Study Abroad Scholarships

This page lists all DIS scholarship opportunities as well as other study abroad scholarship resources available to you.

DIS offers several scholarship opportunities. The combined maximum scholarship for any individual student is $5,000 per semester (unless granted the Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship or the Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship).

You may apply for DIS scholarships at any time during the application or registration process.

DIS Need-Based Scholarship Funds

DIS has allocated the following funding for student scholarships:

  • DIS Scholarship
    Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need (funding up to $5,000 per semester; $250-500 for summer sessions 1, 2, or 3; or up to $1,000 for summer session 4)
  • Diversity Scholarship
    Awarded to support students from populations that are underrepresented in study abroad including those from diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, and educational backgrounds including first-generation college students (funding up to $5,000 per semester and up to $250 to $1,000 per summer depending on course/program selection)

Apply Now for a DIS Need-Based Scholarship

Please fill out the study abroad scholarship application form, which contains additional instructions:

Fill out the Need-Based Scholarship Form here (PDF)

Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship

This merit-based award honors a beloved former DIS faculty member, Jacob Buksti, who passed away in 2016. Jacob built a strong legacy in modern Danish politics and made a deep impact on the hundreds of DIS students he taught from 2003 to 2016. Jacob served the Danish Social Democratic Party as a parliamentarian, party spokesperson, and Minister of Transportation during an impressive political career, and he was deeply devoted to sharing his work and passion with U.S. students at DIS. He loved being a politician and, even more than the theories and policy study that fueled his coursework, was passionate about the living, breathing game of European domestic and international politics. We offer this scholarship of up to $10,000 each semester to a deserving DIS Copenhagen or DIS Stockholm student.

Fill out the Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship Form here (PDF)

The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship

Anders Uhrskov was the Director of DIS for 27 years and was dedicated to developing global leaders of tomorrow through education abroad. The Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship established to award students who have demonstrated leadership on their college campuses at home and who are dedicated to enhancing and building upon their global leadership and critical thinking skills while spending a semester or summer abroad with DIS.

Fill out the Anders Uhrskov Leadership Scholarship form here (PDF)

Additional Study Abroad Scholarships

Don’t stop here! There are several additional study abroad scholarships available to you. See the below for some inspiration: Scholarship offers twenty $1,000 study abroad scholarships each year to non-traditional study abroad students. Economically disadvantaged students, African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American students are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as first-from-family college students. Scholarships are only available for students studying on programs offered by a Diversity Abroad member organization (including DIS).

Gilman Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers awards up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding and wish to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education.

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA)

DIS is a Global Sponsor of the Fund for Education Abroad that offers awards up to $10,000 to students who are traditionally underrepresented in education abroad including minorities, first-generation college students, STEM majors, community college students and students with disabilities.

In addition to the general scholarships, FEA offer dedicated scholarships available for LGBTQ students and students from certain states.

Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation

The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation is a 501(c)3 organized and operated exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes which preserve Danish heritage and promote cultural exchange and friendship ties between the United States and Denmark. Scholarship applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 by students who have demonstrated a strong interest in Denmark and Danish-related matters or students of Danish background. Applications are accepted from U.S. citizens and permanent residents attending a U.S. college or university in any of the 50 states. In the past, scholarship awards have ranged from $1,000 to $3,000. Please note that scholarships are not available for summer programs. The deadlines for scholarship applications are April 1 for the Fall semester and October 15 for the Spring semester. 

Home Financial Aid

For assistance with transferring your financial aid package, consult your Study Abroad Advisor or Financial Aid Officer on campus. They may also be able to assist you in exploring potential sources of additional financial aid or loans. There are more possibilities than you may think!