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DIS - Urban Design
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Program Sponsor: Danish Institute for Study Abroad 
Restrictions: CWRU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 09/15/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2016-2017 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Direct Enroll Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Home Stay, On-Campus Apartment, On-Campus Dormitory Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Advisor: Office of Education Abroad (Email Courses Offered: Pre-Architecture
Program Description:

Photo courtesy: Danish Institute of Study Abroad 2010

About DIS:

Using Copenhagen as a laboratory, you will solve real-life problems using analytical design methods specifically devised for urban design and landscape questions. The studio core course emphasizes individual and team project work and forms the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of design skills. 

A foundations level core course is available for students without an urban design background.

The Urban Design program will allow you to:
  • Globalize your design portfolio through practical studio projects and field studies that take you deep into Copenhagen’s cutting-edge urban planning
  • Develop design methods, presentation skills, and familiarize yourself with a variety of key urban spatial conditions necessary in creating a livable urban environment
  • Travel with DIS faculty on study tours to Denmark and to Sweden-Finland, Germany-The Netherlands, or Switzerland-Austria with not only your fellow Urban Design students, but also students from Architecture, Graphic Design, and Interior Architecture programs to enhance your cross-disciplinary understanding
  • Gain presentation experience through crits (critiques), where each of your projects will be analyzed and reviewed in a cross-disciplinary context by your peers and by working professionals
  • DIS studios typically contain 12 students, creating a close mentorship by DIS faculty and a network of peers with similar skill levels, that will help expand your frames of creative conceptualization
This program is right for you if you are from a professional school of architecture, design, urban design; as well as if you come from a liberal arts background. You wish to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and to invest time outside of studio hours developing projects. You wish to expand your portfolio for the international job market and are willing to work both individually and on team assignments, which will prepare you for professional work.

This program utilizes the same grading scale and credit system as the USA.


While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below