|| QUICK FACTS
||Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden
|Autumn Semester (mid August - late December); Spring Semester (mid January - mid May); Academic Year; Summer Quarter
||20-25 UW credits per semester (30 ECTS); 40-50 UW credits per year (60 ECTS)
||Junior standing or above by time of departure; minimum 3.0 GPA
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| Application Deadline
||April 1 (Autumn Semester, Academic Year, Summer Quarter); November 1 (Spring Semester)
||Academically challenging study abroad programs taught in English! Discover Europe through course-integrated study tours and adventure trips. Pick between a range of cultural immersion options and unique housing options.
|Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
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Where You Will Study
DIS in Denmark is located in the very heart of medieval Copenhagen. On your way to class, you will navigate through a network of narrow walking streets, and after class you'll explore squares packed with outdoor cafes, canals lined with brightly painted buildings, castles surrounded by flowering public gardens, and twisting spires dotting the skyline. Copenhagen is a city where the old meets the new and is a world leader in urban design. If you choose to bike to class, you'll be joining the 50% of Copenhageners who commute using the city's well-planned bike lanes. You'll find hidden corners of the city designed for community use, from skating parks to harbor baths. And you'll be on the forefront of witnessing the 'New Nordic' wave that is reinventing the aesthetics of design, architecture, and food.
Choose from over 50 academically challenging courses taught in English across a variety of disciplines. Students participating in a DIS Study Abroad program will have access to 23 programs: Architecture, Biomedicine, Child Diversity & Development, Communication, Computer Science, Environmental Science of the Arctic, European Humanities, European Politics, Global Economics, Information/Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, International Business, Justice & Human Rights, Medical Practice & Policy, Neuroscience, Prostitution & the Sex Trade, Psychology, Public Health, Sociology, Sustainibility in Europe, Urban Design, and Urban Studies in Europe.
DIS offers a range of summer courses of varying lengths and structures, and many include a study tour to a destination in Denmark or elsewhere in Europe.
DIS Copenhagen offers six distinct housing options:
- Homestay: Immerse yourself by living with Danish hosts in their home and spending time with them at meals and through activities.
- Living & Learning Community (LLC): With eight themed housing choices, this option is great if you wish to pursue a passion alongside other like-minded students and interact in a meangingful way with the local community.
- Kollegium: Live like a local in student housing with Danes and international students attending local universities. You must be independent and ready to knock on your neighbor's door to make connections!
- DIS Residential Community (DRC): You will live with other DIS students in a DIS-run hall, and can seek engagement with Danes through immersion activities.
- Folkehøjskole: Have a truly unique Danish communal living experience with local and international students in a tight-knit residential community with a tradition reaching back 150 years.
- Danish Roommate: If you are independent and self-reliant and wish to live like a local, you will have your own room in a local's apartment.
Students participating in the DIS Copenhagen summer program
will live in either a Residential Community or a Kollegium with fellow DIS students, a Danish Social and Residential Advisor (SRA), and possibly Danish and international students.
Cultural Immersion and Engagement
DIS Study Abroad is dedicated to providing immersive and meaningful study abroad experiences. There are many opportunities for study abroad participants to connect with locals and to explore Scandinavia and Europe.
Meet the Locals
- Visiting Host Program: Students who aren't living in a Homestay can sign up for a Visiting Host. Share your own culture and get to know the traditions, mentality, and values of Danes.
- Local Sports and Clubs: Join a club and/or recreational sports - a great way to bond with others that share similar interests!
- Language and Culture Courses: Learn key phrases in Danish and gain a further understanding of culture and traditions of your host country. 65% of DIS students take a language course and later recommend it as one of their favorite electives!
- Evening Seminars: Spend an evening at a panel, seminar, or debate where you can discuss burning issues of our time with DIS faculty, experts, and guest lecturers.
- Cultural Open Events: Join in one of the many cultural events organized by local youth.
- Volunteer: Get involved in day-long or semester-long volunteer projects in Copenhagen by being a DIS Ambassador!
Journey outside of Europe's well-trodden cities and experience a destination that you might not otherwise discover. From the Fjords of Norway to the markets of Southern France, there is an adventure for everyone. Full of activities and challenges, DIScovery Trips allow you to explore an interest, try something new, and just have fun! Past DIScovery Trips include:
- Southern France - Culinary Exploration: Indulge in a gastronomic journey with fellow foodies to Southern France, one of the world's most revered regions for food and drinks.
- Czech Trek: Travel to the 'Bohemian Paradise,' where you will have the opportunity to rock climb, crawl, zip-line, and explore nature.
- Bornholm Bike Trip: Cycle around the picturesque Danish island of Bornholm to discover quaint villages, sample the famous smoked herring, and dig your toes in the white sand.
to read more about DIScovery Trip options.
Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships
In most cases, if you are attending an affiliated program you will be billed by, and pay all fees directly to, the program provider or institution operating the program. The UWSA Study Abroad Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.
For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.
For more information, see the Financial Aid and Scholarships webpage.
DIS also offers merit and need-based scholarships to students participating in their programs.
- The Anders Uhrskov Scholarship is awarded to one semester students who has demonstrated leadership on their college campus at home and who is dedicated to enhancing their global leadership and critical thinking skills at DIS. The award is up to $10,000.
- The DIS Scholarship is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Awards range from $500 - $5,000 per semester.
- The Diversity Scholarship is need-based financial support to 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. Awards range from $500 - $5,000 per semester.
For information on more scholarships offered by DIS, visit DISabroad.org/scholarships
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
This study abroad program also requires completion of a secondary application specific to the program provider. You will also need to apply to the Danish Institute for Study Program on their website.
See Application FAQs for additional information about applications.
See Withdrawals for information about program withdrawal policies.