Cancellation and Change Fees

Cancellation and Change Fees at DIS

The information contained on this page supersedes any verbal or other written information that anyone may receive regarding this policy. This policy is subject to any applicable refund policies of your home school in the case they are paying any or all DIS fees on your behalf.

Cancellation Policies

Semester or Summer Session Attendance

The DIS Refund Policy regarding program cancellation is as follows:

  • If you withdraw 31 days or more prior to the arrival day specified for your term of attendance, we will refund 100 % of the total program cost, except the non-refundable Program Deposit of $500
  • If you withdraw 30 days or less prior to the arrival day as specified for your term of attendance we will refund 50 % of the total program cost, except the non-refundable Program Deposit of $500
  • If you withdraw on or after the arrival day no refund will be issued

You have the option to appeal when cancelling for extenuating circumstances. See the Refund Appeal Form and Refund Appeal Medical Supplement (if relevant) for instructions.


If you would like to defer your participation from one term to another, please contact the North American Office to discuss your options. Requests will be managed on a case-by-case basis. You cannot defer to another term to avoid cancellation fees.

DIScovery Trips

For the specific information for each tour/trip please go to the DIScovery Trips page of your Student Registration and click on the individual tour. Cancellation and refund policies are listed at the bottom of that tour’s page.

Change Policies & Fees

Program or Summer Course

Changes to your primary program/core course or summer course registration within 30 days of the program/session start date will result in a charge of $150. If you opt to change your program/core course after the official arrival day in Copenhagen or Stockholm the fee will be $300. Prior to this, you may change your core course or summer course enrollment at no charge assuming you have permission from DIS to do so and you meet the specific requirements associated with the change. This policy only applies to changing your core course or summer courses and associated study tours, but not to elective course changes.

DIScovery Trip

If you wish to switch DIScovery Trips, which can include transferring payment from one tour to another, you must contact the Study Tours Department at

In some cases you may switch study tours and avoid the cancellation fee by having your payment transferred from one tour to another. Please note, however, that this is up to the discretion of the Office of Academic Support and the Study Tours Department. You will receive a written confirmation from the Study Tours Department with the final decision.

Independent Housing

The deadline for switching from DIS-arranged housing to self-arranged housing is when the housing form closes in Student Registration for your term. If you wish to switch after this deadline, you must inform DIS via email and a cancellation fee of $100 plus additional direct costs associated with the housing change will be applied.