Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Copenhagen, Denmark
At DTU, they have always taken our role as a leading force within the technical and natural sciences seriously. They provide education, research and innovation at a high international level. Further, 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.

About

History

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.

Education

Learning the Scandivanian way

  • The special Scandinavian way pervades life at DTU. The educational system encourages all students to take responsibility for planning and executing projects, and to participate actively in discussions in order to develop their critical and analytical skills.
  • Students learn to work individually and in groups, and as a new student you will discover that everything is open to discussion and every opinion is valued. You will learn to ask questions, be innovative and to find and explore interrelationships.

Research

  • Biotechnology and biochemistry
This research area deals with technologies based on biological systems. The focus is on biological systems, components, and principles that can be used to cure diseases, develop new medicines, combat pathogenic bacteria and viruses, and facilitate the future sustainable production of chemicals, energy, and new materials using microorganisms.
  • Chemistry
Chemistry is about understanding the world around us, from the smallest elementary particles to the entire universe. Why do substances react the way they do? How can we design a material, atom by atom? We can use our knowledge to develop eco-friendly technologies, better medicines, and stronger materials.

Master's Programmes

Engineering & Technology (37)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)!

Services

Student services

International Faculty Services

  • International Faculty Services (IFS) is a department within Corporate HR that assists with the recruitment, relocation and retention of DTU’s international researchers, PhD students, guests and their families.IFS cooperates with all of DTU’s departments when recruiting and hiring international candidates. In addition, we work closely with the Danish authorities and external partners to ensure a smooth transition that suits the needs of each individual employee.

Housing services

  • Campus Service is in charge of the operation, development, and maintenance of DTU's building stock, areas, and facilities—including ascertaining that researchers, other staff, and students have the best possible physical working conditions.
The goal for Campus Service is for DTU's buildings, surroundings, and facilities to be considered attractive by staff and students, while at the same time making sure that citizens, businesses, and the local community consider DTU and DTU's facilities to be an asset.DTU is a nationwide university with activities spread across 20 geographic locations in Denmark and Greenland.
  • Guest Accommodations
  • International Housing Portal
  • International Housing Consultants

Library services

The refurbishment of DTU Library in Building 101 took place in collaboration with the University’s students, who were given a say in deciding what should happen with the rooms. DTU Library has been refurbished so it is possible to either study or take a break on one of the three levels. The central floor area is dominated by a stage, which is used for various events.

Medical services

If you are liable to taxes in Denmark, you are covered by the Danish social security system. There are however some exemptions and limitations depending on which country you come from and the time you have spent in Denmark.Danish social security system covers everything from family support, support for child care, illness, maternity leave and occupational injury to the national pension scheme.

Student Life

Campus life

DTU is situated in Kongens Lyngby which is part of the greater Copenhagen area and employees at DTU thus have access to a great variety of cultural institutions and events.There are several websites with introductions to cultural life in Copenhagen, listings of museums, theatres, restaurants and night life hints to what is hot right now.For a comprehensive introduction, you may wish to consult the website of the The Copenhagen tourist agency, Wonderful Copenhagen.

Sports facilities

DTU has a large selection of indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Indoors you can play soccer (football), Indiaca and badminton, dance, sing, attend yoga classes, sweat it out in the fitness centre or get in shape for your next skiing holiday.Outdoors you can play soccer (football), rugby, basket or beach volleyball. You can also go sailing on Øresund or soar through the air in a hang glider. Check out your options on Sports at DTU.

Accreditation

In 2014, DTU was granted an Institutional accreditation by the Danish Accreditation Institution (member of ENQA). The Institutional accreditation assures that the quality assurance system of the institution is well described, well-argued, and well-functioning in practice.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.