As the southernmost Scandinavian country Denmark has the mildest climate of all of Scandinavia. Despite its balmy weather, Denmark’s culture is quite the opposite. It is the quintessential country of diversity. Its capital of Copenhagen is a conglomeration of both contemporary and classic Danish design, with an old-town feel.
Denmark is a great place for students to study abroad. Programs are very engaging and cover a variety of disciplines- sometimes more than one at a time. Another great feature is that most are taught in English. So, if you don’t speak Danish but still want to study in Denmark, you have every chance to do so. If money is an issue check out a few of these scholarships to help get you going.
Danish Institute Study Aboard Program Scholarship provides semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English, and offers high-impact learning experiences for upper-division undergraduate students from distinguished North American colleges and universities.
DIS is a non-profit study abroad foundation established in Denmark in 1959, with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. DIS provides semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English, and offers high-impact learning experiences for upper-division undergraduate students from distinguished North American colleges and universities.
The intellectually challenging curriculum is broad, cutting edge, and enriched by experiential learning components, including faculty-led study tours across Europe. It provides students with opportunities for meaningful cultural engagement and personal growth, which is further enriched through housing and extracurricular offerings.
Established in 1959, DIS offers American students engaging and challenging coursework enriched by field studies, hands-on learning opportunities, and study tours in Denmark and across Europe.
- Enrolled at any four-year college or university in the U.S. or Canada, with at least three semesters completed at time of application.
- All applicants must maintain an average minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
- Students must fulfill any relevant program and/or course-specific prerequisites.
- Applicants must demonstrate financial need.
- Since this is a needs-based only scholarship that means students have to show financial annual income.
- International student are welcomed to apply, Danish residents cannot apply.
- American study abroad institution offering programs in two locations: Copenhagen, Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden.
- Both male and female student may apply.
- There is no official age-limit on this scholarship.
- Anyone applying cannot have criminal record or previous offenses on record.
Courses and Sessions available in the Summer are:
- Affective Neuroscience: Emotions, Cognition, and Behavior
- Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies
- Children with Special Needs
- Development and Programming of Serious Games
- Digital Media in Marketing
- Entrepreneurship Practicum
- Environmental Philosophy
- Food and Identity
- Forensic Psychology
- Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
- Human Trafficking in a Global Context
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe
- Medical Diagnostics
- Nordic Mythology
- Positive Psychology
- Psychology of Criminal Behavior
- Public Mental Health
- Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors
- Social Change and Active Citizenship
- Sports Medicine: Performance and Fatigue
- Storytelling Through Photography
- Strategies for Urban Livability
- Sustainable Business Strategy
- Sustainable Denmark: Solutions and Dilemmas
This scholarship can be utilized in three separate ways:
- Summer programs and sessions
- Stockholm Semester
- Copenhagen Semester
Standard monthly income for this reward is around per month $250-$1,000 during the summer semesters.
Students will need a detailed resume of their academic achievements:
- Students need to mark and build their resume by pursuing research or a lab abroad
- Students will need to learn first-hand with the new Exploration Electives which include travel to another European city at no cost to any student
- All applicants will need to enroll in a Danish Language and Culture course to build intercultural competencies, document all reflections, and gain tools to find deeper meaning of Danish culture and local norms
- Students will need to join an international community of musicians through intensive music courses at The Royal Danish Academy of Music
- All applicants will need to find out more about the experiential learning that Child Diversity & Development Practicums, Positive Psychology Practicums, and European Clinical Psychology Practicums entail
- All students will need to continue their language learning abroad of a language outside of Danish
- Then all students will need to take a course with local and other international students at one of the scholarship fund’s partner external universities throughout Copenhagen
How to Apply
First off, students will need to have a student visa to live and go to school on the Copenhagen campus located in the city center within Denmark.
Students will be able to access the scholarship application in the link provided. The application form will be in a PDF format.
Students will need to fill out the form and provide basic information such as full name, transcripts, current address, current e-mail, and more. Along with more financial annual income to show that the student is indeed in need of financial assistance.
Reward – Extra Benefits
Students can receive up to $6,000 a month for living expenses and paying any fees that need to be paid off.
Unique housing options available, including home stays and Living and Learning Communities.
A full course load on the DIS program is 15 credits. Please note that 1 credit classes do not count toward the 15 credits. Students must enroll in courses that are worth a minimum of 3 credits. If they have questions about putting their schedule together, they should see or call a member of the study abroad staff.
Approximately 1,200 students (primarily from the U.S.) participate in the program each semester in Copenhagen and about 120 participate in Stockholm.
The deadline is set at three different times depending on when students want to enroll, Summer classes, Fall, or Spring class.
For Summer 2022 – deadline date is March 15, 2022
For Fall 2022 – deadline date is April 1, 2022
For Spring 2022 – deadline date is October 15, 2022
Open Submission Window Time Frame
The enrollment times are:
- Summer 2022: March 15
- Fall 2022: April 1
- Spring 2022: October 15
The open submission window time frame is for the Summer 2022 is January – March 15, 2022. For Fall 2022 is February – April 1, 2022. For Spring 2022 is April – October 15, 2022.
This is an annual scholarship that has three different scholarship options. This comes down to Fall, Spring, and Summer terms and semesters. Students should specify specifically which one they wish to attend and have been accepted for enrollment.