The TU Ilmenau currently offers 18 Bachelor's, 2 Diploma and 24 Master's degree programs in the subject groups Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Engineering Sciences as well as Economics and Media.
You can find more detailed information about the content of the degree programs hereon our site.
All bachelor's and diploma degree programs are free of admission, there is no NC! The admission requirement is, for example, the general or subject-linked university entrance qualification. You can find further professional qualifications that entitle you to study at a university here. There we will also show you other ways in which you can study with us.
The standard period of study for degree programs is:
- Bachelor: 6 or 7 semesters
- Master: 3 or 4 semesters
- Diploma: 10 semesters
No general tuition fees are charged at the TU Ilmenau. Only a contribution of currently 134.88 euros is to be paid per semester. This semester fee includes the semester ticket with which you can travel free of charge by regional train within Thuringia. More information about the semester fee can be found here.
The cost of living in Ilmenau is much lower than in a big city. The various options for financing your studies include:
Bafög, student loan or e.g. scholarships.
You can also apply for a job as a student assistant (HiWi) at the university during your studies or look for a part-time job in one of the numerous companies around the campus. This way you can not only finance your studies, but also gain important practical experience.
The housing situation in Ilmenau is relaxed compared to many other university towns in Germany. The Studierendenwerk Thüringen manages about 1600 dormitory places in Ilmenau, which cost between 165 and 295 euros. All student housing seekers who have enrolled and registered with the Studierendenwerk by August 31 will be promised housing in Ilmenau or the surrounding area by the Studierendenwerk.
The enrollment period is May 16 - October 15. You can enroll online via our application portal. On the page for prospective students you will find further useful information on the subject of application. There you will find the admission requirements and the steps leading to timely and complete enrollment. A special admission procedure applies to Master's programs.
Depending on the degree program, between 4 and 12 weeks of basic internship may be required; some bachelor's degree programs also have voluntary basic internships. In the descriptions of the degree programs, you will find the relevant information about which degree programs require an internship as an admission requirement, for which degree programs it is strongly recommended to have completed an internship before starting the degree program, and for which degree programs an internship must be proven by the end of the 4th semester.
However, an insight into operational processes is recommended for all courses of study, and a basic understanding of workshop-related work is indispensable, especially for our engineering courses of study.
The first point of contact for all these questions is the Central Student Advisory Service of the TU Ilmenau. There you can make personal counseling appointments (also via video chat), call or write mails. You can also visit the annual Open House in April or the Last Minute Info Day at the end of August. You can find numerous other offers for study orientation here.
Our university highly recommends that you also use your studies to broaden your personal horizons and gain experience abroad. On the one hand, there is the possibility to complete a specialized internship abroad (mandatory in most degree programs). European mobility programs are available for this purpose. The Thuringian office for this is located at the TU Ilmenau and advises, organizes and finances such internships abroad (link). On the other hand, you can spend a semester abroad at one of the more than 100 partner universities during your studies. The International Office of the TU Ilmenau also provides extensive information, logistical support and reports on experiences.
The TU Ilmenau offers a wide range of freetime activities. Numerous student clubs invite you to join in, there are four student clubs and a student café on campus, Germany's oldest student radio "hsf" is represented, and you can get involved in student interest groups and specialist initiatives or choose from a range of over 90 sports. In addition, the University Sports Center offers more than 90 sports. You can find more detailed information here.
There is also a lot to do outside the campus of the TU Ilmenau! The city of Ilmenau in the middle of the Thuringian Forest is the perfect starting point for all kinds of outdoor sports and also history and culture enthusiasts get their money's worth. You can find more information about Ilmenau here. And here we have put together some tips for excursions in Thuringia.