Get to know the capital of Saxony. Dresden has many faces. You can expect 800 years of history, an inspiring art and cultural pulse, modern and future-oriented research and industry, as well as diverse opportunities in nature for hiking, cycling and relaxing.
Welcome to Florence on the Elbe
There are many good reasons for you to study in Dresden. Dresden is a city with history and celebrated its 800th birthday in 2016. It is the capital of Saxony and is considered one of the most desirable cities in Germany to live in. In the ranking "European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21" by the British fDi Magazine, Dresden was selected in the TOP10 of the category "Best Large City for Human Capital & Lifestyle" and in 2015 was repeatedly named "Germany's most beautiful city "*. Joie de vivre and warmth characterise our city and its inhabitants.
Together with around 45,000 students, you can look forward to ideal study conditions during your university education. There really is everything a student's heart desires here: art, culture, architecture and numerous leisure and recreational opportunities. In addition, Dresden is one of the economically strongest regions in eastern Germany, with a variety of promising career prospects after your studies.
If you decide to study in the Saxon capital, there is a lot to discover. On your first visit to Augustusbrücke, you will fall in love with the unique panorama of the city - preferably at sunrise or sunset. Then you will see the enchanting silhouette of Dresden with the beauty of the historic old town: the Dresden Frauenkirche, the Semperoper Dresden and the Zwinger - are just a few of the many extraordinary sights that await you.
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Good tips from our alumna Harleen
1. Get to know the locals and improve your German language skills
2. Be open with other students and people – so you also can meet new people
3. Attend your courses regularly and prepare for your lectures
4. Establish a learning group with other students to get in contact
5. Participate in project offers and events on campus
6. Use online forums to exchange with other international students
And why do you want to study in Dresden?
- Numerous natural areas: including the Saxon vineyards, the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, the Dresden Heath, the Elbe meadows and a wide variety of parks
- Low cost of living with comparatively low rents
- Ideal geographical location: 200 km from Berlin. Poland and the Czech Republic can be reached in just a few hours.
- Excellent career opportunities for you after graduation: you can continue your professional career in around 145,000 companies, institutions, associations and research institutes from a wide range of sectors.
- Study in an innovation-rich region: according to the EU Regional Innovation Scoreboard, Saxony is a European "strong innovator".
- A huge range of sporting activities with almost 400 sports clubs and numerous sports cities. Please find more information about university sports here.
- An extraordinary contrast of historical buildings and sights as well as buildings in modern design. Do you already know the Transparent Factory, the Dresden TV Tower or the world-famous Frauenkirche?
- Dresden is home to the world-famous State Art Collections, which include the Historic Green Vault and the Old Masters Picture Gallery with Raphael's Sistine Madonna. In total, there are 48 museums waiting to be discovered.
- You will find numerous small shops and retailers, but also large shopping galleries for your daily needs and when you feel like shopping.
- In addition to the Dresden City Library in 20 locations, the Saxon State Library - Dresden State and University Library (SLUB), one of the largest academic libraries in Germany, is also located here.
- Excellent transport connections in the heart of Europe: Dresden has a densely networked infrastructure. There are 12 tram lines and 29 bus lines as well as 3 suburban trains at 49 stations every day.
- Excellently developed cycling network: the 1,270-kilometre-long Elbe Cycle Path gives you the opportunity to explore your surroundings by bike: from Dresden, for example, you can cycle to Prague or north to Hamburg.