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ENGR Exchange: DTU Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)

Copenhagen, Denmark
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To apply to this program, click "Apply Now" at the top of this page and review the application process for Exchanges.

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Exchange programs are highly competitive and therefore space in each program is limited to students who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • You must have completed 2 semesters at UMD
  • You must be a ENGR major

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

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

All credit you earn on this program will count at transfer credit on your UMD transcript.

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.

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 here

UMD students participating in an Exchange have the benefit of paying UMD tuition rates and fees to attend an institution abroad. For specific information on the cost of attending this Exchange, please see the ENGR 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 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 2015 03/01/2015 03/11/2015 08/29/2015 12/22/2015
View the host institution's Academic Calendar for more information.
Year (Fall-Spring) 2015 03/01/2015 03/11/2015 08/29/2015 06/01/2016
View the host institution's Academic Calendar for more information.
Spring 2016 10/01/2015 10/11/2015