Technical University of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark


Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is one of Europe’s leading engineering institutions. Students will find more than 1200 courses taught in English in the natural and technical sciences, including computer science, physics, chemistry, and engineering. DTU also has a vibrant student life on campus, including many clubs, associations, social events, and sports. See the DTU Campus tour below.

Quick Facts

Partner Program Type – Exchange

Minimum GPA – 2.85

Eligibility – Good academic and disciplinary standing, Min Age: 18, Open to All Majors, Junior or Senior class standing by the time of departure

Term Options

Fall Semester – early September to late December

Spring Semester – early February to early June

  • students must miss both winter and spring quarters at UCSC to participate in this session

Academic Year – early September to early June

Partner Program deadline dates



City & University
Technical University of Denmark is situated about 10 miles north of Copenhagen, in a northern suburb called Kongens Lyngby. Lyngby is a lively center of knowledge and commerce home to around 55,000 people. It is renowned for its cultural life, excellent shopping and beautiful countryside close to the sea and extensive forests.

University-managed housing is not guaranteed for exchange students, but DTU will assist students who apply within the deadlines in finding accommodations. You can apply for university-managed accommodations with your DTU student number, which you will receive shortly after your official acceptance letter from DTU. Learn more about DTU Accommodations for Exchange Students or finding your own housing.

You are responsible for applying for, securing, and paying for accommodations directly to the housing provider.

Student Support

The International Study Guidance assists exchange on administrative and cultural issues relating to being new in Denmark.

Country Information Resources

Students with Disabilities

If you need support services abroad, notify your UCSC Disability Resource Center (DRC) Coordinator

Learn more about Support for Students with Special Needs at DTU.

Identities Abroad and Away

UC Santa Cruz Global Learning is committed to inclusion and equity in our various program options as well as striving to make everyone’s experiences abroad enriching, positive, and safe.

Learn more on our Identities Abroad and Away webpage.


Host University Courses

As a DTU exchange student, you will enroll full-time in courses alongside other local and international students for a semester or full academic year. 

Course Search

View the DTU Course Base.

Satisfying Requirements
It may be possible to satisfy major, minor, GE, and/or electives on this program.

Learn more about:

Course Load Requirements

You are required to enroll in a full-time course load while abroad as defined by your host institution:

  • A full-time course load while abroad as defined by your host institution (At DTU, a full course load is 30 ECTS per semester, which is approximately three to five courses.)

As a UCSC student, you must also continue to meet UCSC Satisfactory Academic Progress, which requires students to enroll in a minimum of 12 UCSC quarter credits per quarter. At DTU, you are required to ensure you meet this requirement by enrolling in the equivalent of at least 12 quarter credits for fall semester and at least 24 quarter credits for spring semester after conversion (see below).

Credit Conversion

DTU uses ECTS credits. These will be converted to UCSC quarter credits when added to your UC transcript.

  • 5 ECTS credits = 4 quarter credits at UCSC
  • 10 ECTS credits = 8 quarter credits at UCSC
  • 15 ECTS credits = 12 quarter credits at UCSC
  • 20 ECTS credits = 15 quarter credits at UCSC

Academic Restrictions

Some courses abroad may have enrollment limitations and/or restrictions, such as prerequisites. Review course information provided by the university partner to understand any course limitations and/or restrictions prior to official course enrollment abroad. If you are unsure about your eligibility to enroll, please contact UCSC Global Learning at before applying to this program.

Academic Differences

Please note that the academic system, such as assignments, exams, course structure, grading system, etc., at your host institution may be different from what you are used to at UCSC. We highly recommend researching the academic system at your host university in advance to best prepare for your experience abroad.

Academic Calendar

We recommend comparing the host university academic calendar to the UCSC academic calendar to see how the academic calendars, holidays, and breaks differ.

Last modified: May 17, 2024