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Danish Technical University

Danish Technical University
The Danish Technical University (DTU), the leading center for engineering education and research in Denmark, is located in suburban Lyngby, just a short bus or commuter train ride from the magnificent city of Copenhagen.
Lyngby, Denmark
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Semester or Academic Year
  • Study engineering and physics in Lyngby, a suburb of cosmopolitan Copenhagen
  • No foreign language experience necessary
  • Live in apartment-style dormitories on campus
Program Summary: 

The Danish Technical University (DTU), the leading center for engineering education and research in Denmark, is located in suburban Lyngby, just a short bus or commuter train ride from the magnificent city of Copenhagen. Courses are taught in Chemical, Electrical, Civil, Construction, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, as well as Energy, Information Systems and Applied Physics. Presently 200 out of 700 courses offered at the MA level are taught in English. DTU is working to offer all Bachelors' level courses in English. Students can take exams in English or Danish and will find a wide variety of classes offered which meet KU School of Engineering requirements at the B.S. or Master's level.

Academic Information: 

DTU courses and grades will be posted as KU equivalents on your KU transcript and grades will figure into your KU GPA. The relevant KU academic department will make the final decision regarding posting of credit and grades, and their application toward graduation.

Click here to learn about selecting courses at DTU: DTU Course Selection Guide

Click here to view DTU's Course Catalog: DTU Courses

Click here to see sample courses KU students can take at DTU: DTU Course Equivalencies


Students live in apartment-style dormitories on campus, or in the northern areas of Copenhagen. Students usually have a single room with their own bathroom, while sharing a kitchen and common area with up to ten other students.


Engineering majors. Second semester sophomore standing. GPA of 2.8 preferred.

DTU website: http://www.dtu.dk/


Deadlines Extended for Summer, Fall and Academic Year Programs.

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