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

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: All UT students must enroll for TWO sessions.


Courses taught by local DIS faculty.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - Yes
  • Internship - No


Students have many housing options to choose from at DIS. 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 $4,000/semester and $5-700 for summer. DIS offers additional need-based scholarships - up to $5,000 for semester or $1,000 for summer. See scholarship link below for more details. *Summer budget includes sessions 1 & 2 (dates/fees change based on sessions chosen).

Program Dates:

- Spring
  • January 16, 2021 to May 14, 2021
  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2020
- Summer Whole
  • May 25, 2020 to July 4, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020
- Fall
  • August 15, 2020 to December 12, 2020
  • Priority Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Peer Evaluations

Next Step

1) Attend an Explore regional session. Dates and locations listed on website. 2) Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss credit. 3) Attend a Ready to Apply group advising session with Daniel Ach. Dates and times given at Explore session. 4) Complete Mandatory Pre-departure Orientation.

Program information above is subject to change