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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Columbia applicants only
Columbia Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline/Columbia Clearance Deadline Decision Date & Deadline Note Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/01/2017 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/15/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction:
English Program Type: Study Center Program
Program Advisor:
Laura Paine Schiff: Eligibility - Home School: Columbia College, Columbia General Studies, Columbia SEAS
Program Features: Traveling Seminar Discipline: Arts and Architecture, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Program Description:

In the last few semesters, the DIS Denmark: Study Abroad in Scandinavia program has reached capacity well before the application deadline. In order to maximize your chances of getting into the program, the Office of Global Programs recommends students complete their DIS applications at least one month prior to the deadline stated on the DIS website: The clearance deadline from Columbia remains the same. 


DeThe Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) program is a supported enrollment program offered during the spring, fall, and academic year. All courses are taught in English, though students are required to take at least one Danish language course while in Copenhagen.  Students are able to study a wide variety of academic disciplines including architecture, economics, human rights, public health and sustainability. Students have a wide variety of housing options. 

For the most up-to-date information regarding the details of this program: Click here

Academic Program

The DIS program allows students the opportunity to build their own curriculum from over 120 courses taught across a great spectrum of majors. Students take courses both at the DIS center and at Copenhagen University in a variety of subjects and usually in English.    

All Columbia students are required to take the appropriate level of Danish language and culture.        

Program Features            

The DIS program offers a good alternative for students who would like to take courses in English in a European city, but not in the UK or Ireland.                                                                     

Students are able to integrate into Danish society through a multitude of activities offered by DIS including volunteer opportunities, language and culture workshops, DIS buddy network, visiting family program and much more.

Students have the option of living in a homestay, dormitory, DIS residential community and more. Students should consider carefully the kind of cultural immersion they want in their housing situation to choose the most appropriate option.


All students should consult the OGP eligibility page to ensure that they meet all specific academic requirements for each school (CC, GS, SEAS) to study abroad.

Application Instructions

There is a two-part application process for this program: an internal Columbia approval process called 'clearance' and an external admission application submitted directly to this program. Click "Start an Application" above for instructions and to begin.