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DIS/ Psychology
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Courses Offered: Click here to view
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/16/2017
03/10/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 02/16/2017
03/10/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2017 02/16/2017
03/10/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 02/16/2017
03/10/2017 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Center
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Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
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Program Description:


Study psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on its application in a Danish and European context. 


  • Understand how psychological science is applied and practiced in Denmark by hearing from guest lectures and local organizations who share real-world examples from the field 
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours regionally and across Europe, where you will meet and discuss central themes with key researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and organizations working in the field of psychology 
  • Engage in hands-on experiences in your field with a supplemental practicum or lab attached to your core course 

This program is right for you if you study psychology, human development, health science, or sociology. 

Pos Psych


Cross-Cultural Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Combining psychological theory and practical experience, explore how culture influences human behavior and its impact on experience of self and identity, development processes, intercultural encounters, and social relations. 

Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin 

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

Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 

European Clinical Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Study clinical psychology and understand the discipline within a European context, covering cultural and ethical issues, and different psychotherapeutic schools. 

Week-Long Study Tour: Vienna 

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

Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 

Recommendation: European Clinical Psychology Practicum 

Positive Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Through theory, research, and application, examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, mindfulness, resilience, and post-traumatic growth. 

Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Budapest or London or Milan-Verona or Prague or Krakow-Poznan 

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

Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 

Recommendation: Happiness Lab: Positive Psychology and/or Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice 

Visit for a full list of over 250 additional electives!


Brandeis Specific Information

Program Prerequisites: Either a pscychology course at the university level or an abnormal pyschology course at the university level. Specific core courses require abnormal psychology, please visit DIS' website for more 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.

This program is currently not accepting applications.