DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia Summer Sessions

About the Program

DIS Copenhagen and DIS Stockholm offer a number of 3 to 4-week summer study abroad programs over 3 sessions from May to July – all taught in English – where the topics are focused and cutting-edge. Depending on the program, you may also take part in week-long study tours in Europe, which are integrated into the coursework.

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

When applying for this program through Go Global, please indicate on your Gateway application which session(s) and course(s) you intend to take in the statement section.

Please note there are two deadlines for this summer program (December & January). For better access to course selection and partner-specific funding opportunities, apply to Go Global by the December deadline. 

If you're 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.

Read program details.

Program Dates

Dates vary by course

Country
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
Area(s) of study
AnthropologyArchitectureArt HistoryArtsBiologyCommerceComputer ScienceEconomicsEnglishEnvironmental DesignEnvironmental ScienceGender, Race, Sexuality and Social JusticeGeographyHealth SciencesHistoryInternational RelationsKinesiologyManagementPhilosophyPolitical SciencePsychologyScienceSociologyUrban StudiesVisual Arts
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • December 14, 2021
  • January 27, 2022

Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Must have completed 3 terms at a post-secondary institution before attending DIS. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (73%).

Course Credits

You can enroll in 3 to 12 credits. Please note that 1 DIS credit = 1 UBC credit.

Transfer credits and evaluated courses at this university

Check out the courses that other students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. This list is a general guideline only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

UBC Vancouver
Applied Science (Architecture and Landscape Architecture)
UBC course: ELEV 1st
Title: Architecture Foundation Studio
Partner course code: SA, VJ
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-21
UBC course: ELEV 3rd
Title: Bicycle Urbanism
Partner course code: URB_CPH
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-04
UBC course: ENDS 3rd
Title: Furniture Design Studio
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-24
UBC course: ENDS 3rd
Title: Furniture Design in Scandinavia
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-24
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
UBC course: CONS 3rd
Title: renewable energy systems
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
Arts
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: CPSC 3rd
Title: Development and Programming of Serious Games
Partner course code: CPSC 3rd
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-10-21
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: GEOG 3rd
Title: Renewable Energy Systems
Partner course code: GEOG 3RD year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-10
UBC course: GRSJ 1st
Title: Activism: Gender, Sexuality and Race
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-29
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: HIST 441
Title: European Genocides
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-09-25
UBC course: POLI 378
Title: Understanding Terrorism: Causes, Solutions, and Dilemmas
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2019-06-12
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Public Health Policy in Practice
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
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: POLI 3rd
Title: Active Citizenship in Denmark
Partner course code: N/A 1903221
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Active Citizenship in Denmark
Partner course code: N/A 3rd year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Political Extremism and the Threats to Democracy
Partner course code: N/A 3rd year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-05
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Religion and Politics in Europe
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-03-04
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 350a
Title: Psychology in Human Sexuality
Partner course code: PSY
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Lifespan Psychology
Partner course code: Lifespan P
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-06
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Positive Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 1803556
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-27
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Child Development: Theory and Practice
Partner course code: CDD N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-08-29
UBC course: PSYC 401
Title: European Clinical Psychology
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-18
UBC course: SOCI 369
Title: Prostitution and the Sex Trade
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-24
UBC course: VISA 241
Title: Ways of Seeing: Storytelling through Photography
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2020-02-03
UBC course: psyc 401
Title: European Clinical Psychology
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-18
Commerce
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: International Strategy and Leadership: Case Studies
Partner course code: N/A 1903369
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-02
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Corporation social responsibility: business or ethics?
Partner course code: COMM 3rd year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Corporate Social Responsibility: Business or Ethics?
Partner course code: COMM 3rd year
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-07
Community and Regional Planning
UBC course: GEOG 3rd
Title: Strategies for Urban Livability
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-02-26
Science
UBC course: CPSC 3rd
Title: Artificial Intelligence
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-03
UBC course: CPSC 3rd
Title: Game Development Lab B
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-09
UBC course: CPSC 3rd
Title: Game Development: Programming and Practice
Partner course code: N/A N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-01-09
UBC course: ELEV 3rd
Title: Translational Medicine: From Bench to Bedside
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-07-17
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 Okanagan
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
UBC course: BIOL 3rd
Title: Medical Diagnostics
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies
Partner course code: N/A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-04-12
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Public Finance: European Perspectives
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-06-20
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Psychology of Political Behavior
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-11
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-08
UBC course: PSYO 3rd
Title: Psychology of Criminal Behavior
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-10-11
UBC course: SCI 3rd
Title: Human Health and Disease: A clinical approach
Partner course code: DIS
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-23
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
Management
UBC course: MGMT 3rd
Title: International strategy and leadership, case studies
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2019-09-10

Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. All prices quoted on the partner's website are in USD.

UBC students receive an automatic fee reduction of $600 USD off the tuition for summer sessions 1, 2, or 3 or $1200 USD off for session 4. For details, please contact Go Global.

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

A number of external scholarships and funding opportunities, including merit and needs-based awards offered by DIS are available. Please check the partner's website for details. 

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Contact Go Global

You can contact Go Global by email, phone, in-person or virtually through Zoom.

Booking a virtual advising appointment

If you need to book an advising appointment, please complete the online request form. Appointments will be held through Zoom or by phone, and can be scheduled between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm PT from Monday to Friday. 

If you require an appointment outside of these hours, contact Go Global and they will do their best to accommodate. Appointments outside of regular hours can only be accommodated virtually.

In-person drop-in advising hours

Starting Tuesday, Sep 7, Go Global will offer in-person drop-in advising at the UBC Life Building during the times below:

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global 101: Virtual group advising sessions on Fridays

Sign up to attend a Friday group advising session online and learn more about the programs, talk to an advisor, or meet other students interested in Go Global programs.

Program Dates

Dates vary by course

Country
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
Area(s) of study
AnthropologyArchitectureArt HistoryArtsBiologyCommerceComputer ScienceEconomicsEnglishEnvironmental DesignEnvironmental ScienceGender, Race, Sexuality and Social JusticeGeographyHealth SciencesHistoryInternational RelationsKinesiologyManagementPhilosophyPolitical SciencePsychologyScienceSociologyUrban StudiesVisual Arts
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • December 14, 2021
  • January 27, 2022