Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) is one of the largest employers in Saxony (which is a federal state in the Eastern part of Germany). Because TUD is both an education institution and employer, one of their priorities is to welcome and supervise international interns and trainees.
TU Dresden is a comprehensive university and offers a wide variety of study paths. The university also pursues internationally aligned interests and prioritizes their detailed internationalization strategy, which is implemented by a multitude of staff members and institutions.
Please use the following list of contacts to connect with the right person:
Erasmus+ Faculty Representatives: they mainly provide support to TU Dresden students in their search for host organizations abroad and for internship arrangements. Many combine this task with their instructional responsibilities.
The International Office (Akademische Auslandsamt): responsible for international partnerships with other global universities and management of study exchanges for numerous programs. Overall, the International Office mainly focuses on studies abroad.
LEOSACHSEN manages international internships. We arrange grant scholarships for students and staff, and manage internship exchange programs.
Furthermore, we support and welcome international interns who are staying in Dresden, affiliated institutions. non-educational private organizations, and public organizations throughout Saxony.
- We provide information on application procedures at TU Dresden.
- We check your application materials for accuracy.
- We contact the appropriate department and forward your application document to them.
- We set up your internship contract.
- If a Professor agrees to host you for an internship, we invite you to TU Dresden.
- We provide support for visa preparation if required.
- We apply for your work permit.
- We support you in your search for accommodation.
- We advise you on necessary insurance.
- Voluntary internships usually do not exceed a period of 3 months.
- If mandatory internships shall exceed the 3 months period, proof of duty must be provided (such as an excerpt from examination regulations or a written confirmation from your home university).
- During your internship at TU Dresden you will not be enrolled at the university, but will be considered a TU Dresden employee. Therefore, you do not need to adhere to strict application deadlines and procedures. However, you must provide proof of being an international university student during your internship.
- Alumni can only be accepted based on exceptional conditions and only if their examination regulations afford the internship period in order to finish the study course.
- Applicants who originate from European Union countries should allow LEOSACHSEN and the respective professor about 2 months to decide on the application. Applications that are submitted beyond this time frame cannot be processed.
- Applications from students who originate outside European Union countries should allow 6 months or more for adequate decision-making and preparation. Please keep in mind that you will usually need to obtain a visa and work permit.
Your internship application can be sent by e-mail to the following address:
Your application should contain the following information:
- Full name
- Course of study
- Major fields of study: (please name 3)
- Fields of interest with regards to the placement: (name up to 3)
- Possible start date: (at the earliest or at the latest)
- Whether the internship is mandatory, and it’s duration requirements if applicable.
- Whether the internship is voluntary, and it’s planned duration if applicable.
- The date you will need a final answer to your application in order to continue planning your trip abroad.
Please attach the following documents in your e-mail:
- Letter of motivation with the following content:
- Internship period (possible start dates and desired duration).
- Your interests, including specific research projects and professors at TU Dresden or neighboring research institutions.
- Experience gained at prior internships.
- Certificate of registration.
- Transcript of Records.
- If available, a curriculum vitae (CV).
Please keep in mind: students usually don’t apply to advertised internships, but Professors must be able to assess whether an internship in his/ her department is possible and/or useful based on your unsolicited application.
Therefore, the information you provide (especially about your field of study), your qualifications and experiences are significant parts of the application.