Technical University Dresden

Technical University Dresden

About the University

 Technical University  Dresden is one of the leading and most dynamic universities in Germany and has its roots in the Royal Saxon Technical School that was founded in 1828.  The University focuses on Health Sciences, Biomedicine & Bioengineering, Information Technology & Microelectronics, Smart Materials & Structures, Energy, Mobility & Environment, and Culture & Societal Change. The main campus of the university is located south of the Dresden city center. The outer campuses are located in Tharandt (Department of Forest Sciences), in Dresden-Blasewitz (University Hospital and “Biocampus”), in Dresden-Johannstadt (Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology), and in Pirna (Institute of Waste Management) and Zittau (IHI).

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Technical University Dresden
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Overall Ranking

The university is ranked 216 of 14,160 universities in the World; 76 of 2789 in Europe; 19 of 370 in Germany; 2 0f 19 in Saxony and 1 of 7 in Dresden.

The University stands at the 108th position of 6,169 universities in the field of Materials Science.


Courses offered by the university

The university offers academic degrees in Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diploma and State Examination. The admission is based on the university entrance qualification. The university offers programs in the following courses-

  • Material Science
  • Medicine
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Environmental Science
  • Political Science
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Business
  • Philosophy
  • Art
  • Sociology
  • History

Popular courses at the university for international students

TU Dresden is known for its Engineering courses.

  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science
  • Master’s degree in Computational Logic
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering

Scholarships and Financial aids:

Information to be updated soon.

Facts and Figures

TU Dresden enrolls around 30,000 students (as of 2020) of which 16% of students are from abroad. The university has five schools and 17 faculties. Most classes in the university are conducted in German. Only a few programs taught in English are, however, available.

Internship near the university:

The Career Service at TU Dresden supports all students in starting their careers. The university informs students about employers recruiting university graduates via the job portal of TU Dresden.

Jobs near the university:

Job offers for students and graduates of TU Dresden can be found in the job portal “Stellenticket” and in the job box in the Career Service. The Student Employment Agency (Studentische Arbeitsvermittlung STAV e.V. ) in Dresden offers temporary jobs and part-time jobs for students.

Housing and Accommodation

The halls of residence of the Studentenwerk Dresden is one of the best options. Students can search for a suitable room in a hall of residence on the website of the Studentenwerk Dresden. Students can also find many flats and flatshares that are available in Dresden.

Cost of Living

The estimated cost of living is around 700euros which includes rent, accommodation(food, internet), transportation, health insurance, and personal needs. The amount would cost around INR 60,000/month and 800 USD/month (according to current currency value).

CategoryExpensive City [in Euro]Average [in Euro]Small town [in Euro]Comments
Rent 500375200Depending on the location
Semester Fees350200110Per semester
Transportation000The cost of transportation is already included in the semester fees.
Public Insurance110110110Insurance does not depend on cities.
Private Insurance353535you can choose either public or private insurance.
Radio Bill18.3618.3618.36Per month
Mobile20158Mobile bill does not depend on cities. Usually it cost 8-20 euro per month
Groceries220200160Depending on your choice
Miscellaneous200150100Depending on your choice
Total [with Public Insurance]1,4181,068.36706.36Per month
Total [with Private Insurance]1,343993.63631.36Per month

Places to visit near the university

Dresden is the capital of the state of Saxony and is distinguished by the celebrated art museums and classic architecture of its reconstructed old town.

  • Dresden Transport Museum

  • Frauenkirche Dresden

  • Fürstenzug

  • Zwinger

  • Canaletto-Blick

  • Katholische Hofkirche

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