Semester at DIS Copenhagen
Ignite your love of learning, further your academic achievements, develop intercultural understanding, and acquire life skills essential for engaged citizenship. Discover Europe and meet the unexpected.
Pursue your Academic and Personal Goals
Choose a core course from 26 academic programs and select from over 240 upper-level elective courses. Your freedom of choice extends to your housing, where you apply for living arrangements that best fit you.
Intellectually stimulating courses challenge you to examine issues from various perspectives, as you debate, play, research, analyze, and reflect on contemporary topics and burning issues.
With an emphasis on hands-on learning experiences, you have opportunities to simulate real-life scenarios, make connections, and build your resume.
Europe as Your Classroom
Take your classroom on the road with two course-integrated, faculty-led study tours with your core course! Visit important sites and meet with local experts who add cultural perspectives to your knowledge of the field.
Faculty Who Teach What They Do
Most faculty work as professionals in the areas they teach, bringing theory to life by sharing real-world examples in the classroom.
Academic counseling and personal support resources are available to you during your time abroad, providing you a solid foundation upon which to grow.
In your courses, you focus on the importance of cultural context and are exposed to how issues are perceived, lived, and theorized in Europe. It is also your chance to reflect on the cultural norms and values that shape you.
Meet the Locals
Living in a Homestay, signing up for a sports team, taking a Danish Language and Culture course, or attending evening seminar are among the ways to build your international network and meet the locals.
DIS Copenhagen offers a variety of courses in several academic disciplines. For a complete list of programs and courses offered for the current academic year, visit the DIS website
. Some summer DIS program choices will differ from those offered during the academic school year.
DIS is located in the center of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark. Founded in the 12th century, modern Copenhagen (population 1.5 million) combines the old-world charm of its medieval origins with the vibrant life of a modern European metropolis. DIS is within easy access to the main universities and research libraries of Copenhagen, parliament, government offices and European Union agencies, the national museums of history, art, and natural history, historic cathedrals and castles, the Royal Theatre and concert halls.
Classroom teaching is enhanced by course-integrated field studies and study tours in Denmark and Europe. The courses at DIS are taught in English by Danish professors who teach at institutions of higher learning or work in research, government, business or their respective professions.
Housing options include living with a Danish family, kollegium (European-style residence hall), Danish roommate stay or independent (self-arranged) housing. Residence halls and family stays are located in the suburbs. Students commute to school, using convenient, frequent commuter trains or buses that run day and night. Commutes range from 30 to 45 minutes.
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Courses and Credits
Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
- Be approved. Student may either select courses from the pre-approved course list or seek course approval via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
- Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
- Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
: Course approval, either via the pre-approved course list or completion of the credit evaluation process, does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students must consult their program provider regarding course availability and talk with their Ohio State academic advisor to ensure that approved course options are appropriate given their degree requirements. All students should have multiple back-up courses approved. Canceling participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy
Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must meet DIS' program-specific requirements and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements
and Conditions for Participation
. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.
Applicants are required to submit applications to OIA (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page) by the Ohio State application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov
Students will pay the DIS Copenhagen program fee and GeoBlue international insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021. The DIS program fee includes tuition, course-integrated study tours and field trips, housing, host family meals, local transportation from housing to DIS and airport pick up on arrival day. Also included is the free use of textbooks for classes, library and IT services, Arrival Workshop and pre-departure advice and assistance.
OSU students participating on an OSU-approved DIS semester program will receive a discount of $3000 per semester, $500 per summer course, and $1500 per 7-week Architecture or Design program.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy
Students should begin researching funding opportunities
before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships
deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
Please review the DIS scholarship page
for additional funding opportunities.
Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program
. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed. After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov
(travel advisories/country specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel
(pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria
, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.