You are responsible for booking your own flight to Copenhagen, to allow you the flexibility to plan independent travel for the semester and take advantage of travel benefits such as frequent flyer miles. DIS will welcome you to Denmark at the Copenhagen Airport (CPH) and will ensure you get from the airport to your housing.
Read this page prior to booking your flight, so you are prepared for smooth travels.
Choosing Your Flight
- Book your flight to arrive on your specified Arrival Day. Find your Arrival Day on the DIS Calendar here
- If you arrive in Copenhagen between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Arrival Day, you will be greeted by DIS and transported to your housing
- Based on a few past student travel experiences, we recommend you:
- Book a direct flight from North America to Copenhagen. If this is not possible, DIS recommends you fly through Dublin, London, or Reykjavik. This is because in extremely rare circumstances, students have been denied entry by passport control when connecting in a country with the Schengen Region while en route to Copenhagen (after calling DIS, all past students have been allowed entry, but there are no guarantees). You may wish to avoid this stress by connecting in a non-Schengen city.
- Have a return itinerary before your arrival in Denmark. While it is legal for you to travel to Denmark on a one-way flight, we have no control over airline officials and their understanding of Danish immigration laws
- When booking your return flight, note that your housing must be vacated by noon on the last day of DIS housing. Earlier departure may result in missing a final exam which will greatly affect your grade, as final exams cannot be rescheduled. Note: DIS does not provide transportation to the airport at the end of the term
- When you have booked your flight, enter your flight details including airline, flight number, arrival date, and time in your Student Registration. DIS must have this information to plan for your arrival. Sign on to Student Registration here
Recommended Resources Before Purchasing Your Ticket
- Student travel agencies tend to offer discounted student rates, such as STA Travel and Student Universe. They can be accommodating when a change or cancellation is made to the flight, as they tend to charge nominal fees for such changes compared to the fees charged by most airlines and travel agencies
- Flight search engines, such as Kayak, provide a quick and easy method for comparing multiple airlines at one glance
- Call the airline directly for concrete information, special deals, and to inquire whether frequent flyer miles may be applied to the ticket
- Frequent flier membership program is often free, so make sure to look out for these. Sign up for a frequent flier account with any airline you travel on
What Happens Once I Land?
If you land between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., you will be greeted by DIS and taken to your housing. To read more about Arrival Day and the three-day Arrival Workshop that follows, find information on the Arrival and Orientation page here.