What is TU? – A guide to TU 2022

What is TU? – A guide to TU 2022

Germany is known for free education worldwide. It is a known fact that German universities offer practical knowledge. It also offers various research opportunities in different fields. Through DAAD, you can get scholarships as well.

There are various universities specialised in respective areas. For instance, TU for technical courses and Universities of Applied Sciences (FH-fachhochschule) for industry oriented studies like management courses.

 What is TU? 

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Germany is the 3rd largest country in the STEM field. Technical universities are research oriented. They offer theoretical knowledge on topics related to a specific field of STEM research. Technical universities in Germany offer over 1200 courses with 20% of international students. Engineering is the top most pursued course in Germany. 

 How many TUs are there in Germany?

There are ‌17 technical universities in Germany. Technical universities provide doctorates and mostly offer natural sciences and engineering subjects.

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  1. RWTH Aachen
  2. Technical University of Berlin
  3. Technical University of Braunschweig
  4. Technical University of Chemnitz
  5. Technical University of Clausthal
  6. Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) of Cottbus-Senftenberg
  7. Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD)
  8. Technical University of Dortmund
  9. Technical University of Dresden
  10. Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg
  11. Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
  12. Leibniz Universität Hannover
  13. Technical University of Ilmenau
  14. Technical University of Kaiserslautern
  15. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  16. Technical University of München (TUM)
  17. University of Stuttgart

How is it different from other universities?

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Those who want to pursue a scientific career then TU is a decent alternative. Whereas, if you want to grow in the corporate world with practical based learning, then FH is a good choice.

Consider FH as a normal university offering a degree (it is not normal) course. University degree courses are variable. The student can set his/her study speed, which usually takes longer to graduate.

LISTTechnical UniversityFachhochschule
Learning approachResearch-based learning Practical based learning 
Career goalsIf looking for a professional career in teaching.If looking forward to a job with top companies.
Apply forApply for PhDApply for bachelors and masters. FH does not offer PhD.
Engineering disciplines and stem research
Engineering, natural sciences and business administration
Course work90% Research projects. University funds for  R&D. 70-80% practice based.Internships and part-time jobs are part of the curriculum.
Rarely offered courses__Humanities and social sciences
Job possibilities Can apply for teaching jobs after masters.Right after graduation.

What is TU9?

The TU9 German Universities of Technology is a collaboration of nine technical universities in Germany. Being a public university, they do not compromise with the quality of education. Since the 18th/19th century, they hold an outstanding position fostering world-class networks within and outside Germany.

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It combines 9 top universities on its list in various science fields. Life science, engineering, technology, data and analytics are names to a few. A list of  top 9 TU are mentioned below: 

  1. RWTH Aachen
  2. Technical University of Berlin
  3. Technical University Braunschweig
  4. Technical University Darmstadt
  5. Technical University Dresden
  6. Leibniz University Hannover
  7. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  8. Technical University Munich
  9. University of Stuttgart

Hence, TU9 is nothing but a combination of the top 9 technical universities of Germany in the STEM field. Universities under TU are public universities, i.e. funded by the government. Some of them have no tuition fees, and some have tuition fees. You can check this out on their respective sites.

Final Words…

Choose what suits your goals. Check their eligibility for each course at each university. Consider other factors like job opportunities too while selecting universities. What next? Apply for the desired and pack your bag. Don’t forget to apply for scholarships. Have a look at different scholarships offered by DAAD. 







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