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University landscape

The university landscape in the Free State of Saxony is diverse and vast. Four universities, five art academies and five universities of applied sciences form the heart of Saxony’s higher education landscape. They offer a wide spectrum of subjects ranging from the Humanities to the MINT subjects (Mathematics, Informatics, Natural Sciences, Technology) and the best study conditions for the approximately 107,000 students studying there.

The Berufsakademie Sachsen (University of Cooperative Education in Saxony) with its seven locations in Bautzen, Breitenbrunn, Dresden, Glauchau, Plauen, Leipzig and Riesa is an integral part of the educational landscape in Saxony.


The Saxonian cities of Leipzig, Dresden, Chemnitz and Freiberg are all university centres rich in tradition, each with a broad spectrum of subjects on offer in the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business Administration and Law.

Technische Universität Dresden

TU Dresden has been a member of Germany's eleven Excellence Universities since 2012.

Studierende vom Institut für Planetare Geodäsie auf dem Dach des Beyer-Baus der TU Dresden

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Universität Leipzig

For over 600 years, the Universität Leipzig has been a great hub of education – and the second oldest university in Germany.

Paulinum – Aula und Universitätskirche der Uni Leipzig am Augustusplatz

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Technische Universität Chemnitz

Founded in 1836 as the "Königliche Gewerbschule", the TU Chemnitz is the third largest university in Saxony today.

Hörsaalgebäude der TU Chemnitz

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TU Bergakademie Freiberg

The TU Bergakademie Freiberg has a core theme: transformation. This makes it one of the most modern universities.

Bergbau-Studenten der TU Bergakademie Freiberg unter Tage

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Universities of fine arts

Music, Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts, Graphics and Book Art – Saxony offers an excellent education in these areas. One important feature is the regular collaboration with some of Saxony’s most famous orchestras, theatres and art collections.

University of Music and Theatre Leipzig

The HMT Leipzig is the oldest university of its kind in Germany and one of the most renowned in Europe.

Treppenhaus im Hauptgebäude der HMT Leipzig

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University of Music Dresden

The history of the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music Dresden goes back to the 19th century.

Studierende auf dem Weg in das Konzertsaalfoyer der Hochschule für Musik Dresden

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Dresden University of Fine Arts

The HfBK Dresden is one of the oldest European education centres for fine arts.

Hauptgebäude der HfBK Dresden an der Brühlschen Terrasse

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Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig

For over 250 years, today's HGB Leipzig has been imparting art and design education at the highest level.

Buchdruck an der HGB Leipzig

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Palucca University of Dance Dresden

The Palucca University of Dance Dresden is Germany's only independent university for dance.

Treppenhaus in der Palucca Hochschule für Tanz Dresden

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Universities of applied sciences

For those who are seeking a practice-oriented course of study, they cannot go wrong with one of the five Universities of Applied Sciences. Here you can acquire an university degree in the following fields: Engineering, Business Administration, Media Sciences, Social Sciences or Arts.

University of Applied Sciences Mittweida

The Hochschule Mittweida is the largest of Saxony's five universities of applied sciences.

Hauptgebäude der Hochschule Mittweida

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University of Applied Sciences Leipzig

The HTWK Leipzig is one of the strongest research universities in Germany.

Mensa der HTWK Leipzig

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University of Applied Sciences Dresden

The HTW Dresden is the second largest university in the Saxon state capital.

In der Hochschulbibliothek der HTW Dresden

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University of Applied Sciences Zwickau

The WHZ is firmly rooted in the city of Zwickau – known for its automotive history – and sees itself as the university for mobility.

August Horch Bau der Westsächsischen Hochschule Zwickau

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University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz

"Studying Without Borders": there's hardly a better place to study than the city that makes this motto a reality.

Wirtschaftsingenieurstudenten mit Windrad auf dem Dach eines Gebäudes der Hochschule Zittau Görlitz

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Berufsakademie Sachsen (BA)

The University of Cooperative Education Berufsakademie Sachsen has seven locations – in Bautzen, Breitenbrunn, Dresden, Glauchau, Leipzig, Plauen and Riesa.

Staatliche Studienakademie Bautzen

Currently, more than 500 students are studying at STA Bautzen in six fields of study...

Student bedient eine Maschine an der STA Bautzen

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Staatliche Studienakademie Breitenbrunn

STA Breitenbrunn is a manageable size with about 600 students...

Studierende im Gebäude der STA Breitenbrunn

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Staatliche Studienakademie Dresden

At STA Dresden, around 1000 young people study on the state-of-the-art campus in Dresden's Johannstadt...

Studierende der Medieninformatik proben im Fernsehstudio der STA Dresden

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Staatliche Studienakademie Glauchau

STA Glauchau is located in the middle of the economic region of southwest Saxony and currently has around 1,100 students...

Studierende und Lehrende im Gespräch auf dem Hof der STA Glauchau

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Staatliche Studienakademie Leipzig

At STA Leipzig, you can learn how to use a 3D printer, including prior 3D scanning...

3D-Scannen zur Vorbereitung des 3D-Drucks an der STA Leipzig

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Staatliche Studienakademie Plauen

STA Plauen is the youngest of the seven study academies and offers five study programmes...

Vorlesung zur Medizinischen Theorie an der STA Plauen

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Staatliche Studienakademie Riesa

STA Riesa has about 700 students and offers both technical and business administration degree programmes...

Studentinnen im Labor der STA Riesa

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