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Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)

Technical University of Denmark, Building 101 A, 2800 Lyngby, DENMARK
3.74 / 5 based on 888 reviews.
Description:
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU), founded in 1829, is currently Denmark's leading centre for engineering education and research. DTU's campus is located in a suburb 10km north of the Copenhagen city centre.


Programmes
Accreditations
86% of students recommend
888 reviews
Housing
3.4/5
All experiences (888)
Student life
4.1/5
5 stars (162)
Academic
4.2/5
4 stars (330)
Languages
4.2/5
3 stars (366)
Expenses
2.9/5
2 stars (30)
Overall
4.2/5
1 star (0)
look out for the 'whats on' guide in english every month - this tells you about all the concerts and performances that are happening. also most of the nightclubs have a night when entry is free... a good way to say some kroner Read Review
monicalever, United Kingdom

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet review by Monica

Review by Monica, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Engineering, Mechanical, Erasmus
HOUSING    
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: With a family
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why? I feel that through living on campus I would have had the opportunity to meet & integrate with other students more easily, which was made more dificult through living off campus, in the suburbs.
Personal comments:
More should be done to provide on campus accomodation for international students as I don't feel that lodging with families is an ideal suiting to the student lifestyle.
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STUDENT LIFE    
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
turesday nights devoted to the on campus bar for 'international student night' - great for meeting other students & organising the weekend parties - thursdays at park cafe, weekends at vega or wherever the party was... for quieter times the turtle cafe near jorges passage had good bands and great food!
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ACADEMIC       3.0 / 5
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
The approachability of lecturers varied greatly - some were fantastic and always ready to help out with whatever problems you had whilst others were very reluctant to help when you really needed it.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Inform incoming students of the volume of work expected of them in a single course, to earn the credits I required at my home university I had to take 6 courses, which proved difficult in terms of studying for exams and completion of coursework throughout the semester. Perhaps if I had known about the amount of coursework involved I could have arranged to take fewer classes whilst on exchange.

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Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction.
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my knowledge
How much did you improve your local language?
My level before: Did not speak it
My level after: Basic phrases
Personal comments:
As I am an english speaker I experienced very few problems in communicating with people. The opportunity to learn the local language as not really a factor in deciding where to study, although I did enrol in danish class which allowed me to learn some basic terms and phrases.
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EXPENSES    
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
An ERASMUS grant
company sponsership
Work opportunities:
I worked during my study abroad experience
Personal spending habits:
Prices for food and drink were higher than those at home and enevitably had to pay more for them. Entrance fees to nightclubs etc are also more expensive than those at home so my social life became quite expensive
Food, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Travel, Housing: was the same price as at home.
Personal comments:
global one phone cards are a must have - saved a lot of cash on phonecalls home with them!
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OVERALL    
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
just exactly how cold the winter was!
In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
if u get involved in the organisation or participate in activities organised then you'll definately have a fantastic time as there is a lot to do.



FINAL COMMENTS

look out for the 'whats on' guide in english every month - this tells you about all the concerts and performances that are happening. also most of the nightclubs have a night when entry is free... a good way to say some kroner
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