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Maryland-in-Copenhagen (Denmark)
Copenhagen, Denmark
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

Spend a semester in the happiest country in the world! Find yourself located in the heart of this vibrant city. Study at DIS in Denmark's capital city, where you’ll have access to great educational resources, all located within walking distance of the school: the main universities and research libraries of the country; parliament, government offices, European Union agencies, and the nation's Central Bank; 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!

For full details, please consult the Academic Overview

DIS offers challenging and unique coursework in the following areas: Architecture, Biomedicine, Child Diversity & Development, Communication, European Humanities, European Politics, Global Economics, Graphic Design, Interior Architecture, International Business, Justice & Human Rights, Medical Practice & Policy, Neuroscience, Prostitution & the Sex Trade, Psychology, Public Health, Science & the Environment, Sociology, Sustainability in Europe, and Urban Design & Studies in Europe.

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
Spring 2014 10/01/2013 
Rolling Admission 01/18/2014 05/18/2014
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.

** 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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