International Institute Zittau, Central Academic Unit of TU Dresden

The institute that crosses borders. Even as a student you participate in the international transfer of knowledge and technology.



The International Graduate School (IHI) Zittau was founded in 1993. This university institute, the youngest in Saxony, is conveniently small, cosmopolitan in a city where nothing is very far.


Academic Departments at IHI Zittau

  • Production and Information Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • International Management
  • Chair for General Business Management, in particular Controlling and Environmental Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Environmental Process Engineering
  • Environmental Biotechnology


The research projects at IHI Zittau are funded by the European Union, the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Environmental Foundation (DBU), the State of Saxony, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), to name a few. In today’s world the acquisition of external funding is absolutely necessary for a university to maintain high quality in its research and, consequently, in its teaching as well.


Jobbing is possible in different variations but it can affect other financial aid or the amount receivedfrom the other sources. Basically students work mostly in “Minijobs”, at the university (SHK, WHK)or sometimes as self-employed. For tax purposes, it is useful to take a job for less than 450 Euros amonth, where no tax, health and unemployment contributions are deducted. Foreign students,depending on the country of origin, may have some work restrictions.

Master's Programmes

Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Social Sciences (1)


Student services

International Office - International Students

Library services

Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) is one of the largest and best endowed academic libraries in Germany. SLUB serves as the university library of Dresden University of Technology. It is the state library of Saxony and a major innovation and coordination center for German and European libraries.

ICT services

IHI Zittau has new, high-performance computer equipment which transmits data sets of 1GB/sec and with access to the German Scientific Network and the international nets (Internet). This provides all authorized users (students and employees) with various electronic information and communication services and options free of charge.

Student Life

Campus life

TU Dresden’s main campus is located south of the Dresden city centre and can be easily reached by bus (bus lines 61, 66, 85) and by tram (tram lines 3 and 8) or via the A17 highway (exit: “Dresden Südvorstadt”).