Technical University of Dresden

City: Dresden
Language of instruction: English, German
  • Originally founded as the Royal Saxon Technical School in 1828
  • One of the oldest institutes of higher education in Germany
  • Currently the largest university in Dresden, one of the 10 largest universities in Germany
  • Part of the TU9, a consortium of leading German Institutes of Technology 
  • 14 different faculties, falling under 5 schools (Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Medicine)
  • Located in Dresden, the capital of the Free State of Saxony in eastern Germany, near the border of the Czech Republic
  • City has a rich history of classical art and music
  • Population of 780,000 inhabitants
  • University is located in an excellent living environment, surrounded by museums, historic libraries and numerous outdoor activities

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Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)

Term dates

  • Winter semester (UBC Term 1) – early October to late March
  • Summer semester (UBC Term 2) – early April to late September (Lectures end in late July)


  • Students attending for the Winter semester would not be able to return to UBC for Term 2
  • For students attending the Summer semester, lectures end in mid-July - therefore, depending on the exam schedule, most students should be able to return for the start of Term 1 at UBC
Courses + Transfer Credits


Passing grade

02 (E) minimum passing grade

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline. You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g. application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

For more information about Go Global transfer credit

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Exchange (pay UBC tuition)

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

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Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • 15 credits or equivalent full-time program fee per term, paid to UBC
  • Some exceptions may apply

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ for Federal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.

Types of accommodation available


Housing notes

  • Many on-campus housing options offered in 35+ residence halls
  • Shared accomodation also available for students who wish to live off campus

Partner Housing Information

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