Student life at Engineering Light


DTU’s learning, teaching and research facilities are state-of-the-art. The University has a wide variety of research facilities—from ultra-modern laboratories to large in-house test facilities where we can test full-scale constructions.

Students at DTU are allowed hands-on access to, and experience with, the University’s world-class facilities.


Teaching methods

Lectures will provide you with a general overview of the course while the group instructions are based on general discussions as well as close collaboration between the professor/lecturer and the students. Compared to most other countries, the relationship between professor and student is quite informal.

One of the most characteristic features of the Danish educational system is the emphasis placed on student involvement. Students are expected to be capable of working independently as well as contributing actively to classroom discussions. And active student participation has a high priority at DTU.

Read more about 'Learning the Scandinavian way'

An international environment

About 1/3 of all MSc students—as well as a large percentage of lecturers/professor—at DTU are foreigners which contributes to the versatile and international learning environment.


Most courses at MSc level are taught in English, and almost all Danes speak English, so you can get by without Danish—inside and outside of the classroom.

Friday cafés

DTU has several Friday Cafés where you can let your hair down and get to know your fellow students.

Learn more about the Friday cafés

Clubs, associations and sports

DTU has a wide range of clubs, associations, and sports facilities for students and staff alike.
Read more about spare time activities