Student life at Engineering Physics


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.

As a master's student in physics and nanotechnology, you follow courses taught by active researchers, and very soon, you become part of a dynamic, international research environment.

Part of the master's education is based on project work and most often, these projects are of high relevance to the ongoing research at DTU. Student projects may involve work performed in the cleanrooms and electron-nanoscopes at DTU Nanolab, or with other research equipment situated at DTU Photonics or DTU Physics.

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.


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.

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