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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WashU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 02/01/2024
Rolling Admission 08/16/2024 12/14/2024
Academic Year 2024-2025 02/01/2024
Rolling Admission 08/16/2024 05/10/2025
Spring 2025 05/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission 01/10/2025 05/09/2025

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Program Description:
DIS Copenhagen - Medical Practice & Policy
Photo Courtesy: DIS
  This program offers you unique and valuable hands-on medical experiences, such as clinical lab exercises, as well as insight into clinical practices and health provision in Europe.

The Medical Practice & Policy program will allow you to:
  • Learn from medical doctors at Copenhagen University hospitals, and gain an insider view of the workings of hospitals and clinics, and the daily practice of physicians
  • Try your hand at recording patient history and clinical cases as part of the experiential learning element of the core course
  • Perform physical examinations and procedures on medical phantoms, such as blood drawing, I.V. entry, and suturing
  • Compare and contrast health care and medical practice in newly reformed versus welfare state systems by visiting hospitals, clinics, and research institutions on study tours in Denmark and cities in Western and Eastern Europe
This program is right for you if you have a serious interest in medicine and science and are considering pursing a graduate degree in the health professions. You will gain insight into the field of medicine through the faculty, who are Danish medical practitioners, and classes at a local university hospital.
Medical Practice & Policy Program

Minimum 3.0 GPA, meet all DIS eligibility requirements, and have a major or minor in the WU approved department below; Premedical students also are required to have completed one year of college-level biology and one year of college-level chemistry.

Program Dates:
Term Dates Application Deadline
Fall late August - mid December February 1
Spring mid January - mid May May 1

  Approved Departments*: Premedical students who have completed their core biology and chemistry courses can take advantage of this program offered by DIS.
*Due to anticipated high demand and concerns about capacity, Overseas Programs cannot accept departmental petitions for any of the DIS Copenhagen programs for Spring 2025.

1 WU credit = 1 DIS credit. Students are required to take at least 15 credits on the semester program.

Students studying with DIS Copenhagen typically enroll in five 3-credit classes including:
  • One core course (core course is determined by your program at DIS)
  • Four DIS "elective" courses (from over 240 elective courses, across 70 disciplines)
Please click here for more information about course offerings
  Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and is home to about 1.5 million of Denmark's 5.3 million residents. Considered a very safe metropolitan area with low crime rates, students can easily explore its many plazas and neighborhoods by walking or taking the extensive public transportation system. Founded at the end of the 12th century, Copenhagen has many historical attractions and cultural and educational institutions.

  Housing: WU students are required to live in one of the following four DIS options: homestay, Folkehøjskole, traditional Kollegium, or Danish roommate. The DIS Residential Community and Living & Learning community options are NOT available to WU students.

Please click here for more information about housing options

Student Life: Upon arrival, students participate in an extensive orientation to help them settle into to life in Copenhagen. Semester courses usually meet twice a week for 1.5 hours. In the first half of the semester, students go on an academic study tour of Denmark. Mid-semester, there is a 3-week break during which students participate in a week-long study tour for the premedical program and optional study tours, and/or independent travel during the final two weeks. During the semester, DIS staff plan social and cultural events to bring students, faculty and staff together. Students also have the opportunity to volunteer, play sports and join other clubs through DIS. In addition, Copenhagen offers many entertainment and dining options for students to take advantage of.

On-Site Support: In addition to program faculty, DIS has many staff members on-site in charge of academics, library resources, IT services, study tours, housing and more.

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program.  WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees.  Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party.

Please note that the additional costs associated with study tours for optional courses are at your own expense.

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Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.