DIS in Denmark and Sweden

DIS offers several specialized programs of study, 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:

  1. Pre-Architecture
  2. Furniture Design
  3. Graphic Design

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

  1. Host Family (Copenhagen and Stockholm)
  2. Kollegium (Copenhagen)
  3. Folkehøjskole (Copenhagen)
  4. Studentboende (Stockholm)

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.

Brandeis students can apply directly through the Office of Study Abroad for admission into the DIS program.


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 or Sweden, and suitability for study abroad as indicated by a DIS/Brandeis application, and a faculty letter of recommendation.


  1. The Brandeis University Study Abroad Application
  2. One letter of recommendation from a faculty instructor
  3. Be sure to read the each DIS tracks program notes 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

DIS scholarships are available. Visit the DIS website for more information.