Danish Language and Culture, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
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The objective of the course is to introduce the students to the Danish language and culture in order to enable them to communicate by using Danish in simple everyday situations. It is not a prerequisite to know any Danish in order to participate.


DTU offers international MSc students and exchange students at DTU a three week long, ECTS credited course in the Danish language and culture.

The cultural component of the course will give the students a broad knowledge of the Danish society. Lectures on Danish society and history will be held by instructors as well as members of the local society. The lectures will be on the structure of the Danish political system, the labor market and Danish industry, as well as on Danish literature and Danish customs. This will give the students the relevant knowledge and understanding to enable them to participate in conversations with their future Danish friends and colleagues.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The course will be concluded by an examination.

Language instruction will take place in the mornings from 9-12 hrs. 

Instruction in Danish culture and history will, as a general rule, take place in the afternoons, from 14-17 hrs. There will also be excursions to places of historical and cultural relevance.


You will be taught by professional Danish teachers with many years of experience in teaching international students. All teachers have a very friendly and personal approach to their students.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Take IELTS test

Academic Requirements

  • EU citizens
  • Students from non-EU partner universities

Students outside EU from non-partner universities are welcome to apply for the Summer University courses, but will be asked to pay a tuition fee of 400 à week beside the accommodation fee.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 1700 International
  • EUR 1700 EU/EEA

There is no tuition fee for this course, but you must pay an accommodation fee of € 1700. These costs cover accommodation, meals, and excursions.


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