This page lists all DIS scholarship opportunities as well as other study abroad scholarship resources available to you.
DIS offers need and merit-based awards and is committed to supporting students with limited financial resources, from diverse backgrounds, and/or underrepresented populations in study abroad. On average, over 50% of all students receive financial support from DIS, and many more are using financial aid granted from their home institutions towards their DIS experience as well. DIS also includes Pell Grant eligibility and work-study awards from home institutions in our award considerations.
You may apply for DIS scholarships at any time during the application or registration process. Please take note of the priority deadlines listed to the right.
DIS Need-Based Scholarship Funds
The combined maximum scholarship for any individual student is $5,000 per semester. During the summer, awards range from $250-$1,000 depending on program cost and duration.
- DIS Scholarship
Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need
- Diversity Scholarship
Awarded to support students from populations that are underrepresented in study abroad, including but not limited to diverse ethnic, racial, cultural, socioeconomic, or educational backgrounds, sexual orientation, disability, age, etc.
DIS Merit-Based Scholarship Funds
DIS offers two competitive, merit-based awards. One student is selected as the recipient of the $10,000 award. Please take note of the deadlines listed to the right – DIS will not accept late applications for merit-based awards.
You are welcome to submit applications for both need- and merit-based awards, but if you are chosen as the recipient of a merit-based award, you will not qualify for need-based funding as well.
- 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.
- 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.
Additional Study Abroad Scholarships
Many regional, national, and global organizations offer study abroad scholarships. DIS encourages you to research these additional opportunities. The list below can help you get started:
DiversityAbroad.com provides a tool to search for scholarship available 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.
- 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 offers dedicated scholarships available for LGBTQ+ students and students from certain states.
- Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship
The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation works to preserve Danish heritage and promote cultural exchange between the United States and Denmark. Students who have demonstrated a strong interest in Denmark and Danish-related matters or students of Danish background are encouraged to apply. Visit the website below for application deadlines and eligibility requirements.
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.