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DIS/ Public Health
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/16/2017 03/01/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2017 02/16/2017 03/01/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 02/16/2017 03/01/2017 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Center
Program Language(s):
Area of Study(s):
Biology, Health: Science, Society & Policy, Sociology
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Minimum GPA:
Program Description:

Public Health

Northern European healthcare systems are currently facing rising costs, aging populations, and socio-economic inequality. Analyze and debate these challenges and their interplay with the organization, financing, and prioritization within the systems. 


  • Examine what determines the setting of priorities for healthcare provision and the relationship between the many stakeholders involved in policymaking and delivery of health services 
  • Access real-life and current debates within the Danish healthcare system by presenting a semester-long research project in collaboration with a Danish public health institution 
  • While on course-integrated study tours, compare and contrast national healthcare systems in Eastern and Western Europe 

This program is right for you, if you study public health, public policy, or health science, or wish to pursue a graduate degree or future career in the health professions. 



Health Delivery and Prioritization
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Build your knowledge of public health by analyzing and comparing the organization of different Northern European healthcare systems. Examine the structural and financial framework related to public health and the provision of health services, and discuss how to prioritize resources. 

Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki-Tallinn 

Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

Visit for a full list of over 250 additional elective courses!


Brandeis Specific Information

Please note that the following programs are NOT approved for Brandeis credit:
  • Pre-Architecture
  • Architecture and Design
  • Textile Design
Please also note that ONLY the following housing options are approved:
  • Host Family
  • Kollegium
  • Folkehøjskole
**A full course load on the DIS program is fifteen credits (usually five courses). One course must be in Danish. Please note that one credit classes do not count toward the fifteen credits. Brandeis students must enroll in courses that are worth a minimum of three credits. If you have questions about putting your schedule together, please see a member of the study abroad staff.

**Optional Study Tours - Brandeis will not pay the additional fees for optional study tours, this cost will be billed to the student directly. This applies for 1-credit optional study courses as well as optional study tours attached to 3-credit courses.

Application Process:

Brandeis students can apply directly through the Office of Study Abroad for admission into the DIS program.

Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about the internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.

Scholarship Details:
Students interested in learning more about study abroad scholarship opportunities should visit the scholarship section of the Brandeis study abroad website. 
*Please note that all information is subject to change.