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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 221 Reviews
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I learned a lot about living independently and within a city which I liked, but I'm not sure that is something unique to this program. I also just really enjoyed being in Europe! - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I needed a break from the routine and rigor of school in the US, but I like to learn and still wanted a somewhat educational experience -- I got exactly that. DIS let me keep learning interesting stuff but not be stressed about workload. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned about other cultures and it was definitely worth it. I enjoyed learning about Denmark and other countries academically and also experientially. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I learned how to be even more independent and learned how to navigate new places and unfamiliar faces on my own. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Learned about medical topics and through that gained insight if this was the path for me. I gained travel opportunities and life-long friends and it was worthwhile to experience. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
So worthwhile, such a beautiful city, became much more independent - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much about other cultures - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned that I'm a lot more independent than I thought and became more confident in my ability to start a new life anywhere. It sounded so crazy to move abroad without knowing anyone at all and I was almost dreading it before leaving the US but after having done the experience it feels like less of a big deal and I could see m... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to live completely on my own and stand on my own two feet. I discovered that I love travel, how to live life slowly and take time for the things that I enjoy. It was a huge confidence boost to build a life completely from scratch and thrive in that new environment on my own. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 13, 2024 I Lived In Europe
I learned how to live independently abroad and visited a ton of Europe, so that was great! - Wellesley College 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
friends, independence, knowledge, positive and unique experiences. It very much worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I really gained an understanding of the Danish perspectives on graphic design and urban livability, which are renowned in this area of the world. I was able to learn not just through traditional assignments but also through explorations of Copenhagen and also in my study tours to Western Denmark and the Netherlands. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes, it was VERY worthwhile!!! It gave me a great exposure to European and Scandinavian culture. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how Danes live and I gained a ton of international experience all across Europe. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
May 19, 2024 Amazing
I learned that life is better when you’re not taking it so seriously and that I learn better when there’s not a constant emphasis on grades. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I moved across the country when I went to college, but living in Europe was challenging in a new way. I became more independent. I have never lived in a city before or planned my own trips, but I did both while abroad. I also gained new friends, and was able to travel with them to different countries. I learned the basics of a n... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
February 14, 2024 A Venture North
Yes! I explored so many cities independently as well as grocery shopped and cooked for myself. It was a very formative experience for my personal growth. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned not only how to live on my own, but how to integrate into a new culture and immerse myself in trying new things. I also gained a lot of valuable knowledge from my studies. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 13, 2024 The Best Semester
It was absolutely worthwhile - Wellesley College View Entire Review
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

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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