Fall 2018 & Spring 2019: Semester Tuition and Fees

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Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Tuition & Fees (USD) Semester Year
Comprehensive Tuition Fee $19,800  $35,000
Course instruction and fees
Program Study Tours (two per semester)
Course reading materials and textbook rental
Final Grade Report
Academic Administration, advising, and support
Comprehensive Housing & Student Affairs Fee $6,225  $12,450
Furnished room
Local transportation between DIS and your housing
Meals or partial food stipend
Laundry facilities and/or allowance
Various cultural and social events
Group pick-up at airport on Arrival Day
Arrival Workshop
Pre-departure support
Visa advice and assistance
Health, accident, and personal liability insurance
Comprehensive health and safety services, including 24-hour emergency support
Housing & Student Affairs advising and support
TOTAL $26,025 $47,450

Note: If you wish to arrange your own Independent Housing, you will be charged $1000 USD for a Student Affairs Fee. Find more information about the Student Affairs Inclusions

Program Deposit Fee

A non-refundable Program Deposit fee of $500 USD is required in order to confirm 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.

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. Denmark and Sweden can be expensive, and it is important that you budget accordingly while living abroad as well as when traveling throughout Europe on your own independent travels.

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

Expense Type Estimate (USD)
Visa $120 – $350
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
Elective Course with Study Tour or DIScovery Trips See individual tours/trips (note DIS subsidizes trips by 15 – 25%)