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DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia is a government-recognized, high-quality study abroad program established in 1959. All DIS courses and academic programs are intellectually stimulating, challenging, and are all taught in English. But at DIS, study abroad is not solely about academics, it is about providing a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience new situations and build and develop leadership skills for a globalized world. Students choose one core class from a selection of over 20 programs and pick elective courses from over 200 academically rigorous courses. These courses are from across a broad spectrum of disciplines taught by mainly local Danish faculty. The program is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, a cosmopolitan city of 1.5 million people. Over 800 years old, the city has repeatedly been recognized as one of the cities with the best quality of life. It is also considered one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities, with about 2 out of 3 citizens commuting to work by bicycle.


Area(s) of Study

  • Advertising
  • Danish
  • Health And Society
  • Music
  • Anthropology
  • Design
  • Health Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Applied Learning And Developme
  • Economics
  • History
  • Nutrition
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Educational Psychology
  • Human Development And Family S
  • Philosophy
  • Architecture
  • English
  • International Business
  • Psychology
  • Art History
  • Environmental Science
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Radio-Television-Film
  • Arts And Entertainment Technol
  • European Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Science
  • Biology
  • Finance
  • Liberal Arts
  • Social Work
  • Business Administration
  • Geography
  • Management
  • Sociology
  • Communication
  • Geological Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Studio Art
  • Communication Studies
  • German, Scandinavian, And Dutc
  • Medicine
  • Urban Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Government
  • Molecular Biology
  • Women's And Gender Studies
  • Curriculum And Instruction

Sponsored by DIS - a UT Affiliate

Academic Information

SEMESTER: Students choose one of programs offered by DIS and enroll in 1-2 main course(s), electives, and an integrated study tour relevant to the course content. SUMMER: Students may participate in any combination of sessions. All UT students must enroll for TWO sessions to be financial aid eligible.


Courses taught by local DIS faculty. Build your semester by choosing a core course from seven academic programs, and select from over 30 upper-level elective courses.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - Yes
  • Internship - No


Students have many housing options to choose from at DIS. Semester MUST live in DIS housing options. All options ensure that you live with English speakers. You are encouraged to maximize your exposure to Danish culture and language during the semester, no matter what your housing choice.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

UT Students receive automatic fee reduction of $4000/semester and $1000-1500 for summer. DIS offers additional need-based scholarships - up to $5000 for semester or $1000 for summer. See scholarship link below for more details. *Summer budget includes sessions 1 & 2 (dates/fees change based on sessions chosen).


- Spring
  • Program: January 13, 2024 to May 11, 2024
  • Instructional: January 18, 2024 to May 7, 2024
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2023
  • Final Deadline: October 10, 2023
- Summer Whole
  • Program: May 22, 2023 to July 2, 2023
  • Instructional: May 22, 2023 to July 2, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: February 1, 2023
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: August 19, 2023 to December 16, 2023
  • Instructional: August 23, 2023 to December 14, 2023
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2023
  • Final Deadline: March 31, 2023

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Erin Brown Achterhof

Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations
Information Session
Information Session
Information Session

Next Step

1)View advising videos Education Abroad 101 and Explore Nordic. Attend a live Q&A with questions. 2)View Ready to Apply video. 3)Self-authorize your application via Get Started link below to apply! See Information Session link above.

Program information above is subject to change