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Summer University DTU

Summer University DTU is an opportunity for students to take courses over the summer in one of the three teaching periods in June, July, and August, respectively. Each period lasts three weeks.

The Summer University is primarily intended for students who want to build up credits in advance to allow more time for other activities during the normal semesters, and for students who have dropped off the pace, or have failed exams and need to retake them. The initiative is also designed to allow students to take courses they would otherwise be unable to attend due to timetable clashes. It is also a special offer for guests from other universities or countries, people interested in continuing education, or those who simply do not want to take the entire summer off. The courses (except for retake courses) are taught in English.

Summer University DTU courses

Summer University DTU offers 70-80 different courses. The courses can be found in the course database at www.courses.dtu.dk. Search on 'Summer University' for details on courses in June, July, and August.
You can also search on the individual months.

There are many different kinds of courses to choose from. For example:

  • Research immersion which includes laboratory work with a PhD or a postdoc
  • Field courses, for instance sailing
  • Retake courses for students who have failed an exam
  • Danish Industry Foundation courses on innovation and entrepreneurship
Course periods

three-week period in June 2016: 3 June to 23 June
three-week period in July 2016: 4 July to 22 July
three-week period in August 2016: 1 August to 19 August

Registration

The registration period runs from 1 to 15 May for courses in June, July, and August.

If the course is not fully booked after the ordinary registration deadline, supplementary registration is possible in the following periods:

28 May to 4 June for courses in June
28 May to 7 July for courses in July
28 May to 4 August for courses in August (including registration for retake courses)

DTU students register for courses from the course database (using their student ID number) via the registration module on CampusNet. The individual departments may, however, decide that registration takes place at the department. This will be stated in the course description. Registration for special courses during the summer period takes place via the relevant supervisor at the department.

Students from other Danish universities register as guest students.

People who are not already enrolled on a university programme register via DTU's Open University scheme.

Who can participate?
  • BSc, BEng, MSc, and PhD students 
  • DTU Students
  • International guest students
  • Danish guest students
  • Students who need to take additional courses to be admitted to an MSc programme
  • People interested in continuing education
  • Danish and English students. Most of the courses are taught in English. Retake courses (if students have failed an exam) are in Danish.

 

International students from DTU partner universities are invited to come to DTU for a 3-4 weeks period during which they can follow one of the International Summer University courses.

 

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