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Technical University of Denmark

Program Location Lyngby, Denmark
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20147
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2016 08/29/16 to 12/23/16
Past Dates
Spring 2016 02/01/16 to 06/01/16

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Denmark Map


University:  Founded in 1829, the Technical University of Denmark is a world leader in fields such as design, wind energy, biotechnology, electronics and telecommunication.  Total enrollment is just over 6,000, 10% of whom are international students. A virtual tour of DTU will give you an idea of the campus and recent rennovation and construction efforts.

LocationLyngby, a northern suburb of Copenhagen, can be reached by train from the city center.  Service is frequent and the journey lasts twenty minutes.  Copenhagen, with 1.9 million inhabitants, is the capital of Denmark. 

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Applications are open to all engineering majors. Any Purdue student is eligible if s/he has reached at least junior standing by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

DTU offers four engineering majors taught completely in English: electrical and computer engineering, information and communication engineering, mechanical engineering and production engineering.  The course data base is accessible online.

In addition, Purdue upperclassmen would also be able to take some MSc courses in 28 programs, all taught in English.  Students would need to be sure they've met the pre-requisites for each course.

In addition, there are areas where Purdue students could be involved with DTU faculty in basic research:  aquatic research, biomedical engineering, construction and planning, electrotechnology, energy, food and agriculture, informatics and mathematics, mechanics and engineering, nuclear technologies, polar research, pollution and environmental engineering, space technology, terrestrical research, and wind energy.  Arrangements can usually be made for Purdue students to earn credit for completing such research.  This would need to be discussed with both the mentor at DTU and the student's home school.



Housing is in short supply in the entire country of Denmark, not just at universities there.  Therefore, DTU cannot guarantee housing for all exchange students.  However, the international office will assist students in finding a room. Rooms are fully furnished and meals can be prepared in shared kitchens.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2014

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Purdue Study Abroad Scholarship (Semester or 2 Semesters) [More Info]- $3000

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,000.00
Local Transportation$850.00
Books and Supplies$300.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $1,000.00 -$5,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid
The Purdue Global Engineering Program may offer modest financial assistance for students approved for this program.  Interested students should inquire at GEP:

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin