Overview

DIS, Study Abroad in Scandinavia

City: Copenhagen / Stockholm
Language of instruction: English
  • American study abroad institution offering programs in two locations: Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden
  • Copenhagen campus located in the city center
  • Stockholm campus located in the Östermalm university neighborhood
  • 2,000 students (primarily from the U.S.) participate in the program each year
  • Theory-based courses offered with a focus on practice through hands-on learning (field studies, study tours, student research, guest lecturers, real-life case studies, simulation exercises, etc.)
  • Unique housing options available, including homestays and Living and Learning Communities

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Partner university's areas of study

Architecture and Landscape ArchitectureArtsCommerce (UBCV)EducationFine ArtsHealth SciencesManagement (UBCO)Science

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • All courses taught in English

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • All students who have a minimum cumulative average of 70% or above may attend this partnership

Term dates

  • Semester 1: Mid August to Mid December
  • Semester 2: Mid January to Mid May  
  • Summer semester: Mid May to Late July

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 3 DIS credits = 3 UBC credits

Passing grade

D- = 60 to less than 63%

Grading scheme

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Study abroad (pay to partner university)

Course information and restrictions

  • Your program at DIS is determined by your choice of a "core course"
  • Core courses include a week-long Program Study Tour to a European destination and a Core Course Week, comprised of a two-day seminar and three-day short study tour within the country
  • In addition to their core course, students register for "elective courses"

Full course load information

  1. Minimum: 12 credits
  2. Maximum: 18 credits

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Applied Science (Architecture and Landscape Architecture)
UBC course: ELEV 3rd
Title: Bicycle Urbanism
Partner course code: URB_CPH
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-04
Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: APSC 1st
Title: Wind Turbines Constructed: Energy in Scandinavia
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
Arts
UBC course: ARTH 339
Title: European Art of the 19th Century: From Classicism to Symbolism
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: ARTH 4th
Title: Modern Frames: European Art and Cinema
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: ARTH 4th
Title: Women, Art, Identity
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Nordic Art in the Studio
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-13
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Meaning of Style
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-11
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: New Media and Changing Communities
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-04-05
UBC course: DANI 100
Title: Danish Language and Culture: Level I
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-27
UBC course: DANI 100
Title: Danish Language and Culture: Level I
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-27
UBC course: ECON 371
Title: Environmental Economics
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-29
UBC course: ELEV 2nd
Title: Journalism vs. Public Relations
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Visual Culture of Cities
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-25
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Livability in the Modern City
Partner course code: DIS 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-03-05
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Strategies for Urban Livability
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-12
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Danish Greenspace
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-08-22
UBC course: GRSJ 3RD
Title: Prostitution and the Sex Trade
Partner course code: SOCI 3
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-09
UBC course: GRSJ 3rd
Title: Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia
Partner course code: GRSJ 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-07
UBC course: PHIL 435A
Title: Environmental Philosophy
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-27
UBC course: POLI 351
Title: Environmental Policy in Practice
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-17
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Al-Qaida and Intelligence Analysis
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-01-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Fleeing Across Borders: International Refugee Law
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-13
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Human Trafficking in a Global Context
Partner course code: 1102857
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-12
UBC course: PSYC 2nd
Title: Psychology of criminal behavior
Partner course code: Psyc
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-16
UBC course: PSYC 307
Title: Cross-Cultural Psychology
Partner course code: Unknown Unknown
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-01-06
UBC course: PSYC 320
Title: Gender, Culture and Body
Partner course code: Unknown Unknown
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-01-06
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Nueroplasticity: From Neurons to Behavior
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd year
Title: Virtual Selves: Psychology and Emerging Technology
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd year
Title: Psychology of Adolescence: A Scandinavian Perspective
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd year
Title: Psychology of Leadership
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd year
Title: Psychology of Crisis
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd year
Title: Nueroplasticity: From Neurons to Behavior
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Virtual Selves: Psychology and Emerging Technology
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychology of Adolescence: A Scandinavian Perspective
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychology of Crisis
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Applied Psychotherapy
Partner course code: Unknown Unknown
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-01-06
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychology of Adult Development: Shaping your future
Partner course code: Unknown Unknown
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-01-06
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Neuroscience of Fear
Partner course code: Unknown Unknown
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-01-06
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Positive Psychology Practicuum: Methods and Practice
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Developmental Disorders
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Positive Psychology Practicuum: Methods and Practice
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Psychology of Leadership
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 401
Title: European Clinical Psychology
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-18
UBC course: SCAN 335
Title: Nordic Mythology
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-02
UBC course: SCAN 336
Title: Scandinavian Crime Fiction
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-02
UBC course: SCAN 3rd
Title: Scandinavian Moods in Cinema
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-09-02
UBC course: SCAN 3rd
Title: Iceland; Vikings and Sagas
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-09-02
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Children in a Multicultural Context
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-07-30
UBC course: SPPH 3rd
Title: HEALTH DELIVERY AND PRIORITIZATION IN NORTHERN EUROPE
Partner course code: Health
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-16
UBC course: psyc 401
Title: European Clinical Psychology
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-18
Science
UBC course: ELEV 3rd
Title: Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-06-24
UBC course: ENVR 3rd
Title: Climate Change and Glacier Modeling
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-18
UBC course: ENVR 3rd
Title: Arctic Ecology
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-01-08
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Neuroimaging of the Diseased Brain
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-31
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: The social brain: The Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors
Partner course code: PSYC 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-10-05

UBC Okanagan

Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Emerging Markets- a threat or an opportunity
Partner course code: DIS
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-29
UBC course: EDUC 456
Title: Children with Special Needs
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-25
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: livability in the modern city
Partner course code: DIS 3rd year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-11-29
UBC course: PSYO 349
Title: Positive Psychology
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-20
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Neuroscience of Personal Identity
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-07-20
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Children in a Multicultural Context
Partner course code: SOCI 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-25
UBC course: VISA 2nd
Title: Storytelling Through Photography
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-06
Creative and Critical Studies
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Meaning of Style
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: Dutch
Evaluated date: 2017-07-24
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

Scholarships + awards

  • UBC students receive automatic fee reductions:
    • US $3,500 off/session in the spring/fall semesters
    • US $500 off/summer session 1, 2, and 3
    • US $1000 off/summer session 4 (Architecture and Design)
  • Several DIS Scholarships are also available

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

HomestayOff-campus

Housing notes

  • Copenhagen: Students can choose from a homestay, student residence hall, shared apartment, living and learning community, amongst other options
  • Stockholm: Students can choose from homestay, living & learning community, residential community, and co-ed dorm-style housing options

Information on Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO