[Translate to English:] International students group

Welcome Week for new exchange students - winter semester 2024/25 (23 September 2024 until 29 September 2024)

We wish to make the start of your studies with us as smooth as possible. Our Welcome Week is especially designed to help new incoming exchange students to settle in and start their studies at HTW Dresden. The week is organized in cooperation with the student association faranto e.V. 

The detailed program for the next Welcome Week in winter semester 2024/25 can be found further below on this website and will be updated continuously.

Note! Additionally to this general welcome program you will have a meeting with your HTW academic coordinator during the Welcome Week. Your HTW academic coordinator will inform you by e-mail about the meeting (when, where and how you will meet with her/him). During this meeting you will talk about your course choice (Learning Agreement) and study schedule.

Exchange students are strongly advised to take part in the Welcome Week. The Welcome Week includes, among other things:

  • an overview of HTW Dresden (in short: HTWD)
  • campus tour
  • registration at the International Office
  • information session on the organisation of your studies and the selection of your courses
  • support in making appointments with your HTW acadamic coordinator
  • introduction to the university library
  • introduction to German and English language courses
  • payment of the semester fee (students from non-EU countries pay by credit card or cash on site; EU-students pay by bank transfer before the semester begins)
  • opening a bank account (if necessary)
  • confirmation of a valid health insurance from your home country or conclusion of a German statutory health insurance 
  • help with formalities for the Citizen's Office Dresden ("Bürgerbüro")

Program Winter Semester 2024/25 (continuously updated)

► Registration at the International Office with Anne & Ines

  • group 1: 09:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • group 2: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • group 3: 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
  • group 4: 12:00 - 01:00 p.m.

Place: room Z 232, HTW Dresden central building, Friedrich-List-Platz 1, 01069 Dresden

► at 09:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Cashier open Monday – Friday)
(Cash) Payment of semester fee (*** Euro)
Place: room Z 822, HTW Dresden central building, Friedrich-List-Platz 1, 01069 Dresden
Note: Payment in cash or by credit card is only possible for non-EU students; EU-students pay by bank transfer before arrival!

► at 05:30 p.m.
Welcome from faranto & Campus tour with faranto
Meeting: Mensa “Matrix”, Reichenbachstraße 1, 01069 Dresden

► approx. at 06:30 p.m.
Get To Know BBQ with faranto
Place: Club 11, Hochschulstraße 48, 01069 Dresden 

► at 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Welcome Speech and Study Organisation
Welcome Speech: Prof. Anne-Katrin Haubold, Vice Rector for Teaching and Studies
Study Organisation with Anne & Ines: Get informed about organisational matters and student services (Only for exchange students!)
Place: room Z 211, HTW Dresden central building, Friedrich-List-Platz 1, 01069 Dresden

► at 12:30 – 01:30 p.m.
German Language Courses at HTW Dresden with Anderson Costa Wrublack and Marie-Luise Fuchs
*Only for students interested in attending a German Language Course at HTW. Information and placement test for all interested students including beginners.
Place: room S 417, seminar building, language laboratory, Friedrich-List-Platz 1, 01069 Dresden

Guide to German Language Courses

► at 01:00 p.m. (leaving at 01:30 p.m.)
Dresden City Rally with faranto
Meeting: Canteen „Matrix“, Reichenbachstraße 1, 01069 Dresden

► approx. at 10:00 a.m. 
Mensa Card & early Lunch with faranto
*Please bring your ID-card/passport, HTW student card and 20 Euro in cash.
Place: Mensa „Matrix“, Reichenbachstraße 1, 01069 Dresden

► at 02:00 – 03:00 p.m.
Introduction Session for Students of the Faculty of Business Administration with Kate Urban-Greatorex
During the session the Faculty of Business Administration will introduce itself. There will also be an introduction to the organization of studies and a presentation of the business courses.
Place: room Z 211, HTW Dresden central building, Friedrich-List-Platz 1, 01069 Dresden

► at 04:00 p.m.
Bowling with faranto
Limited number of participants, further information will be posted in the faranto Telegram group.
*Please bring 3 Euro in cash.
Place: Bowling Arena, Meeting at Südhöhe 80, 01217 Dresden

► at 01:00 – 02:00 p.m.
Workshop „Introduction to the German (Academic) Culture“ with Dr. Kathy Meyer-Ross
Place: room S 329, seminar building, Friedrich-List-Platz 1, 01069 Dresden

Information about English Language Courses provided by Silke Buhl at: https://t1p.de/7pso (will be updated in September 2024)
The OPAL site provides an overview of all English courses offered at HTWD in the Winter Semester 2024/25 including information on how to select the most suitable English language course.
*Only for students interested in attending an English Language Course at HTWD.

► at 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Library Introduction Session with ***
You will get first-hand information on library and information services as well as on print- and scan services.
Place: room Z 211, HTW Dresden central building, Friedrich-List-Platz 1, 01069 Dresden

► at 06:45 p.m.
Pub Crawl through „Neustadt“ with faranto
Place: Albertplatz, Meeting at Artesian fountain, Bautzner Str. 1, 01099 Dresden


Free time


► Meeting at 08:00 a.m.
Hiking Trip to Saxon Switzerland
Join faranto to explore one of the many nice regions in Dresden!
Place: Dresden Main Station, in front of Burger King, Wiener Platz 4, 01069 Dresden 



The student association faranto e.V. organizes a buddy program for international exchange students. You will receive further information by e-mail before you start your study abroad at HTW Dresden.


[Translate to English:] faranto e.V.

Campus map

Campus map

Virtual Campus Tour (on YouTube)

Virtual Campus Tour

Contact for exchange students

Ines Hammermüller-Sweeney and
Anne Skrypezak

Room: Z 232
Phone: (+49 351) 462 3458/2591
Email: international@htw-dresden.de

Contact for international degree-seeking students

Britta Weber

Room: Z 231
Phone: (+49 351) 462 2015
Email: international@htw-dresden.de