DIS Copenhagen

DIS Copenhagen
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd Date
Academic YearApril 1mid Augustmid May
FallApril 1mid Augustmid December
SpringNovember 1mid Januarymid May
SummerApril 1variesvaries
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • Danish, English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore 2nd year
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Homestay, Other, Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Third-party provider
Program Overview

DIS offers courses in a variety of disciplines in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fields of study include architecture, urban design, political science, psychology, public health, science, sociology, sustainability and more. Included in the program are Study Tours, or opportunities to travel and learn experientially in another city within Europe. 


DIS specializes in several fields of study and gives students the opportunity to take some core courses with a cohort of students who have similar interests. You are also able to select several relevant elective courses to adapt the curriculum to your personal needs. 

Semester and Summer Study Programs:
Architecture & Design
Child Diversity & Development
Communication & Media
European Humanities
European Politics
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Global Economics
International Business
Justice & Human Rights
Medical Practice & Policy
Public Health
Science & the Environment
Sustainability in Europe

Students can pick courses outside of a defined Study Program, if one study program does not fit their academic needs. All courses are offered in English, except for Danish language courses which are available to students who are interested. Note that most Danes are bilingual with Danish and English, so getting around without knowing Danish is generally not a problem.


Copenhagen, Denmark

Denmark, with 5.3 million people, is a modern democracy and the world's oldest existing monarchy, making for a charming blend of continuity and modernity. The country has a free market economy and a social welfare system with limited social inequality and no real poverty, a fact which contributes to the low crime rate. Copenhagen is an excellent base from which to travel to other parts of Europe. Copenhagen airport is the biggest in Scandinavia, with hundreds of daily departures, and trains, buses and ferries will take you to many European destinations.

DIS is located in the very center of Copenhagen. Within walking distance you'll find the main universities and research libraries of the country; parliament, government offices, European Union agencies, and Denmark's Central Bank; superb art collections and national museums; the national research hospital; the Royal Theater; the national media; and Danish and international company headquarters. As a DIS student, you have privileged access to these resources for a strong hands-on complement to the classroom learning.


Study in Scandinavia provides many housing options to consider:

- Family Stay

- Kollegium Stay (Residence Hall)

- Danish Folkehojskole

- Danish Roommate

- Independent Housing

Because housing is extremely limited within the downtown area, most housing options are in the suburbs of Copenhagen. Students may commute 15-45 minutes to the DIS campus. Each housing option has something different to offer and all cost the same amount. The family stays provide 2 meals per day and allow you more of an insight into Danish culture and language. Other accommodation may allow more independence, but do not include meals. More specific information can be accessed at the DIS website found HERE

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Program Costs

To find the costs of this program, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the DIS website on "Tuition and Fees".
  2. On the left of the page select the correct session you plan to enroll in (i.e. Summer 2017 Tuition and Fees).
  3. Using the type/number of sessions you are applying for (i.e Summer Session 1, 2, 1+2+3, etc.) list your program's "Comprehensive Tuition Fee" AND "Comprehensive Housing & Student Affairs Fee".
  4. Be sure to also account for the expenses listed under "Estimated Additional Expenses" at the bottom of the page.
  5. Last, add the "Study Abroad Fee", which is $600 for a summer program and $1,500 for a semester program.
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