Guest Students

BEng, BSc, or MSc students from another institution of higher education 
Students can take courses as guest students at DTU if they are enrolled as full-time students on another higher education programme. To be enrolled as a guest student, the student’s educational institution must pre-approve that the student can have the DTU courses transferred to the programme on which the student is currently enrolled.

For guest students from other Danish universities, the pre-approval must be received by DTU no later than 14 days before semester starts.

DTU’s courses can be found on DTU’s website at

The following special rules apply to guest students:

Admission requirements
Guest students must comply with the general admission requirements for the engineering programmes. If a Danish guest student does not meet the general admission requirements, it is up to the lecturer of the course to decide, if the Danish guest student can be given permission to attend the course. Students with a foreign exam do not have to pass a Danish language test to be admitted. Instead, students must assess themselves whether they have the necessary Danish/English language skills to participate in the teaching. The lecturers, however, may expel students from a course if they constitute an obstacle to the teaching due to a lack of academic or linguistic knowledge.

Registration for courses
Guest students from another Danish institution of higher education register for courses electronically on DTU’s website where you can also see the deadlines for registration.

In relation to guest students from non Danish Universities (exchange students), EU citizens must register at DTU on DTU’s website here, no later than on 1 November and 15 April, while students from countries outside the EU must register as a guest student at DTU on 15 October and 1 April, respectively, at the latest. Foreign guest students are admitted through exchange agreements only and have the same deadlines for course registration as DTU’s full-degree students.

Guest students from non Danish Universities register for courses via ‘Studieplanlæggeren’.

Participation in courses and exams is free of charge for guest students.

Most courses are open to guest students. Guest students can register for all courses via DTU’s course database. ‘Læreanstalternes Fælles Kurser’ (joint courses of the universities) follow a special registration procedure.

Drawing lots
In any drawing of lots for places on a course with a limited number of participants, full-time students who have registered within the deadline for registration will be allocated a place before any guest students.

Only students who are registered for a course in the semester immediately preceding the exam are entitled to participate in the course exam. Course registrations are transferred as exam registrations approx. 14 days prior to the deadline for registration for the exam. Guest students who fail an exam have the same rights to take re-exams and make-up exams as full-time students (see, DTU Inside under ‘Exam’). Students can register for re-exams by contacting the Study administration in the following periods:

  • Winter exams: 15 October-1 November
  • Summer exams: 1-15 April
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