Quick Facts

Language of instruction: English

Language requirement: None.

Classes are offered in English and Danish.

GPA requirement: 3.0 cumulative

Class standing requirements:

  • Must be a junior at UW to enter DTU as an international exchange student.
  • Must have met engineering progression requirements.

Application deadline:

  • March 1 for Fall, Academic Year or Summer
  • 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)

Summer: Students can participate in 2 or 3 three-week summer sessions between June 1 and August 19.

Duration: Fall, Spring, Academic year or Summer


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


You must carry the equivalent of 12-18 UW credits while abroad for a semester, as determined through a scale for credit equivalency. At least 50% of the courses you take abroad must be in engineering, science, or math. 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:

To view all DTU courses that have been equated and their UW equivalents go to IESP's Existing Equivalencies page.

Consult the DTU course catalog.


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 or

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
Residence permit: $500

Entertainment, vacation and travel costs vary widely.

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

For more detailed cost information for the summer option, visit this page and click on 'Cost'.


On or off-campus housing is available. Most students live in the dormitories while attending DTU. Students can learn more about DTU's housing policies by visiting their accommodations page. Students should apply for accommodation as soon as they receive their admissions decision.


1) Complete the IESP application.

2) In order to submit the IESP application, you will need to complete DTU's electronic application form online.

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

If you have an up-to-date passport please upload a copy of it with your application, otherwise start applying for a passport immediately.

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. Either option is free. Please note transcripts ordered online may take up to 10 business days to arrive.

If you have any questions, contact IESP.