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A&M ENGR Only Exchange: DTU: Technical University of Denmark
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Engineering
Academic College: College of Engineering Academic Department: Aerospace Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineeirng, Maritime Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Petroleum Engineering
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Language requirement:
No
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz, Leslie Donaway
Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Hostel/Hotel
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) was founded in 1829 by H.C. Ørsted, the father of electromagnetism. DTU was founded on the basis of using natural and technical sciences to benefit society, and continues to be ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe. In the year 2015, DTU hosted over 10,000 students, including nearly 1,000 exchange students. DTU has international and exchange program agreements with over 200 universities worldwide, and prides itself in its growth through collaboration with these other universities.

Location

The Technical University of Denmark is located in Kongens Lyngby, Just north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Kongens Lyngby is home to several large IT companies, financial institutions, the major international engineering firm COWI A/S, Bang & Olufsen ICEpower a/s, and the Lyngby-Taarbaek Philharmonic Orchestra. In a 20-minute drive, Kongens Lyngby dwellers can reach Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital and its most populated city. Copenhagen, the cultural hub of Denmark and wider Scandinavia, is home to a wide array of museums such as the National Museum of archaeology and history. Copenhagen also boasts an influence of entertainment and performing arts, and is home to the Copenhagen Concert Hall as well as the Royal Danish Theatre founded in 1748. Copenhagen as one of the highest number of restaurants and bars per capita in the world, and hosts several recurring community festivals, mainly in the summer. In Denmark, travel to and from different cities is made easy by the public train and bus transportation systems established throughout the country. More information about transportation in Denmark can be found here.

Eligibility Requirements 
  • This program is limited to students in the Dwight College of Engineering
  • Have a minimum Junior classification by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Obtain a student visa
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January; exams may be arranged to be taken in December for early departure)
  • Spring Semester (January to June)
Courses
 
DTU offers an English BSc program in general engineering and more than 30 BSc and BEng programs in Danish. DTU’s course base includes a collection of all of DTU’s courses as well as their descriptions. DTU offers special courses offered for international students in English, as indicated on the DTU course base. DTU calculates credits based on the ECTS (European standard) credit point system in which 60 credit points corresponds to one year’s workload. More information about DTU courses can be found here. For students who wish to learn Danish, DTU offers a four-day introduction program, a three-week intensive Danish language and culture course, and free Danish language courses each semester. All exchange students to DTU must have their courses pre-approved by their advisors at their home institution, Texas A&M University.
 

Housing

Exchange students to DTU are not guaranteed accommodation. However, exchange students may apply for university accommodation before May 15 for the fall semester or before November 15 for the spring semester. The exchange student accommodation application can be found here. Types of accommodation include residence halls, student rooms (a shared house with other international students), the Campus Village (single rooms, fully furnished), Studio Apartments (off campus, in the Copenhagen area), and homestay options. For more information and price estimates, students should visit the DTU International Student Accommodation page.


Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program (REEP) is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.

 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition & Fees $5,000
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
Accommodations $1,300
International Airfare $1,700
Meals $1,000
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies $300
Personal Spending $2,000+
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $11,600+
Texas A&M Semester Cost Comparison $13,636+
 

 
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage.



Helpful Links

DTU Homepage
DTU Exchange Student Page
DTU International Student Guide
DTU Course Base
International Student Accommodation
Denmark Public Transportation
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Currency Converter


Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
 
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
 
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student
 

Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at the Technical University of Denmark, students should contact Leslie Donaway in the Dwight Look College of Engineering’s International Programs Office.
 
For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, contact Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz.