Fact Sheet

Institution Details

Full Legal Name of the Institution Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (HTWD)
University of Applied Sciences
Erasmus Code D DRESDEN01
OID E10208281
PIC number 999651543
Head of Institution Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Salchert
Address Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (HTWD)
International Office
Friedrich-List-Platz 1
01069 Dresden
Website www.htw-dresden.de

Staff Details - International Office

General Inquiries Email: international[at]htw-dresden.de
Tel: +49 351 462 3458
Head of International Office Mrs. Juliane Terpe

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

Late applications might be accepted.
Language of Instruction Mainly German, but we also offer courses in English (German B2 and/or English B2 necessary to follow courses).
More about our English taught courses in our Course selection website.
Language Courses The Language Center of HTW Dresden offers free language courses in "German as a Foreign Language (DaF)", English, French and Spanish in the winter and summer semesters. The levels of the language courses are defined on the basis of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2).
More about in our Language Center website.
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.
Welcome Week for exchange students Academic Year 2023/24
Winter semester 2023/24: 25th of September till 30th of September 2023
Summer semester 2024: 04th of March till 09th of March 2024

Academic Year 2024/25
Winter semester 2024/25: 23th of September till 28th of September 2024
Summer semester 2025: 10th of March till 15th of March 2025

Details will be send to exchange students by email.
Lecture Period Academic Year 2023/24
Winter semester 2023/24: 02nd of October 2023 till 27th of January 2024
Summer semester 2024: 11th of March till 29th of June 2024

Academic Year 2024/25
Winter semester 2024/25: 30th of September 2024 till 25th of January 2025
Summer semester 2025: 17th of March till 5th of July 2025
Examination Period Academic Year 2023/24
Winter semester 2023/24: 29th of January till 17th of February 2024
Summer semester 2024: 01st of July till 20th of July 2024

Academic Year 2024/25
Winter semester 2024/25: 27th of January till 15th of February 2025
Summer semester 2025: 7th of July till 26th of July 2025

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 300 EUR for summer semester 2024). This fee will be used for student services, student council and the semester ticket (German semester ticket) that allows students to use all local public transportation within Germany 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.

An overview of modules offered in English can be found on this website.

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 need to check Visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany before they travel to Dresden.

> Students from non-EU countries are obliged to apply for a residence permit for study purposes at the Dresden Immigration Office within 3 months of entering the Federal Republic of Germany (for a stay of more than 3 months).
Further information can be found on our Coming to HTW Dresden page.