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AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
Dresden University (Technische Universitat Dresden), is one of eleven German universities that were identified as an “Excellence University.” With around 37,000 students, Dresden is the largest university in Saxony today, with about 1/3 of the students being international. Having been committed to sciences and the engineering before the reunification of Germany, Dresden is now a multi-discipline university.
Dresden is the capital city of Saxony in eastern Germany. It is situated in a valley on the River Elbe near the Czech border. The German city of Dresden is lush and green, filled with forests and gardens and parks. The city is rich with cultural and artistic history; the great operatic composer Wilhelm Wagner debuted a number of works here in the 1800s and, today, an independent light opera company keeps the classical art form modern and fresh.
Mid April – Late July
Early October – Early February
AREAS OF STUDY
This exchange is designed for students to gain German language fluency at all German levels, and students have the option to take courses in English as well. Exchange students are able to take classes at the bachelor or master levels, depending on their classification at their home institution. If students are interested in studying at Dresden, students should consult with Belmont professor, Dr. Regine Schwarzmeier, for more information and advising on potential courses to take at Dresden.
Students primarily take German language and culture courses. Courses offered in other disciplines are available in English as well.
Students apply for rooms at the Studentenwerk Dresden, a company that manages university student housing throughout the country, after having been admitted to the university. About half of the university’s 35 dormitories have been renovated in an ongoing project. The renovated halls provide up-to-date, modern facilities – modern bathrooms and common kitchens, personal Internet access, sports and leisure facilities as well as clubs.
Students pay housing directly to the Dresden University.
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate. Students pay tuition to Belmont.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. Students should wait until they have received formal acceptance from Dresden into their program before booking their airfare.
Dresden has about 20 student clubs, most of which are found in the residence halls. The clubs offer outings to discos, karaoke, slide shows or evenings organized by foreign students. There are also sports, fitness, and table tennis rooms in many of the residence halls. There are barbecue facilities on campus and nearby parks for jogging or skating.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Spring Semester Programs: October 15
Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which includes:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after
your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
- If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you.
Dr. Regine Schwarzmeier
Associate Professor of German • JAAC 3050
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009