Technical University of Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



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Thayer School of Engineering


Founded in 1829, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is unique among Danish universities due to its polytechnic, single faculty nature and the specified civic and social aim on its purpose in society. DTU provides education, research, scientific advice, innovation, and industrial collaboration within the technical sciences and the natural sciences and is renowned for its business-oriented approach and its focus on sustainability. DTU's research-based educational programs are of the highest international standard.
The undergraduate engineering exchange program with DTU enables undergraduates from both institutions to take advantage of the unique academic and cultural opportunities offered by Dartmouth College and DTU. The program generally enrolls four to ten students from DTU to spend the fall term at Dartmouth and a like number of Dartmouth students to spend the fall or spring semester at DTU. Spring semester exchange requires the utilization of a leave term for winter or spring.
DTU's fall term runs from early September to late January, but exchange students can choose to end their fall semester in late December, thus skipping the intensive 3-week course in January. DTU's spring term runs from early February to late June, but exchange students can choose to end their spring semester in late May, skipping the intensive 3-week course in June. Dartmouth students participating in the exchange for the DTU spring semester will enroll as exchange students for the Dartmouth winter term and will need to plan to take a leave term for the spring term. 
Upon completion of the exchange, the exchange coordinator at the host institution will forward the transcript to the Office of the Registrar, Dartmouth College. Future transcripts of exchange program grades must be obtained by the student from the exchange institution.



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Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

Third (or possibly fourth) year engineering sciences majors (or modified majors) by the time they enter the exchange program. 


Technical University of Denmark's main campus, DTU Lyngby Campus, is located just 15 km north of Copenhagen. The DTU Lyngby Campus covers 106 hectares of meadows and woodland. Students have access to a multitude of facilities: state-of-the-art laboratories as well as modern lecture halls, student-data bars, cafeterias, cafes, sport facilities, student associations, and clubs.

DTU will provide the appropriate counselling and other assistance to Dartmouth exchange students, assist Dartmouth exchange students in finding appropriate housing in residence halls, apartments or private homes for the period of their study at DTU, and assist them in securing such rooms to the fullest extent possible;

Tuition and Fees

Dartmouth students pay tuition and service fees to Dartmouth; room and board fees as well as transportation to and from the program site are the responsibility of the student.  Because the exchange is an official program sponsored by the College, Dartmouth students do not need to pay the transfer term fee that the College charges to students who study on outside programs during leave terms.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for official exchange programs arranged through the College. Financial aid awards are adjusted to reflect the actual cost of the exchange term. However, students will receive no more scholarship assistance than they would have received for a term at Dartmouth. Any extra costs associated with the program will be covered by additional loan assistance.

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