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DIS-Copenhagen: Health & Science Programs

Program Location Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsor DIS
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 32002
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2018 08/17/18 to 12/14/18
Past Dates
Spring 2018 01/12/18 to 05/11/18

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DIS-Copenhagen: Health & Science Programs

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, has a rich history influenced by more than 800 years of Danish settlement. Copenhagen is rare in that it combines the economic, scientific, and cultural life of a modern city with a relaxed, small town atmosphere.

Copenhagen is the seat of Danish Parliament, the central government, international, organizations, research libraries, national museums of art and history, and the national media. It is the center of musical and cultural life. Students may take advantage of the city's superior transportation system to get around town. Trains and buses run day and night.

DIS is located in a beautifully restored building dating from 1798. The building houses a reference and student library, administrative offices, a student lounge, computer labs with Macintosh and IBM PC's, student services, and a few classrooms. Most classes are conducted in regular University of Copenhagen classrooms.

DIS Health and Science Options

DIS offers strong students the unique opportunity to study in Copenhagen and combine their studies with courses in psychology, bioethics, environmental studies, and European history, culture and politics.

The Core Courses within Health and Science are:

  • Biomedicine
  • Child Development & Diversity
  • Environmental Science of the Arctic
  • Medical Practice & Policy
  • Neuroscience
  • Psychology
  • Sustainability

Study Tours

All DIS programs include in its fees a three- or four-day and one seven-day study tour. Please check the DIS web-site for the exact destinations, but the tours are typically to Western Denmark and nearby Scandinavian cities, e.g. Stockholm or Oslo. Each semester there are also optional study tours to Russia, Italy, and other locations at the students' expense.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:DIS.


DIS-Copenhagen: Health & Science Programs

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least three semesters of university study (or the equivalent) completed at time of application. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

Students should check individual classes for prerequisites.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Agriculture][College of Engineering][College of Liberal Arts][College of Pharmacy][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science][Interdisciplinary and Special Programs]
Specifically from: BIO & EAPS (SCI) and ENTR (Interdisciplinary & Special Programs)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

CDFS Students can fulfill an IELC (Introductory Experiential Learning Component) requirement by paticipating in the DIS's Child Diversity & Development Practicum.

Regarding the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program: Click here for a list of the specific classes that have been approved for the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The DIS fee includes: Full tuition and administrative fees; insurance; rental of a complete set of textbooks & photocopied handouts; all field study events; use of DIS facilities, including library and computer labs; personal e-mail account and web access; and study tours. Note that on study tours, one meal per day is on your own.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2018

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$19,800.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $3,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,500.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$3,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Please see the DIS website for additional scholarships.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
DIS-Copenhagen: Health & Science Programs

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin