The University of Southern Denmark is a modern institution offering education and research at the highest level. Every day more than 1,400 researchers and 24,000 students build on the University’s reputation as a center of academic excellence.
Each year more than 1,500 international students choose to study at the University. As an international student, you can enjoy easy communication in and out of the classroom, as many courses are taught in English.
Engineering students can take courses in English from more than 10 different departments ranging from Chemical Engineering to Robot Systems. The Faculty of Engineering offers state of the art resources and has strong global connections.
Campus Odense is the biggest teaching site with over 12,500 students within the five main areas of Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Business and Social Sciences and Humanities. But campus life is more than facilities, and you will find yourself embarking on a life where a whole new world of knowledge and pursuit of knowledge opens up before you. Odense’s festival diary is an impressive list of national and international events that attract well-known creative talents, artists and researchers of international standing to the city every year. They come to join the Film Festival, the Robot Festival, the Harbour Festival and the International Blues Festival.
Even if you are right in the center of Odense, you will never be more than a five-minute walk away from a green oasis. Odense has no end of beautiful parks and gardens where you can laze about and enjoy a picnic on a warm spring day with friends and fellow students.
- Must be enrolled in the UVA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
- Must have all of the prerequisites necessary to enroll in the engineering courses of interest
- Full-time enrollment at SDU requires a credit load of 24-30 ECTS credits, which converts to 12-15 US credits. You must register for a minimum of 20 ECTS credits (equivalent to 10 US credits) within SDU's faculty of engineering. The remainder of your course load can come from other faculties.
- Visit SDU's Courses for Exchange and Guest Students page for general information and coursework in faculties outside of engineering.
- Find engineering-specific information on the Exchange at the Faculty of Engineering page. Follow the link to information about exchanges semesters, then to the course catalog. The catalog includes links to syllabi, which you will need for your transfer credit approvals.
- You are strongly recommended to take all your courses at one campus. Courses in English in engineering are offered in Odense and Sønderborg.
- Spring: February - June
- Autumn: September - January
The University of Southern Denmark’s new student hall of residence in Odense, Campus House, is founded on the concept of creating a community where Danish and international students can meet and forge links across the boundaries of cultures and nationalities.
With capacity for 250 students, Campus House spans three linked 14-story buildings. Thus, Campus House has no "rear" side and looks attractive from every angle. The shape of the building and its spectacular architecture will make it easily recognizable on the campus and signify that there is something different inside here: a hall of residence that will become a striking landmark for the City of Odense and the university. Additional information is available on the Housing homepage.
UVA Student Experience
"Choosing to study in Denmark...was one of the best decisions I have made in my college career. It truly served to be a turning point in my educational journey as it was the perfect place to study sustainability...I was challenged to think critically in the classroom and beyond. In my time abroad, I was reminded of the intricacies and complexities of climate change issues and implementations. We have a long way to go to get everyone on board, but Denmark definitely gave me hope that we are making progress in contributing to a more environmentally-conscious future."
-Yewon Choi, Global Studies major
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CostS AND EXPECTED EXPENSES
There are a variety of associated costs and expenses when studying abroad. The information provided below is a guide to help you plan and budget. Additional resources are available on your host university’s website.
Tuition and Fees: You will pay your regular tuition rate and fees to UVA for the term you are on a UVA Exchange Program. Tuition and fees will be billed to your SIS account and can be paid as normal.
Housing and Meals: You are responsible to pay for accommodation and any required or preferred meal plan. You will pay the host institution or make your own arrangements for accommodations. Check the SDU Accommodations website for cost and application procedures.
Travel and Travel Documents: You are responsible for booking and paying for your own international airfare, as well as researching and obtaining any required visa(s) or residency permits. You should also budget for in-country transportation costs.
Insurance: UVA students are required to purchase CISI emergency medical and accident insurance. More information can be found on our insurance page.
Additional Expenses: You should be prepared to purchase required books and supplies. Also budget for additional personal expenses, including laundry, phone costs, personal travel, meals out, etc.
Education Abroad Expense Form
If you are required to complete an Education Abroad Expense Form, you can use the links above to identify costs and expected expenses to complete the form. If you are studying abroad for a semester, to calculate costs, divide annual costs in half.
If you are not able to find cost information you need in order to prepare for your study abroad program, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.
You can find detailed information regarding financial aid and study abroad on the following websites:
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport processing can take up to 11 weeks, once your application is received at a passport agency or center. If you are a US citizen interested in participating in education abroad, apply for your passport now. See the State Department for details and to apply. US passport holders will need a Residence Permit to participate in this program. All students must consult the SDU website(s) for information about visa and other entry requirements. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.