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Technical University of Denmark

Location DTU Lyngby, Kongens Lyngby Denmark
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Ranking

# 99

QS World University Rankings
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1

Undergraduate programs
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33

Postgraduate programs
International

2495

International students

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 amongst the top technical universities in Europe and in the world. DTU emphasizes the development of value-creating technology for people and for society, which is expressed in the university's close collaboration with 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 2,200 professors and lecturers who are themselves active researchers. 


News:

H.C Ørsted’s discovery of electromagnetism characterizes this year’s DTU RoboCup: https://www.dtu.dk/english/news/Nyhed?id={DCAD5E30-0B43-4813-8005-5C6C7DD218F3}

DTU is helping detect emerging disease outbreaks through monitoring: https://www.dtu.dk/english/news/Nyhed?id={237E7264-0E85-4978-97A8-008ED0364FB7}

COVID-19 Information:

DTU is following the COVID-19 situation and its impact closely, please consult our webpage dtu.dk to get the latest updates.

For more information from the Danish authorities about COVID-19 and up-to-date rules and regulations, please visit coronasmitte.dk .

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 amongst the top technical universities in Europe and in the world. DTU emphasizes the development of value-creating technology for people and for society, which is expressed in the university's close collaboration with 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 2,200 professors and lecturers who are themselves active researchers. 


News:

H.C Ørsted’s discovery of electromagnetism characterizes this year’s DTU RoboCup: https://www.dtu.dk/english/news/Nyhed?id={DCAD5E30-0B43-4813-8005-5C6C7DD218F3}

DTU is helping detect emerging disease outbreaks through monitoring: https://www.dtu.dk/english/news/Nyhed?id={237E7264-0E85-4978-97A8-008ED0364FB7}

COVID-19 Information:

DTU is following the COVID-19 situation and its impact closely, please consult our webpage dtu.dk to get the latest updates.

For more information from the Danish authorities about COVID-19 and up-to-date rules and regulations, please visit coronasmitte.dk .

University information

If you are interested in applying to Technical University of Denmark, the admissions process and application deadlines may varies depending on your citizenship and which programme you wish to study. Please visit the university's website for up-to-date information.

Please note that students who are non-EU/EEA citizens need to apply for a residence permit before arriving in Denmark, whereas students who are EU/EEA citizens do not need to do this. Admitted students will receive more information on how and when to apply for a residence permit after admission.

Application Webinars

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

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

0

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

88

Maximum score

0

Cambridge CAE Advanced - Masters

Minimum score

180

Maximum score

0

IELTS - Bachelors

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Bachelors

Minimum score

88

Maximum score

Technical University of Denmark encourages hands-on, practical approaches to learning. DTU believes strongly in the academic merits and innovative mindset of students, and students are always encouraged to take use of the university's world-class facilities and services, including:

Skylab - DTU Skylab is the innovation hub located at Lyngby campus at Technical University of Denmark. Skylab focuses on enabling student innovation and entrepreneurship through three focus areas; student innovation, company collaboration and academia. All DTU students and affiliated students are welcomed, and Skylab opens its doors to all levels of student innovation, from smaller student projects and case-solving for courses to student start-ups and world-changing ideas.

Databars and workstations

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

Nanoteket – a specialized teaching laboratory for nanotechnology

Career Centre - The Career Centre focuses on helping students accelerate their career, whether it be finding a student job or assisting in CV and job application writing. Throughout the semester, the Career Centre arranges events that create bridges between students and the business sector, such as Career Weeks, Student Job Bazars, and Diversity Days.

DTU Library - 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 libraries at both the Lyngby and Ballerup campuses are accessible 24/7 with an active student card.

The university bookstore -  The university bookstore is where students buy their course books, stationery and more. The bookstore offers a 10 percent discount on all purchases for students. 

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

360 degree campus tour of DTU

Total students

9,322

UG students

52%

PG students

48%

International students

2,495

UG students

13%

PG students

87%

Total faculty staff

2,219

Domestic staff

49%

Int'l staff

51%

Student life

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.

12,899 students at the bachelor's and master's levels study at DTU. In addition, 1,453 PhD students are currently enrolled. DTU's campus has a truly distinctive international atmosphere: around 44% of the university's MSc students are international, and the university hosts exchange students from roughly 120 partner universities around the world. DTU emphasizes the possibility to go abroad at all levels of education, e.g. as exchange students or by studying a Joing International MSc programme.

The campus is a 25-minute bus ride away from Copenhagen, allowing students the opportunity to enjoy the cultural and historical sights of the vibrant European capital. With low crime rates, an efficient and free health care system, and bike lanes as a natural part of the infrastructure, Denmark presents a safe environment for students. Combined with the cultural emphasis on work-life balance, Denmark is considered as one of the happiest 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, as well as private accommodation where you can rent a room in a normal family residence. International students at the BSc and MSc levels are offered guidance by the International Accommodation Office (Boligfonden DTU)  either on- or off-campus. Please visit the International Accommodation Office's webiste for further information.

Prospective students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with DTU’s Student Guide for an overview of everything you need to know about studying at DTU and living in Denmark.

You may also visit  the International Student Blog to read blogs written by current international students at DTU.

There is a worldwide demand for talented engineers, and graduates of DTU tend to find employment quickly after graduation. In fact, 42 percent of students secure a job before graduating, whilst 85 percent find employment within the first six months after graduating.

The Career Centre at the university offers careers advice and support for students, including CV-drop in sessions, conferences, workshops and case-competitions in close collaboration with industry partners. In this way, students can gain an in-depth understanding of the Danish labour market and world culture prior to graduation. The Career Centre also assists students who are looking for student jobs while studying at DTU.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #132
  • 2014
    #=134
  • 2015
    #=123
  • 2016
    #112
  • 2017
    #109
  • 2018
    #=116
  • 2019
    #112
  • 2020
    #112
  • 2021
    #103
  • 2022
    #99

Ranking criteria

59.9
Overall
32.1
Academic Reputation
30
Employer Reputation
100
Faculty Student Ratio
75
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
76.6
International Students Ratio

Available programs

Technical University of Denmark offers an international three-year English-taught BSc in General Engineering where you will learn to think and work as an engineer.

The study programme focuses on:
- the broad and general engineering competences.
- providing students with a solid grounding in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
- work and study across disciplines to be able to apply them in solving actual problems.

Throughout the programme, students have the unique opportunity to work on design-build projects which are practice oriented. Students also work on an interdisciplinary group project where they propose an engineering solution to a specific problem from the real world. This familiarizes students with the engineering approach when it comes to solving problems which also teaches them to communicate and liaise with their group to find the best solutions in real-life settings – an essential element for engineers who wish to embark on a career on a global scale.
Please also note that spaces are limited with only 150 students admitted per academic intake.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee at Technical University of Denmark are €7,500 per semester (€15,000 per academic year) with payments made bi-annually at the beginning of each semester.

If you are an international student who is an EU/EEA citizen, you are not required to pay any tuition fees. In most circumstances, non-EU/EEA citizens will be required to pay tuition fees at DTU. However, some non-EU/EEA citizens may be exempt. If you are unsure as to whether you are required to pay tuition fees, you can find out by clicking here.
There are currently no scholarships, tuition fee waivers or any other forms of financial funding available at undergraduate level. For more information about tuition fees, visit the university’s website.

Entry requirements
You will need to fulfill the three sets of admissions requirements when applying to DTU:

1) The general admission requirement by having an upper secondary exam that equates a Danish upper secondary exam.
2) You must also have achieved certain grades in certain subjects.
3) Official proof of English proficiency.


Admissions process
To begin your application process, you must do so through the online application portal.

Please remember:
- To submit all necessary documentation, including your CV and personal statement (which must be written in English).
- If your high school diploma and college diploma are not in a Nordic language, English, German, Spanish or French, these should only be submitted once they have been translated into English by an authorized translator.
- If you are a non-EU/EEA citizen, you will also need to submit a scanned copy of your passport.
- All non-EU/EEA applicants must pay a one-off application fee of €100.


DTU offers 34 graduate programmes which cover all fields of engineering, many of which offer different study lines and focus areas for students to choose between. MSc programmes at DTU are 2 years in length and follow the flag model, with the 120 ECTS equally divided between general competences, technological specialization, electives, and the master's thesis. This gives each programme a unique flexible structure, where students can choose between hundreds of elective courses. This allows students to create their own, unique profile within engineering.
DTU also collaborates with other top universities around the world in offering 27 joint international MSc programmes

Students are trained in advanced research methods where they learn to adopt a constructive and critical approach to research findings. They also learn to translate new knowledge into technical solutions and are encouraged to take responsibility for planning and executing projects by participating actively in discussions in order to develop their critical and analytical skills.

By the end of their graduate studies, students will have acquired the qualifications and skills necessary to analyze, synthesize and evaluate theory and experiments relating to complex engineering systems, problems, and solutions. 


Tuition fees

Tuition fees at DTU for a master’s degree are €7,500 per semester (€30,000 for a full two-year master's degree) which must be paid per semester, or in one lump sum.

If you are an international student who is interested in studying at Technical University of Denmark, special funding is also available. Options include:

Tuition fee waivers

Every year, DTU awards a limited number of tuition fee waivers to new non-EU MSc students with an excellent academic record. Tuition fee waivers are awarded on academic merit and cover tuition fees for two years. To be considered, you must submit a separate personal statement alongside your initial application indicating your interest in being awarded the tuition fee waiver.

Scholarships

DTU does not offer additional scholarships, and students are encouraged to look for external means of financing. You may visit the DTU website for further information.


Get your master’s at DTU

For further information: https://www.dtu.dk/english/education/msc

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