External University Courses

External University Courses

The majority of courses offered by DIS are taught at DIS by our own faculty. However, a select number of external university courses are available to DIS students and taught in English for international and Danish students at various universities and institutions in Copenhagen.

Taking a course at one of the Danish universities in Copenhagen is a great opportunity to be part of student life at a premier university, to meet Danish and international students, and to have a very Danish learning experience.

Danish university courses often differ from regular DIS courses on several counts. Students and their home faculty should be aware of some of these differences:

  • The class takes place at the respective university, most of which are located outside the city center of Copenhagen, meaning a longer commute compared to a DIS class
  • Readings are often not discussed in class but are important for the overall understanding of the topic. Danish students are self-educators and feel that they are the ones responsible for their own learning, achievement, and grades
  • 100% of the total grade for the course will be likely be based on a single final paper or oral exam

With this said, please realize that the courses we offer in cooperation with the universities are of high academic quality. They are taught by engaging professors who are excited about having U.S. students enrolled in their class. Students should simply expect a different teaching style than at the home university and be ready to ask questions if they do not fully understand what is expected of them.

Courses that are held at external universities will be noted on individual course pages.