The HTW Dresden is a regionally anchored and internationally oriented university with a wide range of practice-oriented courses combined with a variety of experience in application-oriented research.

[Translate to English:] Weltkugel

strategy of internationalisation

The HTW Dresden - University of Applied Sciences adopted an internationalisation strategy in 2012 and set itself goals in 3 fields of action. The internationalisation process of the HTW Dresden is actively implemented with measures in these 3 fields of action.

  • International cooperation and networks: sharpening depth instead of broadening breadth 
  • Internationalisation of teaching and research: regional anchoring and global networking 
  • Marketing and communication: Made in HTW Dresden 

The service departments and the faculties support and accompany the internationalization process. Together with all stakeholders of HTW Dresden, the internationalization strategy was updated in 2020. You can find the current working paper in the internal area.

Language Policy of HTW Dresden

German is the main language of teaching and communicating at the University of Applied Sciences Dresden. Knowledge of German is still indispensable for the acquisition of intercultural competence, for integration and everyday life in Germany and for the job market. That’s why we recommend our international students to benefit from the free German courses at the HTW.

English is the main vehicle language for international exchange and communication with partnerships. We want to improve materials and schedules in English and to increase the number of international study programmes in order to simplify the access to international study and research.

Other languages are relevant for the communication with international selected partners and for special study programmes. 

Information about our language courses can you find under Language Center



The European Commission assessed HTW Dresden's Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) application with 100 out of 100 possible points and awarded HTW Dresden the valid ECHE for the years 2021 to 2027. The ECHE sets out basic principles and quality requirements that higher education institutions must meet when applying for and implementing activities under Erasmus+. You can find the document in the internal area.


  • Link zu Datei
    Erasmus Charta for Higher Education 2021-2027
    pdf - 1,77 MB

    Some parts of the document are not accessible barrier-free. Information can be obtained by telephone on +49 351 462 -3528 or -3377.

  • Link zu Datei
    European Policy Statement (EPS)
    pdf - 1,71 MB

    Some parts of the document are not accessible barrier-free. Information can be obtained by telephone on +49 351 462 -3528 or -3377.

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More documents can be found in the Internal Area

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