How much does it cost to take a PhD degree?

PhD students, who wish to finance the PhD studies themselves, are to pay tuition fee to DTU each year in the amount of:

  • 2016:       DKK 147,600
  • 2017:       DKK 150,000
  • 2018:       DKK 152,400
  • 2019:       DKK 154,800
  • 2020:       DKK 157,200

The tuition covers, among other things, expenses for:  

  • External courses
  • Supervision
  • Conference participation
  • Stay(s) abroad
  • Thesis evaluation
  • Publication of thesis
  • The project and stay at the department in general
  • Department administration

DTU recommends that non-employed PhD students have a minimum of DKK 12.000 per month as their means of support, because the high living expenses in Denmark.