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Technical University of Denmark - Summer University
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Winter (Jun - Aug)
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Technical University of Denmark - 'Summer University DTU'
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Program dates: 2 – 20 July 2018
Sydney exchange application deadline: 27 February 2018
Partner application deadline: 1 March 2018
Duration: 3 weeks
This winter (July) break, Engineering students have the opportunity to study for three weeks at the Technical University of Denmark, one of Europe’s leading technical universities. Experience the innovative Scandinavian style of education, in a city renowned for its modernity and social progressiveness. Summer is the best time to explore Denmark and its outdoor natural beauty!
View DTU program website.
Level: Undergraduate / Postgraduate
Relevant subject areas: Engineering
Credit points: 5 ECTS per course
General conversion: 7.5 ECTS = 6 USYD credits
The DTU course catalogue is searchable by 'Summer University' and the calendar months. Due to University of Sydney semester dates you may only take courses that are scheduled in July. 32 courses are offered in the July term.
Search the DTU course catalogue.
Applying for academic credit
You must have approval from your faculty to receive academic credit towards your Sydney course to be eligible for an exchange place. The approval will need to be uploaded to your Sydney Abroad application prior to the exchange deadline, Tuesday 27 February 2018.
How to apply for academic credit.
The DTU campus is located in Lyngby, a northern suburb of Copenhagen. The suburb is one of the main shopping destinations in the area, and only a short commute from downtown Copenhagen.
DTU was founded in 1829 by H.C. Ørsted, the father of electromagnetism, and is today ranked among Europe’s leading engineering institutions – THE World University Rankings named DTU 58th in the world for Engineering and Technology in 2018. The university says it is particularly focused on “usefulness to society, relevance to business, and sustainability”. Attitudes to teaching follow the “Scandinavian way” – relationships between academics and students are informal, and students are encouraged to take responsibility for their projects. DTU Summer University is offered at DTU Lyngby Campus and DTU Ballerup Campus, both located within 15km of downtown Copenhagen.
The DTU Accommodation Offie assists students with finding housing. Depending on the length of stay and type of housing, accommodation is usually between 600-800 Euros for the term. You can apply for accommodation once you have been accepted by DTU and have DTU student number. The accommodation application deadline is 1 April 2018.
View the DTU website for further details on accommodation.
Tuition: The University of Sydney has an exchange agreement with Technical University of Denmark, which allows students from each institution to study at the other, as part of the student exchange program. University of Sydney students in this course will be enrolled in an exchange unit of study at the University of Sydney and will pay tuition fees at Sydney for this unit. You will not pay tuition fees at TU Denmark, however you must ensure you budget for other expenses.
Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
How to Apply
It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select appropriate units of study at your host institution which can be credited towards your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult your Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.
Please ensure you read all information on this brochure page, taking note of and deadlines and any requirements detailed.
To apply to this program you will need to:
1. Submit an application for academic credit
2. Complete and submit the Sydney Abroad application by clicking the 'Apply' button below.
3. If your application is successful, Sydney Abroad will provide you with instructions on how to apply to Aarhus University.
Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of you academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later. They must be uploaded prior to the Sydney Exchange application deadline, 27 February 2018.