DIS has rolling admissions and popular courses can fill early.
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|
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?
- Join a DIS Information Session or Advising Session! DIS staff are friendly and well-equipped to answer any questions you have about studying and living in Copenhagen.
- Watch videos on DIS Copenhagen's YouTube channel for a more in-depth look at the program and the city of Copenhagen.
- Review the DIS COVID-19 Planning page and other pertinent information on their Health, Safety, and Support page.
- Share the Parents page with your family, who may have their own questions about your semester abroad experience.
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.)