Admission & Registration
- Students must be enrolled at a US or Canadian college or university.
- Courses are designed for upper-level undergraduates (3rd-4th year). Some DIS programs also admit graduate students.
- Normally, a cumulative B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) is required, though applicants not meeting this requirement may be considered.
- Be mindful of course and program prerequisites.
DIS offers partner universities the option to directly admit students to DIS using their own deadlines, application and screening process. Conversely, partner as well as non-partner students may apply to DIS via the North American Office (NAO) at the University of Minnesota.
The online preliminary application provides students a simple first step to the application process, requesting such information as home institution, program of interest, GPA, and major. Students who submit a preliminary application receive an email response from the DIS North American Office explaining how to apply to DIS, whether through the study abroad office or a home department, or by proceeding to the DIS online application.
The DIS North American Office communicates registration instructions and passwords to all admitting partners approximately 6 months in advance of a semester or summer. Students who have been admitted to DIS – by an admitting partner or by DIS – should be given these instructions, allowing them to log in to the DIS website to register for courses, housing, study tours and other program offerings.
Once a student has filled out the first form (Get Started), he/she will be sent instructions for completion of other program elements, including a Danish Residence Permit if applicable.
From the time they begin online registration until they depart for Denmark, admitted students receive regular correspondence from the DIS North American Office regarding residence permits, pre-departure information, academic advising, arrival and housing details, and more.
Approximately one to two months prior to the student’s departure date, DIS sends a very comprehensive and useful pre-departure packet. This helps students prepare for their time in Denmark and answers many of the questions that they and their parents will have.