Danish at DTU

Who can apply?

Speak provides intensive Danish language courses at all levels for foreign students, employees and their spouses at DTU in Lyngby.

Participation requires that you have a Danish civil registration number (cpr-number).

If you are a beginner, please enrol online below.

If you already know some Danish, please book an assessment interview below.

“The course is definitely fantastic! The improvement is measureable after every class. We are learning a lot and reasonably fast, not only the Danish language, but also we are having a crash course on the most important aspects of the Danish culture. Our teachers are highly qualified and have experience with students from different countries. The fact that the course is held at DTU is also very convenient for those that – like me – enjoy long hours in the lab.”

Jose M. G. Izarzugaza
Ass. Professor, Systems Biology, Spain

Classroom lessons

You will learn Danish in a classroom setting with other students and employees who are at the same level as you. The courses are organised as blended learning, i.e. attendance once a week supplemented with online assignments.


The courses are based on the Danish you need in your everyday life at DTU, and you will quickly be able to communicate in Danish both day-to-day at the university and when you are off. Teaching you good pronunciation is a key priority in all course modules. The lessons are held at the DTU campus in Lyngby.

Danish Language 3

Our Danish language courses at DTU are organised as Danish Language 3 courses, consisting of 5 + 1 modules. At the end of every module, you may sit a module examination. The courses comply with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

See Danish Education illustration here

Danish Language 3 Examination

You can finish module 5 by sitting the Danish Language 3 Examination. Read more on the examinations and what they provide access to here.

Summer courses in August

We also offer intensive Danish language summer courses at DTU in the month of August. The courses last 2½ weeks and are for both students and employees. There will be classroom teaching every day.

During the summer course you will learn to speak Danish and you will meet other international students and employees from DTU and hereby expand your network in Denmark. Every week you can sign up for an optional excursion and spend more informal time with your classmates.


Read more on our summer courses

The practicalities




  • New courses begin during the first half of each semester.


Danish for students/employees:

  • 1 x week : 17.30 – 19.45 + online assignments
  • The next course for beginners (module 1) starts on March 7, 2024


Summer courses:

  • 5 x week : 9 – 12.30 (August 2024)



  • The courses are free, if you are eligible for Danish education. However, you must pay a one-off deposit of DKK 2000,-. See deposit rules here.


As a general rule, you are entitled to free Danish education for 5 years from your arrival to Denmark.

If you are a self supporting student (not au pairs) you must pay a deposit of DKK 2.000,- before you can start. You can get your deposit refunded – or transferred to the next module – if you pass the module within the set deadline.

If you do not pass the module within the deadline, you will lose your deposit and must pay a new deposit if you want to continue to the next module.


Read more on deposit and deadlines here

DTU consultation

If you have any questions relating to our Danish courses at DTU, please visit our coordinator:

  • Thursdays from 2.15 – 5 pm in odd numbered weeks, Building 101, International Student Services

Open from start-February to mid-June and mid-August to mid-December (closed during Winter holiday, Easter and autumn holiday).



Please fill in an enrolment form to get started.

More information

Read more about Danish education on the website of the Ministry of Immigration and Integration

Read more about the rules for Danish education on the website of the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI)

See executive order on Danish language teaching here