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DIS - Study Abroad in Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: NO
Program Features: Academic Study, Field Work, Research Degree Level: 3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior
Time Away: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester Housing options: Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Jordan Zilla
Program Description:
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DIS - Study Abroad in Denmark 

Please be reminded that you need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program: 
  • DIS application deadline: October 15, 2020
  • Princeton application deadline: October 16, 2020

DIS provides a wide-range of courses from psychology to public health, to architecture and many more, and it is a great program for pre-med students and those interested in the health field. Students have the opportunity to travel within Denmark and to other European cities as a part of their course-work, which allows for a comparative approach to learning and exploring academic disciplines from multiple perspectives.

The Setting

Copenhagen matches 16th-century architecture with modern and inventive urban spaces – well-planned bike lanes, harbor baths, skate parks, food markets, and more. Students are surrounded by a network of walking streets, beautiful canals, public gardens, and spires all across the city. The Danish capital is at the heart of the global agenda for sustainability, design, and architecture, and the Danes are consistently ranked some of the happiest people in the world. 



Students will take courses alongside other North American students at the DIS classroom facilities in Copenhagen. Courses are taught by local faculty and professionals within their field, and the DIS philosophy places a strong emphasis on "teaching what you do," meaning that instructors are actively participating, working, and/or doing research within the field they are teaching.

Students are required to enroll in a minimum of 15 credits for the semester, to be the equivalent of four Princeton credits. The curriculum consists of one "core course" plus electives. DIS also believes strongly in the idea of comparative and experiential education, so part of each core course are two study tours: one week-long study tour to another European city outside of Denmark, and one short study tour for three days to another city within Denmark. These trips are a part of course and therefore do not cost any extra for the student. The core course is paired with several electives, and students can choose from a very wide range of courses, such as environmental studies, psychology, pre-medicine, urban studies, and much more. 
You can learn more about course selection by visiting the DIS website.


For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad.

Grading & Credits:

For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.      

Academic Calendar

The fall semester typically runs from mid August to mid December.
The spring semester typically runs from early January to early May. 

For up-to-date program dates, please visit the DIS website.

Because DIS students take courses with other North Americans, DIS provides a long list of housing options to allow students the opportunity to become more immersed in local Danish culture if they choose: homestay, living and learning community, kollegium, residential community, Folkehojskole, and rented rooms. To read more detail about each of these options, please visit the Housing section of the DIS website.

Student Life

There are many ways for students to engage with their classmates and/or get involved with the local community. DIS hosts events and offers student clubs that appeal to different student interests, and they even offer a visiting host program that pairs students with a local family to be a part of a unique intercultural exchange. For more information on student clubs, the visiting host program, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to stay engaged outside of the classroom, please visit the DIS website

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. Students who do not receive financial aid will pay all costs and fees associated with the program directly to DIS. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.     
For estimated program costs, please click on the budget sheet at the top of this brochure. 

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.    

DIS provides detailed information about how to obtain a visa/residence permit for Denmark. Please visit their website for more information. 

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines. 
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines. ​


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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 10/16/2020 10/20/2020 01/15/2021 05/15/2021
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