View Entire Review
It was extremely worthwhile. I grew exponentially as both a biology student and a person. - Providence College View Entire Review
Cultural awareness, appreciation for a culture I had known nothing about before, pride in what I've accomplished, a sense of reliance. Absolutely worthwhile! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Incredible!
Experiences on the other side of the world. It was definitely worthwhile and life-changing. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Yes, I learned so much both in and out of the classroom. I learned to be more independent, outgoing and openminded. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Denmark Is Great
VERY worthwhile, became much more independent and responsible - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Personal Independence. Yes. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Independence, agency, acceptance of others as new friends. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
it was extremely worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I took advantage of the Scandinavian-themed classes and loved it. It was the one semester I did not focus on science/engineering classes and I'm glad I branched out. Professors are amazing for the most part and very knowledgeable. - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review
learned to be an independent adult, travel independently, manage personal finances completely and cook all my own food. completely worthwhile. - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review It's For Life
The semester was absolutely worthwhile. I made many good friends, and I even returned as a DIS employee. - University of Delaware View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
To have an open mind - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs
Definitely a worthwhile experience. Gained great friends and connections. Learned to be more independent and confident - Cornell University View Entire Review
I learned that my life does not have to be cookie cutter. You can literally go anywhere and do anything. You don't need to go from suburb to college to job to family to suburb. This was an invaluable lesson. - Cornell University View Entire Review
Past Review Total Immersion
i gained a lot of independence and a lot of self confidence. it was incredibly worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and what sort of quality of life I want. I also learned international communication skills and gained close friends with different cultures and backgrounds. This was the best decision I have made in my entire college experience, it was 100% worthwhile! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
to learn to be more open and honest in my truth, - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Wonderful
I learned that I do not want to go into architecture, but I do want to continue to pursue a career in the creative industry. This was important to know so that I didn't waste my years in grad school pursuing something that I did not want to do! I also learned a lot about Danish/Scandinavian culture. This was really eye-open... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Enhanced my cultural awareness outside of the U.S./more about Denmark/Europe. I felt empowered with my independence to do things without having my parents totally informed beforehand or hindering me. It was definitely worthwhile because the experience was priceless. - University of Rochester View Entire Review
Past Review Dis? Yes!
Commuting in a foreign country! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Yes totally worth while. - Providence College 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 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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