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== Dresden – The Right Choice to Study in Germany ==
 
== Dresden – The Right Choice to Study in Germany ==
  
Next to the decision to study in Germany, the choice of a specific university is an important and exciting step that requires careful consideration. Apart from academic and personal factors, the attractiveness of a university town as well as recreational facilities and leisure opportunities (e.g. the organisation of events) must weigh in the balance for you.
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Following the decision to study in Germany, the choice of a specific university is an important and exciting step that requires careful consideration. Apart from academic and personal factors, the attractiveness of a university town as well as the recreational facilities and leisure opportunities available (e.g. the organisation of events) play a decisive role.
  
In Dresden you can study at the [http://tu-dresden.de/ Technische Universität Dresden]  (Dresden University of Technology, or TUD) and the following six other colleges of higher education: [http://www.htw-dresden.de/ Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden] (University of Applied Sciences), [http://www.hfbk-dresden.de/ Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden] (art college), [http://www.hfmdd.de/ Hochschule für Musik "Carl Maria von Weber" Dresden] (music academy), [http://www.palucca-schule-dresden.de/home/index.html Palucca Schule Dresden Hochschule für Tanz], (dance academy), [http://www.ehs-dresden.de/ Evangelische Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit], (protestant college for social work) and the [http://www.ba-dresden.de/ Berufsakademie Sachsen/Staatliche Studienakademie Dresden] (University of Cooperative Education)
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In Dresden you can take study courses at the [http://tu-dresden.de/ Technische Universität Dresden]  (Dresden University of Technology, or TUD) and the following six other institutes of higher education:
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* [http://www.htw-dresden.de/ Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (FH)]
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* [http://www.hfbk-dresden.de/ Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden]  
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* [http://www.hfmdd.de/ Hochschule für Musik „Carl Maria von Weber“ Dresden]  
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* [http://www.palucca.eu/ Palucca Schule Dresden - Hochschule für Tanz]  
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* [http://www.ehs-dresden.de/ Evangelische Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit (FH)]
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* [http://www.ba-dresden.de/ Berufsakademie Sachsen/Staatliche Studienakademie Dresden].
  
As you can see, Dresden's university scene is rather diverse and varied. Physics, dance, engineering, arts, economics, social sciences, philosophy, medicine – for all these fields and many more will you find departments or faculties at the TUD and other colleges and polytechnics for your university education. At the moment the number of students enrolled in Dresden is about 41.000. The seven institutions of higher education are situated centrally in several city districts and are – as a matter of course easily accessible with public transport facilities.
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As you can see, Dresden offers a diverse and colourful academic landscape. Physics, dance, engineering, arts, economics, social sciences, philosophy, medicine – for all these fields and many more will you find renowned universities in Dresden serving as your partners in questions of  academic education. The aforementioned institutes of higher education are all centrally located in different city districts and can of course be easily reached via public transport facilities.  
  
All the institutes of higher education of Dresden enjoy an excellent international reputation and guarantee a training of high standard and quality. The good technical equipment of the university buildings and the ultra-modern [http://www.dvb.de/ Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB)], the state and university library of Saxony, with its extended collections of printed and digital media, significantly contribute to a comfortable study environment. Of course, since the Bologna-process, it is possible to conclude your studies in Dresden with a [http://www.studis-online.de/StudInfo/studienabschluesse.php Europe-wide acknowledged graduation] as Bachelor or Master. Several majors still have the [http://www.studienwahl.de/index.aspx?e1=4&e2=2&e3=0&e4=0&e5=0&e6=0&tn=0 traditional Diplom-degrees] as well.
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All institutes of higher education in Dresden enjoy an excellent international reputation and guarantee education of high quality. Technically well-equipped university buildings and the modern [http://www.slub-dresden.de/ Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB)], he state and university library of Saxony with its extended collection of printed and digital media significantly contribute to a comfortable study environment. Since the Bologna Process every student has the opportunity to conclude his/her studies in Dresden with a [http://www.studis-online.de/StudInfo/studienabschluesse.php Europe-wide acknowledged graduation] aas Bachelor or Master. In several majors, however, you may still graduate with the [http://www.studienwahl.de/index.aspx?e1=4&e2=2&e3=0&e4=0&e5=0&e6=0&tn=0 traditional degree (Diplom)].
  
 
== High Quality of Living in the Capital of Saxony ==
 
== High Quality of Living in the Capital of Saxony ==
  
Apart from a very good academic framework, [http://www.dresden.de/ Dresden] offers a high degree of art, architecture, culture, and recreational facilities and opportunities. Dresden, the capital of Saxony, with 500,000 citizens – a major city (yet not too big) abounding in a multitude of tourist attractions and sights, and simply a very beautiful city – constitutes an excellent vantage point to get to know Germany in all its facets whilst studying.  
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Alongside very good study conditions [http://www.dresden.de/ Dresden] offers much more - arts, architecture, culture as well as  a great variety of leisure and recreational facilities. Dresden, the capital of Saxony, with 500,000 inhabitants a major city (yet not too big), is simply beautiful with all its tourist attractions and sights and will surely constitute an excellent starting point for you to get to know Germany in all its facets during your study stay.  
  
There is a lot to discover and experience in Dresden. Numerous historical buildings (most of them baroque) form a unique ensemble in the old town of Dresden, directly along the river Elbe. In these historical buildings one can find a variety of museums, galleries, theatres, the opera house, and many other recreational and leisure opportunities. It is hard to find such an impressive combination of art, architecture and culture anywhere else in Germany.
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Dresden offers a lot to discover. Numerous historical buildings (most of them baroque) form a unique ensemble in the historic city of Dresden, situated directly at the river Elbe. These historical buildings house a variety of museums, galleries, theatres, the opera house, and many other leisure and recreational facilities. Such an distinctive and impressive combination of art, architecture and culture can only seldom be found anywhere else in Germany.
  
With its unique dome of stone the rebuilt and recently consecrated Frauenkirche (The Church of Our Lady) – a building symbolising reconciliation and peace – leaves its mark on the cityscape of Dresden. The Art Academy, the palace and the cathedral (Hofkirche) complete the Elbe panorama. In the immediate vicinity of these buildings are the famous Semper Opera and the Zwinger. This dominance of opulent baroque buildings led to Dresden being called "Pearl of the Baroque" or "Florence on the Elbe". For centuries the enchanting view of the old town from across the river has captivated people. Through the painter Bernardo Bellotto (called Canaletto) this panorama, the "Canaletto-view" became well-known worldwide.  
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With its unique domed stone roof the rebuilt Church of Our Lady, consecrated in 2005 - a building symbolising reconciliation and peace – leaves its mark on the cityscape of Dresden. The Art Academy, the palace and the cathedral (Hofkirche) complete the Elbe panorama. In the immediate vicinity of these buildings the famous Semper Opera and the Zwinger are situated. This dominance of opulent baroque buildings led to Dresden being called "Pearl of the Baroque" or "Florence on the Elbe". For centuries the enchanting view of the historic city of Dresden from across the river has captivated people. Owing to the painter Bernardo Bellotto (named Canaletto) this panorama, the so-called "Canaletto-view" became well-known all over the world.  
  
Yet, the young "face" of Dresden is also worth exploring: the VW car plant made of glass or the Dresdner Neustadt (New town), a booming city district – where it's all happening – studded with pubs, cafés, small businesses and galleries.
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Yet, the young "face" of Dresden is also worth exploring: e.g. the VW car plant made of glass or the Dresdner Neustadt, a booming city district studded with pubs, cafés, small shops and galleries.  
  
Numerous parks, the spacious greenery of the Elbe-meadows and open spaces enhance the beauty of the city and offer an open invitation for relaxation, sport or strolling.  
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Numerous parks, the spacious greenery of the banks of the Elbe and green areas enhance the beauty of the city and offer an open invitation for recreation, sports or a stroll. Erich Kästner, a well-known author born in Dresden, pointedly described his hometown with the following words: "Dresden ist Dreiklang von Geschichte, Kultur und Natur." (Dresden forms a harmonious triad of history, culture and nature.)
Erich Kästner, a native of Dresden and well-known author, pointedly described his hometown thus: "Dresden ist Dreiklang von Geschichte, Kultur und Natur." (Dresden forms a harmonious triad of history, culture and nature)
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Dresden's surroundings, too, have widely different landscapes and sights that are well worth a day or weekend-trip: the Dresden Elbe valley (Unesco World Cultural Heritage), Swiss Saxony, with its bizarrely shaped rock formations, the Erzgebirge, the Saxon hill-vineyards, a proliferation of palaces, castles, strongholds, parks and last but not least the cities of Zittau and Görlitz.
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Dresden's surroundings, too, have widely different landscapes and sights that are well worth a day trip or a weekend escape: the Dresden Elbe Valley, the Swiss Saxony region with its bizarrely shaped rock formations, the Erzgebirge, the Saxon vineyards, a variety of palaces, castles, strongholds, parks and last but not least the cities of Zittau and Görlitz.
  
 
== Dresden – City of Science ==
 
== Dresden – City of Science ==
  
Science and the propagation of science are very important in Dresden. The city is one of the leading high-tech locations in Germany. Especially the information and communication technology sector continues to choose Dresden as a site for new production and development plants. Established in Dresden, firms such as Siemens, Infineon, AMD and VW offer many interesting opportunities for prospective students, for instance practical training or theses topics.  
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Science and the promotion of science play a significant role in Dresden. The city counts among the leading high-tech locations in Germany. The information and communication technology sector, in particular, continues to choose Dresden as site for new production and development plants. Established in Dresden, firms such as Siemens, Infineon, AMD and VW offer many interesting opportunities for prospective students, for instance with regard to practical trainings or theses topics.  
  
The seven colleges of higher education of Dresden figure as attractive research and cooperation partners for these firms. Once a year, the [http://nacht.dresden-wissenschaft.de/ Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften] (the long night of science) takes place, where colleges and research institutes introduce themselves to the Dresden general public and present their latest projects, offer the opportunity to "feel and touch" science.  
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The seven institutes of higher education in Dresden are attractive research and cooperation partners for these firms. Once a year, the [http://nacht.dresden-wissenschaft.de/ Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften] (The Long Night of Science) takes place, where colleges and research institutes introduce themselves to the Dresden general public and present their latest projects, thereby offering “living” science.
  
In 2006 Dresden held the title [http://www.dresden-wissenschaft.de/ "Stadt der Wissenschaften"], (City of Science), a distinction that acknowledges the successful blending of life, science and economy.
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In 2006, Dresden held the title [http://www.dresden-wissenschaft.de/ "Stadt der Wissenschaften"], (City of Science), a distinction that honours the successful blending of life, science and economy.  
  
== Das Studentenwerk (Office of Residential Life) – Non Academic Service ==
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== Das Studentenwerk (Office of Residential Life) – Services for Students ==
  
As a university city, Dresden possesses numerous advantages, especially for international students. The "Service rund ums Studium" (comprehensive non-academic service) of the [http://www.studentenwerk-dresden.de/ Studentenwerk Dresden] for students of all the colleges of Dresden and Zittau is very well equipped and offers a wide variety of student orientation services.  
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As university city Dresden offers numerous advantages for international students, too. The "Service rund ums Studium" of the [http://www.studentenwerk-dresden.de/ Studentenwerk Dresden] for students of all the universities and colleges in Dresden and Zittau is very well developed and offers a great variety of support services.
  
The Studentenwerk Dresden is a modern service office with a social obligation towards students in areas such as accommodation (in a university hall of residence) catering, financing, propagation of cultural activities as well as counselling of a social, legal and psychological nature.
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The Studentenwerk Dresden is a modern service bureau with a social mission towards students in the following fields: accommodation (in a university hall of residence), catering, financing, propagation of cultural activities as well as social, legal and psychological counselling.
  
Once you have decided to study in Dresden, you will receive an application form for a place at a university hall of residence, together with the notification of admission. Please fill out the application form, send it back to us and we will reserve a place in a hall of residence for you. So you can spare yourself the arduous task of having to find your own accommodation. On arrival in Dresden you will sign a lease with the Studentenwerk and you can move into your room in the hall of residence immediately. The [http://www.studentenwerk-dresden.de/wohnen/antrag.html hall of residence application] can also be downloaded here.  
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Once you have decided to study in Dresden, you will receive an application form for a place at a university hall of residence with the notification of admission. Please fill out the application form, send it back to us and we will make a room reservation in a student hall for you. So you are spared the arduous task of searching for accommodation. On arrival in Dresden you will sign a tenancy agreement with the Studentenwerk enabling you to move into your student hall room immediately. The [http://www.studentenwerk-dresden.de/wohnen/antrag.html application form] can also be downloaded here.  
  
The [http://www.studentenwerk-dresden.de/mensen/ university cafeterias] of the Studentenwerk Dresden offer hot meals on a daily basis at moderate prices and a large variety of snacks. The student cafeterias are evenly spread so that there is always one in your vicinity. During the international specialty weeks you might even find dishes from your home country.
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The [http://www.studentenwerk-dresden.de/mensen/ university canteen and cafeterias] of the Studentenwerk Dresden offer hot meals on a daily basis at moderate prices and a large variety of snacks. The comprehensive network of canteens and cafeterias makes it possible to reach your favourite university canteen within a 5 minute walk. During the international speciality weeks you might even find dishes from your home country.
  
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== Assistance and Orientation at the Beginning of Your Studies ==
  
== Assistance and Orientation at the Beginning of Your Studies. ==
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We aim at making the start of your study period in Dresden easier for you by providing various assistance servicse (e.g. through tutors serving as permanent contact persons). This [http://www.studentenwerk-dresden.de/english/wohnen/wohnheim-tutoren.html link] provides you with information about tutors who may assist you settle in your new place of study. By help of the [http://fif.studentenwerk-dresden.de/ Family and International Friends Programme] you can quickly and easily become acquainted with German families to share cultural and language experiences. Another popular opportunity to socialize is the International Coffee Hour, organised by the Studentenwerk Dresden.
  
The start of the Dresden section of your life is facilitated by numerous offers of assistance and orientation (for instance tutors as permanent contact persons). On arrival at the train station, tutors who know their way about Dresden will be waiting for you, to assist you getting orientated and to help you find your way.  
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The respective [[Auslandsamt|Auslandsämter]] (International Office) at your university will be at hand with help and advice. It offers assistance services to international students that might be quite useful for you. For detailed information please turn to the staff of your International Office.  
  
With the assistance of the [http://fif.studentenwerk-dresden.de/ Family and International Friends Programme] of the Studentenwerk, you can get to know German families quickly and easily, so that you have the opportunity to share and exchange cultural and language experiences.
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Furthermore, many [[Vereine und Initiativen|student initiatives]] in Dresden have dedicated themselves to aid and assist international fellow students. They may also serve as starting points to socialize and to gather useful information.
  
The respective [[Auslandsamt|Auslandsämter]] (International Offices) of the university and colleges will counsel and help you as well. They offer a variety of counsel and help for international students that is very useful. Detailed information about their services is available at your International Office.
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Many [[Vereine_und_Initiativen|institutes]] in Dresden are actively involved in issues of inter-cultural exchange, providing contacts and guidance, too.
 
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Furthermore there are many [http://www.ausländerrat.de/id_menue+157.html student initiatives] in Dresden, dedicated to aid and assist international fellow students. They also form starting points for contacts and useful information.
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Many [[Vereine und Initiativen|institutes]] in Dresden are actively involved in issues of intercultural exchange. There you will be able to find further contacts and help.
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[Bearbeiten] Dresden – The Right Choice to Study in Germany

Following the decision to study in Germany, the choice of a specific university is an important and exciting step that requires careful consideration. Apart from academic and personal factors, the attractiveness of a university town as well as the recreational facilities and leisure opportunities available (e.g. the organisation of events) play a decisive role.

In Dresden you can take study courses at the Technische Universität Dresden (Dresden University of Technology, or TUD) and the following six other institutes of higher education:

As you can see, Dresden offers a diverse and colourful academic landscape. Physics, dance, engineering, arts, economics, social sciences, philosophy, medicine – for all these fields and many more will you find renowned universities in Dresden serving as your partners in questions of academic education. The aforementioned institutes of higher education are all centrally located in different city districts and can of course be easily reached via public transport facilities.

All institutes of higher education in Dresden enjoy an excellent international reputation and guarantee education of high quality. Technically well-equipped university buildings and the modern Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Dresden (SLUB), he state and university library of Saxony with its extended collection of printed and digital media significantly contribute to a comfortable study environment. Since the Bologna Process every student has the opportunity to conclude his/her studies in Dresden with a Europe-wide acknowledged graduation aas Bachelor or Master. In several majors, however, you may still graduate with the traditional degree (Diplom).

[Bearbeiten] High Quality of Living in the Capital of Saxony

Alongside very good study conditions Dresden offers much more - arts, architecture, culture as well as a great variety of leisure and recreational facilities. Dresden, the capital of Saxony, with 500,000 inhabitants a major city (yet not too big), is simply beautiful with all its tourist attractions and sights and will surely constitute an excellent starting point for you to get to know Germany in all its facets during your study stay.

Dresden offers a lot to discover. Numerous historical buildings (most of them baroque) form a unique ensemble in the historic city of Dresden, situated directly at the river Elbe. These historical buildings house a variety of museums, galleries, theatres, the opera house, and many other leisure and recreational facilities. Such an distinctive and impressive combination of art, architecture and culture can only seldom be found anywhere else in Germany.

With its unique domed stone roof the rebuilt Church of Our Lady, consecrated in 2005 - a building symbolising reconciliation and peace – leaves its mark on the cityscape of Dresden. The Art Academy, the palace and the cathedral (Hofkirche) complete the Elbe panorama. In the immediate vicinity of these buildings the famous Semper Opera and the Zwinger are situated. This dominance of opulent baroque buildings led to Dresden being called "Pearl of the Baroque" or "Florence on the Elbe". For centuries the enchanting view of the historic city of Dresden from across the river has captivated people. Owing to the painter Bernardo Bellotto (named Canaletto) this panorama, the so-called "Canaletto-view" became well-known all over the world.

Yet, the young "face" of Dresden is also worth exploring: e.g. the VW car plant made of glass or the Dresdner Neustadt, a booming city district studded with pubs, cafés, small shops and galleries.

Numerous parks, the spacious greenery of the banks of the Elbe and green areas enhance the beauty of the city and offer an open invitation for recreation, sports or a stroll. Erich Kästner, a well-known author born in Dresden, pointedly described his hometown with the following words: "Dresden ist Dreiklang von Geschichte, Kultur und Natur." (Dresden forms a harmonious triad of history, culture and nature.)

Dresden's surroundings, too, have widely different landscapes and sights that are well worth a day trip or a weekend escape: the Dresden Elbe Valley, the Swiss Saxony region with its bizarrely shaped rock formations, the Erzgebirge, the Saxon vineyards, a variety of palaces, castles, strongholds, parks and last but not least the cities of Zittau and Görlitz.

[Bearbeiten] Dresden – City of Science

Science and the promotion of science play a significant role in Dresden. The city counts among the leading high-tech locations in Germany. The information and communication technology sector, in particular, continues to choose Dresden as site for new production and development plants. Established in Dresden, firms such as Siemens, Infineon, AMD and VW offer many interesting opportunities for prospective students, for instance with regard to practical trainings or theses topics.

The seven institutes of higher education in Dresden are attractive research and cooperation partners for these firms. Once a year, the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften (The Long Night of Science) takes place, where colleges and research institutes introduce themselves to the Dresden general public and present their latest projects, thereby offering “living” science.

In 2006, Dresden held the title "Stadt der Wissenschaften", (City of Science), a distinction that honours the successful blending of life, science and economy.

[Bearbeiten] Das Studentenwerk (Office of Residential Life) – Services for Students

As university city Dresden offers numerous advantages – for international students, too. The "Service rund ums Studium" of the Studentenwerk Dresden for students of all the universities and colleges in Dresden and Zittau is very well developed and offers a great variety of support services.

The Studentenwerk Dresden is a modern service bureau with a social mission towards students in the following fields: accommodation (in a university hall of residence), catering, financing, propagation of cultural activities as well as social, legal and psychological counselling.

Once you have decided to study in Dresden, you will receive an application form for a place at a university hall of residence with the notification of admission. Please fill out the application form, send it back to us and we will make a room reservation in a student hall for you. So you are spared the arduous task of searching for accommodation. On arrival in Dresden you will sign a tenancy agreement with the Studentenwerk enabling you to move into your student hall room immediately. The application form can also be downloaded here.

The university canteen and cafeterias of the Studentenwerk Dresden offer hot meals on a daily basis at moderate prices and a large variety of snacks. The comprehensive network of canteens and cafeterias makes it possible to reach your favourite university canteen within a 5 minute walk. During the international speciality weeks you might even find dishes from your home country.

[Bearbeiten] Assistance and Orientation at the Beginning of Your Studies

We aim at making the start of your study period in Dresden easier for you by providing various assistance servicse (e.g. through tutors serving as permanent contact persons). This link provides you with information about tutors who may assist you settle in your new place of study. By help of the Family and International Friends Programme you can quickly and easily become acquainted with German families to share cultural and language experiences. Another popular opportunity to socialize is the International Coffee Hour, organised by the Studentenwerk Dresden.

The respective Auslandsämter (International Office) at your university will be at hand with help and advice. It offers assistance services to international students that might be quite useful for you. For detailed information please turn to the staff of your International Office.

Furthermore, many student initiatives in Dresden have dedicated themselves to aid and assist international fellow students. They may also serve as starting points to socialize and to gather useful information.

Many institutes in Dresden are actively involved in issues of inter-cultural exchange, providing contacts and guidance, too.

 
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