DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia Summer Sessions

About the Program

DIS Copenhagen and DIS Stockholm offer a number of 3 to 4-week summer study abroad programs over 3 sessions from May to July – all taught in English – where the topics are focused and cutting-edge. Depending on the program, you may also take part in week-long study tours in Europe, which are integrated into the coursework.

When applying for this program through Go Global, please indicate on your Gateway application which session(s) and course(s) you intend to take in the statement section.

Please note there are two deadlines for this summer program (December & January). For better access to course selection and partner-specific funding opportunities, apply to Go Global by the December deadline. 

If you're thinking of studying abroad in Sweden or Denmark, learn some Danish or Swedish language at UBC before you go, or go deeper with a Scandinavian Minor.

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

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Additional Requirements or Restrictions

Must have completed 3 terms at a post-secondary institution before attending DIS. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (73%).

Course Credits

You can enroll in 3 to 12 credits. Please note that 1 DIS credit = 1 UBC credit.

Transfer Credits and Evaluated Courses at this University

Check out the courses that previous students have transferred back to UBC in the last 5 years using our Course Search Tool. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit it as a new course request through the Transfer Credit Portal while on your Go Global experience. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this partner institution. The tool is for reference only–research the partner's website for actual course offerings.

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Tuition and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. All prices quoted on the partner's website are in USD.

UBC students receive an automatic fee reduction of $600 USD off the tuition for summer sessions 1, 2, or 3 or $1200 USD off for session 4. There is also an additional discount for combining multiple summer sessions of the program. For details, please contact Go Global.

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

A number of external scholarships and funding opportunities, including merit and needs-based awards offered by DIS are available. Please check the partner's website for details. 

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Complete your research about the summer abroad program and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria (UBCV / UBCO), including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. If selecting a program that has limited enrolment (e.g. "Summer Exchange"), include a second choice as a backup on the same application by selecting the "Add Item" button.
  4. Where applicable, select the "Summer Exchange" experience to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" experience to pay tuition to the partner institution. If you select "Summer Exchange", be sure to include a backup choice.
  5. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program, a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  6. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted, after the application deadline.
  7. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university.


If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Fee Adjustment Policy for Summer Abroad

The Go Global Fee ($415.00 CDN) is an administrative fee required for all applicants to Go Global programs. The fee is non-refundable. However, it may be adjusted under the following circumstances.

If you are not matched to a partner university

You are eligible to have your Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $93.25 (reduced by $321.75) if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements

  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university

  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

If you withdraw from Go Global

To withdraw from your Go Global program, you must contact Go Global by email to request withdrawal. You will then be asked to complete a short withdrawal form.

Students who withdraw from Go Global by the relevant deadline below, will have their Go Global fee adjusted from $415.00 to $321.75 (reduced by $93.25).

  • March 30: For summer programs

  • June 30: For UBC Winter Term 1 and Full-Year exchange

  • September 30: For UBC Winter Term 2 and Split-Year exchange

If you have questions, please connect with your Go Global advisor or email Go Global at go.global@ubc.ca.

Contact Go Global

In-person and Virtual Drop-in advising hours

  • Tuesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Go Global offers both in-person and virtual drop-in advising through Zoom during the times listed above.

Partner Instituition
DIS, Study Abroad in Scandinavia
Program Dates

Dates vary by course

  • Denmark
  • Sweden
Area(s) of study
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Science
  • Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Kinesiology
  • Management
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies
  • Visual Arts
Tuition payable to
Partner institution
Application Deadline
13-Dec-23, 18-Jan-24