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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • See instructions below in Dates/Deadlines section

    Program Terms:
    Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Program Director: Schedule an Appointment
  • Restrictions: Notre Dame applicants only
  • Expenses students are responsible for: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

You MUST choose your FIRST PREFERENCE SEMESTER when applying.

DO NOT apply to the same program for different terms. You will be able to indicate your openness to alternate semesters within the application questionnaire.

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Third Party Provider Recommended GPA: 3.3
Housing Options: Apartment/Flat, Dormitory, Host Family College: College of Arts & Letters, College of Science
Class Level While Abroad: Junior Language Courses Offered: Yes
Minimum Credit Load: 15 Program Director: Laura Stipic
Eligible Majors: Biological Sciences, Neuroscience and Behavior, PreProfessional-Arts & Letters, PreProfessional-Science, Psychology Program Required Approvals: Advising Dean Approval, DUS Approval
Program Required References: Academic Reference
Program Information:


The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is a vibrant medieval city that is fully modern and innovative in its interpretation of function and design for a livable city.  Bike paths in constant use, parks, shops, castles, and canals—all are fully accessible to the city dweller. By living and studying in Copenhagen with DIS, Notre Dame's academic partner, you will have the opportunity to engage with the people and culture of Denmark while challenging your ideas about contemporary issues and dilemmas in this fascinating city.

Program Dates*
Fall Semester: Late August through mid-December
Spring Semester: Mid-January through mid-May

*Please take program dates into consideration and how they may coincide or conflict with internship and other academic requirements.

Academic Program
DIS offers a variety of programs, each offering a core course including two course-integrated study tours and core course related electives.  Additionally, DIS offers general elective courses in the fine arts, history, literature, philosophy, political science, sociology, and many other disciplines. A Danish language and culture class is also offered for credit. For more information about the programs and available courses, check the DIS website.

All courses completed are entered onto the student's Notre Dame transcript and grades are computed into the Notre Dame GPA.

Notre Dame students are invited to apply through Study Abroad to the programs that follow:
  • Biomedicine
  • Medical Practice and Policy
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sustainability
The programs listed above are priority programs.  If there is a compelling academic reason that you wish to participate in another listed Copenhagen program, please make an appointment with the director to discuss.

Site Calendar Eligibility
  • 3.3 GPA
  • Junior
  • Once accepted by Study Abroad, a secondary application to DIS is required.
Special Considerations
  • DIS Programs are competitive and often fill before the DIS application deadline. Fall 2018 applicants should submit their ND applications by November 1 for a timely decision.
  • Students must indicate within their NDI-Study Abroad Application Questionnaire their first preference DIS program and core course.
Special Opportunities
  • Local sports and recreation clubs and activities
  • Evening  seminar and career workshops
  • Optional study tours (at your own expense)
  • More information online
Housing and Meals
DIS offers a variety of housing options from homestay to living and learning community to Kollegium (student housing with other university students.)  Check out all the housing options at Housing. Meal options vary according to Housing type.  A living allowance is provided to partially defray some of the living costs.

If you are considering applying to a study abroad program and you do not have a valid passport, or your passport will expire within six months past your program end date, please take steps to obtain or renew your passport immediately. Passports can take longer than expected to process, and you may need your passport to apply for visas well before your program begins. For more information about obtaining and renewing passports visit the United States Postal Service.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.