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Ludwig Merker

Incoming Coordinator

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If you want to get to know German university life on your own, you can study at TU Ilmenau for one, maximum two semesters.

Information about study courses offered by our university:

at Bachelor level (only in German)

at Master level.

All courses are listed in our module catalogue. Please, select the courses you are interested in for your Learning Agreement. Usually students at TU Ilmenau are obtaining 30 ECTS points per semester. Depending on your previous achievements you should chose subjects that will either be recognized by your home university or usefully complete your field of studies. Most classes offered in the course catalogue are open to guests, however, some restrictions are possible. Subjects with high demand or limited capacities can only be chosen after all regularly students enrolled. Subjects always open to guests are marked with a cross in the course catalogue. We recommend to contact the respective Examination Board for more information.

To apply as an exchange student at TU Ilmenau, please register and carry out explained procedure:

Required application documents (upload in portal):

  • Transcript of Records
  • certificate of matriculation at your home university
  • certificate of language of instruction: German or English at least B1 level

All original documents, which are not available in English or German, have to be translated into one of these languages.


Application deadlines for exchange students:
June 1st for winter semester (start October)
December 1st for summer semester (start April)

Students, who intend to do a project or want to write their bachelor or master thesis in Ilmenau, are requested to find an academic advisor (professor). Please send an email with the advisors' name and contact details to the International Office.

Please pay attention that you have to apply for accomodation separately. TU Ilmenau is offering student housing on campus. Please apply online! (ENGLISH / GERMAN).

At the end of your stay you will receive a transciprt of records including all study results achieved at TU Ilmenau. This is a non-degree certificate.