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  • Locations: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, Spring, Spring Back-Up
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Fact Sheet:
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: No
Language(s): English Type of Program: Area Studies
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay, Local Roommates, Student Residence
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, September
OGE Advisor: Debbie Brown Engagement Opportunities: Field Work, Student Organizations
Program Description:

Buildings and their reflection in the water
DIS- Study Abroad in Scandinavia

Stockholm, Sweden



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • DIS Interview: a 40-minute interview with representatives from DIS will take place for each student at the end of the application cycle. DIS will make decisions about acceptance and course fit. Acceptance to the program is based on the results of this interview as well as review of the GU application materials.
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

Advising Notes

DIS applicants have three options for fulfilling the "Meeting wtih OGE Advisor" application requirement:

About the Program

The Stockholm location of the DIS program began accepting students in the fall of 2016 and is designed as a program for students coming from American universities. Professors teach in English and are normally chosen from faculty at institutions throughout Stockholm. While European in course content, teaching approach, and faculty, DIS follows the formal structure of the American educational system, including its grading scale, credit structure, and mode of assessment.

The DIS program is unique in it’s approach to learning. Classes are taught from a Scandinavian perspective and each class includes mandatory field trips. In the case of the core course, 2 mandatory study tours are included in the course - both taking the students outside of Stockholm to study the core course in a relevant setting. DIS also offers opportunities for students to engage in their community with host families, volunteering opportunities and involvement in clubs and athletics that help them meet Swedes.

Read more about the Hoya experience at DIS Stockholm in OGE's Story Full Swede Ahead: Living and Learning in Stockholm.


The DIS program is located in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The Stockholm archipelago is made up of 14 separate islands and there are more than 1.6 million people who call Stockholm home. It is not only a cultural hub of Scandinavia, but also a center of sustainability, equality, and innovation. DIS classrooms and offices share facilities with the Royal College of Music and are located near the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm Olympic Stadium, and public transportation.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: mid-August to mid-May
  • Fall: mid-August to mid-December
  • Spring: mid-January to mid-May

Fields of Study

Fields of study include: Gender and Sexuality Studies, Global Economics, International Relations, Literature, Medical Practice and Policy, Psychology, Public Health, Neuroscience

This list is not exhaustive. Please make an appointment to speak with the OGE Advisor to further discuss available coursework on this program.

Language of Instruction is English.


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 5 courses or 15-16 credits

DIS offers a wide range of academic programs, core courses, and electives. You will take a total of five courses per semester: 1 program core course, 1 required Danish language course and 3 electives. As part of the core course, you will participate in 2 mandatory study tours which explore the subject through field trips within Scandinavia and in Europe.

You may opt to take a 1-credit Study Tour that includes an additional study tour.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: C

You are required to live in program housing.

There are three housing options: If you live in a Residential Community or Living & Learning Community you are responsible for preparing your own meals in a shared kitchen. DIS provides a small stipend each semester to help offset the cost of meals. If you live in a Homestay your housing provides most meals, you will not receive a food stipend.

Program Budget

DIS Stockholm Program Budget 2018-2019


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

DIS offers several scholarship opportunities for semester students. Please visit the Study Abroad Scholarships page on the DIS website for more information.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

Dates & Deadlines:
Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/14/2018 09/27/2018 TBA TBA