Denmark

Quick Facts

Language of instruction: English

Language requirement: None.

Classes are offered in English and Danish.

GPA requirement: 3.0 cumulative

Application deadline:

  • March 1 for Fall or Academic Year
  • October 1 for Spring

Approximate Academic Calendar:

Fall: Late August to late December/early January

Spring: Beginning of February to early June (plus optional 3 week June session)

Duration: Fall, Spring or Academic year

Program

The program in Denmark is run through IESP. Please refer to the school's website and/or contact IESP for more information.

Technical University of Denmark (Lyngby)

DTU information for exchange students

Academics

You must carry the equivalent of 12-18 UW credits while abroad, as determined through a scale for credit equivalency. You can take any course abroad that you can get approved as equivalent to a UW course; learn how to get courses equated. You can also choose from a list of courses already approved as equivalent to UW courses:

The course equivalency table shows all DTU courses that have been equated and their UW equivalents.

Consult the DTU course catalog. DTU also offers a pre-semester Danish language and culture course in the fall. You can learn more here.

Finances

Interested students may apply for a Denmark-specific scholarship provided by the Scan Design Foundation. Learn more, and apply by submitting an application through Scholarships@UW.

The following sample budgets will give you an idea of the costs involved. These amounts are approximate and will vary based on the actual program you attend, your own spending, and the current currency exchange rate. As you budget for your study abroad, make sure you plan for these contingencies. Check current exchange rates online at OANDA.com or XE.com.

Tuition and fees: University of Wisconsin-Madison tuition
UW program fee: $300
UW-mandated CISI health insurance: $34/month
DTU insurance and membership: $50/semester
DTU orientation fee: $60
Housing: $2,500 semester
Meals: $1,700 semester
Miscellaneous expenses (laundry, books, supplies, etc.): $1000 semester
Local transportation: $570 semester
Student visa: $128

Entertainment, vacation and travel costs vary widely.

Host institutions may also require students to purchase their insurance policies in addition to CISI.

Housing

On or off-campus housing is available. Most students live in the dormitories while attending DTU.

Application

1) Complete DTU's electronic application form online, then print it out to bring to IESP along with all other required application materials. IESP will send all application materials to DTU.

2) Complete the IESP Application Cover Sheet (PDF or Word).

3) Submit ALL application materials directly to IESP; do not send them to the institution to which you are applying.

If you have an up-to-date passport please submit a copy of it with your application, otherwise start applying for a passport as soon as possible.

Transcripts can be obtained by either (1) visiting the Office of the Registrar at 333 East Campus Mall or by (2) ordering them online via MyUW. The cost for either option is $10. Please note transcripts ordered online may take up to 10 business days to arrive.

If you have any questions, contact IESP.