Before coming to HTW Dresden — Application and organisation
+++16.06.20 UPDATE - Winter semester 2020/21
the Rectorate has taken the decision to continue with student exchange programmes under Erasmus+ and self-funded programmes as well as double-degree programmes.
Classes next winter semester will start on 12th of October, following a hybrid teaching model: classes will take place online but there will be face-to-face teaching for small groups and practical classes as well. Social distancing will be maintained.
Incoming exchange students at HTW Dresden in 2020-2021
We are ready to accept exchange students in the winter semester as long as they follow health and safety rules and are ready to adapt to the circumstances:
- Campus life and access to facilities will not be the same as in normal circumstances.
- The Dresden region hasn’t been struck as heavily by the pandemic as other parts of Germany or Europe. However, we cannot completely rule out a temporary lockdown at some point during next semester.
- Due to some restrictions in the number of seats in classrooms, certain courses will only be offered online. Students must be flexible in their choice of courses and have an alternative list. Their academic coordinator of HTW Dresden will provide the necessary support and advice in order to set an appropriate study plan for their semester at HTW Dresden.
- Welcome and orientation meetings will take place online (5th of October until 10th of October). Our International Office will offer limited face-to-face support and orientation.
- Exchange students are expected to be in Dresden. It is NOT possible to follow classes remotely from home unless the hybrid teaching model needs to be transformed into a fully online model at some point during the semester. Our university is ready to go 100% online again if required by the authorities and circumstances. Should this happen, all courses and exams will take place fully online if necessary.
- Usually students find accommodation quite easily in student dormitories or in shared apartments with the information and links we provide and with the support offered by the Erasmus Student Network (faranto e.V.)
We understand that students need to make academic, logistic and financial decisions. We want to underline that if students decide to come in October they will have the continuous support of all the HTW Dresden employees to make sure they are able to complete the semester successfully.
Thank you for your support and understanding. We hope you’ll stay safe and healthy.
If you have any questions, please do let us know.
Your International Office of HTW Dresden – University of Applied Sciences Dresden (D Dresden 01)
Are you studying at one of our partner universities and would like to study as an exchange student at the HTW Dresden? Would you like to further your professional development and get to know German culture? Then you've come to the right place. We will inform you about the simplified application procedure, language requirements and all questions regarding travel, accommodation, visa and more.
After consultation with the respective faculty, it is also possible to study as a freemover at the HTW Dresden.
- 15 June for the winter semester (October - February)
- 15 November of the previous year for the summer semester (March - July)
Non-EU students are advised to send their applications before the deadline due to the lengthy visa procedure.
Please send the application documents to auslandsamt(at)htw-dresden.de.
After a nomination by your home university (name/first name/email address/study period/faculty/course of study by e-mail to auslandsamt(at)htw-dresden.de), you can apply for a study visit at the HTW Dresden using a simplified procedure. The following application documents are required:
- Application for admission to studies (form)
- Learning Agreement (form)
- Notes overview
- Proof of language skills (English and/or German at level B1/B2)
- Proof of health insurance (copy of the European Health Insurance Card for partial students from EU countries; partial students from non-EU countries must take out a separate health insurance upon arrival in Dresden)
- Signed request for HTW login
- JPG file of a colour photograph with a neutral background in passport photo format for the student ID card, with a minimum height of 4,5 cm and a resolution of at least 300 dpi, named as follows: Last_Name_First_Name.jpg
- Proof of a valid study visa (can be submitted later upon entry)
Please have the International Department or the ERASMUS university coordinator of your home university confirm your study visit at the HTW Dresden on the application form for admission (page 2). Without this confirmation no admission can take place.
If your application for admission to studies at the HTW Dresden has been submitted, we will send you an "admission letter". With this admission letter you can apply for a study visa at the German Embassy in your home country.
If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact auslandsamt(at)htw-dresden.de by e-mail.
If you have any subject-related/content-related questions in preparation for your study visit at the HTW Dresden (Learning Agreement), please contact the responsible program coordinator at your home university or the responsible program coordinator at the HTW Dresden.
EXCHANGE STUDENTS OF AN EU STATE/ EFTA/Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Korea, New Zealand and the USA
Students from countries of the European Union, EFTA, Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Korea, New Zealand and the USA do not need a visa to enter Germany. A valid passport or identity card is sufficient.
> Students from Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Korea, New Zealand and the USA are obliged to apply for a residence permit for study purposes at the Foreigners Authority Dresden within 3 months of entering the Federal Republic of Germany if their stay exceeds 3 months.
EXCHANGE STUDENTS OUTSIDE THE European Union/EFTA region
Students from countries that do not belong to the European Union or EFTA require a visa for study purposes for their stay in Germany. You must apply for this visa at the German embassy in your home country. For a student visa, you need admission to study and proof of sufficient financial means.
> Students from non-EU countries are obliged to apply for a residence permit for study purposes at the Foreigners Authority Dresden within 3 months of entering the Federal Republic of Germany for a stay of more than 3 months.
EXCHANGE STUDENTS OF AN EU STATE WITH CITIZENSHIP OF A THIRD COUNTRY
Further information can be found on the BAMF website.
Make sure you find out in good time about the entry regulations that apply to your country. You can find this information at the Federal Foreign Office.
Never enter on a tourist visa! A tourist visa does not entitle you to study, nor can it be converted into a residence permit for study purposes after you have entered Germany.
In Germany, all students must have health insurance. When enrolling as a student at the HTW Dresden, proof of health insurance must be presented. When issuing the residence permit, the Foreigners Authority also checks whether the health insurance is sufficient for the stay in Germany and corresponds to the scope of a statutory health insurance in Germany.
EXCHANGE STUDENTS OF AN EU STATE
Students from countries of the European Union (EU) or from countries with which Germany has concluded a social security agreement (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) apply for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from their health insurance in their home country and present it when enrolling. Please note that the EHIC is only valid for a temporary stay abroad and only includes necessary medical services. Please ask your health insurance in your home country about your insurance cover in Germany and apply for the EHIC in good time.
The European Commission has developed a Smartphone App which explains how to use the EHIC in different countries. It also provides general information on the insurance card, emergency numbers, treatments and costs included, procedures for claiming reimbursement and contact information in the event of card loss. The app is available for both iPhone and Andoid (enter "EHIC" as search).
EXCHANGE STUDENTS OUT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Students from countries that do not belong to the European Union (EU)/EFTA must take out health insurance with one of the statutory health insurance funds (e.g. AOK, Techniker Krankenkasse, Barmer...) (currently approx. 80-90 Euro/month) and present proof ("insurance certificate") at the International Office of the HTW Dresden.
If you have already taken out private health insurance for your stay in Germany, please contact one of the German statutory health insurance funds to find out whether your private health insurance is recognised. Please obtain a certificate of exemption from statutory health insurance and submit it to the International Office of the HTW Dresden. Please bring a certificate with the following information (in German or English) from your private insurance company to prove and check that you have sufficient insurance cover:
- Name of insured person
- insurance period
- Scope of insurance/ benefits
- sum insured
- Validity of the insurance for Germany
- If you are privately insured, you can no longer switch to the German statutory insurance for the entire duration of your studies.
- Privately insured persons must pay for all medical services and medication in Germany in advance and then settle with their private health insurance.
More information on health insurance in Germany can be found on the DAAD website.
Please also check before you start your study visit whether you have sufficient private insurance in the event of a claim (e.g. in the case of damage to property or personal injury caused by you to third parties, accidents or theft).
There is no tuition fee at the HTW Dresden, but a semester fee is charged. The semester fee includes contributions to the Studentenwerk, the Studentenrat and the semester ticket for free use of public transport in the Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe (VVO). More information about the semester ticket can be found here.
SEMESTER FEE EXCHANGE STUDENTS OF A EU STATE
Students from the EU should pay the semester fee (approx. 290 Euro) by bank transfer from their home country before entering the country. This ensures that the student ID card (incl. semester ticket) can be handed over during the orientation week. Please note that a bank transfer takes several working days until it is registered at the HTW Dresden. You will receive an e-mail with the amount of the semester fee and the exact bank details in good time before the start of the semester.
SEMESTER FEE EXCHANGE STUDENTS OUTSIDE OF THE EU
Students from countries that do not belong to the European Union (EU)/EFTA pay the semester fee in cash during the orientation week, as in the past there have been difficulties transferring money from countries outside the EU (high fees). During the orientation week, the students are accompanied to the cash payment at the cash desk of the HTW Dresden.
GENERAL LIVING EXPENSES IN DRESDEN
For the cost of living in Dresden, expenses of about 600-800 Euro per month are to be expected, depending on the individual lifestyle. This amount includes the expenses for rent in the dormitory, meals, study materials, possibly fees for a German statutory health insurance and the semester fee.
During your stay at the HTW Dresden you can live in a student residence of the Studentenwerk Dresden (rental period at least 4 months). You can register directly at the Studentenwerk Dresden using the online application procedure. To apply, you need a copy of the admission letter from the HTW Dresden.
Detailed information on the various accommodation options and the application form (online application procedure) can be found at: www.studentenwerk-dresden.de/wohnen and www.studentenwerk-dresden.de/wohnen/wohnheimkatalog/
If you arrive outside the arrival times specified by the Studentenwerk Dresden, we recommend that you stay the first night at the International Guest House of the Studentenwerk Dresden, a hotel or youth hostel in Dresden. The A&O Hostel/Hotel near the HTW Dresden is only 500 m away from the main train station.
LIVING COMMUNITY OUTSIDE OF THE STUDENT RESIDENCE
If you prefer to live in a shared apartment, you can find information in Facebook groups or on the following websites:
- TU Dresden WG Börse facebook Gruppe
- cybersax.de — WG Angebote
- cybersax.de — Wohnungsangebote
- Franklin 20 — privates Wohnheim
ACCOMMODATION IN AN INTERNATIONAL GUESTHOUSE
For study stays of up to 3 months there is the possibility of accommodation in the International Guest House of the Studentenwerk Dresden. As the capacity of the International Guest House is limited, you should contact your academic advisor or the International Office of the HTW Dresden in good time.
MORE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES
Students who wish to attend regular courses at the HTW Dresden in German and/or English require good to very good German and/or English language skills (B1/B2).
FREE LANGUAGE COURSES
The Language Centre of the HTW Dresden offers free courses "German as a Foreign Language (DaF)" in the winter and summer semesters. The German courses at levels A1 to C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) have a duration of 4 semester hours per week (SWS). This corresponds to two 90-minute lessons per week. If you successfully complete one of these German courses, you can earn five ECTS credit points. The prerequisite for this is the recognition of your performance by your home university (Learning Agreement).
In order to take a "German as a foreign language" course, you must attend the information session on the German courses during the orientation week. In this event, you fill in a grid to assess your previous knowledge of German and you will receive all the necessary information about the German courses offered.
Further information can be found on the homepage of the Language Centre.
You also have the opportunity to take FREE courses in English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese or Chinese.
As an exchange student you will receive a subject coordinator (supervising professor of the responsible faculty) for the duration of your study stay at the HTW Dresden, who will support you in all academic matters. With your subject coordinator you can clarify all questions concerning the planned study programme at the HTW Dresden (Learning Agreement), the registration and participation in examinations and the examination results (Transcript of Records) as well as subject-specific questions. During the orientation week you will get to know your subject coordinator in a personal meeting.
MODULUX MODULE CATALOGUE/COURSE LISTS
The module database "Modulux" gives you an overview of all courses of study at the HTW Dresden and the modules offered. You can call up each module individually and find out more about its content. For the Faculty of Economics you will find the course list of English modules here.
The Learning Agreement is a contract between you, your home university and the HTW Dresden. The Learning Agreement specifies which academic achievements you wish to achieve and to what extent at the HTW Dresden.
Please use our module catalogue "Modulux" to create your Learning Agreement. You should also discuss the choice of course with your supervisor at your home university and clarify in advance which courses are recognised at your home university or not. The Learning Agreement must be signed by you, your supervisor at your home university and the responsible departmental coordinator at the HTW Dresden.
If at the beginning of your studies at the HTW Dresden there are changes to your chosen courses, please submit the change to the International Office. Both you and your supervisor at the HTW Dresden must sign the change to the Learning Agreement.
You can view the timetable here. As an exchange student, we cannot provide you with a ready-made timetable. Unlike students at the HTW Dresden, you have to create your own timetable by combining courses from different study courses and years. Please refer to your Learning Agreement. Changes to your Learning Agreement are only possible in exceptional cases. Please note that your subject coordinator must approve your final Learning Agreement. Your subject coordinator will help you to choose the courses (if you need to change your Learning Agreement) and how to put together the timetable during the first weeks of your study visit.
The HTW Dresden and Dresden is your new home for the time of your exchange studies. An orientation week will take place to help you get started with administrative matters. We are happy to support and advise you in the most important matters.
At the beginning of each semester there is an orientation week for our new international students. The week is organized in cooperation with the student association faranto e.V. and the HTW Dresden. This usually takes place one week before the start of the courses.
International students are strongly advised to take part in the orientation week. The orientation week includes, among other things:
- an overview of the HTW Dresden
- Registration at the International Office
- advice on the organisation of your studies and the selection of your courses
- Support in making appointments with your departmental coordinator
- Introduction to the University Library
- Introduction to German and foreign language courses of the Language Centre
- Opening of a bank account and payment of the semester fee
- Take out health insurance (if necessary)
- Help with formalities for the citizens' office of Dresden
Please refer to the schedule of the orientation week for exact time and place details, which will be sent to you by e-mail shortly before the start of the semester.
Please bring the following documents with you to the orientation week:
- valid passport or identity card
- valid visa for study purposes (if required)
- rental agreement
- Proof of health insurance
- Cash to pay the semester fee (only for students from non-EU countries; EU students pay by bank transfer before the start of the semester)
The association faranto e.V. organizes a buddy program for international exchange students. You will receive further information by e-mail before you start your studies abroad at the HTW Dresden.
All program students must register upon arrival at the International Office (Friedrich-List-Platz 1, Room Z 232). In order to enrol at the HTW Dresden, you need the following proof of enrolment
- the payment of the semester fee
- health insurance
- valid visa
As soon as the payment of the semester fee has been received at the HTW Dresden, the certificate of the health insurance company and a valid visa are available, you will receive your student identity card at the International Office (room Z 232).
-For participants of the orientation week, matriculation takes place during the orientation week.
Students who study longer than one semester in Dresden must register for the second semester in due time. The re-registration for further studies takes place by paying the semester fee in the re-registration period.
The Student ID Card is simultaneously your library ID card, access card for the university parking area and some selected laboratories, as well as your semester ticket (with valid semester stamp).
The semester ticket is valid for
- all vehicles in the VVO area (Dresden and immediate surroundings) including DVB (trams, buses etc.) in Dresden
- all local trains (Saxony) with the following abbreviations
– Deutsche Bahn AG: S, RB, RE, IRE
– Länderbahn GmbH (Vogtlandbahn, Trilex) VGB, TL, TLX
– Transdev Regio Ost GmbH: MRB
– Freiberger Eisenbahngesellschaft mbH: FEG
– Erfurter Bahn GmbH: EB, EBx
– Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn GmbH: OE
– City-Bahn Chemnitz GmbH: CB
– Döllnitzbahn GmbH (you have to pay a small fee for historical restoration)
– Abellio Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
- not included are special vehicles (like historical buses/trains/cable railways) and long-distance trains (IC, EC, ICE, CNL, D)
- if you want to leave Saxony, you will need a ticket from the last station in Saxony onward
- combining the Student ID Card with tickets for long-distance trains is not possible
- using buses and trams outside of Dresden with the Student ID Card is not possible
Furthermore you may receive a discount with your HTW Student ID Card in some places like museums, cinemas and zoos.
+++You do not have to register at the Bürgerbüro for a stay in Dresden of up to 6 months.+++
If you stay longer than 6 months you have to register and report your address at the
Resident Registration Office of Dresden
The same applies if you move house within Dresden. Please always do remember to notify all important authorities (HTW Dresden, health insurance, etc.) of your new address.
In order to register, you need:
- passport or identification card
- rental contract
- Landlord's certificate/housing confirmation
→ For participants of the orientation week, the registration will be organized by the student organization faranto e.V.
Students from non-EU countries who stay longer than three months are obliged to apply for a residency permit for academic purposes at the Immigration Authority of Dresden within the first three months after entering Germany.
Attention: Students from EU countries do not need to apply for a residence title at the Immigration Authority!
Address: Immigration Authority Dresden, Theaterstrasse 13/15, Room E/056
You need to schedule an appointment, please send an email to the following address: termin.auslaenderbehoerde(at)dresden.de
Please bring along:
- residency permit application
- valid passport + copy
- valid visa for academic purposes (except EU/EEA, USA, Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Korea, New Zealand, Switzerland)
- rental contract + copy
- health insurance certificate + copy
- registration certificate from the Resident Registration Office of Dresden + copy
- certificate of enrolment or admission letter from the university + copy
- proof of funds for sustaining living expenses + copy
- 1 up-to-date biometric passport picture
For further information please consult the website of the Immigration Authority Dresden.
A German account at a bank in Dresden is required in order to pay your rent for your accommodation on time if you are from a non-EU country or from SEPA payments area who do not have a bank account managed in EURO (e.g. Czech Republic) or whose bank does not allow SEPA direct debits (e.g Poland).
- your passport or your identifiation card
- enrolment certificate from the university
- registration certificate from the Resident Registration Office
Administrative fees for the bank account are normally waived (free of charge) upon presentation of your Student ID Card or certificate of enrolment.
→ Participants of the Introduction Week have the possibility to sign a bank contract during the orientation week.
During my exchange semester at HTW Dresden
OPAL - LEARNING MATERIALS AND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT MY ATTENDED COURSES
OPAL is the eLearning platform of the HTW Dresden. During the first days of the semester you should register at OPAL and enrol in the courses you attend during the semester. The lecturers will load teaching materials, exercises and further information into the electronic course folder.
Go to: bildungsportal.sachsen.de/opal/dmz/ and log in with your login data from the computer centre (s-number and password). (If necessary, you can change the language settings of the menu in OPAL to English.)
Please note: For the registration in some courses you need the course name and a password. You will receive it during the first session of each event. If you missed the registration information, please contact your instructor.
INTRODUCTORY VIDEOS ON THE USE OF OPAL
→ introduction to OPAL, login, user account, personal calendar
→ introduction to OPAL, registration for courses
→ introduction to OPAL, registration for groups and group work
This tutorial introduces students step by step to the OPAL learning platform. The focus is on registration, the user profile, the personal calendar and the design of the OPAL homepage. The second tutorial introduces students step by step to the OPAL learning platform and explains the area of teaching & learning, the courses, enrolment in courses and course elements as well as their use for students. The third tutorial introduces students step by step to the OPAL learning platform. This time the focus is on groups and group work.
EXAMINATION PERIOD AND EXAMINATION DATES
The examinations at the HTW Dresden usually take place in February and July of each year. The exact period can be found in the academic calendar of the respective academic year. If you have already completed your examinations earlier, you can also leave earlier.
The exact examination dates will be published on the Internet at the latest one month before the start of the respective examination section. APL (Alternative Prüfungsleistungen) are usually taken during the current semester. APL are tests, presentations, project work, exercises, oral performance tests, etc. The dates are announced by the examiners. The examination dates are published on this page. To do this, enter the name of the examiner "Prüfungen eines Prüfenden" and press "Suchen" (ATTENTION: This function is currently not possible by using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Please use a different browser to view the examination schedule!).
All program students must register for the exams within the communicated deadline.
> Students of the Faculty of Business Administration submit the current version of the Learning Agreement to the International Office (Room Z-232 or by e-mail to email@example.com). In addition, please inform the responsible professor/lecturer of the course about your participation in the examination before the examination.
> Students of all other faculties submit the current version of the Learning Agreement to the examination office for examination registration. (Room Z 223 and Z 224). Please inform yourself about the responsible contact persons and the respective office hours. In addition, please inform the responsible professor/lecturer of the course about your participation in the examination before the examination.
If you do not register for the exams with the current Learning Agreement, you are not entitled to take part in the exams!
If an examination date cannot be attended, it is possible to cancel at least one week before the examination date using a form available on the website of the examination office or directly at the examination office.
If an examination date cannot be attended at short notice due to illness, a health insurance voucher must be submitted to the examination office within 3 working days of the examination. If you do not cancel the examination, it will be considered as failed. If you fail an examination, the examiner can be contacted in order to
to make arrangements for a rerun.
You can view the examination results in the QIS portal after publication until your exmatriculation.
All exchange students will receive the transcript of records by e-mail as soon as all grades have been received. The original version of the transcript of records will be sent to your home university.
Please wait until 4 weeks after the official end of the examination period before contacting us about your transcript of records.
PROLONGATION OF MATRICULATION
If you wish to stay one more semester at HTW Dresden, please confer with your home university as well as with your Departmental Coordinator. Please bring the filled form for prolongation of matriculation to the appointment with your Coordinator and sign both. You also have to agree on a new Learning Agreement.
Please hand in the signed prolongation of matriculation to the International Office. The Department of Student Affairs will issue your new letter of admission.
Please remember to pay the semester fee for re-registration within the re-registration period.
PROLONGATION OF STUDY VISA
In most cases, you need to extent your study visa (exchange students from non-EU countries) at the Immigration Authority if you want to stay longer as planned. Please schedule an appointment via email "termin.auslaenderbehoerde(at)dresden.de" and extent your study visa. You need to take your admission letter for the next semester with you. Usually, you get a temporary visa called "Fiktionsbescheinigung" valid for a few month until you get your residency permit ("Aufenthaltstitel"). Please show the "Fiktionsbescheinigung" and/or "Aufenthaltstitel" to the Student Secretariat in order that you can re-register for the next semester.
If you stay at HTW Dresden for longer than one semester, you need to re-register within the re-registration period by paying the semester fee.
There are two ways to do this:
PAYMENT AT THE SELF-SERVICE TERMINAL
The easiest way to register back for the next semester is at the self-service terminal with a German EC card. The self-service terminal is located in the entrance hall of the central building, behind the coffee machine. This is how you pay the semester fee via EC-Card at the university’s self-service terminal: description.
PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER
To transfer the semester fee, please use the following account:
- Recipient: Hauptkasse des Freistaat Sachsen
- IBAN: DE06 8600 0000 0086 0015 19
- BIC: MARK DEF1 860
- Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank
- reason for payment, 1st line: personal special debit number*
- reason for payment, 2nd line: matriculation number, last name, first name
Please note: a bank transfer will require up to 6 working days until the money can be registered by Dresden University of Applied Sciences. As soon as the amount has arrived at HTW Dresden, you will be able to update the stamp on your Student ID Card with the card printer.
In case the semester fee only arrives after the end of the re-registration period, the university charges a late fee of 10,- EUR. A lack of re-registration in due time may lead to expulsion!
The deadlines for re-registration and the amount of the current semester fee can be found in the information provided by the Department of Student Affairs.
Enrollment certificates can be conveniently printed from home via the QIS-portal.
EXEMPTION FROM SEMESTER FEE
If you do an internship outside of Dresden during the semester, it is possible to get exempt from the semester ticket fees. In this case you go without the ticket for public transport. Please ask for exemption from semester ticket fees at HTW Dresden’s Students’ Council (only in German).
Interested students and staff can engage in a variety of cultural and sporting activities at the HTW Dresden.
The university sport of the HTW Dresden is available to both students and staff. Among others, the following sports and courses are offered under professional supervision:
Health and fitness (back school)
Asian martial arts (Aikido, Karate, Taekwondo)
Courses: alpine skiing, sailing, diving
Please refer to the information provided by the university sports department for the latest offers.
During the semester faranto e.V. offered several events in social, hiking, trips and party.
The "Kammerorchester ohne Dirigenten Dresden e.V." and the "Bläserkollegium Dresden e.V." were founded in 1967. A typical feature of the chamber orchestra without conductor is its Baroque style of playing, conducted by the concertmaster of the 1st violins. The repertoire ranges from baroque to classical and contemporary music to classical dance. The Brass Collegium is primarily dedicated to the cultivation and performance of little-known blaster chamber music from Saxony and Bohemia. The wood and brass blaster mostly play in small ensembles. Rehearsals take place once a week in the rooms of the university.
If you are interested in working in an artistic group or if you are interested in student clubs, courses or exhibitions, please contact the Studentenwerk Dresden.
Having a health insurance is obligatory. With your health insurance card you can visit the doctor in case of malaise. We have listed some doctors with knowledge of foreign languages, hospitals, and emergency numbers [PDF]. You may also want to consult the database of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. You will find a list of all the specialists and can search for some with knowledge of foreign languages.
The hospital Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden offers Service for International Patients.
For usual visits, call the doctor’s office in advance and make an appointment. For some doctors – even for general practitioners – you might get on a pretty long waiting list. So: In urgent cases (if you are really sick), go to the general practitioner when they open in the morning and wait until they treat you.
The doctor gives you prescriptions (Rezept) which you can hand in at the pharmacy to get the right medicine. Some of them have to be paid completely by yourself, for others you just have to add a small fee or they are completely paid by the insurance.
Help in case of racist assaults
Germany is rated as a secure country. Yet it reasonable to avoid some places at certain times. In the light of the current "refugee crisis" resentments to strangers augment. We do our best and hope that you feel safe and welcome in Dresden.
Should you become victim of racist assaults anyhow, "Opferberatung der RAA Sachsen" will be on hand with help and advice for you. "Victim consultation of RAA Sachsen" are competent consultants and companions for legal action. They give emotional support and can place you to therapists if needed.
If you need help, are threatened or insulted, please do not heistate to approach us at any time.
International students have the possibility of working during their studies in Germany (part time job). The following statutory framework conditions shall apply here:
>> International students from the following countries:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, United Kingdom or Cyprus
are permitted to work without authorisation in part-time employment during their studies. This employment may not exceed 20 hours per week, in order to remain excluded from making contributory payments to the statutory pension scheme.
>> International students originating from other countries:
International students originating from other countries may work 120 full days or 240 half days per year. The local immigration authorities must be notified accordingly: >> Immigration Authority (Ausländerbehörde) Dresden.
The DAAD provides more information on this topic at https://www.study-in.de/en/plan-your-stay/job-and-career/part-time-job_26928.php
As an exchange student you will automatically be exmatriculated at the end of the semester. You don't have to do anything.
If you are leaving earlier, it is advisable to exmatriculate. To do this, you must submit the completed form to the Student Administration Office during office hours. Exmatriculation automatically ends access to the QIS portal.
The following points must be observed after your studies at the HTW Dresden have ended and before you leave:
- Cancellation of your account with the Bank/Sparkasse
- Cancellation Library (Please return your borrowed books in time!)
- Cancellation at the Einwohnermeldeamt/Bürgerbüro is possible at the earliest one week prior moving out your apartment. (Theaterstraße 11, 01067 Dresden)
- if necessary, deregistration from the health insurance (AOK, TK, Barmer...) with the deregistration certificate and the deregistration certificate from the Einwohnermeldeamt (residents' registration office)
Forms and documents
1. Application at the HTW Dresden
- Application for Admission - FU14 1 (.pdf, 198 kB)
- Data Protection Provisions (.pdf, 74 kB)
- International Student Handbook (.pdf, 3,77 MB)
- Request for HTW Login (.pdf, 31 kB)
- Agreement on the granting of scientifc guest rights (.pdf, 1,15 MB)
2. Documents During the Stay
- Application for Renewal of Matriculation (.pdf, 49 kB)
- Examination Schedules
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- Help in case of emergency (.pdf, 204 kB)
Doctors with knowledge of foreign languages, hospitals and emergency numbers
- Learning Agreement (during the stay) - 14 2b (.pdf, 862 kB)
- OPAL Enrolment in Courses (.pdf, 367 kB)
- OPAL Change Language (.pdf, 299 kB)
- Poster about Study Organisation (summer semester 2020) (.pdf, 2,23 MB)
- Schedule of Academic Year 2019/2020 (.pdf, 86 kB)
- Schedule of Academic Year 2020/2021 (.pdf, 87 kB)