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ENGR Exchange: DTU Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
Copenhagen, Denmark (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Year (Fall-Spring)
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Homepage: Click to visit
Fact Sheet:
Class Eligibility: Junior Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Minimum GPA:
3.0 EA Advisor: Ramsey Jabaji
Program Description:
Collage of Denmark

Technical University of Denmark

What's the scoop?
 
In 1829, when Hans Christian Ørsted founded what became the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), he created an eloquent response to an important need in society: to make use of scientific progress in the service of society by applying technology. DTU has applied this fundamental idea for the past 185 years. Based on intensive efforts in research, innovation and the transfer of knowledge, DTU has contributed to Denmark achieving a leading position within such diverse fields as design, wind energy, biotechnology, electronics and telecommunication. 

DTU is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. DTU provides education, research and innovation at a high international level. Furthermore, DTU has strived since 1829 to build sustainable bridges between academia and industry. In 2005, DTU manifested this by such accomplishments as concluding 350 partnership agreements with companies.The internationalization of DTU also continues with more than one fifth of DTU's scientific staff being recruited from outside Denmark and with an increasing number of international students.

The special Scandinavian way pervades life at DTU. Students and teachers work more informally than at most other Universities. Education is largely based on the students' active participation and taking independent responsibility. Students learn to work individually and in groups. They also learn to ask questions, be innovative and to find and explore interrelationships. Thus, they are trained to create new value. 

The exchange program at the Technical University of Denmark will provide interested engineering students with the opportunity to build on their knowledge in the field of engineering and at the same time introduce them to new cultures and lifestyles. Participants will spend one semester or one year of study in Lyngby, Denmark at DTU. Students who have interest in European cultures are suggested to apply for this program.

Language of Instruction: English and Danish.

What do I take?
 
Disciplines Available: Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Designing and Innovation, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Food and Nutrition, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Sustainable Energy, and Wind Energy 

Course Offerings Website: Click here.
Course Approvals: 
DTU_Course_Approvals.pdf *
*Please note that this list of course approvals is for student reference only, and the courses listed can change approval status. 


Credit for courses taken at UMD exchange institutions will be accepted as transfer credit; however, courses must be pre-approved by Education Abroad, the student’s academic advisor(s) and the student’s advising college(s).  Courses must be taken for a letter grade and students must receive the equivalent grade of C- or better in order to receive credit towards their UMD academic record.  The grades for transfer credit courses are not factored into their cumulative GPA and do not show up on their UMD transcript.
Where do I live?
 
For exchange students, DTU does not guarantee accommodation; however, they will do their best to help find accommodations for all students who apply within the deadline. More information on university and private housing can be found here

What's the cost?

University of Maryland students participating in an exchange program have the benefit of paying University of Maryland tuition rates and the technology fee to attend the abroad institution.  An exchange study abroad fee is also assessed by the Education Abroad Office and students are required to purchase UMD health insurance coverage through CISI.

The tuition and fees noted above are charged directly to the student’s UMD financial account, which means that students can apply UMD scholarships, state and federal financial aid, and alternative loans towards the cost of the exchange.  Please see the Funding Study Abroad webpage for more information and available scholarship opportunities.

Housing costs are paid directly to the host institution or on-site housing agency.

For more specific information on the cost of attending this UMD exchange, please see the UMD Engineering Exchange Program Cost Sheets 2013-2014.pdf.

 
Application process for engineering programs:

Step 1:  You should schedule a meeting with Ramsey Jabaji in the Office of International & Leadership Programs located in 1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall.

Step 2:  After you've researched the exchange and made sure you meet the requirements to apply, you should begin an online MyEA application by clicking  "Apply Now"  above and following the instructions on that page. Note: this application requires you to have a faculty letter of recommendation (ideally from a technical faculty member) as well as an official transcript.

Step 3:  Complete the host institution applicaton.

Application Requirements
Minimum Cumulative GPA:  3.0
Language Requirements: None
Application Deadline: October 1 for spring admissions and March 1 for fall/full year admissions

Admissions for UMD Exchanges are competitive and applications are reviewed after the published application deadline.  There may only be a select number of spaces available for semester or year study abroad at a particular host institution.

 

Who's here to help?

Ramsey Jabaji coordinates all logistical aspects of the Techincal University of Denmark program for engineering students and is responsible for program admissions.  Students should meet with Ramsey Jabaji if interested in this program.  To make an appointment with Ramsey, click here.
 
Additional Information

Techincal University of Denmark Exchange Website: Click here.

Techincal University of Denmark Academic Calander: Click here.

UMD Transfer Credit Center: Click here.

Visa Information: Click here.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Last Day to Apply Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014
10/11/2014 02/02/2015 06/02/2015
Fall 2015 03/01/2015
03/11/2015 08/29/2015 12/22/2015
NOTE: View the host institution's Academic Calendar for more information.
Year (Fall-Spring) 2015-2016 03/01/2015
03/11/2015 08/29/2015 06/01/2016
NOTE: View the host institution's Academic Calendar for more information.

Indicates that deadline has passed
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.