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).
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.
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.
Programs 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
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science
- Political Science
Jobs and Internship
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.
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.
House 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).
|Category||Expensive City [in Euro]||Average [in Euro]||Small town [in Euro]||Comments|
|Rent||500||375||200||Depending on the location|
|Semester Fees||350||200||110||Per semester|
|Transportation||0||0||0||The cost of transportation is already included in the semester fees.|
|Public Insurance||110||110||110||Insurance does not depend on cities.|
|Private Insurance||35||35||35||you can choose either public or private insurance.|
|Radio Bill||18.36||18.36||18.36||Per month|
|Mobile||20||15||8||Mobile bill does not depend on cities. Usually it cost 8-20 euro per month|
|Groceries||220||200||160||Depending on your choice|
|Miscellaneous||200||150||100||Depending on your choice|
|Total [with Public Insurance]||1,418||1,068.36||706.36||Per month|
|Total [with Private Insurance]||1,343||993.63||631.36||Per 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
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
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