Germany has always been a top destination for technical education. This is because it is home to world-class universities offering cutting-edge programs and research opportunities to students from around the world. Check out 8 Reasons to Choose Germany for Your College Studies.
Though most universities in Germany are good, some are on the top of their field. The TU9 is an alliance of leading institutes of technology in Germany. These institutes provide practice-oriented research and teaching and have excellent contacts with large and medium-sized organizations. Research partnerships and technology transfer enable students to gain practical experience. TU9 universities mainly focus on providing STEM education and conduct research in the fields of climate, energy, efficient and sustainable mobility.
TU9 Universities are:
RWTH Aachen University
RWTH Aachen is a research university located in Aachen. With more than 42,000 students enrolled in its 144 study programs, it is Germany’s largest technical university. International student community at the university is 7000-members strong. All Bachelor courses at RWTH Aachen are taught in German so you will need to provide German language proficiency test certificate. Check out more information on language requirements here.
Many Masters courses at RWTH Aachen are taught in English. Find a list of courses here. Although the university does not release formal cut-offs for MS courses, a 320+ GRE score puts you in the safe zone. RWTH Aachen does not charge tuition fees from international students. However, it does charge nominal administrative fees. The university has an associated education institute, RWTH International Academy that does have tuition fees of around €5,500 per semester for select courses. Know more here.
TU Berlin is one of the most prestigious education institutes in Germany. It has 7 faculties offering undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs. It has a host of notable alumni and professors and a student population of 34,428 out of which 20 percent are international students. All undergraduate courses at TU Berlin are taught in German so you will need to provide German language proficiency test certificate. Check out more information on language requirements here.
There are specific entry requirements to Master’s courses. Visit the official website of TU Berlin for further course information.
Technical University of Munich is an acclaimed research university that ranks 4th in Reuters 2017 European Most Innovative University rankings. The university has strong links to companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM has 15 departments providing an excellent environment to more than 40,000 students out of which 29 percent are international students. Most undergraduate courses at TU München are taught in German so you will need to provide German language proficiency test certificate. Programs at TU München do have tuition fees. Check out more information on degree programs and language requirements here.
Technische Universität Darmstadt is a research university that offers 112 courses through its 13 academic departments in engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences and humanities. Courses popular with international students are Computational Engineering, Material Science, Energy Science and Engineering, etc. International students constitute 18 percent of its total student population of 25,840. You will be required to submit proof of proficiency in German language for Bachelor’s courses and some Master’s courses. Get more information about courses on the university’s official website, tu-darmstadt.de.
Founded in 1745, TU Braunschweig is the oldest technical university of Germany. It offers 118 full and modular degree programs through 6 departments of engineering, physical sciences, natural sciences and humanities, economics and social sciences. Out of its student population of more than 20,000, international students are about 3,000 in number. All Bachelor’s programs and many Master’s programs at TU Braunschweig are taught in German so you are required to submit proof of language skills at the time of application. For details on programs and eligibility requirements, visit tu-braunschweig.de
TU Dresden is one of the largest technical universities with 18 faculties in 5 schools offering 122 courses in the fields of Biomedicine, Bioengineering, Material Sciences, Information Technology, Microelectronics as well as Energy and Environment. 13 percent of its student population of around 33,000 is of international origin. Bachelor’s and Master’s programs have specific eligibility and language requirements so visit the official website, tu-dresden.de for more information.
University of Hanover
Named after Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, the Leibniz University Hanover is a public university that has 9 faculties offering education and research opportunities in mechanical engineering, quantum optics, biomedical research and teachers’ training. The university has a substantial international student representation—there are 3,000 international students among the total population of 28,000. Primary language of instruction for most courses is German. Visit uni-hannover.de for more information on courses and application requirements.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology or KIT is a premier public research university that leads in the field of computer science. It has 11 faculties offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses in physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, mathematics and business. As of 2018, non-EU students need to pay a tuition fee of €1,500 per semester. Know more about program requirements, language proficiency skills and fees here.
University of Stuttgart
University of Stuttgart is one of the oldest technical universities of Germany. It has 10 faculties offering highly-ranked programs in civil, mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering. Courses are mostly offered in German. Know more about the university and its programs here.
Course requirements and tuition fees for international students varies at German universities as per the state law. It is always best to rely on official websites for this information.
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