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DIS/ Neuroscience
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Spring 2017 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 02/11/2016 03/01/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Study Center
Program Language(s):
Area of Study(s):
Biology, Health: Science, Society & Policy, Neuroscience
Minimum Semesters of Previous Language Study Required:
Housing Options:
Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Minimum GPA:
Experiential Learning Opportunities:
Research Project
Program Description:
Explore the neurobiology and brain anatomy of psychiatric disorders, gain insight into pharmacological treatment, and learn about cutting-edge clinical and lab-based research in prominent European research, pharmaceutical, and educational institutions.

• Learn how psychoactive drugs affect brain function, including mechanisms believed to underlie the therapeutic and adverse effects of psychopharmacological drugs
• Expand your understanding of, and the connection between, psychopharmacological history, academic education and training, and clinical and lab-based research
• Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours and field studies to meet with leading figures in research and education, and gain exposure to various careers in the field

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 on how the neurotransmitters interact.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: Munich
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

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.