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.)
DIS, Study Abroad in Scandinavia
- 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
- Approx 1200 students (primarily from the U.S.) participate in the program each semester in Copenhagen and about 120 participate in Stockholm
- 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
Thinking of studying abroad in Sweden or Denmark? Learn some Danish or Swedish language at UBC before you go!
Or go deeper with a Scandinavian Minor!
Partner university's areas of study
Notes on Language of Instruction
- All courses taught in English
ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING
Who can go?
- All students who have a minimum cumulative average of 70% or above may attend this partnership
- Semester 1: Mid August to Mid December
- Semester 2: Mid January to Mid May
- Summer semester: Mid May to Late July
- See: DIS Summer Programs
Course equivalency formula
- 3 DIS credits = 3 UBC credits
Passing gradeD- = 60 to less than 63%
- Refer to DIS grading scheme
Credit transfer process
* 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
Course information and restrictions
- Programs in Arts, Business, Computer Science, Sustainability, Geographical Sciences, Education, Design, Neuroscience, Medieval Studies, Philosophy. English, Urban Studies, Social Justice
- 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 on-site, and three-day short study tour within the country, or to a nearby destination. See DIS website for more information on Program Study Tours and Core Course Week in Stockholm and Copenhagen
- In addition to their core course, students register for "elective courses"
See program information for Stockholm: https://disabroad.org/stockholm/semester/
See program information for Copenhagen: https://disabroad.org/copenhagen/semester/
Full course load information
Students take 15 credits
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.
Scholarships + awards
- UBC students receive automatic fee reductions:
- up to $5000 US off/session in the spring/fall semesters
- up to $600 US off/summer session 1, 2, and 3
- up to $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.
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.
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’ for Federal 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.
Important information about health and travel insurance for fee paying (study abroad) students
- Students participating in a Study Abroad (fee paying) experience with Go Global for Full Year or Term 1 will not be assessed any student fees, and thus will not be eligible or automatically charged for the AMS/GSS Health and Dental Plan
- Therefore students will be required to seek independent insurance
- Students starting in Term 2 or participating in summer opportunities are covered by the Plan if they paid for it in September and have not opted out as it runs for a full year (Sept 1 – Aug 31)
Types of accommodation available
- 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