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  • Locations: Lyngby, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Program Sponsor: Global E3 
  • Restrictions: Rochester applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Area of study: Engineering (all)
Program type: Exchange
Program Description:

Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Copenhagen (Lyngby), DENMARK

University Info   |   Exchange Student Info

Fast Facts

  • Denmark’s first driverless bus is currently roaming around the DTU campus, and will eventually become an on-campus transport solution for students, staff and visitors.
  • 42% of MSc students admitted to DTU are international students, representing more than 100 nationalities.
  • DTU has its very own brewery on campus, where students and researchers test out and experiment with the latest technologies.
  • Every year, DTU hosts “Green Challenge”, a conference where students address global challenges and are able to showcase their own environmentally friendly project.
  • DTU’s student organization was founded in 1845 and is the oldest in Denmark.


In 1829, when Hans Christian Ørsted founded what became the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), he created an eloquent response to an important need in society: to make use of scientific progress in the service of society by applying technology.

DTU has applied this fundamental idea for the past 184 years. Based on intensive efforts in research, innovation and the transfer of knowledge, DTU has contributed to Denmark achieving a leading position within such diverse fields as design, wind energy, biotechnology, electronics and telecommunication. DTU thereby deserves a substantial share of the credit for Denmark being able, despite its modest size, to create and maintain a welfare society that is the envy of many nations.

At DTU, we have always taken our role as a leading force within the technical and natural sciences seriously. We provide education, research and innovation at a high international level. Further, DTU has strived since 1829 to build sustainable bridges between academia and industry.

DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

The special Scandinavian way pervades life at DTU. Students and teachers work more informally than at most other Universities. Education is largely based on the students' active participation and taking independent responsibility. Students learn to work individually and in groups. They also learn to ask questions, be innovative and to find and explore interrelationships. Thus, they are trained to create new value.

Terms of Exchange

Study Level

  • Undergraduate students: Accepted
  • Graduate students: Accepted
  • Computer Science majors: Accepted

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be nominated through their home university.
  • If there is a bilateral agreement between the student’s home institution and DTU, the student should use this agreement instead of the Global E3 option.

Language of Instruction

Courses are available in both English and Danish.

English Proficiency Requirements

We don’t require a TOEFL, but some certification that students are able to study in English.

Study Period

Fall, Spring, or Academic Year

Academic Calendar   |   Semester Dates (including exam period)

Each semester at DTU consists of a 13-week period and a 3-week period. Students may stay for the entire semester or follow courses for 13-weeks, take exams, and then go back to their home university. 

This allows students that go abroad for the fall semester to end their exchange abroad before Christmas, and return to their home institution for further studies. It is therefore a good fit with quarter structures as well as semester structures. 

  • Autumn Semester: September to December (with possibility of extension through January)
  • Spring Semester: February to May (with possibility of extension through July)

Academic Information

Disciplines Available

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Innovation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Mathematical Modellings
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Design
  • Physics and Nanotechnology
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Wind Energy

Course Contents

See the course catalogue for courses in English. You can also search the catalogue by department. 

Workload per Semester

At BSc and MSc level, the maximum number of courses you can sign up for per semester is 35 ECTS worth of courses. 60 ECTS constitute a full academic year.

Additional Application Materials

Students nominated by IIE to DTU will need to complete the DTU on-line application. The application must also be printed out and mailed in.

Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:

  • NOT Required

Students will receive their acceptance packet on a rolling basis.


At DTU, we try to help our international exchange students to find housing, but unfortunately we cannot guarantee accommodation to all international exchange students. We provide accommodation services only under strict conditions as there is a housing shortage in Denmark and rooms are in short supply.

Estimated Cost of Living

See Student Budget


Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Office for Study Programmes and Student Affairs   |

City Info

The DTU campus is situated in beautiful green surroundings (close to the national park of Dyrehaven), 10km north of the centre of Copenhagen. The full name of the city is Kongens Lyngby, though it is now more often known simply as Lyngby (or Kgs Lyngby). It used to be a village inhabited by the king's tenants (hence Kongens Lyngby = 'King's Lyngby'). Today Lyngby is part of Greater Copenhagen.

Info for University of Rochester Students
This program is currently only available to Engineering and Computer Science majors. If you are  interested in this program please contact Rohan Palma or a CEA adviser.

Name: Rohan Palma
Position: Global E3 Program Coordinator 
Telephone: 585-275-7532


In addition to creating your profile in the University of Rochester Portal, you must also apply directly to the program here

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/01/2024 10/15/2024 TBA TBA