Students at DTU

Academic life

Course descriptions

DTU has a course database containing all our course descriptions. We also have an overview of all classrooms, making it possible to search for the time and place of your courses.

Your first week of teaching

You can download your timetable for the first week of teaching from this page at the end of August. The timetable contains information on the time and place of your courses. Please note that the timetable may look different the rest of the semester.

More information on your timetable 

The academic year

The academic year at DTU is divided into periods of courses,exam periods and periods where you focus on one specific topic or case.

Overview of the academic year at DTU

DTU Inside – DTU’s intranet

Inside.dtu.dk is the shared DTU intranet for students and staff. It gives you access to information and news throughout DTU. Use your DTU password to log on DTU Inside.

DTU Inside contains the page ’Education' with information intended particularly for students. The page provides information on, for instance, classrooms, DTU contacts, deadlines, and exam periods. You will also find announcements posted by the Study Information, which you need to keep an eye on.

Using 'My courses and Groups' and 'Toolbox' you can register for courses and exchange files, messages, and lots of other things with your fellow students. Here you can also access study-related data, such as grades and timetables.

From pupil to student

To many students it is a radical change to start at university. Many things are new: New people, places and systems; There are new ways of learning, bigger and different requirements and an expectation that you can and will take responsibility for your studies.

  • There is no reading period, so you have to prepare for the exams during the semester.
  • The study consists of many different courses and you have to plan when you want to take them yourself.
  • The curriculum is comprehensive and may seem immense.
  • The academic level is high and you need to learn a lot of new things in a short period of time.

In addition to all the academic things you have to deal with, you also need to learn how to become a student. That means you have to work on your study techniquies and learn how to plan and prioritise your time so that you have room for both study, leisure and work. 

It takes time to become a competent student. There is therefore a large network of fellow students, vectors, lecturers and student advisors standing by to support you. What and how much you get from them depends on your own effort. 

Avoid plagiarism

As a student at DTU, you are covered by the same rules and academic principles that apply to our lecturers and researchers.

Most importantly, you must never copy (plagiarize) other people’s ideas, thoughts, reports, or articles. You may, however, quote other people’s ideas, thoughts, reports, or articles. This means that you must be very clear when you quote other people’s work in your own work. 

For example, when you quote someone by reproducing or directly copying a section from a text, you must use quotation marks and indicate the source as a reference.

Moreover, you must not copy your own previous assignments, reports, etc. without stating the source. The rule is that when written work from DTU or another educational institution already has been submitted for assessment, it must subsequently be quoted.

To ensure that the rules on plagiarism are complied with, DTU uses anti-plagiarism software. DTU therefore requires that all reports are submitted electronically. 

Study abroad

There is ample scope to take part of your study programme abroad when studying at DTU. DTU has more than 200 exchange agreements with institutions around the world where studying is free. DTU also has some very unique programmes and partnership agreements which you can benefit from.

Read more about studying abroad

International MSc programmes

If you want to take your MSc programme abroad, DTU has lots of options—you just need to start preparing well in advance. Contact the International Student Counsellors to hear more about the possibilities.

Read more about DTU’s joint international MSc programmes

Elite study programmes – Honours Programmes

Honours Programmes are elite study programmes, where students are offered especially challenging courses. You can be admitted to all MSc programmes as an elite student, but you must have a grade point average of at least 10 from your undergraduate programme. As an Honours Programme student, you can choose to focus on research or the business sector.

Read more about DTU’s elite study programmes

Student Guide

For more information on studying at DTU and student life af DTU, please see our Student guide

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the Danish Study Guidance, +45 4525 1199, studvejl@adm.dtu.dk

Read more about guidance and counselling