Masters Courses Offered by Technical University of Denmark | Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
    99
  • StatusPublic
  • Research OutputVery High
  • Student/Faculty Ratio4
  • ScholarshipsYes
  • International Students2,495
  • SizeM
  • Total Faculty2,219

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DTU offers 34 MSc 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


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

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. Of these, 4,834 study at the master's level. 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.

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.

The main intake for the MSc programmes at DTU is the autumn intake. However, the majority of the programmes are offered for the spring intake as well.


Admission requirements

The general admission requirements to DTU is a finished undergraduate degree in science, natural science, or engineering. Applicants are required to submit an English test, as all MSc programmes are taught exclusively in English.

Your undergraduate degree must be relevant to the programme(s) you are applying to at DTU. Each programme has specific admission requirements relating to academic background, courses etc. Please visit DTU's website for a comprehensive list of admission requirements for each programme.


Admissions process

Before you begin the application process, please make a note of important dates and deadlines in order to ensure your application is considered in time for the upcoming academic year.

To apply for admission, you need to supply a certified copy of your academic degree certificates and transcript of records, which must be submitted both in the original language and in an official English translations. Applicants must also submit an up-to-date CV, two letters of recommendation, and proof of English language proficiency. Each programme has a designated mandatory template, which must be uploaded at the time of application. The mandatory templates includes a GPA calculation sheet, a statement of purpose sheet, and a pre-mapping sheet. Please note that DTU does not require you to submit a separate motivation letter - your motivation should be expressed in the statement of purpose in the mandatory template.

In addition, all non-EU/EEA applicants must pay a one-off application fee of €100.

For a comprehensive overview of the admissions process, please visit the university’s website. You may also contact the admissions team at the university via email: [email protected]


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

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DTU offers 34 MSc 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


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

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. Of these, 4,834 study at the master's level. 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.

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.

The main intake for the MSc programmes at DTU is the autumn intake. However, the majority of the programmes are offered for the spring intake as well.


Admission requirements

The general admission requirements to DTU is a finished undergraduate degree in science, natural science, or engineering. Applicants are required to submit an English test, as all MSc programmes are taught exclusively in English.

Your undergraduate degree must be relevant to the programme(s) you are applying to at DTU. Each programme has specific admission requirements relating to academic background, courses etc. Please visit DTU's website for a comprehensive list of admission requirements for each programme.


Admissions process

Before you begin the application process, please make a note of important dates and deadlines in order to ensure your application is considered in time for the upcoming academic year.

To apply for admission, you need to supply a certified copy of your academic degree certificates and transcript of records, which must be submitted both in the original language and in an official English translations. Applicants must also submit an up-to-date CV, two letters of recommendation, and proof of English language proficiency. Each programme has a designated mandatory template, which must be uploaded at the time of application. The mandatory templates includes a GPA calculation sheet, a statement of purpose sheet, and a pre-mapping sheet. Please note that DTU does not require you to submit a separate motivation letter - your motivation should be expressed in the statement of purpose in the mandatory template.

In addition, all non-EU/EEA applicants must pay a one-off application fee of €100.

For a comprehensive overview of the admissions process, please visit the university’s website. You may also contact the admissions team at the university via email: [email protected]


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

Available programs

University highlights

Technical University of Denmark is one of the top Public universities in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark. It is ranked #99 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

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
75
Citations per Faculty
30
Employer Reputation
100
Faculty Student Ratio
100
International Faculty Ratio
76.6
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
9,322

48%
52%

International students
2,495

87%
13%

Total faculty staff
2,219

1124
1095

Total students
9,322

48%
52%

International students
2,495

87%
13%

Total faculty staff
2,219

1095
1124

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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