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Maryland-in-Copenhagen (Denmark)
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Summerterm,
Year (Fall-Spring)
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Costs Fall,
Spring,
Summerterm,
Year (Fall-Spring)
Fact Sheet:
Credit Type: Some Resident Credit/Some Transfer Credit Housing Options: Homestay, Independent Housing, Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Minimum GPA:
3.0 Non-UMD students eligible to apply: No
EA Advisor: Nicole McDermott
Program Description:

student in Denmark
Gain real world experience in Copenhagen. Study at DIS, the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, where you’ll have world-class educational and cultural resources at your fingertips. Within short walking distance from campus, you have Denmark's premier university campuses and research libraries, parliament and central government offices, European Union agencies, and the nation's Central Bank. You will be able to explore Scandinavian and world history at the national museums of history, art and natural history as well as historic cathedrals and castles, marvels of modern Scandinavian architecture and design, the Royal Theatre, national media centers, and international company headquarters.

With the academic and personal growth and intercultural competence gained through your experience with DIS, you will be well prepared for the global job market of tomorrow.

See what it is really like to spend a semester in Copenhagen - read DIS student blogs and UMD's own DIS blogger, Carly!

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, make an appointment with your EA advisor to discuss program options.

Courses are taught in English by Danish faculty who bring a European point of view and personal experience from research, government, management and the professions to the classroom. Their teaching is strongly enhanced by an extensive program of course-related field studies and study tours in the Balkans, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Turkey, Sweden, and the UK. Take advantage of 23 unique and challenging areas of study and over 200 elective courses, including:

  • Architecture
  • Child Diversity & Development
  • Communication & Graphic Design
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science for the Arctic
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies and Prostitution & the Sex Trade
  • Global Economics & International Business
  • Justice & Human Rights
  • Medical Practice & Policy
  • Neuroscience & Biomedicine
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability
  • Urban Design & Urban Studies

The Danish Institute for Study Abroad is a government-recognized, high-quality study abroad program established in 1959 with over 1500 students coming each year. All DIS courses and academic programs are intellectually stimulating and challenging and are all taught in English. Among alumni and partners, DIS has a reputation of being intense, rewarding, and providing a challenging educational environment that integrates study tours around Europe to achieve a full cultural immersion program.

Most courses will be taken at DIS; however, some courses take place at the University of Copenhagen or the Copenhagen Business School. All DIS courses are considered to be 300-level (except for some of the Danish language courses). Furthermore, Maryland-in-Copenhagen is a hybrid credit program, which means you will take a combination of resident and transfer credit abroad. View the following course lists to see the resident credit options as well as all course offerings with DIS:

Please refer to the Maryland-in-Copenhagen Academic Overview for more details on the academic structure and policies related to the Maryland-in-Copenhagen program.

Customizing your experience abroad is simple with Maryland-in-Copenhagen. European immersion is strengthened by the cross-cultural experience of living with a Danish family, a Danish roommate, Folkehøjskole (rural campus outside of Copenhagen), with Danish students in a 'kollegium' (residence hall), or in a DIS residence community with other DIS students (Living Learning programs available). Read the DIS housing page for more information on each of the housing options.

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Fall Budget

The costs listed below are for fall 2014.

Billable Costs
Application Fee $50
Program Fee $20,338
This fee is collected in two installments: 1) $500 non-refundable deposit: Due within 5 business days of acceptance 2) Remainder of program fee: Charged to the student's UMD account upon course registration. Due August 20th.

The program fee includes: $500 deposit, International Health Insurance, tuition and fees, housing, program-integrated study tourcs, local transportation from housing to DIS, aiport pick-up, arrival workshop, library & IT services, cell phone rental, Danish Resident Permit fees, and Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, and pre-departure orientation.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $800
Please note that various DIS housing options will include meals or a food stipend. Student that live with a host family will be provided with two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) which is included in the program fee. Students choosing other DIS-arranged housing options will, while in Denmark, receive a food stipend in Danish Kroner. The stipend for a semester is equivalent to approximately US$600. This is meant to alleviate the cost of meals, not to cover meals the entire semester. Therefore, all students should budget for the additional cost of meals not covered by the host family or the stipend. The figure above is the estimated cost of additional meals outside of the stipend for students not living with a host family.
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,300
Passport $140
Course materials $250
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $2,500
Optional international trip cancelation/interruption insurance (estimate) $350
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $25,728

Year Budget

The costs listed below are for year 2014-2015.

Billable Costs
Application Fee $50
Program Fee $30,943
This fee is collected in two installments: 1) $500 non-refundable deposit: Due within 5 business days of acceptance 2) Remainder of program fee: Charged to the student's UMD account upon course registration. Due August 20th.

The program fee includes: $500 deposit, International Health Insurance, tuition and fees, housing, program-integrated study tourcs, local transportation from housing to DIS, aiport pick-up, arrival workshop, library & IT services, cell phone rental, Danish Resident Permit fees, and Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, and pre-departure orientation.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $1,600
Please note that various DIS housing options will include meals or a food stipend. Student that live with a host family will be provided with two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) which is included in the program fee. Students choosing other DIS-arranged housing options will, while in Denmark, receive a food stipend in Danish Kroner. The stipend for a semester is equivalent to approximately US$600. This is meant to alleviate the cost of meals, not to cover meals the entire semester. Therefore, all students should budget for the additional cost of meals not covered by the host family or the stipend. The figure above is the estimated cost of additional meals outside of the stipend for students not living with a host family.
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,300
Passport $140
Course materials $500
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $4,000
Optional international trip cancelation/interruption insurance (estimate) $350
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $38,883

Spring Budget

The costs listed below are for spring 2015.

Billable Costs
Application Fee $50
Program Fee $20,338.50
This fee is collected in two installments: 1) $500 non-refundable deposit: Due within 5 business days of acceptance 2) Remainder of program fee: Charged to the student's UMD account upon course registration. Due January 20th.

The program fee includes: $500 deposit, International Health Insurance, tuition and fees, housing, program-integrated study tourcs, local transportation from housing to DIS, aiport pick-up, arrival workshop, library & IT services, cell phone rental, Danish Resident Permit fees, and Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, and pre-departure orientation.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) $800
Please note that various DIS housing options will include meals or a food stipend. Student that live with a host family will be provided with two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) which is included in the program fee. Students choosing other DIS-arranged housing options will, while in Denmark, receive a food stipend in Danish Kroner. The stipend for a semester is equivalent to approximately US$600. This is meant to alleviate the cost of meals, not to cover meals the entire semester. Therefore, all students should budget for the additional cost of meals not covered by the host family or the stipend. The figure above is the estimated cost of additional meals outside of the stipend for students not living with a host family.
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) $1,300
Passport $140
Course materials $250
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) $2,500
Optional international trip cancelation/interruption insurance (estimate) $350
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $25,728.50

Summer Budget

The summer 2015 budget is not yet available.

Billable Costs
Application Fee $50
Program Fee TBD
This fee is collected in two installments: 1) $250 non-refundable deposit: Due within 5 business days of acceptance 2) Remainder of program fee: Charged to the student's UMD account upon course registration. Due May 20th.

The program fee includes: $250 deposit, International Health Insurance, tuition and fees, housing, program-integrated study tourcs, local transportation from housing to DIS, aiport pick-up, arrival workshop, library & IT services, cell phone rental, Danish Resident Permit fees, and Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, and pre-departure orientation.
Out-of-pocket Costs
Meals (estimate) TBD
Please note that various DIS housing options will include meals or a food stipend. Student that live with a host family will be provided with two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) which is included in the program fee. Students choosing other DIS-arranged housing options will, while in Denmark, receive a food stipend in Danish Kroner. The stipend for a semester is equivalent to approximately US$600. This is meant to alleviate the cost of meals, not to cover meals the entire semester. Therefore, all students should budget for the additional cost of meals not covered by the host family or the stipend. The figure above is the estimated cost of additional meals outside of the stipend for students not living with a host family.
Roundtrip Airfare (estimate) TBD
Passport $140
Course materials TBD
Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate) TBD
Optional international trip cancelation/interruption insurance (estimate) $350
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE: $TBD

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The Denmark Residence Permit Fee is subject to change. The Residence Permit Fee applies to all U.S. passport holders and students from other countries that are considered "exempt from the visa requirement." These students will enter Denmark as tourists and will apply for their Danish residence permit after arrival in Copenhagen.

Students who hold citizenship from countries that are not exempt from obtaining a visa, will apply for their visa prior to entering Denmark. These students will not be charged for the Denmark Residence Permit Fee as listed above and will be responsible for paying the Danish Embassy/Consulate the required visa application fees. A list of countries whose citizens need a visa to enter Denmark can be found on the Immigration Service's website.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:

PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.

Nicole McDermott coordinates all logistical aspects of the Maryland-in-Copenhagen program.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Last Day to Apply Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014
**
Rolling Admission 01/16/2015 05/17/2015

** Admissions for the program are made on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed in the order that they are completed. Early application is advisable.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.