Application and Enrolment

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In order to apply to TU Dresden, you have to choose between several different application portals. The appropriate portal depends on several criteria, such as your citizenship, the desired degree programme, or the form of study. In order to find the correct application portal, simply respond to the questions in the following application switch. Please do also take note of the asterisked information listed below. If you want to apply for a Master´s degree programm at IHI Zittau please find information here.

Finding your application portal

What is your citizenship? * I want to apply for… Which university entrance qualification do you have? ** Please use the following portal for your application

German citizenship

an undergraduate degree programme (e.g. Bachelor’s, Diplom, State Examination)

except for 1st semester medicine/ dentistry

German Abitur

TU Dresden application portal

an undergraduate degree programme (e.g. Bachelor’s, Diplom, State Examination)

except for 1st semester medicine/ dentistry

Foreign university entrance qualification

uni assist application portal

The following applicants do not apply via uni assist but via the application portal of TU Dresden:

  • Re-applicants (You have already received a letter of admission of TU Dresden (not older than 1 year)  but could not start your studies. Please send a copy of the old admission letter with your application form.)

  • Graduates from the Studienkolleg Sachsen in Leipzig

  • You are already enrolled at TU Dresden and you want to change your degree programme

Please apply here:

TU Dresden application portal

a graduate degree programme (e.g. Master’s, postgraduate course)

German university degree

TU Dresden application portal

a graduate degree programme (e.g. Master’s, postgraduate course)

Foreign university degree

uni assist application portal

Applicants for the following Master’s programmes and special applicants do not apply via uni assist but via the application portal of TU Dresden:

  • Computational Logic

  • Molecular Bioengineering

  • Nanobiophysics

  • Regenerative Biology and Medicine

  • Tropical Forestry

  • International Studies in Intellectual Property Law

  • Re-applicants (You have already received a letter of admission of TU Dresden (not older than 1 year)  but could not start your studies. Please send a copy of the old admission letter with your application form.)

  • You are already enrolled at TU Dresden and you want to change your degree programme

Please use
TU Dresden application portal

  1st semester medicine/ dentistry German Abitur

Hochschulstart

  1st semester medicine/ dentistry Foreign university entrance qualification

Hochschulstart

  studying abroad at TU Dresden (e.g. Erasmus) German Abitur Application for exchange studies
  studying abroad at TU Dresden (e.g. Erasmus) Foreign university entrance qualification Application for exchange studies

doctoral studies

German university degree

Application for doctoral studies

doctoral studies

Foreign university degree

Application for doctoral studies

Foreign citizenship

an undergraduate degree programme (e.g. Bachelor’s, Diplom, State Examination)

except for 1st semester medicine/ dentistry

German Abitur

TU Dresden application portal

an undergraduate degree programme (e.g. Bachelor’s, Diplom, State Examination)

except for 1st semester medicine/ dentistry

Foreign university entrance qualification

uni assist application portal


The following applicants do not apply via uni assist but via the application portal of TU Dresden:

  • Re-applicants (You have already received a letter of admission of TU Dresden (not older than 1 year)  but could not start your studies. Please send a copy of the old admission letter with your application form.)

  • Graduates from the Studienkolleg Sachsen in Leipzig

  • You are already enrolled at TU Dresden and you want to change your degree programme

Please apply here:

TU Dresden application portal

a graduate degree programme (e.g. Master’s, postgraduate course)

German university degree

TU Dresden application portal

a graduate degree programme (e.g. Master’s, postgraduate course)

Foreign university degree

uni assist application portal


Applicants for the following Master’s programmes and special applicants do not apply via uni assist but via the application portal of TU Dresden:

  • Computational Logic

  • Molecular Bioengineering

  • Nanobiophysics

  • Regenerative Biology and Medicine

  • Tropical Forestry

  • International Studies in Intellectual Property Law

  • Re-applicants (You have already received a letter of admission of TU Dresden (not older than 1 year)  but could not start your studies. Please send a copy of the old admission letter with your application form.)

  • You are already enrolled at TU Dresden and you want to change your degree programme

Please use
TU Dresden application portal

  1st semester medicine/ dentistry (EU/ EEA applicant) German Abitur

Hochschulstart

  1st semester medicine/ dentistry (EU/ EEA applicant) Foreign university entrance qualification

Hochschulstart

  1st semester medicine/ dentistry (non-EU/ EEA applicant) German Abitur

Hochschulstart

  1st semester medicine/ dentistry (non-EU/ EEA applicant) Foreign university entrance qualification

uni assist application portal

The following applicants do not apply via uni assist but via the application portal of TU Dresden:

  • Re-applicants (You have already received a letter of admission of TU Dresden (not older than 1 year)  but could not start your studies. Please send a copy of the old admission letter with your application form.)

  • Graduates from the Studienkolleg Sachsen in Leipzig

  • You are already enrolled at TU Dresden and you want to change your degree programme

Please apply here:

TU Dresden application portal

  studying abroad at TU Dresden (e.g. Erasmus) German Abitur Application for exchange studies
  studying abroad at TU Dresden (e.g. Erasmus) Foreign university entrance qualification Application for exchange studies

doctoral studies

German university degree

Application for doctoral studies

doctoral studies

Foreign university degree

Application for doctoral studies

* If you have both a foreign AND the German citizenship, you always have to select the German citizenship!
** Please note the following:

  • A German Abitur can also be acquired at a German school aboard.
  • The Feststellungsprüfung at the Studienkolleg does NOT count as a German Abitur.
  • A university entrance qualification (e.g. the International Baccalaureate IB) acquired at an international school in Germany counts as a foreign university entrance qualification.