The Dresden German Studies Program, offered fall and spring semesters, provides a superb opportunity to acquire insight into German academic culture, improve language proficiency, and study and live among German and other international students in university dormitories. Students directly enroll for three elective courses at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), one of the oldest and most prestigious technical universities in Germany. During the first weeks of the program (prior to the start of the TUD semester), students enroll in an intensive language and cultural immersion course.
Requirements & Considerations
Participants then enroll in three elective courses at the TUD and finish the semester as regular students of the university.
Note: Syllabi are for course approval and reference only. Students will receive up-to-date syllabi when their courses begin.
Students are required to take this course and will be placed in intermediate or advanced German depending on their language proficiency and the size of the class.
- CAS DR 300 Intensive German Language and Culture (4 credits)
- Students will be placed in intermediate or advanced German depending on their language proficiency and the size of the class. The class meets for four hours, four days a week, to enable rapid development of communication skills (speaking, writing, reading, and listening). It also trains students in strategies for functioning in German culture in social, practical, and academic contexts. On the fifth day of each week, students take a field trip designed to engage them directly with the life and institutions of German society.
The list below reflects typical courses at the TUD and is based on past semesters. There are many other areas of study at the TUD that may not be listed here. For more information, contact us or visit the TUD Studies. Note: Courses may be taught in German or English.
Elective Course List
- American Studies
- Computer Science
- Economics and Business Management
- English Literature
- German Language and Literature
- International Relations
- Political Science
Housing & Student Services
- All students live in fully furnished single rooms in suites. Five to six BU and international students share a kitchen and bathroom, and the amenities are co-ed.
- Students receive a monthly stipend that is deposited into their German bank accounts. Their monthly housing fees are automatically deducted, and students can access the remaining balance to use as they wish.
- Students can eat breakfast and lunch at the dining hall on campus for a small fee.
- Laundry is available in the basement of the residence
- Gym is available at the university
- Fall semester: mid August to mid December
- Spring semester: early February to late June
- Fall semester: March 15
- Spring semester: October 1
Cost & Financial Considerations
- 2018/2019 Tuition and Fees: $34,480
Cost includes tuition, housing, board, airfare from designated US cities, local transportation, program related activities, administrative fee, international medical insurance, and emergency evacuation coverage.
- 2018 to 2019 academic year budget sheet, including cost of living expenses.
- Financial aid available