DIS (Danish Institute for Study-Abroad)

Studying in Scandinavia, Students will learn how concepts and issues are perceived, lived, and theorized in Europe, and reflect on the cultural norms and values that shape their practice and our overall global society. DIS offers intellectually stimulating courses that challenge learners to examine issues from various perspectives.

Students can matriculate into studies at DIS either on their Copenhagen or Stockholm campus - the campus location is determined by what courses they want to take.

Make an appointment with RISD Global's Program Advisor to start planning!


Global Partner
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Stockholm, Sweden

Final dates announced on school’s website. Available in Spring Semester only.

Spring Semester

January — May

Open to RISD students

Juniors + Seniors. Minimum 3.0+ GPA required.

Eligible RISD Departments
  • Film/Animation/Video
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Furniture Design
  • Art and Visual Culture

University Website
DIS Copenhagen Semester
DIS Stockholm Semester
DIS Application + Fees
DIS Study Abroad Scholarships

Spring Semester Application Deadlines
RISD Deadline: Oct 13, 2023
School Deadline: Oct 15, 2023
Fall Semester Application Deadlines
School Deadline: Apr 1, 2023
Academic Credits
Minimum 12 RISD credit equivalency
Instruction Language

Full English instruction

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1:1 Advising Session

Have questions? The RISD Global team is available to meet for a 1:1 advising session. We can give you more information about your study options, help you figure out which program makes sense for you, and assist you with the application process.

Schedule an Appointment