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About the University 🏫

University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg Campus: Engineering Excellence in a Global Setting

A Focus on Engineering

The Sønderborg Campus of the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) is a hub for aspiring engineers. The School of Engineering offers a variety of bachelor's degrees, including Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Software Engineering.

Holistic Education

Teamwork and Communication: SDU goes beyond traditional engineering education by emphasizing teamwork and interdisciplinary communication.
Cutting-Edge Technology: Students are trained in the latest technologies and methodologies, ensuring they are industry-ready upon graduation.

Affordability and Informality

Free Tuition for EU Students: Studying in Denmark is free for EU students, making it an attractive option for those looking for a semester exchange or a full degree abroad.
Cost of Living: Contrary to popular belief, the cost of living in Denmark is comparable to southern Europe when managed wisely.
Student-Teacher Relationship: The campus fosters an informal relationship between students and lecturers, encouraging open dialogue beyond academic topics.

International Community

Diverse Student Body: One in every five students at SDU is international, enriching the campus culture and academic experience.
Support System: The university offers comprehensive support to international students, from pre-arrival to post-graduation.

Job Guarantee and Industry Partnerships

Strong Industry Links: SDU Sønderborg has partnerships with some of Denmark's largest engineering companies, such as Danfoss and Linak.
Job Guarantee: The university offers a job guarantee after graduation, making it a dream university for those looking to secure their future.

Whether you're considering a university exchange or pursuing a full bachelor's degree abroad, SDU Sønderborg offers a world-class education in engineering, a vibrant international community, and excellent job prospects.

About the city 🌇

Your are about to be introduced to one of the hidden gems in Denmark, Soenderborg - one of the most livable cities in Europe. Located on the most southern region of Denmark, Soenderborg has a population of approximately 30,000 people. The city is known for its clean air and green surroundings, as well as its high quality of life. Because it is located near the sea, Soenderborg offers many aquatic experiences like sailing or kayaking.

Soenderborg is a charming, vibrant community with a lot to do. In town, there is a wide variety of shops and eateries. In your free time you can enjoy a day of shopping at one of the multiple local stores, check out the city mall or try out some international cuisine from one of the ethnic restaurants. For those who have more time on their hands, Soenderborg offers plenty of outdoor activities, such as mountain biking trails, golf courses or other sports which are all available in Soenderborg. The city also has a number of museums that are worth visiting.

From May to September, there is a wealth of exciting music festivals and outdoor concerts and during the wintertime, you can enjoy Christmas concerts, New Year's concerts and Electronic Music Festival.

Another major advantage to Soenderborg is the fact that it is located conveniently for visiting other bigger European Cities. With a car you are never longer away than 2 hours from Hamburg, 5 hours from Berlin, 6 hours from Amsterdam and 9 hours from Prague.

Housing Opportunities🏫

The University of Southern Denmark is proud to provide guaranteed accommodation for all international students moving to Denmark. Soenderborg is known to have remarkably lower housing costs meaning that you will get more sqm for your rent, than in bigger cities such as Aarhus, Odense or Copenhagen.

You should apply for accommodation as soon as you have submitted your application to SDU, even if you are not sure you will be admitted. In case you do not get admitted, your application for accommodation will be cancelled automatically.


Through Soenderborg's halls of accommodations platform, you will find a variety of accommodations ranging from 1-room accommodations with separate bathroom and shared kitchen to large 1-, 1½-, 2-, and 3-room accommodations with separate bathroom and kitchen.

A few accommodations are furnished, but in general the accommodations are unfurnished, however, equipped with lamps and window blinds.

There are guest rooms, party rooms, activity rooms, laundry, and bicycle storage rooms at the halls of accommodations. Furthermore, wonderful green areas surround the halls of accommodations. Here it is possible to play football, beach-volley, etc.

See more here.


Admission Requirements

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What are the Entry Requirements?

To apply for courses and programmes at University of Southern Denmark, you must meet the general and specific entry requirements.

Documents required from students to apply to University of Southern Denmark are:

  • Official copies of secondary school transcripts showing courses taken throughout the year and grades received (English version of the document)
  • Award Certificates
  • Passport
  • Evidence of English proficiency if you are a non-native English-speaking student.

See more about the entry requirements at University of Southern Denmark.

What are the English Requirements?

The English requirements to get admitted to University of Southern Denmark in Soenderborg can be sufficed in several ways. Below are the options for students to prove their English proficiency:

You will be able to provide evidence of your English language skills if you have:

  • completed an English language test such as IELTS, Pearson, TOEFL or Cambridge
  • completed some types of university (tertiary) or high-school (secondary) studies taught in English

See more about the English requirements at University of Southern Denmark.

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fees for international students at University of Southern Denmark vary depending on the course you choose. The tuition fee at University of Southern Denmark ranges from 6.500 EUR to 8.600 EUR per year for international students.

The tuition fee for a study abroad semester at University of Southern Denmark for 4 units which equals to 30 ECTS is approx. 3100 EUR.

See more about University of Southern Denmark's tuition fees for international students.

What are the Semester Start Dates?

University of Southern Denmark uses a semester system for both full-degree students and semester abroad students studying to receive credit towards their home degree system. The semester system is equivalent in course load and duration to a three-trimester system. Students can start their studies in February or September.

See more about University of Southern Denmark's important dates in the academic calendar.

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"I love SDU not just because of the campus itself, but the teaching is high quality and the professors will become your friends eventually" - Marian L.
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First, choose a destination

That's probably the hardest part. Are you looking for something specific, within your budget or a prestigious university that suits your field of interest? It's your choice.

Next, apply and upload your documents

You'll find the apply button on each university page. Once you have applied, you will receive the link to your application portal by mail. In there, you will be able to manage your application and communicate with us.

and... accept the offer!

If you're lucky, there's an offer waiting for you at the University. We'll even make sure you have your insurances are in order and all the nitty gritty details.

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Your friends and family may also want to experience the thrill of studying abroad. We'll do our best to help them too. Ask us what the rewards are!

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