Summer course in Danish language and culture

Summer Course in Danish Language and Culture (ECTS credited)

DTU offers international MSc students and exchange students at DTU a three week long, ECTS credited course in the Danish language and culture.

Dates: Next Summer Course is 5 August - 25 August 2018
ECTS: 5 (please note! All students will receive a certificate after the course. However, full degree students will not be able to include the course in their DTU curriculum)

Course Content

The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the Danish language and culture in order to enable them to communicate by using Danish in simple everyday situations. It is not a prerequisite to know any Danish in order to participate.

The cultural component of the course will give the students a broad knowledge of the Danish society. Lectures on Danish society and history will be held by instructors as well as members of the local society. The lectures will be on the structure of the Danish political system, the labor market and Danish industry, as well as on Danish literature and Danish customs. This will give the students the relevant knowledge and understanding to enable them to participate in conversations with their future Danish friends and colleagues.

The course will be concluded by an examination.

Language instruction will take place in the mornings from 9-12 hrs. 

Instruction in Danish culture and history will, as a general rule, take place in the afternoons, from 14-17 hrs. There will also be excursions to places of historical and cultural relevance.

You will be taught by professional Danish teachers with many years of experience in teaching international students. All teachers have a very friendly and personal approach to their students.


The course takes place at one of the most popular hotels situated in the beautiful setting of Eastern Jutland, close to the picturesque city of Ebeltoft and Aarhus. Website of the hotel: .

Accommodation & Meals

Students will be accommodated in hotel rooms for 1 or 2 persons. Each room has its own shower and toilet. Meals are included in the accommodation fee. 

Accommodation cost

There is no tuition fee for this course, but you must pay an accommodation fee of € 1700. These costs cover accommodation, meals, and excursions.


Please apply before 1 June, 2018, i.e. send the application form by e-mail to .

If you want to read what last year's participants said about the course, please check