Darmstadt University of Technology
Hesse, Germany | Public
The university defines itself as “a treasure house of achievement and innovative power – the result of more than 130 years of human ingenuity in all its variety leaving its mark day after day.” The Technische Universität Darmstadt (Technical University of Darmstadt or Darmstadt University of Technology) was founded in 1877 and received the right to award doctorates in 1899 which is quite a big achievement in such a small time. In 1882 it was the first university in the world to set up a chair in electrical engineering, in 1883 the first faculty for electrical engineering was founded there. With total enrollment of 25,000 students the university has managed to keep the staff smart enough to manage that large number of students properly.
German language eligibility:-
There is no compulsion though but the university has courses in German even though the professors are ready to teach in English. The best part of this university is that they provide German language course free of cost simultaneously, for which you wouldn’t have to leave your lectures and start a course 6 months prior to your college. This way you save time and money, both.
There are no specific exams required for taking admissions in this university, but as the students count is high the university has kept an entrance for few subjects such as electrical engineering. Students are provided syllabus a month prior to the exam and those who score above university’s required CGPA those are given admissions in the university. This way university obtains quality students who are serious about studying.
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Darmstadt, officially known as "City of Science" (German: Wissenschaftsstadt) as it is a major center of scientific institutions, universities, and high-technology companies. The place is a proper metropolitan area and one of the most beautiful cities you must have ever seen. Darmstadt located in the southern part of the Rhine-Main-Area (Frankfurt Metropolitan Region) and has a population around 150,000 (2013). The Darmstadt Larger Urban Zone has 430,993 inhabitants. With a lot of historic importance the city used to be the port of industrialization during Nazi Germany and has been the same ever since. Tourism has a great attraction here as the outskirts are prettier as heaven and people love the architectural sites around the city. Along with parks and bar there is no chance that you’d end up feeling lonely in this city until you live your life on philosophical terms.
The University, with 140 Buildings and an area of 600 acres is concentrated at the two campuses, Inner City and Lichtwiese. But individual facilities can be found in other parts of Darmstadt and in Griesheim, a neighboring town. That is huge area considering the fact that campus is based in the city.
The university provides in campus settlements even though a lot of students prefer privacy so they live somewhere around the campus but not in it. The monthly rent for an on-campus student room is approximately 300-400 €. Most dormitories offer internet access for an additional fee of € 10 per month. In case you wish to live in off-campus housing please calculate 350-450 € per month. The students ID get you a special discount over the food in cafeteria. You can also prepare inexpensive meals in your student apartment. So approximately you will end up spending about 350 – 450 € for food and beverages per month.
The faculty at DTU is well-educated, respected and one of the best in that area of Germany. The faculty is friendly and helps students in every possible way. They have a good bonding with the international students and always help them dissolve the communication gap. The university has modern and the best technology to teach and the professors are those who at least have a handful of awards on their name.
Jobs and placements
Yes, the university has great contacts with a lot of MNCs throughout Germany and calls the HR from those MNCs to recruit students from TUD. There are in campus placements held almost every year, even if you are not selected in one of them then don’t you worry; the university also has a great connection of alumni who will help you get a job once you are done with your studies.