Undergraduate Research at DIS Copenhagen

Are you academically ambitious, curious to explore a topic in depth, and eager to be a part of a passionate research community?

Four Ways to Make Your Mark

Take advantage of these opportunities offered at DIS. No matter which field you are in, experience in conducting research internationally gives you a competitive edge when applying for graduate school and future careers.


Become a Research Assistant
Fall & Spring, 3 Credits

Join an ongoing research project carried out by a DIS faculty member. As a research assistant, you collaborate closely with your mentor. By the end of your semester, you will grasp the complexities of the research process. Projects range across disciplines, such as environmental science, gender studies, humanities, pre-medicine/health, public health, science, and sustainability.

Visit the Research Assistant page.


Drive an Independent Research Project
Fall & Spring, 3 Credits

Conduct your own research while in Copenhagen! Under the guidance of a DIS faculty member, use Copenhagen as a unique source for your work.

Visit the Independent Research Project page.


Join a Professional Research Group
Fall & Spring, 6 Credits

Advance your knowledge within the natural and health sciences in the Science Research Practicum. Matched with a Copenhagen-based research institution and a mentor, participate in existing research where you get to develop your clinical and laboratory skills.

Visit the Science Research Practicum page.


Enroll in a Research Lab
Fall & Spring, 3 Credits

In the Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Lab, design, develop, and carry out an experimental study with fellow classmates. This lab has a corequisite core course: Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness.

Visit the Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Lab page.

Why Engage in Research Abroad?

  • Be a part of a passionate community of students and faculty
  • Engage in real research with experts in their field and learn about the research process from them
  • Collect material for your capstone project or senior thesis
  • Present your work and get feedback
  • Build your resumé with international research experience

DIS Research Travel Grant

If your investigation of a topic takes you outside of the city, you can apply for a DIS European travel grant.


My research has been incredibly influential on my career path. Since my research at DIS, I started working with fMRI brain imaging at the University of Virginia, and have accepted a clinical research associate position working in the Yale Psychiatry Department.”

-Morgan, University of Virginia