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Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Spring 2023
    January 14, 2023 to May 13, 2023
  • Fall 2023
    August 19, 2023 to December 15, 2023
  • Spring 2024
    January 12, 2024 to May 10, 2024


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:



DIS Copenhagen


DIS has rolling admissions and popular courses can fill early.

Opportunity Description

What is unique about this program?

Academics at DIS Copenhagen are separated into 26 different Programs, and each Program focuses on a specific academic field or discipline.  Your Program at DIS is determined by your choice of a Core Course.  Core Courses include a week-long Program Study Tour to a destination that supports the academic focus of the course, and a Core Course Week, comprised of a two-day seminar in Copenhagen and three-day short Study Tour. Both Study Tours are faculty-led and integrated into the Program curriculum. Once you have chosen your Core Course, you are free to choose from over 240 elective courses across 70 disciplines. This allows you to focus on your major or diversify.

Core Programs available at DIS Copenhagen

Architecture & Design  Art & Visual Culture  Biomedicine 
Business  Child Development & Diversity       Communication 
Computer Science  Economics  Environmental Science of the Arctic 
European Politics Finance Graphic Design
Holocaust & Genocide Innovation & Entrepreneurship Justice & Human Rights
Literature  Medical Practice & Policy Neuroscience
Prostitution & the Sex Trade       Psychology Public Health
Sociology Sustainability Terrorism & Security
Urban Studies    

What is unique about Copenhagen?

Copenhagen consistently tops surveys of the world’s best places to live, and hits the sweet spot between a relaxed, village-like atmosphere and a vibrant big city vibe.  At DIS, you will attend classes in the heart of Copenhagen, within walking distance to the waterfront, research libraries, political agencies, quaint cafés, and rich cultural activities.  

Copenhagen’s medieval cobbled streets are easy to explore on foot or by bicycle, which is the preferred means of transportation in a city boasting 400 kilometers of bike lanes. Constantly on the cusp of innovation, the Danish capital is changing the global agenda for sustainability, design, architecture, and food. Yet locals still embrace their cultural roots in many ways, such as gathering for elaborate smørrebrød lunches with family or friends.

How do I get more information about DIS?

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to next steps.
  • Find answers on the Education Abroad FAQ and resource pages for Cornell study abroad policy, health, and safety updates. 
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with an Education Abroad Advisors.
  • Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow Education Abroad on social media, @cornelliansabroad@CornellEducationAbroad

How do I apply?

For Cornell Approval: Click on the "Apply" button on this webpage, and complete all components of the application by the deadline listed on this page. Applications are reviewed and approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis.

For Program Admission: Once your Cornell application is approved, the Office of Global Learning will nominate your application to DIS for admission.  DIS will review your information and will reach out to applicants directly with an admissions decision and next steps. (Note: DIS has rolling admission and popular courses can fill early.)