Founded in 1836 with the opening of the School of Commerce, the Technical University, with its educational system and practices, has laid the foundation for the construction of modern machinery and production facilities, and thus for the economic rise of the city. Today, the Technical University is home to more than 11,000 students from 90 countries and is one of the most important employers in the region with around 2,300 employees. In research and teaching, it focuses on the three core competencies “Materials and Intelligent Systems”, “Resource Efficiency and Lightweight Construction in Manufacturing” and “People and Technology”, addressing the key questions of the future. The Technical University of Chemnitz has created a cluster of competencies that is unique in Germany. For example, the work in the cluster “Technology fusion for multifunctional lightweight construction” (MERGE) is funded by the German Federal Government with 34 million euros and is recognized as the only pioneering technology research in the field of “lightweight construction”.
In 2020, the University is ranked between 600th and 800th in the World University Rankings. (See THE)
The Technical University of Chemnitz has more than 400 Erasmus partnerships with a wide range of master’s programs in English. The university is internationally networked with more than 100 cooperation partners, especially in Europe and Asia. One in four students at the university is international, which puts it in first place in the state of Saxony. That’s why there is a unique student meeting place, the “Club der Kulturen”, which was created to provide a place for international students to socialize.
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TU Chemnitz Applications
The Technical University of Chemnitz is taking applications via Uni-assist (see Application to Uni-Assist). Classically, they require language proof of at least level C1. For this you have to present one of the following (see About German Language Certificates)
TestDaF certification: level 4 in all four parts of the four-part exam (at least 16 points as a total result)
telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule pass
Goethe Institute C2
For applicants who cannot provide any of the above-mentioned certificates, the Technical University of Chemnitz offers a paid language preparation course if they present at least a B2 certificate from the Goethe Institute, ÖSD B2 certificate, telc B2, DSH 1 or TestDaF (at least 3 in the four-part exam and 12 in total). In this case, however, admission to a language preparation course must be requested when applying online to Uni-assist. Certificates of attendance are not accepted as proof of German (they must have an exam and an official certificate).
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