Technical University of Denmark

Program Details

Program Location Lyngby, Denmark
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20147
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 08/29/24 to 12/21/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 01/22/24 to 06/03/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


Technical University of Denmark

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 11,000, 10% of whom are international students.

As an exchange student at DTU, you will:

  • experience a vibrant student and campus-life environment just 15 km outside of Copenhagen
  • get to challenge yourself academically with a selection of more than 1200 courses taught in English at both undergraduate and graduate level within the natural and technical sciences
  • have the opportunity to join numerous social activities, clubs, sports and societies
  • live and study in what has several times been named the happiest nation in the world in near proximity to everything from castles to the scenic Danish countryside, cultural experiences and everything a big city has to offer

Located in Lyngby, a northern suburb of Copenhagen, DTU 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.


Technical University of Denmark

Students participating in this program take graduate-level courses.  It is suitable for all Purdue Engineering majors who have completed at least 5 semesters of university study at Purdue before the start of the program at DTU.  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]

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

Language of Instruction: English

Semester Course Load: 24 ECTS (12 Purdue credit hours)

The majority of the courses students will take are in the Master's Level which are all in English. There are only a handful of undergraduate courses taught in English.

The study program focuses on:
- the broad and general engineering competences.
- providing students with a solid grounding in mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
- work and study across disciplines to be able to apply them in solving actual problems.

Throughout the program students have the unique opportunity to work on design-build projects which are practice-oriented. Students also work on an interdisciplinary group project where they’ll propose an engineering solution to a specific problem from the real world. This ensures students become familiar with the engineering approach when it comes to solving problems which also teaches them to communicate and liaise with their group to find the best solutions in real-life settings – an essential element for engineers who wish to embark on a career on a global scale.

To view the course catalogue, click HERE


DTU cannot guarantee housing for all exchange students.  However, the international office will assist students in finding a room.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
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 2023

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

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Program Specific Insurance $300.00
Round-trip Airfare $1,300.00
Housing $3,000.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Visa $325.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online 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

Technical University of Denmark

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