From now on, prospective students can apply for the winter semester 2022/23 at the HTW Dresden until July 15th. Our study advisors Mira Höfler and Josefin Päßler have tips on how to apply. We also reveal what makes our university special and why studying with us is worthwhile.
Interested in a future-oriented degree with very good career prospects? The HTW Dresden is the largest university of applied sciences in Dresden and offers prospective students a wide range of courses in the fields of engineering and natural sciences, business, design and the environment. At the two locations in the city center and in the Pillnitz district of Dresden, our students find excellent study conditions and can prepare themselves well for the future working world of tomorrow.
A degree should have good career prospects, which is why we present degree programs and their career prospects in a video gallery on our orientation page “My Studies 2022”. In field reports, students show how they are involved in practical projects with business and science partners at a very early stage.
What should be considered when applying?
From A for agricultural economics to G for geomatics to V for administrative informatics – it is now possible to apply for the appropriate desired course for the coming winter semester. Our university offers over 40 future-oriented courses leading to bachelor’s, diploma or master’s degrees. The application phase runs until July 15. The formal application for all courses is uncomplicated and online via the Application portal of the HTW Dresden. To ensure that everything goes well, study advisor Mira Höfler advises: “Important for applicants who are taking their university entrance qualification this year: The application can only be finally sent when the certificate has been issued, i.e. when the grade and the date of the university entrance qualification are available . Applicants with a higher education entrance qualification (HZB) issued before January 16 can submit their application from now until May 31. This facilitates the timely processing of all applications. For the bachelor’s degree in Design: Product and Communication, you must also register for the aptitude test by June 1st.”
What is the difference between college and university?
Studying at a university of applied sciences is much more practice-oriented and less theoretical than studying at university. Right from the start, it combines theoretically acquired knowledge with practical experiments in modern laboratories. This practical orientation of the course is intended to help you quickly apply what you have learned in the real world of work. In addition, extensive practical phases and theses in companies, each lasting up to one semester, are integrated into the course.
In this way, the upcoming practical semester can already be used to apply the course content and help to make well-founded decisions about specializations and the selection of a master’s degree. The course of studies at the university is partly specified by a timetable. By working in small project groups, contact with each other and with the teachers is much more personal. With this more individual care and support, teaching content can be deepened even better.
Why the HTW Dresden?
The Dresden University of Applied Sciences offers a wide range of courses and focuses its teaching on current economic and scientific requirements. Topics such as digitization, e-mobility, autonomous driving, renewable energies, organic farming and geovisualization are just some of the current research topics. Students can participate in such research topics right from the start. Practical work is of great importance in all courses. In addition to lectures in the lecture hall, there are in-depth exercises in the laboratories. In addition, most courses include a compulsory internship: “Here, the students can gain practical experience with practice partners from industry and administration,” says Professor Clemen from the Geoinformation Faculty small: “We know our students by name and are always open and easily accessible for questions and problems,” says Professor Thomas Rosenbaum, describing the teaching situation at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
Best chances for a well-paid job in the region
The prospects for graduates of the HTW Dresden to get a well-paid and secure job in the region after their studies are very good. “Most of our students have an employment contract in their pocket shortly before they graduate,” says Professor Clemen. The demand for skilled workers is not only enormous in Saxony. “But we are primarily interested in prospective students from the region and would also like to train them for the local economy,” says Prof. Rosenbaum. Dresden is a hot spot for technical innovations and attracts exciting companies. In addition to various global players, small and and medium-sized companies have settled here.Furthermore, a dynamic start-up scene can be found in Dresden, favored by a fertile research landscape, which offers interesting positions, but it is also possible to start your own business.So if you have an idea, you are at the HTW Dresden in good hands. The university’s internal start-up workshop promotes projects from an early stage and provides support when setting up a company. In addition to all these career opportunities, there is also the high quality of life. After all, Dresden, with its Elbe meadows, parks and forests close to the city, is one of the greenest cities in the state.
If you have any questions about studying and applying, the General Student Advisory Service will be happy to answer them via email and telephone. At the start of this year’s studies there will also be information events for prospective students and parents.