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DIS Stockholm, Sweden (Direct Enroll)

The Program

DIS is a non-profit study abroad institution with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm, offering semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English. Established in 1959, DIS offers students enrolled in North American universities engaging and challenging coursework enriched by faculty who teach what they do, field studies, hands-on learning opportunities, and study tours across Europe. Cultural engagement opportunities integrate students into the local culture and students gain academic knowledge and intercultural skills to prepare for a globalized world. DIS students are usually undergraduate juniors or seniors from highly selective North American universities.

While DIS has been hosting students at our Copenhagen location since 1959, in the fall of 2016, we will welcome our first students to DIS Stockholm. DIS has a long-standing relationship with Stockholm as a host city for our various week-long study tours across academic programs, and with this knowledge of our Scandinavian neighbor, we look forward to engaging students in a truly Swedish study abroad experience.

The Academics

Theory-based courses include a focus on practice through hands-on learning experiences such as field studies throughout Stockholm, expert guest lecturers, ‘flipped’ classrooms, practicums, real-life case studies, simulation exercises, skill-building workshops, studios, projects with professional critiques, and research labs.

Academics at DIS are separated into three different programs: Gender & Sexuality Studies, Medical Practice & Policy, and Psychology. Your program at DIS is determined by your choice of a core course (you choose only one). Core courses include a week-long Program Study Tour to a European destination and a Core Course Week, comprised of a two-day seminar in Stockholm and three-day short study tour. Both study tours are faculty-led and integrated into the core course curriculum.

Once you have chosen your core course, and therefore program, you are free to choose from diverse elective courses on offer across liberal arts. This allows you to focus on your major or diversify

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

The Experience

Part of living and studying in Stockholm means that, just as the Swedes do, you commute by bus or train– or a combination of the two! Whether it be to get to classes at DIS, field studies, study tour departures, or extracurricular activities, you can expect that commuting will be a part of your daily life.

While a daily commute may seem intimidating in concept, keep in mind that roughly 800,000 Stockholmers use public transportation daily. With around 90% of the city’s population hopping on the train, your daily transportation will be not be unique from the average Swede’s.

You have three housing options to choose from at DIS Stockholm. All options ensure that you live with English speakers. You are encouraged to maximize your exposure to Swedish culture and language during the semester, no matter what your housing preference.

Read the three options carefully to rank them wisely for your Housing Application:

Living & Learning Community (LLC)
Residential Community

Involve yourself in the cultural opportunities offered to you while studying at DIS Stockholm! Pursue a passion and join a local club or sports team with Stockholmers, spend time with a visiting host,and attend evening seminars at DIS where you have the opportunity to network with local experts.

Swedes and Stockholmers are open to sharing their culture with you, and also want to learn about yours! During your study abroad semester, challenge yourself to break out of your comfort zone and be curious. We offer opportunities to introduce you to the locals – and the rest is up to you!


Jennifer Teed Duncan-Bendix DIS Automatic Scholarship
An automatic fee reduction of $4,000 per semester is available to qualified student wishing to participate in DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia programs in either Copenhagen or Stockholm. This scholarship will be automatically deducted from the bill you receive from DIS. Students wishing to study at DIS in the summer will automatically receive a scholarship of $300 for every 3-week session, $400 for every 4-week session, and $1000 for every 7-week Architecture & Design session in which they participate.

Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 01/12/2018 05/12/2018
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Social Sciences, Humanities, Public Health, Sciences
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3