English-speaking applicants

Are you a full-time student in Copenhagen? Are you interested in living in a unique, international environment with students from primarily the U.S. and Denmark? Then you can apply for a spot at a DIS kollegium.

Application Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a spot at a DIS kollegium, you must be enrolled in an educational program in Denmark. Only students taking their full degree in Denmark are qualified to apply for a spot. The education can be practical or theoretical: you can be training to be a craftsman, you can be studying at the university, or you can be enrolled in another educational program.

Read more about our requirements (in Danish only)

NB: Unfortunately, it is not possible to apply for a spot at a DIS kollegium if you are an exchange student or you are studying abroad for less than a full degree program.

Rent and contract

The contract between the tenant (you) and the landlord (DIS) is made on a three-year basis. If we offer you a room, you will sign a formal contract. The contract will be in Danish according to Danish law. The contract is dependent on you being enrolled in a study program in Denmark. If you withdraw from your education program, you can no longer live at a DIS kollegium.

Read about the rent and sizes of the rooms (in Danish only)


There are specific expectations of the residents at a DIS kollegium. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with our expectations before you apply.

Read more (in Danish only)

Application process

The application consists of a written part and an interview workshop. First, you will be asked to catch our interest by writing a tweet (max 140 characters). You will then be asked to write a number of essays (English is accepted). It is very important that you compose in-depth and thorough essays, since applicants will be invited to an interview workshop based on the quality of their tweet and their essays.

Along with your application, please submit proof of enrollment in your study program.

We will invite selected candidates to an interview workshop at DIS. If you are not able to attend in person, we can arrange a Skype interview.

Who and what is DIS?

DIS is a non-profit study abroad organization established in Denmark in 1959, with locations in Copenhagen and Stockholm. To get to know us and our students better, go to DISabroad.org to learn more.