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Brandeis/ Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)


Copenhagen, Denmark

Brandeis students can apply directly through the Office of Study Abroad for admission into the DIS program. Please visit DIS' Brandeis based website for more information on Brandeis students who have attended DIS in the past.

Brandeis Approved DIS Programs

DIS offers several specialized programs of study (see their website for a full list) or you may choose any combination of classes from across DIS' offerings, for a curriculum perfectly suited to your interests.

Please note that the following programs are NOT approved for Brandeis credit:

  • Pre-Architecture
  • Architecture and Design

Please also note that ONLY the following housing options are approved:

  • Host Family
  • Kollegium
  • Folkehøjskole

**A full course load on the DIS program is 15 credits. Please note that 1 credit classes do not count toward the 15 credits. Brandeis students must enroll in courses that are worth a minimum of 3 credits. If you have questions about putting your schedule together, please see a member of the study abroad staff.


DIS applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have demonstrated excellence in their Brandeis coursework. Acceptance will be made primarily on the basis of academic performance, preparation for study in Denmark, and suitability for study abroad as indicated by a DIS/Brandeis application and a faculty letter of recommendation.

Students interested in medical practice and policy, marine biology, multicultural education, international relations and journalism are strongly encouraged to apply.

  1. The Brandeis University Study Abroad Application
  2. One letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or instructor
  3. Be sure to read the DIS catalog carefully and review admission criteria, specific course prerequisites, academic regulations, insurance, and practical details.

The above items should be submitted to the Office of Study Abroad by the normal Brandeis deadline.

Additional Scholarship Possibilities

There are also a limited number of Work Study Scholarships (up to $400/semester) available through DIS that Brandeis students are also eligible for. Need-based DIS scholarships are available. Visit www.DISabroad.org/scholarships for more information!