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Foreign Language Required: None Primary Language(s) of Instruction: English
Affiliated Department: Engineering UW Study Abroad Program Manager: Shannon Quinn
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: 3. Junior
Program Information:
Location Lyngby, Denmark
Academic Term Summer A-Term
Credits 6 UW credits per quarter
Eligibility Junior standing or above by time of departure;
min. 3.0 GPA
Language Instruction in English
Program Manager Mike Engh |
Priority Application Deadline March 1
General This program allows you to participate in a specially designed, experimental course in chemical engineering and process technology. The course takes place on up-to-date pilot plant facilities and combines detailed theoretical and practical engineering experiences with a social and international student atmosphere and an opportunity to discover the wonders of Lyngby.
Since its founding in 1829, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has been dedicated to developing and creating value using the natural sciences and the technical sciences to benefit society. Today, DTU is ranked as one of the foremost technical universities in Europe. It continues to set new records in the number of publications, and persistently increases and develops partnerships with industry and assignments accomplished by DTU’s public sector consultancy.

This four-week summer program allows international and non-DTU students to advantage of the partnerships and all that DTU has to offer. As part of this program, students are able to participate in an array of activities and excursions to chemical production sites, with the goal of understanding practical industrial conditions and exploring equipment in the biochemical industries. In addition, students have the opportunity to cover theoretical knowledge in a variety of topics, including reaction engineering, process control, and unit operations, among others.

Visit the DTU program website to learn more about the program. The 2021 program is currently scheduled to be held on July 5-30.  
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Lynbgy - officially known as Kongens Lyngby or "the King's Heather Town" - is a city in the northern suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark. The city is well known for its Open Air Museum, known as Frilandsmuseet.



Prerequisites and Language Requirements

Students participating in this exchange program must be of junior standing or above at the time of departure and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Credits and Conversion Scale

You will approx. receive 6 UW credits per quarter. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program. 

If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here


The course is specially designed for international and non DTU students within large scale chemical unit operations. With the intention of providing students with experiences as close as possible to practical industrial conditions and equipment in the chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industry, it covers theoretical knowledge in unit operations, heat and mass balances, general process and equipment technology, reaction engineering and kinetics, process control, P&I diagrams and simple chemical analytical methods and calculations. We wish to show the possibilities and limitations of the theory and achieve practical experience and improved understanding of the processes.
Over the course of four weeks, you will work in teams of two to perform exercises with reports in areas of a variety of fields of research. Each practical experiment will last approximately ½ -1 day and preparation of reports should take about 2 days each. In addition every team is expected to make an oral technical presentation of one of the pilot plant units with a group of fellow students. Also, every team will give an oral presentation on a non-technical subject with connection to Danish or Scandinavian culture (political, historical, social, art, etc.)

The Department of Chemical Engineering has approved this program to count toward degree requirements for Chemical Engineering students. You can expect to receive 6 UW credits for the program: 3 credits for CHEM E 437 and 3 credits for CHEM E 498. 

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.



Accommodations are available in single room dormitories in the DTU U2 Apartment complex. The apartments are newly inaugurated single room apartments with own toilet, bath and kitchen. The complex has a central outdoor picnic and BBQ area and offer laundry facilities.

The apartment complex is close to public bus transportation, which may take you downtown Lyngby with its various shops, restaurants and a large shopping centre, or to Lyngby train station where commuter trains leave for downtown Copenhagen every 20 minutes. 

Students that opt for this accommodation for the full program term will pay a fee of 850 Euros (approximately USD $1,050) to DTU. Students can also choose to find their own accommodations. 



The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.

The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.  

If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance. 


Program Expenses

You will pay a program fee of EUR 2,500 (approximately USD $3,100) directly to DTU. This fee covers the cost of tuition, educational materials, and excursions. Campus accommodations in single rooms with access to kitchen facilities are available for EUR 850 (approximately USD $1,050); students can also find their own accommodations. Additional expenses include meals, airfare, local transportation fees, international health insurance, and personal expenses. The UW Study Abroad Fee will be billed to your UW student account according to the regular UW tuition billing schedule.

Financial Aid

  • A large percentage of UW students utilize financial aid to study abroad. Most types of financial aid can be applied to study abroad fees.
  • You can submit a revision request to increase the amount of aid for the quarter you are studying abroad. These additional funds are usually awarded in the form of loans. To apply, fill out a revision request form, attach the budget sheet (available via the link at the top of this brochure) and submit these documents to the Office of Student Financial Aid.  For more information about this process, consult the Financial Aid section of our website.
  • Consult the Financial Aid section of our website for more information on applying for financial aid, special considerations for summer and early fall programs, and budgeting and fundraising tips.


  • There are many scholarships designed to fund students studying abroad. The UW administers a study abroad scholarship program and there are national awards available as well.
  • UW students are encouraged to apply for a summer study abroad scholarship through the Scan|Design Program
  • Scholarships vary widely in their parameters. Some are need-based, some are location-based, and some are merit-based.
  • For UW Study Abroad Scholarships fill out a short questionnaire on your UW Study Abroad program application to be considered.  You must apply by the priority application deadline for the program in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Click the Overview tab to view application deadlines.
  • Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.

Budgeting Tools

We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:

  • Click on the Budget Sheets link at the top of this brochure to view the estimated budget of all expenses for this program.
  • Contact the Global Opportunities Adviser at to learn more about how to pay for study abroad.
  • Attend a Financial Planning Workshop offered by UW Study Abroad – more information is on the Events page of our website.
  • Visit the Finances section of our website.

Application Process

To apply to a College of Engineering partner program:

1) Submit a UW Study Abroad application. This application includes a set of electronic signature documents related to UW policies and expectations for study abroad.

Under the list of questionnaires is a link labeled “Partner Program Application.” For College of Engineering partner programs, this step is not necessary because students will receive instructions on how to submit their applications to the program provider after submitting the UW Study Abroad application. In order to ensure that your UW Study Abroad application is considered complete, click on the link labeled “Partner Program Application,” select, and click Submit. Contact if you have any questions. 

2) Submit the College of Engineering Summer Study Abroad Partner Program Supplemental Application. This application requires you to submit a personal statement and unofficial transcript. For competitive programs in which more applications are received than available spots, the personal statement will be the primary means for selection. Personal statements will be assessed based on how well the student's personal interests and goals match with the program. This application should be submitted by the UW application deadline. 

3) After the UW application deadline, selected students will be notified of their nomination to the partner program and will receive instructions to submit the partner program application directly to the program coordinators. Students should receive confirmation from the program coordinators regarding acceptance into the program. Notification dates will vary by program. 


To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.

UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest. 

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at


The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.

The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

  1. Provide notice in writing to the program director that you will no longer be participating in the program.
  2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to UW Study Abroad.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.

For students confirmed on programs that are canceled due to Covid-19, all payments related to the program paid to UW Study Abroad will be refunded to the student. For more information and updates related to programs in 2021, visit the UW Study Abroad Covid-19 information page.