Tuition & Fees
DIS Tuition & Fees Summer 2013
|CHARGES||3 weeks: |
|3 weeks: |
Sessions 1 & 2**
|Comprehensive Tuition Fee||$1,995||$3,095||$4,545|
|Course-integrated study tours||N/A||included||included|
|Course-integrated field studies||included||included||included|
|Use of Facilities (incl. Library and computer labs)||included||included||included|
|Final grade report and permanent academic records||included||included||included|
|Academic counseling and support||included||included||included|
|Application, registration & pre-departure support||included||included||included|
|General administration of academic services||included||included||included|
|Comprehensive Housing & Student Affairs Fee°||$1,325||$1,325||$2,395|
|Local transportation from DIS to your housing||included||included||included|
|Laundry facilities and/or allowance||included||included||included|
|Student information and service desk||included||included||included|
|Group pick-up at airport on DIS arrival day||included||included||included|
|Medical, accident, and liability insurance||included||included||included|
|24-hour emergency cell phone support||included||included||included|
|Administration of housing & student affairs activities||included||included||included|
° Please Note: Students who arrange their own housing will still be charged a portion of the Housing & Student Affairs fee as follows: Summer 3 week (Session 1 or 2): $195, Summer 6 week (Session 1 & 2): $355. This fee covers services from Student Affairs such as comprehensive medical, accident and liability insurance, Arrival bag, 24-hour emergency cell phone support, various social and cultural events as well as support and counseling.
* Session 1 is $1,100 more affordable than Session 2 as it does not include a study tour. Session 2 includes a week-long study tour in Europe.
**Sessions 1 & 2 comes with a combination discount of $800 and includes a week-long study tour in Europe during Session 2
|Additional Estimated Expenses||3 weeks||6 weeks|
|Cell phone minutes||per your use||per your use|
*Non-US / Canadian / European citizens may require an entrance visa for summer programs. Contact the DIS North American Office for more information.
**After the deduction of the DIS stipend of $100 (3 weeks) and $200 (6 weeks) which reduces students’ grocery costs.
If you sign up for more than one semester/program/course, you are entitled to a reduction of the Comprehensive Tuition Fee of the second semester/program/course in the following amounts:
|One semester, fall or spring, plus one 3-credit summer course||$500|
|One semester, fall or spring, plus two 3-credit summer courses||$500|
|One 3-credit summer course plus an Architecture & Design summer program||$500|
|Two 3-credit summer courses plus an Architecture & Design summer program||$500|
Did you know?
The DIS fees are published 12-16 months in advance of the start of your semester. They are listed in US dollars and are guaranteed not to change once published. Many other study abroad programs’ prices are announced very late, are not guaranteed not to change, and can increase on a short notice
The two tables on this page give you a clear overview of the cost of attending DIS in the summer of 2013. There are no hidden costs, nor will the quoted prices change between their publication and the start of the programs.
As a non-profit organization, it is the policy of DIS to keep annual price increases to a minimum
On-site services available at no charge to all DIS students
Personal counseling, Housing assistance, Student information, Visa advice and assistance, Computer services, Student service desk, Tourist info and advice, Optional student bank accounts, Insurance claim processing, Student intranet - DIS Forum, Paper writing workshops ...and much more besides.
The Comprehensive Tuition Fee Includes
- Full tuition
- Pre-departure information materials
- Group pick-up at the airport upon arrival during DIS-scheduled arrival hours
- Orientation program in Copenhagen
- Free use of textbooks
- Apart from Session I only students: Program-integrated study tours in Denmark and Europe (DIS will provide 2 meals per day, while one meal is on your own)
- Field study events
- Use of DIS facilities, including fully staffed library and computer labs with support service
- Permanent academic records and a Final Grade Report (see below for School of Record information)
- Cultural and social events
- Administration of all academic and non-academic elements of the program
- 24-hour emergency phone service
- Comprehensive medical, accident, and liability insurance. Click for full details on insurance coverage.
The Comprehensive Housing Fee Includes (for all students)
- Local transportation from your housing to DIS, valid seven days a week during class weeks
- Administration of the housing program.
Please note that DIS does not offer Danish family stay, Danish Roommate stay or Folkehøjskole stay as housing options during the summer programs due to vacations in Denmark and summer activities at the Folkehøjskole.
- Furnished room, towel, blanket, pillow and bed linen
- Kitchen equipment, dishes and utensils
- A DIS representative in most kollegiums for practical assistance
- Maintenance of room and furnishings
- Laundry facilities and laundry allowance
- Kollegium and DIS Residential Community: Food stipend
Students choosing DIS-arranged housing will, while in Denmark, receive a food stipend in Danish Kroner unless another arrangement has been requested by your university. The stipend equals the following: 3-credit course: US$ 100.
Expenses for food vary a great deal, but do not expect to spend less than US$ 360 per month.
Other Services Included In The Comprehensive Housing Fee:
- Quality assurance of your living spaces
- Housing advising and service for students
- ... and much more
Independent (Self-arranged) Housing
You are welcome to arrange your own housing in Copenhagen. Students who arrange their own housing will still be charged a portion of the Housing & Student Affairs fee as follows: Summer 3 week (Session 1 or 2): $195, Summer 6 week (Session 1 & 2): $355.
DIS cannot assist with rent payments, deposits, furnishings, bedding, transportation, etc. But we do offer some advice and also post various room/apartment offers on DIS Forum (an intranet for accepted DIS students). For Forum access please click here. Note that your local transportation costs and food stipend are not included when choosing independent housing.
The deadline for switching from DIS-arranged housing to self-arranged housing is one month before the arrival date, but the sooner you sign up for housing the better. If you switch after this deadline, a cancellation fee of US$ 100 plus additional direct costs associated with the housing change will be applied.
Program Change Fee
Refer to to the Deposit, Cancellation & Changes page under Semester Students.
School of Record Fee
DIS issues a Final Grade Report to the student after completion of the term of attendance. Your home institution determines whether credits from DIS will be accepted directly, or whether an official transcript from a United States accredited institution is needed. If this is the case, the University of Minnesota will act as the School of Record and provide an official transcript for a fee of $350, which will be added to your invoice.
Please check with your home institution as to whether a Final Grade Report from DIS is acceptable, or if an official transcript from the University of Minnesota is needed for you to receive class credit. This must be arranged prior to the beginning of the summer semester as part of the registration process.
Final Grade Reports and/or University of Minnesota official transcripts will only be issued if all fees have been paid to DIS and there are no academic or administrative holds on your record.
Based on the current rate of exchange, the cost of living in Denmark is slightly higher than in the US. Excluding food, former students have reported spending approximately $400 a month on average. This figure should be reduced or increased based on your own spending habits, but you should also budget for independent travel in Europe after the course and for one meal per day during study tours.
Refer to to the Deposit, Cancellation & Changes page under Semester Students.