Technische Universität Ilmenau

Students in front of the Humboldt-Building at TU Ilmenau (Photo: Jens Hauspurg)
individual support
colourful campus life
modern equipment
future-oriented topics and subjects
Find everything about studying at the Technische Universität Ilmenau here:

A wide range of subjects, state-of-the-art equipment, optimal study conditions: At TU Ilmenau, one lecturer supervises an average of only eight students! Above all, the close contact with each other is held in high esteem, but also the excellent reputation of graduates and the numerous cultural and sporting opportunities.

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Karla:

“The university system here is super flexible. You can choose research modules as well as specialise in a certain topic. You decide which profile you want at the end and choose your own way to successfully achieve it.”

Karla is from Mexico. She studies Media and Communication Science at Technische Universität Ilmenau.
Yavor Minchev

Yun:

“I find Ilmenau really peaceful and the air is really good. Usually in big cities like in my home country, there's a bit of air pollution and smog, but here the air is really fresh and clean - I like it a lot.”

Yun is from Malaysia. She studies Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Technische Universität Ilmenau.
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Facts about Ilmenau

  • approx. 39,000 inhabitants (21,400 outside of surrounding communities)
  • University and student city
  • Winter sports centre at the edge of the Thuringian Forest
  • City of J.W. von Goethe (poet)
  • Historical town centre
  • Early centre of glass production
  • surrounded by nature
Yavor Minchev

Yun:

“Compared to larger cities, there are less students here. In a seminar class or tutorial, we don't have so many students. In fact, we can always ask when we don't understand and the teachers take care of everyone.”

Yun is from Malaysia. She studies Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Technische Universität Ilmenau.
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we4you!

The TU Ilmenau has its own service team for international students: we4you! not only answers all your questions, but also gives you tips for when you start your studies, organises events and provides you with dedicated tutors and a buddy programme.

Did you know?

The TU Ilmenau is the only university of technology in Thuringia.

Students exercising together at the TU Ilmenau (Photo: Michael Reichel)

sport, sport, sport

Its location on the northern edge of the Thuringian Forest makes Ilmenau an established sports centre. Hiking enthusiasts and mountain bike fans get everything they need. In winter you can ski, ice skate, bobsleigh or play ice hockey, for example. With courses in around 90 sports, a sports field, fitness rooms and a climbing wall the University Sports Centre offers varied opportunities for fitness, fun and relaxation.

In addition, Ilmenau is well known for student’s associations and communities that actively influence life on campus. Besides the oldest student radio in Germany there is a Formula Student racing team, cinema club, big band, student consulting and a lot more. In this way, you too will find a perfect balance to the cognitive challenges of everyday study and you will make new contacts very easily.

The Kickelhahn

In Ilmenau, it's a tradition for students to hike up the Kickelhahn at the beginning of their studies and the breathtaking view from 861 meters above sea level was once appreciated by the famous German poet and natural scientist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. According to legend, you must hike the mountain at least once to successfully complete your studies!

The observation tower on the local mountain of Ilmenau, the Kickelhahn, as depicted on an old postcard (Photo: public domain).
English taught degree programmes

COMMUNICATIONS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING Master of Science

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ECONOMICS Master of Science

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE Master of Arts

MICRO- AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES Master of Science

RESEARCH IN COMPUTER AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Master of Science

RESEARCH IN MEDIA ENGINEERING Master of Science

You can find an overview of all 45 degree programmes at Technische Universität Ilmenau in the HIGHER EDUCATION COMPASS and on the university website.

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Students playing archery at a sports centre on the TU Ilmenau Campus
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ADVANTAGES OF TU Ilmenau

The Technische Universität Ilmenau is a small, technically advanced university with a focus on future-oriented technologies. In the field of research, it is well positioned with research clusters, research centres and a graduate school. In national rankings, the university regularly reaches top positions. Main topics are sustainability and energy, future mobility, artificial intelligence, environment and health and interaction between reality and virtual worlds.

For international students, TU Ilmenau is a particularly attractive place to study for many reasons:

  • personal support and mentoring
  • central, cosmopolitan campus
  • short distances and quick contacts with authorities
  • concentrated atmosphere thanks  to innovative teaching and interdisciplinarity
  • unique cultural, sports and club scene
  • close cooperation with numerous companies and business contacts
  • great friendships
  • low living costs and dormitories directly on campus
Winter forest near Ilmenau (Photo: Christoph Radtke)
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Contact and advice

Address

Technische Universität Ilmenau

Ehrenbergstraße 29
98693 Ilmenau

Advisory service

Technische Universität Ilmenau
International Student Advisory Service

International

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we4you student service

Application

All information about the online application process can be found here: