Technical University of Denmark
  • No. Students: 10311
  • Frgn. Students: 1398
  • No. Staff: 5813
  • Study mode: 1 Blended 26 On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English, Danish
  • Phone:
  • +4545252525
  • Fax:
  • +4545870216

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About DTU

DTU is an independent and self-governing university with a Board of Governors as its highest authority. The Academic Council oversees a range of academic matters, and the President is responsible for the day-to-day management of the University.

DTU is managed in a line and staff organization with an unbroken chain of command in which managers have personal management responsibility for each organizational unit.

The University’s main activities are organized in line units: departments, centres and institutes; a national laboratory for sustainable energy; and subsidiaries when activities are appropriately organized using the arm's length principle. Support activities are organized in staff units.

  • DTU Aqua

    DTU Aqua conducts research, provides advice, educates and contributes to innovation in sustainable exploitation and management of aquatic resources. We investigate the biology and population ecology of aquatic organisms, aquatic physics and chemical processes, ecosystem structure and dynamics.

  • DTU Chemical Engineering

    DTU Chemical Engineering’s main activities lie within the areas of product design, process design and production in the chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, food technological and energy technological industries.

  • DTU Chemistry

    DTU Chemistry is a dynamic Department with a wide array of opportunities. The research is divided into two research areas each with underlying research groups: Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Organic and Inorganic Chemistry.

  • DTU Civil Engineering

    Department of Civil Engineering carries out teaching and research in a number of building relevant courses and subjects, as well as contributes to the establishment of social and commerical values through building technical knowledge and development.

  • DTU Compute

    Our field includes a wide spectrum from fundamental mathematics across mathematical modelling to computer science, and it is the basis of the modern digital world. Mathematical modelling and computer science help us to take  care of our health, optimise our energy consumption in an intelligent and sustainable way, utilise information in large amounts.

  • DTU Electrical Engineering

    At DTU Electrical Engineering we educate engineers within Electrical Engineering technologies as well as Biomedical Engineering. We offer studies at BEng, BSc, MSc and PhD levels. The department also participates in international Master programmes. We conduct research within biomedical engineering, antenna and microwave technology, robot technology.

  • DTU Energy

    At the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage we work on sustainable energy technologies. In the energy system of the future a large part of the energy will be supplied by fluctuating sources such as solar and wind power. This makes it critically important to be able to convert and store the energy as needed.

  • DTU Environment

    Welcome to DTU Environment. We work at the highest international level to develop new environmentally friendly & sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. Our activities in research, teaching and innovation is focused on: Environmental Chemistry, Residual Resource Engineering, Urban Water Management.

  • DTU Food

    The aim of the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, is to establish the scientific foundation to give consumers better access to high-quality healthy, safe food, to promote health, and to prevent diseases related to diet and chemical or microbiological contamination in the food we eat.

  • DTU Fotonik

    DTU Fotonik's research covers a broad spectrum of fields within Photonics Engineering. It ranges from basic scientific explorations into light-matter interaction, via communication technologies, lasers and sensors, to collaborations with architects and designers on LED light sources of the future.

  • DTU Management Engineering

    DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimisation of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods.

  • DTU Mechanical Engineering

    DTU Mechanical Engineering conducts teaching and research in basic mechanics, advanced design tools, product development, energy systems, coastal hydrodynamics and marine technology.  

  • DTU Nanotech

    DTU Nanotech is the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark. Within the field of micro- and nanotechnology, DTU Nanotech is committed to educating scientists and engineers, conducting research on an internationally competitive level, and transferring new technologies to the industry through joint programs.

  • DTU Physics

    Department of Physics prioritises research areas within modern physics which represents a significant basic scientific challenge and also has clear application perspectives. The department has a number of state-of-the-art research facilities, including a supercomputer.

  • DTU Space

    DTU Space uses space as a base to learn more about the Earth, our solar system and the universe.

  • DTU Systems Biology

    DTU Systems Biology covers the fields of cellular, molecular and structural biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, industrial biotechnology, biomedicine and health. Systems biology addresses both the overall properties of a biological system and uses scientific approaches to understand specific mechanisms.

  • DTU Transport

    DTU Transport conducts research and teaching in the field of traffic and transport planning. The Department offers consultancy services to public authorities within infrastructure, socioeconomics, transport policy and traffic safety. DTU Transport also carries out collaboration projects with the business sector on green logistics.

  • DTU Vet

    DTU Vet conducts research in infectious animal diseases. We are interested in finding out more about the pathogenesis, spreading and symptoms of the diseases and eventually develop new vaccines against them. Also, we educate engineers and veterinary students in Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering.

  • DTU Wind Energy

    DTU Wind Energy is a globally leading centre for wind energy with technical-scientific competences in the international front and with a unique integration of research, education and public/private sector consulting.


When the College of Advanced Technology was founded in 1829, Denmark had its first MSc programme in Engineering at a high academic level. The College changed its name and became the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 1994. 

H.C. Ørsted founded the College in the image of École Polytechnique in France. The objective was to educate young men to work in industry, but in the beginning DTU was not able to teach practice, so the college mainly educated technical teachers.

After industrialisation in the beginning of the 1870s engineers from DTU began to fill public-sector posts and they began to play a major role in industry. Still, most major engineering projects were carried out by foreign companies. But in the 1880s, foreign companies lost their influence and Danish engineers began working abroad.

Just after the turn of the last century DTU finally achieved an international level of excellence. In the first two decades of the 1900s, Danish engineers captured the international scene in engineering. DTU was now ready to educate the engineers needed to create the modern industrial society.

Accreditation and Rankings

In 2014, DTU was granted an Institutional accreditation by the Danish Accreditation Institution (member of ENQA). TheInstitutional accreditation assures that the quality assurance system of the institution is well described, well-argued, and well-functioning in practice.  




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Academic Ranking of World Universities
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Living expenses

The Danish Agency for Labour Retention and International Recruitment requires that all non-EU/EEA citizens seeking to spend a year in Denmark can demonstrate minimum funds of DKK 50,000 (fifty thousand Danish kroner - approximately Euro 6,750) to cover their expenses while living in Denmark. 

Approximate expenses per month: 745-1470 EUR (5550 - 10980 DKK)

Rent: 335-800 EUR (2500 - 6000 DKK)

Food and household expenses: 228 EUR (1700 DKK)

Transport: 0-165 EUR per month (0-1230 DKK per month) / monthly travel card: 42-158 EUR (320-1180 DKK)


Other studying possibilities

Summer University DTU

The Summer University DTU Programme offers courses with instruction entirely in English language for BSc and MSc students of engineering or related natural science programmes. 

International students from DTU partner universities are invited to come to DTU for a 1-3 months period during which they will follow one or more of the offered Summer University DTU courses. Students who are accepted for the Summer University programme will be able to sign up for courses from 1 to 15 May.

Summer Course in Danish Language and Culture (ECTS credited)

DTU offers international MSc students and exchange students at DTU a three week long, ECTS credited course in the Danish language and culture.

The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the Danish language and culture in order to enable them to communicate by using Danish in simple everyday situations. It is not a prerequisite to know any Danish in order to participate.

The cultural component of the course will give the students a broad knowledge of the Danish society. Lectures on Danish society and history will be held by instructors as well as members of the local society. The lectures will be on the structure of the Danish political system, the labor market and Danish industry, as well as on Danish literature and Danish customs. This will give the students the relevant knowledge and understanding to enable them to participate in conversations with their future Danish friends and colleagues.

The course will be concluded by an examination.

Why you should choose DTU

DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe, continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increase and develop our partnerships with industry, and assignments accomplished by DTU’s scientific advice.

The number of student enrolment is higher than ever and, for the eleventh consecutive year, we have received a record-breaking number of applications from students who want to pursue a degree from a technical elite university with a global outlook.

The international dimension is of vital importance to DTU. In 2014, we welcomed 538 international students into our MSc programmes, half of our PhD students are recruited from abroad, and more than one third of our scientific staff are highly qualified researchers of international backgrounds. In addition, the extent and intensity of our collaborations with other leading technical universities around the world continue to grow.

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Study programs at Technical University of Denmark :
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  • Tuition Fee:
  • International students: $ 16.5k / 1 year
  • Ranking:
  • 454 StudyQA
  • Duration:
  • 2 years
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    • Tuition Fee:
    • International students: $ 16.5k / 1 year
    • Ranking:
    • 440 StudyQA
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    • 2 years
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      • Tuition Fee:
      • International students: $ 23.4k / 1 year (2016)
      • Ranking:
      • 629 StudyQA
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      • 3 years
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        • Tuition Fee:
        • International students: $ 15.9k / 1 year
        • Ranking:
        • 1213 StudyQA
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        • 2 years
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          • Tuition Fee:
          • International students: $ 15.9k / 1 year
          • Ranking:
          • 1128 StudyQA
          • Duration:
          • 2 years