Exchange at a partner university

When can I go?

As an engineering student, you can study abroad for one semester both during bachelor and master programs. For bachelor students it is possible to do exchange during the 5th. semester and for master students during the 3rd. semester. Remember that all previous semesters must have been passed in order to go for exchange.

You will have to start planning the exchange a couple of semesters before and in particularly pay attention to the application deadlines

Where can I go?

It is possible to apply for a partner university in either Europe, Scandinavia or Overseas and it is always free to study at a partner university even the very prestigious ones. In any case, the partner university must offer courses in English with a good match to your study program.

Depending of your study program there can be mandatory courses that you have to follow at the partner university. Take care, as your chosen course package has to be approved by the TEK Academic Study Board before you go. Also, have in mind that your study semesters must match the academic calendar at the partner university.

Read more about relevant partner universities here.

How do I start planning my exchange?

First, you should go carefully through the general webpages for Study Abroad. Then look out for the Study Abroad Information Meeting arranged by the Faculty of Engineering, which is held twice a year in February and September. The next step will be your considerations about where in the world to go and afterwards to find out which relevant partner universities are located here. A university is relevant if it can provide a course package of 30 ECTS, which can be approved for your study program. Talk to your Program Administrator about how to choose courses for your specific program.

After submitting your application, SDU International will start the nomination process. The study places at each partner university will be allocated to the students with the best average grade from their bachelor studies. There are always a limited number of places at each university, which is why most students apply for more than one university and sometimes up to more than ten.

For a detailed overview of the process of studying abroad for engineering students you are advised to look at the following link in the boxes:


Overseas exchange

Step-by-step guide to overseas exchange
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EU exchange (Erasmus)

Step-by-step guide EU exchange
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Important administrative guidelines for TEK Students going abroad
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Partner universities

Find relevant partner university.

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Information Meeting for Engineering Students

Next information meeting about study abroad: February 12 2018, 2 PM - 4 PM. Room O100.

Questions about the application procedures?

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