Dresden University of Technology: Statistics

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#213 of 14,131 In the World
#74 of 2,785 In Europe
#17 of 369 In Germany
#2 of 19 In Saxony
#1 of 7 In Dresden
#65 of 1,061 For Industrial Engineering
Top50% For 176 other topics
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Highest Degree
Acceptance rate

* The Dresden University of Technology is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Reifezeugnis) or equivalent
Academic CalendarOctober to September (October - March; April-September)

Research profile

Dresden University of Technology is a world-class research university with 63,645 scientific papers published and 1,932,591 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Materials Science, Biology, Computer Science, and Psychology.


Dresden University of Technology majors

by publication & citation count

18,269 / 429,454
17,109 / 603,800
14,609 / 391,544
13,568 / 515,255
Materials Science
10,875 / 261,552
10,269 / 521,307
Computer Science
6,520 / 201,261
3,273 / 160,879
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,989 / 94,707
Environmental Science
2,960 / 112,306
Condensed Matter Physics
2,236 / 59,928
Oncology and Cancer research
2,069 / 89,148
1,760 / 37,723
Quantum and Particle physics
1,758 / 190,120
1,637 / 89,621
1,627 / 41,447
Chemical Engineering
1,489 / 51,077
Optical Engineering
1,312 / 24,288
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
1,275 / 10,216
Atomic and Molecular physics
1,249 / 33,617
1,242 / 61,311
1,227 / 79,985
Nuclear Physics
1,222 / 163,917
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
1,168 / 24,892
1,150 / 78,639
Electronic Engineering
1,070 / 20,294
Health Science
998 / 48,723
923 / 84,434
916 / 34,953
Art & Design
862 / 10,794
Inorganic Chemistry
837 / 26,472
824 / 39,727
779 / 34,577
766 / 56,547
Metallurgical Engineering
754 / 18,219
725 / 10,978
Organic Chemistry
724 / 22,626
Automation and Control engineering
701 / 12,002
Blockchain and Cryptography
676 / 10,748
Structural Engineering
641 / 8,268

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 216 631
1992 222 666
1993 215 621
1994 254 852
1995 445 1131
1996 590 1423
1997 671 2257
1998 788 2822
1999 875 4349
2000 945 5802
2001 1036 8419
2002 1093 10814
2003 1234 14612
2004 1503 18248
2005 1572 24018
2006 1821 29793
2007 2083 37160
2008 2215 46104
2009 2688 56075
2010 3050 65761
2011 3028 78513
2012 3424 95266
2013 3877 117890
2014 4445 135348
2015 4532 156373
2016 4694 169338
2017 4870 182031
2018 4892 189574
2019 5341 214208
2020 5809 249962
2021 5803 294705
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Dresden University of Technology gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per semester)
Bachelor's Degree Free for EU/EEA citizens and international students
Master's Degree € 300 for non-EU/EEA citizens
Doctoral Degree Free for all students

All costs are in Euros (€).

The Dresden University of Technology has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Dresden University of Technology.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design No No No
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Applied Mathematics, Art History, Biotechnology, Business Education, Catholic Theology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education of the Socially Disadvantaged, Forestry, Geography, Geological Engineering, History, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Production Engineering, Protestant Theology, Psychology, Social Welfare, Social Work, Surveying and Mapping, Transport and Communications, Water Science
Diplom (Univ) Architecture, Business Computing, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Technology, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Sociology, Transport Engineering
Master Ancient Civilizations, Art History, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Business Computing, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Clothing and Sewing, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Ethics, European Languages, Forestry, Geology, History, Humanities and Social Science Education, Information Technology, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Landscape Architecture, Linguistics, Literature, Management, Mathematics, Media Studies, Medicine, Musicology, Nanotechnology, Natural Resources, Neurosciences, Philosophy, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Public Health, Radiology, Railway Transport, Secondary Education, Sociology, Surveying and Mapping, Textile Technology, Transport Economics, Vocational Education, Waste Management, Water Science, Wood Technology
PhD Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Information Technology, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Transport and Communications
Habilitation Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Information Technology, Law, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Modern Languages, Natural Sciences, Psychology, Transport and Communications

Dresden University of Technology alumni

  1. Heinrich Rudolf Hertz

    Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1857-1894 (aged 37)
    philosopherengineerinventoruniversity teacherphysicist

    Heinrich Rudolf Hertz was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of the electromagnetic waves predicted by James Clerk Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism. The unit of frequency, cycle per second, was named the "hertz" in his honor.

  2. Adolf Loos

    Adolf Loos
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    1870-1933 (aged 63)
    architectwriteressayistart collectorarchitecture critic

    Adolf Franz Karl Viktor Maria Loos was an Austrian and Czechoslovak architect, influential European theorist, and a polemicist of modern architecture. He was inspired by modernism and a widely-known critic of the Art Nouveau movement. His controversial views and literary contributions sparked the establishment of the Vienna Secession movement and postmodernism.

  3. Maria Reich

    Maria Reich
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1903-1998 (aged 95)
    mathematicianarchaeologistlanguage teacher

    Maria Reiche Grosse-Neumann was a German-born Peruvian mathematician, archaeologist, and technical translator. She is known for her research into the Nazca Lines, which she first saw in 1941 together with American historian Paul Kosok. Known as the "Lady of the Lines", Reiche made the documentation, preservation and public dissemination of the Nazca Lines her life's work.

  4. Katja Kipping

    Katja Kipping
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1978-.. (age 45)

    Katja Kipping is a German politician of The Left party who is serving as Senator for Integration, Labour and Social Affairs in the Berlin state government since December 2021. She was previously a member of the Bundestag representing Saxony from 2005 to 2021. She was federal co-leader of The Left from 2012 to 2021 alongside Bernd Riexinger.

All 81 notable alumni

Dresden University of Technology faculties and divisions

School : Civil and Environmental Engineering Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, Transport and Communications
School : Engineering Sciences Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics
School : Humanities and Social Sciences Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, Cultural Studies, Economics, Education, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Social Sciences
School : Medicine Medicine
School : Science Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physics, Psychology

General information

Alternative names TUD
Technische Universität Dresden
Founded 1828
Accreditation Saxon Ministry of Science and Art
Motto Wissen schafft Brücken – Bildung verbindet Menschen.

Location and contacts

Address Mommsenstrasse 11
Dresden, 01069
City population 559,000

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