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DIS/ Neuroscience
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
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 TBA TBA
Spring 2016 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015-2016 02/24/2015
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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, Neuroscience
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Research Project
Program Description:
Explore the neurobiology and brain anatomy of psychiatric disorders, gain insight into their pharmacological treatment, and learn about cutting-edge clinical and lab-based research based in prominent European research, pharmaceutical, and educational institutions.

  • Learn how to explain how psychoactive drugs affect the function of the brain, such as the mechanisms believed to underlie the therapeutic and adverse effects of psychopharmacological drugs
  • Expand your understanding of, as well as of the connection between, psychopharmacological history, academic education and training, and both clinical and lab-based research
  • Gain exposure to various neuroscience careers through visits and lectures with leading figures working within prominent neuroscience research and education institutions


This program is right for you if you study biology, health science, neuroscience, or a similar discipline and are considering pursuing a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience.

>> Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain
You will learn how the brain is affected by various psychiatric disorders and their pharmacological treatments.  Besides covering basic brain anatomy and function, the link between dysfunctional brain regions/circuits and different psychiatric symptoms will be discussed.  A strong focus will be on neurotransmitters and their receptors, as well as how the neurotransmitters interact.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.
Week-Long Study Tour: Munich
Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Western Denmark or Southern Sweden alongside 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

Program Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

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.