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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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Studying abroad allowed me to grow independently and explore subjects and places that I wouldn't otherwise be able to. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I gained an incredible amount of independence and confidence in myself. I can't imagine if I hadn't chosen to study abroad - it was such a great way to experience something new! - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Yes definitely worthwhile! It was a lot of fun but also challenging in ways that I wouldnt have experienced at my home university. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I really like DIS's focus on the more practical sides of academia. All of my classes felt like they were preparing me to use my skills in the workforce, and I liked that. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and became more well traveled. It was an amazing experience and I love Copenhagen as a city. Despite it being a program primarily for American uni students, I got to meet people from all over the world. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, and it was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
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Independence in a city, yes - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I made some good friends on a water polo team I joined. I also learned a lot about myself. It was definitely worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I traveled a lot an got to experience living independently, like living alone and cooking for myself and budgeting. Overall I have a new sense of the world and lifestyles. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned to immerse myself in different cultures. To understand different perspective and outlooks on the world. Very worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained skills of actually learning and living on my own. I also mastered the ability to go anywhere, not speak the language, not know how to work transportation, and still have an amazing time and learn from it. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Past Review Educational
Though it was quite expensive, it was worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
New appreciation for European history - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Living in a city, which I have not done before, was interesting. I really enjoyed traveling to visit friends around the world. It was a worthwhile experience. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I made so many new friends, gained the confidence to live independently, and became comfortable in numerous foreign environments. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot more about the world after living in a new place with a different perspective. Being in a place with different outlooks and ways of life really makes you question your own way of doing things. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My experience abroad was very worthwhile I was able to travel and travel with the class. I have learned a lot about myself and I have become more open and adventurous. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I got to travel and experience different cultures - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Abroad was very worthwhile. I learned more about myself and how I can navigate through the world and impact it every single day. I made friends to last a lifetime, got to visit and learn from doctors and hospitals all over Europe, and so on. Couldn't recommend this experience more. Especially because I was someone who was unsure... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Dis Copenhagen
Immersed in Danish culture - Middlebury College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with DIS Copenhagen: Semester
I learned so much about other cultures, I learned about racism in other countries and about healthcare and welfare systems, and I learned how to be independent. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I really learned to be open to all the new cultural perspectives around me and to reflect upon the cultural preferences that shape who I am. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was very worthwhile. I was exposed to so many new perspectives and cultures that now inform my own viewpoint. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review So Hygge
I learned to live by myself and to embrace a new culture. I definitely think it was worthwhile! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Dis Copenhagen
I learned a lot about being in a new environment and settling down on my own. I also enjoyed most of my classes. - Middlebury 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
  • 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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