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DIS/ Public Health
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission 08/15/2015 12/13/2015
Spring 2016 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission 01/17/2016 05/17/2016
Academic Year 2015-2016 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission 08/17/2015 05/17/2016

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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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:

Develop a Northern European perspective on salient aspects of public health such as the organization of healthcare systems, health promotion, and inequality in health, while examining the challenges of financing and priority setting in public health.

• Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to compare insights from the analysis of contrasting national healthcare systems in Eastern and Western Europe and the current challenges faced due to rising costs, aging populations, and unequal access to care
• Access to 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 
• Examine what determines the setting of priorities for healthcare provision and the relationship between the many players involved in policy making and delivery of health services in class discussions, field studies, and guest lectures

This program is right for you if you study public health, public policy, health science, or a similar discipline and wish to acquire skills for a graduate degree in health professions, and a future career in health administration or health promotion.


>> Health Delivery and Prioritization in Northern Europe
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.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Helsinki-Riga or Helsinki-Tallinn
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen

DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. 

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.

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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.