Why choose DTU?

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DTU is one of Denmark’s foremost research universities. As such we educate, make innovative discoveries, generate entrepreneurial ideas for improving people’s lives and protect the environment. The University serves as an engine of economic growth and social prosperity and is particularly well-known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace.

An international university

DTU is committed to the international exchange of knowledge and works closely with international companies and universities. 

You will meet countless international students and staff at DTU. In 2019, we welcomed 888 international students into our MSc programmes, more than half of our PhD students are recruited from abroad, and more than one third of our scientific staff are highly qualified researchers of international backgrounds.


Learning to think creatively, analytically, and globally—and taught by professor and lecturers at the forefront of their field—DTU offers you the opportunity to become a leader in your chosen profession.

Learning the Scandinavian way


Studying at DTU

Students at DTU experience:

  • an innovative and open-minded learning environment
  • a research-based and innovative education
  • a flexible modular course structure
  • teacher/researcher to student ration of 1:4
  • all MSc programmes and one BSc Eng programme taught in English 
  • high-quality labs, teaching facilities, libraries and computer facilities
  • emphasis on combining theory and practice via project and lab work
  • being involved in knowledge transfer and company relations.

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Engineer your future at DTU

Undergraduate programmes

Research-based and application-oriented are keywords for all our undergraduate programmes. DTU offers an English BSc programme in General Engineering and more than 30 BSc and BEng programmes in Danish.

See our undergraduate programmes

Graduate programmes

Taught exclusively in English, DTU’s MSc programmes cover most modern engineering fields and are research-based technological programmes at elite level—aimed at qualifying the graduate for a knowledge-intensive position in industry and the business sector and in society in general.

See our graduate programmes

Cutting edge research

With a research profile characterized by depth, innovation, and impact, DTU is at the academic forefront within the technical and the natural sciences.

Special focus is dedicated to a number of global and challenging research disciplines, including sustainable energy technologies and life sciences.

The Unviersity promotes promising fields of research within the technical and the natural sciences, especially based on usefulness to society, relevance to business, and sustainability.

At the forefront of sustainable technology

DTU has the first site in the world where wind turbines as high as the pylons on the biggest bridges can be tested and further developed under optimum wind conditions.

Researchers from DTU are helping to build some of the largest wind turbine parks in the world. They have developed new construction technology that will greatly reduce the level of COoutput from construction.

They work to reduce the massive amount of methane released from waste sites, turn every day household waste into a source of green energy, supply future low-energy buildings with cost-efficient district heating, make low-cost solar cells and fish farming sustainable. 

At DTU, all programmes focus on sustainability, climate technology and environment. Our students are therefore encouraged early on in their studies to come up with sustainable solutions and new green technology

GRØN DYST is a student competition occurring every two years at DTU. Its purpose is to incorporate sustainable technology learning into existing courses at DTU. 

Sustainable student projects

The Kingdom of Denmark

Denmark is a democracy where personal freedom, freedom of speech and inclusive values are highly valued.

It is one of the safest countries in Europe. Its public services and infrastructure run efficiently and are well-maintained.

The capital, Copenhagen, is about 15 kilometres from the main DTU Campus in Lyngby, and easily accessible.

Copenhagen is beautiful and clean, with a city centre criss-crossed by canals and pedestrian-only streets.

All of these features contribute to making your stay here as a student pleasant, secure and largely hassle-free.

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Did you know?

  • For years, Denmark has topped the list of the happiest place in the world. In 2020, Denmark ranked second on the “World Happiness Report” commissioned by the United Nations.

  • In 2019, the Education First (EF) English Proficiency Index (EPI) ranked Danes as the 4th best non-native English speakers in the world
  • The 2021 Global Peace Index survey ranks Denmark as the third most peaceful country in the world—with extremely low levels of violent crime and conflict, paired with political democracy and one of the world’s highest levels of income equality.

  • Denmark continuously tops the list of the least corrupt countries in the world.

  • Denmark has one of the best business climates in the world, according to the U.S. business magazine Forbes