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Maryland-in-Copenhagen (Denmark)
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Year (Fall-Spring)
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: UMD applicants only
Program Costs Fall,
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:


Street beside a river in Copenhagen

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; Scandinavian and world history at the national museums of history, art and natural history; 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!

For full details, please consult the Academic Overview

Take advantage of 23 unique and challenging areas of study and over 200 elective courses. This includes:

  • Architecture
  • Child Diversity & Development
  • Communication and Graphic Design
  • Computer Science (starting in 2015)
  • Environmental Science fo the Arctic
  • Gender & Sexuality Studies and Prostitution & the Sex Trade
  • Global Economics and International Business
  • Justice & Human Rights
  • Medical Practice & Policy, Neuroscience & Biomedicine
  • Psychology, Public Health,
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability, Urban Design and Urban Studies.

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.


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 details on the five different housing options.



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

The Costs

View the cost sheet for the appropriate term:

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Last Day to Apply Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summerterm 2014 03/07/2014
Rolling Admission 06/02/2014 08/22/2014
NOTE: CAUTION: These are placeholder dates that you should not use to make your travel plans. Dates will be updated as they become available.
Fall 2014 03/07/2014
Rolling Admission 09/02/2014 12/20/2014
NOTE: CAUTION: These are placeholder dates that you should not use to make your travel plans. Dates will be updated as they become available.
Year (Fall-Spring) 2014-2015 03/07/2014
Rolling Admission 09/02/2014 05/20/2015
NOTE: CAUTION: These are placeholder dates that you should not use to make your travel plans. Dates will be updated as they become available.
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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