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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 in the newspaper "Politiken" on Tuesdays. GREAT traveling opportunities (really cheap!) are offered. Read Review
EmiliaGagiu, United States

Danmarks Tekniske Universitet review by EmiliaGagiu

Review by EmiliaGagiu, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, United States
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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: With a family
Why? I loved my landlady!!! AND the location was RIGHT across the street from school. The bus stop was RIGHT in front of my house, very close to the center of town...PERFECT :-)
Personal comments:
For me it was great...but I saw MANY others who had to move around WAY too often...
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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 equally interact with the local and student community
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:
GO TO JAZZ IN COPENHAGEN!!!!!!!! wonderful!! Fx: "Happy Jazz" and "La Fontaine" Vega was great as a disco, Tuesday nights at the Kaelderbar at DTU were ALWAYS full of exciting stuff, and DEFINITELY go ice-skating in Copenhagen in the winter.
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ACADEMIC       4.5 / 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:
Because my home university was just for "undergraduates" while DTU only had a combined undergraduate/graduate program, I made a mistake in choosing some of my classes because I ended up taking courses that were WAY beyond my level but it really could not have been avoided; the set-up up highschool vs. Danish gymnasium and then university is quite different in the two schools/nations.



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:
Make sure you don't goof off during the semester since there's only ONE exam (for most classes) at the end of the course...

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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:
In Denmark EVERYone over the age of 10 and under the age of 85 knew English so instead of getting an opportunity to practice my Danish, all the local people wanted to practice their ENGLISH on me...
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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
Second-hand bedding
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Personal savings
loan
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits:
Taxes in Denmark are ridiculously high...
Food, Travel, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife: was the same price as at home.
Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Look into long-term passes for transportation. Buy a bike. that would be even cheaper than public transportation.
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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...
I wish I would have known how to use the public transportation ahead of time.
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:
GREATLY!! I looooved Denmark, it's people, the school... except for tiny complaints here and there (which EVERYone will have about ANYthing), it was WONDERFUL! ...I'm going back in 7 months! haha!



FINAL COMMENTS

Look in the newspaper "Politiken" on Tuesdays. GREAT traveling opportunities (really cheap!) are offered.
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