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During your stay

Adjusting to a new culture

Danes are sometimes accused of being reserved and standoffish, but the reality is that we're friendly and welcoming—once you get to know us.

Learning about Danish norms and expectations can help you avoid misunderstandings and settle in quickly.

Danish work culture is unique with an emphasis on freedom with responsibility, self-management and work-life balance.

Read more about DTU's work cuture.

Courses at DTU

DTU offers a range of courses for our international employees and accompanying spouses:

  • International Introduction Programme
  • Danish Culture Course
  • Spouse Welcome Event
  • Career Development Workshop for Accompanying Spouses
  • and more

    Read more and sign up for our courses here.

    Danish lessons

    International citizens with a valid CPR number are eligible for free Danish lessons paid for by your local municipality.

    DTU partners with local language schools to offer classes at both our Lyngby and Risø campuses.

    International Faculty Services can provide you with more information on how to sign up. 

    Social life

    A social network can provide support and help accelerate the integration process. At DTU, we have several groups to help you meet others and expand your social and professional networks:

    • DTU Blender—a network for all DTU employees
    • DTU Spouse Network—exclusively for international spouses and partners
    • DTU Family Day—In 2017, nearly 900 people from 32 nations came together to celebrate DTU's annual Family Day

    Getting around

    The infrastructure surrounding public transportation in Denmark is among one of the most efficient and reliable in the world.

    Learn more about public transport in general in Denmark.

    Use public transportation to get to DTU's campuses.


    International Faculty Services (IFS) is ready to assist you. 
    Contact us at
    Welcome Guide