It will not be long before the start of the new academic year in September. As a student, you should already be looking after your accommodation in Dresden, because accommodation close to the university is in great demand and quickly booked out. Who wants to put up with long journeys? After all, you should be able to concentrate on your studies. And this also includes advantageously equipped halls of residence, which offer you the best conditions for studying.
Studying in Dresden in numbers
About 35,000 students study at the University of Dresden alone, of whom about 7,500 are in their first semester. 42 percent of the city's students come from Saxony, 45 percent from other parts of Germany. The number of students in Dresden reaches record levels. Accommodation in student halls of residence is becoming increasingly scarce due to rising student numbers. And finally, Dresden does not only have the Technical University. In addition to the university, there are five local universities, four universities of applied sciences and three vocational academies. This makes Dresden one of the most important university locations in the new federal states. Dresden is home to a total of 47,000 students.
Studying in Dresden offers many possibilities
The TU alone has 14 faculties to offer. The main areas of training here are mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science. The TU Dresden is one of the best founder universities. Among the universities of applied sciences, the HTW wins the race with eight faculties including civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. At the vocational academies you can choose a course of study with a high practical relevance that is shorter than any other course of study with a duration of three years. You will spend part of your study time in a teaching company, where you will be taught the practical part.
Good reasons for studying in Dresden
Dresden is one of the internationally recognised educational and business locations. The universities have a good reputation and as a graduate you are in demand on the job market. Another advantage is the relatively low cost of living in Dresden. In contrast to other cities, the rents for dormitories and living costs are inexpensive. Furthermore, tuition fees are not yet levied in Saxony. There are many discounts with the semester ticket. Here Dresden clearly ranks ahead of other alternatives such as Berlin, Munich or Hamburg. And the special flair of the city is also responsible for the fact that many students prefer Dresden as a place to study.
Soon the run to the dormitories begins
And they're in demand. In recent years alone, the Studentenwerk has repeatedly had to reject many students because there are simply too few dormitories available. The situation is not much better at the WGs in Dresden. The housing market in Dresden is expensive for students, cheap shared flats often mean a very long journey to the university. Close to the centre is the Franklin20 dormitory, where you will find well-equipped apartments.
If you are looking for accommodation for the new academic year, apply now for rooms in our student residence Franklin20.