Fall 2016 & Spring 2017: Semester Tuition and Fees

Semester tuition and Fees at DIS

Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 Tuition & Fees Semester (US$) Year (US$)
Comprehensive Tuition Fee $18,995 $30,400
Course instruction
Program Study Tours (two per semester)
Course-integrated field studies and guest lectures
Textbook rental
Use of DIS facilities
Final Grade Report and permanent academic record
Academic counseling and support
General administration of academic services
Comprehensive Housing & Student Affairs Fee* $5,990 $11,980
Furnished room
Local transportation between DIS and your housing
Meals or partial food stipend
Laundry facilities and/or allowance
Pre-departure & on-site student information services
Group pick-up at airport on Arrival Day
DIS Arrival Workshop
Medical, accident, and liability insurance
Visa advice and assistance
24-hour emergency support
Various cultural and social events
Administration of housing and student affairs activities
TOTAL $24,985 $42,380

*If you wish to arrange your own Independent Housing, you will not be charged the full Comprehensive Housing & Student Affairs Fee, but you will charged $500 to cover student affairs services listed here, as well as additional information about Independent Housing.

Program Deposit Fee

A non-refundable Program Deposit fee of $500 is required in order to secure your place in the program. If you are not certain whether you pay the deposit or whether your school pays it on your behalf, please check with your study abroad advisor or contact the DIS North American Office at (612) 301-7200.

Your classes, housing, study tours, etc., will not be confirmed until this deposit is received. This deposit will be deducted from the invoice issued to you or to the institution that issues payment for you.

Cancellation and Change Fees

For more information on additional fees due to cancellations or changes – from the full DIS semester, to housing, to trips, go to Cancellation and Change Fees.

School of Record Fee

DIS issues a Final Grade Report after completion of your term of attendance and many U.S. institutions accept this report for credit directly from DIS. The University of Minnesota is the DIS school of record, which issues official transcripts to institutions that are unable to accept the DIS Final Grade Report as documentation of credit earned abroad. There is an additional fee of $400 for this service, which will be added to your invoice.

You will receive additional information about school of record during program registration. Final Grade Reports and/or University of Minnesota official transcripts will only be issued if all fees have been paid to DIS and there are no academic or administrative holds on your record.

Estimated Additional Expenses

While much of your semester is covered by DIS, there are additional expenses you should keep in mind and budget for. Denmark and Sweden can be expensive, and it is important that you budget accordingly while living abroad, as well as traveling throughout Europe on your own independent travels.

Here are some examples of additional expenses you should foresee and an estimate on amount you should budget:

Expense Type Estimate (US$)
Residence permit $300 (subject to change)
International airfare $1,000 – $1,500
Meals/per month $400 – $550 per month (after DIS stipend for students living in Residential Communities, Rented Rooms, or Kollegiums) / estimate is less for Homestay & Folkehøjskole students
Cell Phone Per your use/plan
Additional Personal Expenses $1,500 – $3,000 per semester
Optional Study Tours or DIScovery Trips See individual tours/trips (note DIS subsidizes trips by 15% to 25%)