General admission requirements
When you apply to DTU you have to fulfil two sets of admission requirements:
- The general admission requirement: You must have an upper secondary exam that equates a Danish upper secondary exam
- The specific admission requirements: You must have certain subjects at certain levels
You can visit the Exam book to find out if your secondary exam gives access to higher education in Denmark.
Specific admission requirement
In addition to the general admission requirement, you also have to fulfil the specific admission requirements. The specific admission requirement means that you have to have certain subjects at a specific level. The A and B-levels refer to how advanced the subject is and does not refer to grades. A-level means the highest level in a Danish upper secondary exam and B-level the second highest level.
The four specific admission requirements for the BSc in General Engineering are (Danish levels):
If you have a Danish upper secondary exam Biotechnology A-level can substitute Chemistry B-level and Geoscience A-level can substitute Physics B-level.
The grade requirement is that you have passed the course. DTU will convert your levels and grades, if you have a non-Danish upper secondary exam. However, if you have an IB or an exam from the Nordic countries, you can use the conversion tables below or visit the Exam book.
Re-calculation from 2022
If you have a Danish upper secondary exam finished after 1 May 2022 and take supplementary courses afterwards, please be aware of the new rules for re-calculation of your grade point average.
If you are applying on the basis of an upper secondary exam from the Nordic countries, you can find a subject conversion table here.
If you are applying on the basis of an IB exam you can find a subject conversion table here.
All other countries
If you are applying on the basis of an upper secondary exam from any other country, the assessment of your subject levels is carried out by the bachelor admission’s team at DTU when you apply for admission. Alternatively, you can apply for a pre-assessment between 1 September and 1 November to find out if you fulfil the admission requirements. Find more information on how to apply for a pre-assessment.
All international applicants (see below for exemptions) have to prove their English proficiency by taking one of the tests below. DTU does not automatically receive test scores, therefore:
- Please ensure that you request a paper copy of the result at the time of registration for the language test
- Make sure to upload your score report along with your application at optagelse.dk.
If you are not able to take the test before the application deadline 15 March at noon you can take the test afterwards. Please submit your test result as soon as possible on optagelse.dk and no later than 5 July at noon.
DTU accepts the following tests with the minimum score:
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition (SHE)*
TOEFL iBT Paper Edition*
|C1 Advanced (Cambridge Advanced English) /
C2 Proficiency (Cambridge English Proficiency)
Note that IELTS and TOEFL tests are valid for two years. That means the test can be no older than two years on 5 July the year you apply for admission.
*Please note the language scores will ONLY be accepted, after DTU can verify them online. If you take the TOEFL test, please remember to give DTU's TOEFL code (1684) at the time of taking the test, to ensure that DTU can verify the scores online. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that DTU has access to the online score. 'My Best Scores' are not accepted.
Applicants who are exempt from submitting an English test are:
- Applicants who have an upper secondary exam/high school exam from certain English speaking countries: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, or Ireland, if they have passed their exam(s) in English.
- Applicants with an exam that is Danish, Nordic, Duborg, A. P. Møller, International Baccalaureate (from the IB diploma programme) or European Baccalaureate (from the “ScholaEuropaea”).
The exam must have an English level the Danish Agency for Higher Education considers comparable to a Danish B level in English.
- Applicants who have a Bachelor's or Master's degree from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain or Ireland, where all classes have been taught in English. You will need to provide documentation that the teaching was in English.
Applicants with an upper secondary exam / higher education from all other countries, including African and Asian countries, where the language of tuition is/was English, have to submit a test.