DIS Stockholm

  • Location: Sweden - Stockholm
  • GPA Requirements: 3.0 GPA
  • Other Requirements: Some program tracks have course pre-requisites but not all.
  • Program Structure: Structured - not direct enrollment
  • Program Term(s): Fall, Spring
  • Official Website: DIS Stockholm
Program Dates
Term Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 August 17th, 2024 December 14th, 2024
Spring 2025 January 11th, 2025 May 10th, 2025

These dates are tentative. Confirm program dates before booking travel.


This program is open to students who are at least first-semester sophomores and in good academic and disciplinary standing. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to participate.

Where: Stockholm, Sweden

Famous for its progressive stance on equality and human rights, Stockholm offers you the perfect balance of history and modern living in serene surroundings. If you choose Stockholm as your home, your classroom will be in a state-of-the-art modern glass building right in the city center. From here, you can easily explore the strikingly beautiful capital that’s brimming with lively culture, ahead-of-its-time design, and friendly people. Enjoy the Swedish democratic concept that nature belongs to everyone, allemansrätten. This unique right allows you to roam freely in the countryside. Explore Stockholm’s archipelago with 30,000 islands, go cross-country skiing, or pick berries and mushrooms like the locals.


Academics at DIS are separated into 11 different programs – each one of the Programs focuses on a specific academic field or discipline. Your Program at DIS is determined by your choice of a Core Course (you choose only one). Core Courses include a week-long Program Study Tour to a European destination and a Core Course Week, comprised of a two-day seminar in Stockholm and a three-day short Study Tour. Both Study Tours are faculty-led and integrated into the core course curriculum. Once you have chosen your Core Course, and therefore Program, you are free to choose from the diverse elective courses on offer across 50+ disciplines.

Course Credit

The credit structure at DIS mirrors most North American institutions. Most courses are three credits, while a few carry one or six credits. Semester students must take a minimum of 12 credits. No more than 15 credits may come from a combination of three- or six-credit courses.


View available courses provided by DIS here: Course Selection. Filter by subject area and semester to find class options available to you during your time in Stockholm.

Housing & Student Life

Unless otherwise advised by your home institution, you have several housing options to choose from at DIS Stockholm. All options ensure that you live with English speakers. You are encouraged to maximize your exposure to Swedish culture and language during the semester, no matter what your housing preference. The housing options include: Homestay, Living & Learning Community, Studentboende, and Residential Community. Most of the living options provide some form of a meal plan or food stipend, however, students are frequently expected to cook several of their meals themselves. Students have easy access to food and grocery delivery services from local supermarkets. From board game nights to bonfires and community dinners, New in Town meetups take place during the first weeks of the semester, and provide an opportunity to experience the city with other DIS students while socializing as the locals do!

Application Process

Allegheny students must apply for approval to study off-campus from the Global Education office AND apply directly to their chosen program. For this program, students should work on the Allegheny approval application at the same time as the host program application. Please note that the Allegheny approval application deadline for this program is January 15 for fall intake and July 15 for spring intake. Study away approval applications will be reviewed immediately following the appropriate semester deadline. The separate application deadline to apply directly to this program will vary and could be before or after Allegheny’s approval application due date. Check directly on their website (linked at the top of this page) for deadline information. For more information about the study away application process, please visit the application steps page.

Visa Information

U.S. citizens need to apply for a resident permit for their study abroad period in Sweden. Non-U.S. citizens should consult their home country’s Swedish embassy or consulate. DIS will help all students with this visa/permit process but it is the student’s responsibility to apply for the visa.

Fees & Costs

Below find information on estimated costs for a semester abroad. You will receive a bill from Allegheny College, as you normally would, for the amount shown under “Costs Paid to Allegheny College.” All other study away program costs will be paid directly to a non-Allegheny entity and are listed in part two below. These amounts are estimates and will vary depending on individual choices. A total estimated cost of attendance for this program is shown at the bottom.

All financial aid awards can be applied to study abroad costs with the exception of federal work-study awards and certain tuition exchange scholarships. For more information, visit our page about Financing Study Away.

Part One: Costs Paid to Allegheny College

Tuition (12 to 20 credits)
Students do not pay tuition directly to DIS. Instead, students continue to pay tuition to Allegheny College. This covers tuition at DIS.
– Students pay the Independent Living rate to Allegheny which covers housing in Stockholm
Meals – Gator Blue Plan
Depending on housing option, some meals or a food stipend is included:
– In the homestay, most meals are included during scheduled class weeks
– In the Studentboende, Living & Learning communities, and the Residential Community, a food stipend is included to offset your food costs (please note the stipend is not intended to cover your food costs for the entire semester.
Study Away Fee $800
SUBTOTAL Paid to Allegheny College $36,399

Part Two: Costs Paid to non-Allegheny Entity

Estimated Cost for Additional Meals
– $100 per month for homestay students is listed here. $200 – $550 For students living in Residential Communities or Studentboende) the estimate is higher at about $200-550 per month.
Estimated Airfare $1,200
Estimated Visa and Immigration Expenses $155
Estimated Books and Academic Materials
Quoted at $0 because these are included in the program’s tuition fees.
Estimated Local Transportation
Quoted at $0 because local transportation between DIS and your housing and to DIS-run events/activities are included in the program’s housing fees.
Estimated Personal Expenses
Personal expenses include: the basic expenses for laundry, toiletries and other incidental expenses. It does not include an estimate for personal travel, entertainment or social outings.
SUBTOTAL Paid to NON-Allegheny entity $2,005


Subtotal Part One: Fees paid to Allegheny College (in section 1. above) PLUS $36,399
Subtotal Part Two: Fees paid to non-Allegheny entity (in section 2. above) $2,005
***Compare this to the cost of a semester at Allegheny in Meadville: $37,694.


Study Away Fee includes: administrative support, transcript translation and processing, pre-departure orientation, and emergency travel insurance.