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DIS Scandinavia: Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

Program sponsor: DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia

Aerial view of Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Aerial view of Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

On this program, students choose an academic focus, consisting of a required core course and integrated study tours. Students take a required Swedish language and culture class, as well as elective courses from a wide variety of disciplines. Small class sizes, expert faculty, research opportunities, and field studies create an intense, experiential learning environment.

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Program Requirements


Junior or Senior standing; 3.0 GPA minimum.


None; however, students must take a Swedish language course during the program.


  1. Apply for permission to study abroad
    All students are required to apply for permission to study abroad. Learn more about the process, deadlines, and access the application on the apply to study abroad page.
  2. Apply for your study abroad program
    All affiliated programs and all Northwestern exchange programs require an additional external program application. Please check the program’s website for more details and deadlines.


Carefully review our academic planning page. DIS requires students to enroll in a minimum of 12 semester credits. However, if you're interested in earning 6 units of credit at Northwestern per semester, you will need to enroll in a minimum of 15 semester credits; this is particularly important for students attending during DIS' spring semester (Northwestern's winter/spring period). Note: DIS offers several 1-credit courses, which are not eligible for credit transfer to Northwestern. Courses must be worth at least 2 semester credits in order to be eligible to transfer back to Northwestern.

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Estimated Credit

4 to 6 Northwestern units. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.


DIS arranges the following housing options:

  • Swedish homestay
  • Living and learning community
  • Residential community
  • Studentboende (International and Swedish student residence hall) 

Meal plans vary by housing option.

Program Cost

Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.

Fall 2019: $34,960

Estimated Additional Costs
  • Housing & services: $6,345
  • Meals: $2,000
  • Airfare: $1,000
  • Personal expenses: $2,500
  • Residence permit: $120

Total: $11,965

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Financial aid is based on the total cost of the program, including all expenses outlined above.
  • Visit the DIS website for information about their available scholarships. 
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for other study abroad scholarships.

Program Financial Details

This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for the DIS programs in Scandinavia, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.


After you are accepted, you will be required to pay a deposit directly to DIS to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.

Northwestern Invoice

Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule and will include only your DIS tuition and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.

If you receive financial aid and/or loans, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.

If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.

DIS Invoice

You will receive a separate invoice from DIS for your housing fee. It is your responsibility to pay DIS directly by their deadline.

  • DIS Deposits: If you paid a deposit, it will be credited to your DIS invoice.
  • DIS Scholarships: If you were awarded a DIS scholarship, it will appear on your DIS invoice, not on your Northwestern account.

Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly to DIS.

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