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Technical University of Denmark

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Technical University of Denmark (DTU) was founded in 1829 by the father of electromagnetism, H. C. Ørsted, whose vision was to create a polytechnical institution that would benefit society through natural and technical sciences. This vision has since established DTU as an internationally renowned institution among the top technical universities in Europe and the world when it comes to collaborating business and industry.

Technical University of Denmark educates engineers from bachelor’s, to master’s all the way through to PhD level, specializing in engineering and science. All teaching, supervision, and course development at the university is carried out by more than 2,000 professors and lecturers who are themselves active researchers. 

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A hands-on, practical approach to learning is very much encouraged at Technical University of Denmark. Which is why students are encouraged to utilize all that the university’s world-class facilities and services has to offer, including:

Databars and workstations

Full-scale test facilities and centers for wind turbines, ocean vessels and anechoic chambers

Nanoteket – a specialized teaching laboratory for nanotechnology

Skylab - DTU Skylab is the innovation hub located at Lyngby campus at DTU, Technical University of Denmark. We focus on enabling student innovation and entrepreneurship through our three focus areas; student innovation, company collaboration and academia. It is important to us to welcome all DTU students and affiliated students, therefore student innovation include everything from smaller student projects, case solving on courses and student start-ups

Check out the university’s website for more information about its research facilities

When it comes to everyday campus life, the university library houses over one million scientific articles and e-books, with individual study spaces as well as private study rooms for group work. The university bookstore is where students buy their coursebooks, stationery and more, and can even get a 10 percent discount on all purchases. 

The university’s main campus is based in Lyngby in the northern suburbs of the country’s capital, Copenhagen – a location which boasts great natural beauty and is surrounded by wooded areas, sports fields, inner courtyards, as well as tranquil gardens.

It’s also home to 11,538 students, 1,500 of which are PhD students. Combined with exchange students from roughly 180 partner universities around the world and 40 percent of the total cohort being international, DTU’s campus has a truly distinctive international atmosphere.

The campus is a 25-minute bus ride away from Copenhagen, allowing students the opportunity to enjoy the cultural and historical sights of the vibrantly sophisticated European capital. Not to mention getting to know the local Danes who rate themselves as the happiest people on earth, considering Denmark is one of the safest countries in the world!  

When it comes to student accommodation at DTU, there are a number of options available: halls of residence, shared student housing, the Campus Village on the Lyngby campus, as well as private accommodation where you can rent a room in a regular family residence. More information about student accommodation can be found on the university’s website.

International students who enroll on the three-year BSc General Engineering program are guaranteed accommodation either at the university’s Ballerup campus or in the immediate area. To ensure guaranteed accommodation, you will need to make sure you submit your accommodation application before the deadline. Additional information is also available at DTU Housing Foundation here

Read DTU’s Student Guide for everything you need to know about living and studying in Denmark.  

If you’re interested in applying to Technical University of Denmark, the admissions process and application deadlines may vary depending on your citizenship and which program you wish to study.

Please note that students who are non-EU/EEA citizens will need to apply for a study visa before arriving in Denmark, whereas students who are EU/EEA citizens will not need to do this.

Application Webinars

DTU hosts application webinars to offer guidance and advice about the application process.

There’s a worldwide demand for talented engineers, and graduates of DTU tend to find employment fairly quick after they’ve completed their studies. In fact, 42 percent of students secured a job before graduating, whilst 85 percent found employment within the first six months after graduating.

The Career Center at the university offers careers advice and support for students. With CV-drop in sessions, conferences, workshops and case-competitions in close collaboration with industry partners, gaining an in-depth understanding into how the Danish labor market and work-culture works is a huge benefit when it comes to pursuing a career in your desired field

Programs available

Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

DTU Compute

  • Bachelor of Science in General Engineering

DTU Food

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

DTU Aqua

  • Aquatic Science and Technology

DTU Chemical Engineering

  • Advanced and Applied Chemistry
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering

DTU Civil Engineering

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

DTU Compute

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Digital Media Engineering
  • Mathematical Modelling and Computation
  • Security and Cloud Computing (Erasmus Mundus)

DTU Electrical Engineering

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Acoustics
  • Wind Energy

DTU Environment

  • Environmental Engineering

DTU Food

  • Food Technology

DTU Fotonik

  • Photonics Engineering
  • Telecommunication

DTU Management Engineering

  • Design and Innovation
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Sustainable Energy

DTU Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Design and Applied Mechanics
  • Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

DTU Physics

  • Physics and Nanotechnology

DTU Space

  • Earth and Space Physics and Engineering

DTU System Biology

  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

DTU Transport

  • Transport and Logistics

DTU Wind Energy

  • Wind Energy Master

Joint International Programmes

  • Aquatic Food Production (Nordic Master)
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (SDC)
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (KAIST)
  • Cold Climate Engineering (N5T)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (KAIST)
  • Data Interaction Cyber Programme (KAIST)
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (KAIST)
  • Electrical Engineering (KAIST)
  • Engineering Acoustics (KAIST)
  • Environmental Engineering (EPFL)
  • Environmental Engineering (N5T)
  • Environmental Engineering (TUM)
  • European Wind Energy Master (Erasmus Mundus)
  • Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering (N5T)
  • Life Science Engineering and Informatics - (SDC)
  • Management (TUM)
  • Maritime Engineering (N5T)
  • Mathematical Modelling and Computation (KAIST)
  • Nanoscience and Technology (SDC)
  • Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (SDC)
  • Mechanical Engineering (KAIST)
  • Offshore Wind Energy (KAIST)
  • Photonics (KAIST)
  • Physics and Nanotechnology (TUM)
  • Polymer Technology (N5T)
  • Security and Cloud Computing (Erasmus Mundus)
  • Telecommunications (KAIST)
  • Water and Environment (SDC)

University Highlights

Total students - 9,265


International students - 2,565


Total faculty staff - 2,171


Total students - 9,265


International students - 2,565


Total faculty staff - 2,171

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