Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Institution Details

Full Legal Name of the Institution Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden –
HTW Dresden
University of Applied Sciences Dresden
Erasmus ID Code D DRESDEN01
EUC EUCX 29744
PIC number 999651543
Head of Institution Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Salchert
Address Friedrich-List-Platz 1
01069 Dresden
Website www.htw-dresden.de

Staff Details - International Office

General Inquiries Email: auslandsamt[at]htw-dresden.de
Tel: +49 351 462 3458
Head of International Office Mrs. Juliane Terpe
International Office
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden
Friedrich-List-Platz 1
01069 Dresden

Application Information

Exchange programs Details about exchange programs at HTW Dresden, including the application forms and instructions about how to complete it, can be found in our Section Coming to HTW Dresden
Application Process Exchange students must be nominated by their home university and send the application documents via email to HTW Dresden.

All application documents can be found in our Coming to HTW Dresden – Download section.

Exchange students will receive a confirmation about the arrival of their application via email. The admission letter will be send via email to the partner university or the student. A hard copy of the admission letter will only be send if requested.

The International Office will keep in touch with students via email prior to their arrival at HTW Dresden.
Application Deadlines:
Winter Semester
Summer Semester
Winter semester: June 15th or

Summer semester: November 15th of the previous year
Language of Instruction Mainly German, but we also offer courses in English. (German B2 and/or English B2 necessary to follow courses.)
Language Courses HTW Dresden runs a number of language courses that are free of charge for incoming students, for example German as a foreign language, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese and Russian.
More about in our language center section.
ECTS Used Yes
ECTS Grading Scale 1,0 - 1,5 = sehr gut (very good)
1,6 - 2,5 = gut (good)
2,6 - 3,5 = befriedigend (satisfactory)
3,6 - 4,0 = ausreichend (sufficient)
4,1 - 5,0 = nicht ausreichend (fail)

5 u.e. = unentschuldigt gefehlt (unexcused absence)
m.E. = mit Erfolg teilgenommen (attended)

1 semester = 30 ECTS
2 semester = 60 ECTS
Academic Calendar The ‘Studienjahresablaufplan’ can be found on the My Study page.
Date of Arrival at HTW Dresden Winter semester: October 5th, 2020/ recommended: October 1st, 2020
Summer semester : March 15th, 2021/ recommended: March 8th, 2021
Welcome Week for exchange students HTW Dresden organizes a Welcome Week for exchange students.
Winter semester: 5th of October till 10th of October 2020
Summer semester: 15th of March till 19th of March 2021

Details will be send to exchange students by email.
Lecture Period Winter semester: 12th of October till 30th of January 2021
Summer semester: 22nd of March till 03rd of July 2021
Examination Period Winter semester: 1st of February till 6th of March 2021
Summer semester: 5th of July till 24th of July 2021

Please note that students need to be present during the examination at HTW Dresden

General Information

Semester Fee HTW Dresden does not charge any tuition, however a semester fee is charged (currently 292 EUR for summer semester 2020). This fee will be used for student services, student council and the semester ticket that allows students to use all public transportation within Dresden and Saxony for free. Exchange students pay the semester fee before or upon their arrival in Germany (depending on their home country). Information via email will be send to the students before they arrive in Dresden.
Module Selection The Module Catalogue can be found on Modulux.

We mainly offer courses taught in German. However, the Faculty of Business Administration as well as the study programs “Environmental Engineering” (Master) and “Electrical Engineering/Elektrotechnik” (Bachelor) offer many courses taught in English.

Course listings of English taught courses of the Faculty of Business Administration.
“faranto e.V.” – a student initiative to support intercultural communication at HTW Dresden “faranto e.V.” is a student organisation at HTW Dresden and member of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). The organisation takes care of foreign students who are spending an exchange semester at HTW Dresden. Members of “faranto e.V.” pick up students from the train station or airport, accompany students during their first steps in Dresden as well as to various administrative offices.

Webpage: faranto.de
Facebook: Faranto.eV
Instagram: farantovereindresden
Accommodation Dresden Student Services (Studentenwerk Dresden) offers a wide range of accommodation for students. Students have to apply for accommodation via an online application procedure directly at Dresden Student Services.
Attention: There is a minimum stay of 3 months!

If students prefer to live in a living community, please consult Facebook groups or www.wg-gesucht.de
Health Insurance All students in Germany must be covered by a health insurance. When enrolling as a student at HTW Dresden, they must provide a proof of health insurance.

Students from countries within the European Union (EU)/EFTA must apply for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in their native country and take it to Germany.

Students from countries that do not belong to the European Union (EU)/EFTA must be insured immediately by a German statutory health insurance company (e.g. AOK, TK, Barmer...) after arrival.
Visa Students from countries in the European Union, EFTA, Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Brasil, Chile and the USA do not require a visa to enter Germany. A valid passport or personal identification is sufficient.

Students from countries that are not in the European Union or EFTA require a study visa for their stay in Germany for academic purposes. Visa applications are to be submitted to the German Missions Office in their home country.

All 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.
Further information can be found on our Coming to HTW Dresden page.