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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Open to Visiting Students: No Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Admissions GPA Requirement: 3.0 Internships Available: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology (ANT), Art in Context (AIC), Art Photography (APH), Art Studios: Textiles (TXT), Biology (BIO), Communication & Rhetorical Studies (CRS), Computer & Information Science (CIS), Design (DES), Education (EDU), English & Textual Studies (ENG), Environmental Science Policy (ESP), Food Studies (FST), Geography (GEO), Graphic Design (GRA), Health and Wellness (HTW), History (HST), History of Art (HOA), Human Development and Family Science (HFS), Information Studies (IST), Judaic Studies Program (JSP), Languages Literature and Linguistics (FLL), Literature (LIT), Painting (PTG), Philosophy (PHI), Photography (PHO), Policy Studies (PST), Political Science (PSC), Printmaking (PRT), Psychology (PSY), Religion (REL), Sociology (SOC), Sport Management (SPM), Womens & Gender Studies (WGS), Writing Program (WRT) Click here for a definition of this term Available Language of Study: Danish
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Requirement: None Click here for a definition of this term Courses Taught In: English
Program Description:
DIS Copenhagen
Copenhagen is a friendly, open city with 1.9 million residents and a small-town atmosphere. A world leader in sustainable urban planning, Copenhagen has an excellent public transportation system, and 36% of Copenhagen residents commute daily by bicycle. 

DIS Copenhagen is located in the heart of Old Copenhagen, within walking distance to research libraries, government buildings, European Union agencies, the Royal Ballet and Opera, and superb art collections. DIS field studies and practicums will ensure that you interact with the city and its people, gaining from its resources.

Program Details
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing, with at least three semesters of college completed at time of application
  • Prerequisites for the core course(s) to which you are applying
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • SU required course load: 12-19 credits for undergraduate students
  • No language prerequisite
Program Calendar
Fall: mid-August to mid-December
Spring: mid-January to mid-May

At DIS, you will choose from a range of programming options, including graphic design, justice and human rights, sustainability in Europe, urban design, and global economics, public health and women and gender studies, among many others. All courses are taught in English. You will choose one core course (which includes a weeklong study tour) in your designated program and then fill your schedule with electives from any discipline. Danish language is offered but not required.

For a list of courses pre-approved for SU credit, please click on the "Courses Offered" link at the top of this page. There is no guarantee courses on the list will be offered during your semester abroad, so please refer to the World Partner website for the most up-to-date course offerings. If you want to take a course that is not already approved, Syracuse Abroad will assist in obtaining approval from the appropriate SU academic department.

DIS offers several different housing options:
  • Homestay
  • DIS Residential Community (with other DIS students)
  • Living and Learning Communities (with other DIS students)
  • Kollegium (a type of residence hall with other DIS, Danish or international students)
  • Folkehojskole (unique living and learning campuses outside of Copenhagen with Danish or other international students)
  • Apartment with a Danish roommate
Please refer to the Housing Options section on the DIS website for more details, including the meal plans and stipends included with each option.

All students must obtain a Danish Residence Permit, unless you hold a passport from a country in the European Union. US citizens can apply for a residence permit once they arrive in Denmark, but international students may need to apply for and receive the residence permit prior to departure for Copenhagen. DIS will be in touch with all students who are required to obtain a residence permit prior to starting the program.

Program Cost

You will pay SU tuition and can apply all SU financial aid except work-study. A program fee which you pay to SU includes room and board in one of the DIS options, integrated study tours and field trips, international travel insurance, and services not covered by tuition and for which a separate fee is not charged. For the program fee and further explanation of estimated costs, please see the financial planning budget here: DIS Copenhagen Budget 2019-20.pdf.

Cara Hardy, Counselor,

Apply Now
Applying to this program requires completion of both the Syracuse Abroad and DIS applications.

Please be aware that it is possible for a program to reach maximum enrollment before the application due date so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Syracuse Abroad
  • Complete the DIS application. Check the DIS website for the application deadline. DIS encourages you to apply as early as possible since academic programs may fill before the published deadlines.
  • Follow instructions from DIS for supplemental documents.
DIS Copenhagen

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are tentative and subject to change.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.