Type of Program: Semester or Year Programs
City: Copenhagen
Cost: See Program Costs page

The Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) is located in the capital city of Copenhagen.  Copenhagen was founded more than 800 years ago and combines the old-world charm of its medieval origins with the vibrant life of a modern European metropolis.  Within walking distance of the DIS building, you will find Denmark's main universities and research libraries. 

Students attending DIS can expect to encounter a challenging academic program.  All courses are taught in English.  Offered in cooperation with the University of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Business School, and Roskilde University, DIS's many courses of study include programs in Architecture & Design, Biomedicine, Child Diversity & Development, Communication & Media, European Humanities, European Politics, Global Economics, International Business, Justice & Human Rights, Medical Practice & Policy, Pre-Architecture, Psychology, Public Health, Science & the Environment, Sociology, and Sustainability in Europe. These are regular university courses, and you will study alongside Danish and other international students alike. Many courses focus on European issues, and DIS offers study trips to such locations as Western Denmark, China, Italy, and Russia for an additional fee.  For more detailed descriptions, please view the DIS brochure or visit the DIS website

In addition to the week long study tour in your academic program, all students are welcome to participate in the optional tours of Spain, Greece, Rome, Greenland, The Mediterranean, Russia, Austria, Turkey, Iceland, Paris, London, and Vienna. While in Denmark, students can live with a Danish family, in a kollegium (student residence), or DIS apartments.  The program is designed for third and fourth year students.  All Goucher students are required to take Danish if they study in the fall or spring.  Students can study for a semester or summer at DIS.   There is an additional tuition surcharge of $4,000 for this program for fall or spring semester.  Summer students will pay DIS directly.

Eli Kaufman was a Goucher student at Danish Institute for Study Abroad in the spring of 2014. Visit his blog for more information about the DIS experience! 
**Please note that the views represented and shared in this blog are those of Eli Kaufman and may not represent those of Goucher College.

*This video was produced, marketed, and borrowed from DIS.

Academic Calendar

Spring: Depart U.S. January - May
Summer: TBA  - beginning late May
Fall: Mid August - Mid December


Eligibility and Prerequisites

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses.  Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence. Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply.

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines


For Study in Spring 2016

For Study in Fall 2016

Application and $500 deposit

September 25, 2015

February 26, 2016


Summer applications are due in OIS in March.  Students pay all fees directly to DIS.

Please note that both the application and fee are due in the Office of International Studies. All students must attend an advising session at least one week prior to the deadline in the Office of International Studies to obtain an application.