Technical University of Ilmenau

Technical University of Ilmenau

About the university

The Technical University of Ilmenau was founded in 1894. The University has a modern campus building and supports a variety of social activities, sports activities, and diverse cultural associations. Highly competitive research activities such as Mobile communications, Nano-engineering, Precision engineering, instrumentation and measurement, Technical and biomedical prosthetic systems, Drive technology, energy and environmental engineering, Digital media technology have been established.

Technical University of Ilmenau
Technical University of Ilmenau

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Overall Ranking

According to current statistics, the University is ranked 1176 of 14,160 universities in the World; 425 of 2,789 in Europe; 64 of 370 in Germany; 2 of 12 Thuringia; 254 of 1,034 for Applied/Engineering Physics.


Facts and Figures- Technical University of Ilmenau

The University enrolls around 5000 students of which 1000 are international students. The University offers 19 bachelor’s programs, 2 diploma courses, 25 master’s programs, and 10 double degree programs. TU Ilmenau maintains around 750 collaborations with universities, research institutions, and companies worldwide.

Programs offered by the University

  • Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Computer Science and Automation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics and Natural Science
  • Economic Sciences and Media

Jobs/Internships- Technical University of Ilmenau

The University conducts online recruiting events for students who are looking for internships and interesting jobs. Students are allowed to talk to the recruiters of their choice via audio or video. The University also has an online carrier and job portal – Career Center where students can register and apply for an internship, a temporary job, or a permanent position.

House and Accommodation

The University has on-campus residences (limited number of rooms) reserved for Bachelor’s or Master’s programs students located on the edge of the campus. The rental period is a minimum of 6 months to maximum of 2 years. One can find various kinds of rented rooms or apartments in the surrounding area of the university such as youth hostel, student recreation center, CJD Ilmenau, Ilmenau Housing Association (IWG, WBG). Online portals are also available for apartment hunting.

Cost of Living- Technical University of Ilmenau

On average, students need 800 euros/month for their living expenses which include rent, food, transportation, health insurance, internet and other personal needs. This would cost around INR 70,000/month and 940 USD/month according to current value of currency. However the amount can vary depending on your lifestyle.

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

Ilmenau is a town in Thuringia and is situated on the banks of river Ilm. It is covered by the Thuringia forest on the northern edge.

  • Kickelhahn

  • Museum Jagdhaus Gabelbach

  • Goethe Stadt Museum

  • Naturschutzgebiet Ilmenauer Teiche

Popular courses at the university for international students

  • Applied Media and Communication Studies
  • Business Administration with a Technical Orientation
  • Biomedical Technology
  • Biotechnical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Computer science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Media technology
  • Technical Physics
  • Materials Science
  • Business Informatics
  • Industrial Engineering


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