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ENGR Exchange: DTU Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)

Copenhagen, Denmark
Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
Year (Fall-Spring)
Program Type: 
Credit Type: 
Minimum GPA: 
3.0
Non-UMD Students Eligible to Apply: 
No
EA Advisor: 
Language of Instruction: 
English,Other

Host Institution
In 1829, when Hans Christian Ørsted founded what became the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), he created an eloquent response to an important need in society: to make use of scientific progress in the service of society by applying technology. DTU has applied this fundamental idea for the past 185 years. Based on intensive efforts in research, innovation and the transfer of knowledge, DTU has contributed to Denmark achieving a leading position within such diverse fields as design, wind energy, biotechnology, electronics and telecommunication. 

DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. DTU provides education, research and innovation at a high international level. Furthermore, DTU has strived since 1829 to build sustainable bridges between academia and industry. In 2005, DTU manifested this by such accomplishments as concluding 350 partnership agreements with companies. The internationalization of DTU also continues with more than one fifth of DTU's scientific staff being recruited from outside Denmark and with an increasing number of international students.

The special Scandinavian way pervades life at DTU. Students and teachers work more informally than at most other Universities. Education is largely based on the students' active participation and taking independent responsibility. Students learn to work individually and in groups. They also learn to ask questions, be innovative and to find and explore interrelationships. Thus, they are trained to create new value. 

The exchange program at the Technical University of Denmark will provide interested engineering students with the opportunity to build on their knowledge in the field of engineering and at the same time introduce them to new cultures and lifestyles. Participants will spend one semester or one year of study in Lyngby, Denmark at DTU. Students who have interest in European cultures are suggested to apply for this program.

Host City
DTU is located in Lyngby, Denmark, a city north of Copenhagen. Lyngby has a commercial center and the surrounding area is home to castles and traditional farmhouses. Lyngby is a short train ride (about 30 minutes) from Copenhagen, the capitol of Denmark. Copenhagen is famous for its unique design sense and cuisine. Explore Copenhagen's cobblestone streets, intimate cafes, and world-class museums. 


Exchange programs are highly competitive and space in each program is limited. You must meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply to this program:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Completion of 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be an ENGR major

Exchange programs are a good fit for students looking for immersion, personal growth, and the opportunity to strengthen qualities such as independence and adaptability.

Student Visa Information
A student visa is required for participation on this exchange. For more information, please visit our study abroad visa guide to view instructions for the country you will be visiting. Please note that visa information is subject to change and you are responsible for checking the embassy website for updates.


  1. Click "Apply Now" at the top of this page. You will log in with your UMD directory ID and password.
  2. Submit all application materials by the deadline listed below. This includes meeting with your EA advisor (listed at the top of this page), requesting a faculty letter of recommendation, and submitting an official transcript.
  3. FOR ENGR GE3 ONLY: If you are applying for a Global E3 exchange, you will need to submit an additional GE3 application by the deadline listed on their website.
  4. After the application deadline, we will review all completed applications and nominate students for available spots in each exchange program.
  5. If you are nominated to participate in this exchange, you will work with your EA advisor (listed above) to apply directly to the host university, who will formally admit you to the exchange program.
  6. Nominated students will then work with their EA advisor (listed above) and our partner universities to coordinate all aspects of the stay at the host university such as course registration, visas and arrival.

Disciplines Available: Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Designing and Innovation, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food and Nutrition, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Sustainable Energy, and Wind Energy

Current course offerings can be viewed on the university's website.

DTU offers courses in Danish or English. The language of instruction will be listed next to the course.

To view previously approved study abroad courses by engineering department, view the Engineering Study Abroad Course Guide. Or, you can view a list of all the previously approved courses for the DTU, here.

Credit

All credit you earn on this program will count as transfer credit towards your UMD degree.  Most courses at Technical University of Denmark  will be converted as follows:

Technical University of Denmark Credit UMD Credit
.6 ECTS Credit 1 UMD Credit
5 ECTS Credit 3 UMD Credit

The chart above was last approved by the UMD Transfer Credit Committee on March 27, 2014.

You can view how courses at this institution have previously been evaluated for UMD equivalents on the International Study Course Search hosted by the Clark School of Engineering website and the Transfer Credit Services Equivalency Database (TCEQ). If you are interested in taking a course not listed on TCEQ, you may have it evaluated for acceptability by following the  UMD Registrar’s evaluation request guidelines.

Grading

Undergraduates must receive a C- equivalent or better in order to be eligible for the transfer of credit.
 

Technical University of Denmark UMD Grade
02 or "E" ECTS. C -

For exchange students, DTU does not guarantee accommodation; however, they will do their best to help find accommodations for all students who apply within the deadline. More information on university and private housing can be found on DTU's website

 


UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the Exchange Cost Sheet

Tuition and fees for exchange programs are charged directly to your UMD account, which means you can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of an exchange. Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor (listed above) is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.

Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:


Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 09/02/2017 12/23/2017
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor/host university website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Year (Fall-Spring) 2017 03/01/2017 03/11/2017 09/02/2017 05/30/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 10/11/2017 01/20/2018 05/30/2018
Dates reflect information that is available on the program sponsor website. Please confirm with program sponsor/host university before making your travel plans.