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Technical University of Denmark- Summer University

Program Location Lyngby, Denmark
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Direct Enroll
Course # SA 20147
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2019 06/06/19 to 07/26/19
Past Dates

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Technical University of Denmark- Summer University
Lyngby Kirke

University:  The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has a student population of over 7,000 students and is composed of 14 faculties and centers.

Summer Program:  DTU designs special courses for international students. 

Location:  Lyngby is located just north of Copenhagen and is home to several large IT companies, financial institutions as well as the major international engineering firms COWI A/S, Bang & Olufsen, ICEpower a/s.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


Technical University of Denmark- Summer University
Enjoy kayaking at Lyngby

The academic level for the DTU Summer University is appropriate for students at the 5th or 6th semester of their engineering or natural science program. Specific eligibility requirements for specific programs are listed below.

Arctic Technology:  One or more courses in the field the student wants to study in an Arctic context.

Beer Brewing and Quality Control:  Open to students majoring in food technology, biotechnology or chemical engineering.

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering: Theoretical knowledge in unit operations, heat and mass balances, general process technology, reaction engineering and kinetics, process control and flow diagrams. In addition ordinary university level background in inorganic, organic, physical, theoretical and practical analytical chemistry and mathematics is required.

Telecommunication:  The summer course is intended for students around the mid-point of a five-year course in electronics, telecommunications or computer-engineering. The principal selection criteria will be knowledge of telecommunications.


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

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

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Students attend DTU for a 2-4 weeks period during which they will complete one of the offered DTU Summer University programs. Students are awarded a certificate at the completion of a program and receive 3-6 direct Purdue credits.

Arctic Technology Field Course involves travel to and from Greenland as well as accommodation and food in Sisimiut, Greenland.  The students will work on one of several practical projects such as (a) installation of and measurements on a micro hydropower plant, (2) performance and efficiency of a micro wind turbine, (3) solar heating in the Arctic, (4) measurement system for an air heating panel, (5) mapping and risk assessment of oil contamination, (6) packaging waste in Greenland, amounts, types and possibilities for recycling. 

Beer Brewing and Quality Control Twenty-one students will learn how to brew beer in a microbrewery and live up to the demands for safe food production. 

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering In teams of two persons 7 exercises including reports are performed. The offered exercises include: Liquid flow in pipes, gas flow in pipes, pump systems, flow in packed columns, filtration, drying in a tunnel, spray drying, fluidization and fluidized bed drying, distillation, absorption, ultrafiltration, ion exchange, heat exchanging, evaporation, crystallisation, agitation, aeration, solid and liquid extraction, centrifugation, organic synthesis, fixed bed enzyme reactor and process control. Each practical experiment will last ½-1 day. Preparation of reports will take 2-3 days each. In addition every team is expected to make one oral presentation. Excursions to chemical production sites are planned.

Telecommunication comprises two projects each involving six days of work with submission of a final report. The projects are in areas in which DTU enjoys int


Participants will be accommodated in single rooms with shared bathrooms and kitchens at the Campus Village in building blocks of 8 rooms. The students will also have access to other university facilities.

The university campus is located 15 km north of central Copenhagen and can be reached easily by public transportation.

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.

NOTE:  The Arctic Technology Field Course requires a fee to cover tuition, food, and housing in Greenland.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2019

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and the Host University
Program Fee$0.00
Study Abroad Fee$609.40
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,300.00
Books and Supplies$250.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

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 before or 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.

APPLY EARLY: Programs have limited enrollment.  For example, the Arctic Technology Program will accept only 10 students worldwide.
Program Application Deadline
DTU Summer Application Deadline Feb 1

Returnees Information
Technical University of Denmark- Summer University
Open Air Museum at Lyngby

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.


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