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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: Augsburg applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Neuroscience 
Investigate the fast-growing field of neuroscience, by studying either the underlying biological mechanisms involved in psychopharmacology or the cognitive and emotional functions that shape an individual.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Expand your understanding of the functioning of the brain and its disorders
  • Engage in real-world settings and gain exposure to various careers by visiting labs, practitioners, and institutes in the Copenhagen area
  • Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours in Europe to meet with leading neuroscience researchers and practitioners
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science
  • Neuroscience

CORE COURSE OPTIONS 

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness + Lab 
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab) 
Despite decades of scientific research and centuries of philosophical analysis, consciousness remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? How can we transform the subjectivity of human experience to an objective topic of research? Through the lenses of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, we explore both conceptual and methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness. We critically analyze the obstacles and challenges inherent to the study of consciousness. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Bologna-Florence
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One course in neuroscience, physiological psychology, biological psychology, or cognitive psychology at university level.
Corequisite: Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness Research Lab 

Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course focuses on how the brain’s physiology is affected in different psychiatric disorders and under the influence of various psychoactive drugs, both legal and illegal. Course topics are approached from a biological, chemical, and psychological perspective. Concepts including neurotransmitters, basic neurobiology, psychiatric disorders, and psychoactive drugs are studied extensively.
Week-Long Study Tour: Frankfurt-Heidelberg or Munich 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One year each of biology and chemistry at university level.

Visit our website for a complete list of over 250 additional electives!


Special Note for Auggies: 

DIS applications are processed on a rolling basis, and they often reach capacity before published deadlines. In addition, some core courses fill up faster than others. So in order to have a strong application and the best chance of being offered a place on their program, and taking the core course you want, we suggest the following:  
1. Apply early! 
2. Submit a high quality application with an outstanding personal essay that addresses all of the points requested
3. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements below, especially the 3.0 GPA 


Eligibility Requirements
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing at a four-year college or university in the United States or Canada, with at least three semesters completed at time of application
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Prerequisites for the core course(s) to which you are applying
  • Academically compelling reason why DIS is a good fit for you
  • Independence, self-reliance, and maturity necessary to obtain the benefits of studying abroad
  • Enthusiasm for cultural engagement
  • Willingness and ability to embrace the challenges of studying abroad

Scholarship Opportunity!

The Upper Midwest Rebild Scholarship Corporation offers $1,000-$3,000 scholarships for students studying abroad in Denmark!
Spring semester applications are Due by November 1.
Application and details available at  www.umrsc.org

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/11/2019 05/12/2019
Academic Year 2019-2020 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2019 05/09/2020
Fall Semester 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 08/17/2019 12/14/2019
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** 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.