Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Copenhagen
Denmark

Language of instruction

Spanish
English
Danish

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is recognised internationally as a leading university in the areas of the technical and natural sciences. It is renowned for its business-oriented approach, focus on sustainability, and amazing study environment. DTU is ranked among the Top 200 universities in the world.

The University’s main campus is located just north of Copenhagen near the town of Lyngby – a site of great natural beauty with wooded areas, squares, inner courtyards and gardens, and a central avenue are nestled in the gaps between the buildings.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) February–May
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–December

If you wish to apply for 2 semesters you must apply by the Oct 31 deadline to go during the Danish academic year (September - June).

View the DTU academic calendar.

Campuses

DTU's main campus is the Lyngby campus in Copenhagen. It also has 2 other campuses:

  • Ballerup campus
  • Risø campus

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at DTU is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at DTU.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the DTU course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Information technology
Mechanical engineering
Software engineering
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Mathematics and statistics
Physics
Postgraduate
Biological engineering
Chemical engineering
Civil and structural engineering
Computer engineering
Electrical engineering
Environmental engineering
Geotechnical engineering
Information technology
Materials engineering
Mechanical engineering
Mechatronic engineering
Metallurgical engineering
Software engineering
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Computer science
Earth sciences
Environmental studies
Food science
Mathematics and statistics
Microbiology
Physics

Additional academic information

DTU has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

There are many residence halls and student houses at DTU Lyngby Campus and in the surrounding area. DTU does not guarantee accommodation for exchange students, however does provide information to help you apply for student accommodation or find private accommodation near the university.

Cost of living

Living in Denmark can be quite expensive and your budget will depend on your personal living expenses. DTU provides practical information about budgeting and the cost of living in Copenhagen.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

DTU provides health and safety information regarding insurance requirements for exchange students.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Danish Immigration Service for visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.