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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Quarter 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of April 1st
Autumn Semester 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: To be considered for a UW Study Abroad Scholarship, you must apply by the priority deadline of May 15th

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Information:
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 Location Stockholm, Sweden
Autumn Semester (mid August - late December); Spring Semester (mid January - mid May); Academic Year; Summer Quarter
 Credits 20-25 UW credits per semester (30 ECTS); 40-50 UW credits per year (60 ECTS)
 Eligibility Junior standing or above by time of departure; minimum 3.0 GPA
 Adviser Mike Renes |
 Application    Deadline April 1 (Autumn Semester, Academic Year, Summer Quarter); November 1 (Spring Semester)
  General 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
  Visas This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.


Where You Will Study

At DIS Sweden, you'll study alongside the urbanites of Stockholm, who balance life in a vibrant metropolis with the city's beautiful and serene surroundings. You'll traverse the narrow winding streets that populate the old city, where the Swedes have carefully preserved Europe's medieval aesthetic dating back to the 13th century. As a major cultural hub of Sweden, Stockholm's galleries, exhibitions, and restored historical artifacts shed light on their heritage. You'll have the opportunity to explore the city's fourteen islands by crossing over ancient bridges and scenic waterways by train, foot, or ferry. Proximity to Stockholm's fantastic nature defines the peace in this city, as your next cross-country ski adventure or kayaking afternoon are all within easy reach! While rich in history, Sweden prides itself on progressive thinking, with openness and equality as values held close by the Swedes. As home to the Nobel Prize and a list of prestigious universities, institutions, and leading innovators, studying in Stockholm will offer the context of a capital led by forward-looking decision-makers and scholars.


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 Sweden or elsewhere in Europe. 


DIS Stockholm offers four distinct housing options:

  • Homestay: Be a part of an intercultural exchange by living with local hosts in their home, sharing daily routines, and spending time together during meals and through activities.
  • Living and Learning Community (LLC): Pursue a passion alongside like-minded DIS students, interact in a meaningful way with the local community, and reflect on your intercultural experience.
  • Residential Community: Live with other DIS students in a DIS-run residence, and seek engagement with locals independently.
  • Studentboende: Have a unique Swedish communal living experience with local and international students in a tight-knit residential community.
Students participating in the DIS Stockholm summer program will live with either local students or with fellow DIS 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 Swedes.
  • 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 Swedish 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 Stockholm by being a DIS Ambassador!
DIScovery Trips: 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.
Visit 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


Application Process

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.