Why Choose DTU

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.

Lying in one of the world’s happiest and safest countries, DTU welcomes graduate students from all over the world to be part of an international, innovative and open-minded learning environment.
Technical University of Denmark, DTU, offers high-quality research-based master study programmes within engineering and technology qualifying you for a knowledge-intensive position in industry and the business sector and in society in general.

An international university

More than 100 nationalities are represented at DTU, making student life at DTU a truly international experience.

In 2022, we welcomed 716 international exchange students. 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.

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

The University attracts leading academics and gifted students from around the world. More than 100 nationalities are currently represented at DTU, making student life at DTU a truly international experience. 


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.

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DTU is a popular choice for many international students. Each year, nearly 2,000 students from more than 100 countries choose to start an education.

Studying at DTU

Meet 4 students who talks about life as a student at DTU.

As a DTU student, you get hands-on access to world-class facilities, and you engage in project-based assignments, offering you the chance to apply your theoretical knowledge to solve real-life problems.

You will be encouraged to work in interdisciplinary programmes and you will get the chance to create your own academic programme that will prepare you for a successful and rewarding career.

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

All our study programmes have a uniquely flexible course structure; they are interdisciplinary and research-based, train you in advanced research methods and in translating new knowledge into technical solutions.

Cutting edge research

DTU Wind Energy runs Test Centre Høvsøre on the West coast of Jutland. At the seven testing stands, international companies test their wind turbine concepts and collect data from tests carried out on the turbines. It is possible to test and document safety, the turbine’s performance and noise emission.

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 CO2 output 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.

Learn more about sustainability at DTU.

DTU Charter - make a sustainable difference

If you choose an engineering degree at DTU, you are also choosing a degree that prepare you to make a sustainable difference.

At DTU we have created a charter to make sure that sustainability is – and will continue to be – a crucial cornerstone of all our courses and programmes.

The charter is our pledge to current and future students – it ensures that you obtain a deep understanding of sustainability and the development of sustainable solutions during your time at DTU.

Learn more about the DTU Charter

Green Challenge

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

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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