If you are enrolled as a full degree student at another Danish educational institution, you may enrol as a guest student at DTU.
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As a guest student, you may follow a wide variety of courses, as long as there are vacancies. The classes take place during the day along with DTU students. You may enrol in as many courses as you like—from one course a week up to a full course load.
Find the necessary information via the follwing links:
In DTU’s course database, you can enter a search word to find the courses offered in your particular field of interest. Clicking on the individual courses provides a detailed description of the course. See also “How to read the course description” in the menu on the left for a more detailed description of the course database.
To be enrolled as a guest student, you must submit a notice of preliminary approval. This is a document from your own educational institution stating that the course credit points can be transferred to your programme. Preliminary approval must be submitted as soon as possible—and no later than three weeks after semester start for 13-week sessions and two days for 3-week sessions. If you do not hand in the preapproval before this date, your course registrations will be cancelled.
Everyone meeting the standard admission requirements for DTU programmes may enrol as a guest student.
Some of the courses have limited admission—this is stated in the course descriptions in the course database. Guest students may only enrol in these courses if, after the enrolment deadline, the course is not filled up with DTU’s full-time students. Furthermore, guest students may only enrol in courses taught under Open University. It is stated in the course description whether a course is taught under Open University or not.
Guest students do not have to pay to take part in courses and enrol for examinations, but there may be costs for materials.
Danish Diploma in Economics (HD) students do, however, have to pay to take part in courses at DTU, even though the course credit points can be transferred to the HD programme. This is because the HD programme is already part of the programmes offered by the institutions of higher education under part-time studies.
Tuition Fees for Non Danish Citizens
You do not have to pay tuition fees if you are from an EU/EEA country.
However, if you are not a Danish citizen and come from a non-EU/EEA country, you must pay tuition fees at all institutions of higher education in Denmark.
The EU/EEA countries are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the Czech Rep. and the Netherlands.
All other countries are defined as non-EU/EEA countries.
However, the following non-EU/EEA citizens will continue to be exempt from paying tuition fees:
- Students studying in Denmark in exchange for Danish students taking their places at their home universities according to agreements between Danish universities and one or more universities abroad.
- Students with a permanent residence permit or a time-limited residence permit issued with a possibility of permanent residence in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden.
- Students who have dual citizenship in both an EU country and a non-EU country.
- Students who have been granted government scholarships in accordance with s. 19 (6) of the Danish Act on Universities.
The tuition fee for guest students is DKK 1,710 for each ECTS-point.
You must submit a copy of your residential permit, if you are not a Danish citizen and you come from a non-EU/EEA country.
13-week session/autumn: 15 July - 12 August
3-week session/January: 15 November - 1 December
13-week session/spring: 1 December - 12 January
3-week session/June: 1 May - 15 May
If there are more students enrolled than places, the places are allotted according to the principle of “first come first served”. It is therefore a good idea to enrol early.
Most of the courses extend over 13 weeks with between 3 and 7 hours of teaching per week, not including preparation time. These courses take place in the spring and autumn semesters, which begin on 1 February and 1 September, respectively.
DTU also offers short courses in January and June. These courses consist of full-time teaching every day and last between 1.5 and 3 weeks.
To enrol as a guest student, you need to complete an application form.
The form can also be sent to you by contacting the Study Division.
Remember to submit the notice of preliminary approval stating that the credits points from the course/courses can be transferred to your study programme.
When you are enrolled in a class, you are automatically registered to take the examination. You have three examination attempts in each course. However, you may not register to re-sit an examination in courses for which you have already earned a grade of 6 or above (13-point grading scale), a grade of 2 or above (7 grading scale), pass or approved. You are entitled to sit an examination for a course even though no classes have been taught if you failed the course during the preceding semester or registered as ill at the examination held during the preceding semester.
You may withdraw from an examination 15 days before the first day of the examinations session. After the withdrawal deadline, your enrolment will count as an examination attempt. Please contact Study Information to register to re-sit an examination in the following sessions:
Re-sit for a winter examination: 15 October – 1 November
Re-sit for a summer examination: 1 April – 15 April
Notice of admission
Within three weeks after the application deadline, you will receive a letter stating whether you are enrolled in the desired courses or not. The letter also provides practical information, among other things, about the commencement of classes and when you can expect to receive a certificate stating you have taken the course if enrolled.