IMPORTANT: This program admits students on a rolling basis. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Click "Apply Now" above to begin your MU online study abroad application and receive further instructions on the program-specific application process.
DIS requires that applicants have completed 3 semesters of university prior to APPLYING, second semester sophomores are not eligible for this program.
The Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)
is located in the very center of old Copenhagen – only two minutes walk from City Hall Square and the main pedestrian and shopping street, Strøget. Within walking distance from DIS you will find the main universities and research libraries of the country; parliament, government, and European Union agencies; superb art collections; the national research hospital; the Royal Ballet and Opera; the national media; and international company headquarters.
DIS is focused on integrated learning – field studies and study tours with faculty and staff allow students to connect classroom theory with real-life, hands-on application, whether it’s visiting a maximum security prison in a criminology course, working at a Danish kindergarten in the Child Development program, visiting a parliamentary debate (in English, just for DIS), or collecting algae samples in the North Sea.
All students will attend a pre- departure orientation, in addition to attending an opening ceremony followed by orientation at DIS.
DIS offers a wide array of courses that will fulfill requirements in most majors. Students will pick a core course from among the 24 different programs offered. From here, students will then be able to select elective courses that best fit that student's interests and academic needs. Courses are taught primarily by local faculty who hold positions in academia, civil governance, business administration, and other professions. Courses include a blend of lectures, group work and field study visits in or near Copenhagen. Visit the DIS website
for more detailed information on available coursework.
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
DIS offers five primary housing options that students can select between.
1) Live with a host family in the greater Copenhagen area – the most popular option. Host families typically live in either apartments or single-family homes and meals are provided. It is a great way to immerse yourself in Danish culture and traditions.
2) Students can live independently in a centrally located apartment with a Danish roommate between the ages of 18-30. All roommates speak English and have expressed a genuine interest in meeting and welcoming exchange students. Students will have their own furnished bedroom and a partial food stipend is provided.
3) Join other Danish and international students in a privately- owned Kollegium or residence hall. Single or double rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens are the norm. A partial food stipend is provided.
4) Live at a Folkehojskole, the rural campus of a small liberal arts college. Though you won’t take courses with students at the Folkehojskole, it is a great social environment that introduces you to an age-old Danish education tradition. Students typically have their own room and share a bathroom and kitchen. There is a mandatory dinner meal during the week that all residents take part in.
5) Students can live with other study abroad students in a DIS Residential Community. Approximately 10 percent of the residents living in the larger buildings are Danish. Students live most often in double or quadruple rooms with a shared kitchen and bathroom.
GeoBlue International Health Insurance * $190.00
Host Program Tuition $19,400.00
Room and Board $6,100.00
GeoBlue International Health Insurance * $180.00
Host Program Tuition $18,650.00
Room and Board $5,850.00
Copenhagen was founded in 1167, and every age and stage in European history has left its imprint on the city. Winding medieval streets, great Renaissance palaces, Baroque splendor, early-modern ramparts, a historic harbor plus all the trappings of the modern age is part and parcel of the city fabric.
Copenhagen is a metropolis of 1.8 million people and the capital of Denmark. Despite its size, Copenhagen has an intimate and friendly small-town atmosphere. A dense network of walking streets, squares and waterfronts cover the old downtown area where DIS is located. Thanks to an excellent transportation system, compact city center, and bicycle paths practically everywhere, the life and soul of Copenhagen is easy to discover.