Making a decision
You’ve got a lot of questions
You’d like to study, but you don’t know whether a degree programme is right for you? Or perhaps you’ve already decided to do a degree, but you’re still unsure about which course to take? Here you’ll find the answers to all the important questions surrounding your choice. Find out what a degree programme really involves, which course is best suited to you, and what you can do with it later. Being informed is worth it. See for yourself what Chemnitz can do for your professional future – before, during and after your degree!
The fundamental questions
Why should I study at all?
- What are the advantages of a degree programme?You’re still not sure whether you really want to go to university? You will find plenty of information on the advantages of studying for a degree on the next page.
- Do I have the right personality for a degree programme?Are you wondering if you’re cut out for studying? Ask yourself these questions before making your decision.
- Why study in Chemnitz?Studying: yes! But why Chemnitz? We’ll give you some good reasons why you should choose to study in Chemnitz.
- Dip your toe in the water.Try first, study later! Chemnitz University of Technology offers a number of project days, taster programmes and various workshops where prospective students can find out more about the university. Prospective students may meet Chemnitz University of Technology also at international fairs.
Deciding whether to enrol on a degree programme or a vocational training course can be a real challenge.
You’re not sure whether a degree is right for you or even why you should choose Chemnitz for your studies? You will find answers and guidance for your path into higher education here. If you still have questions, the Chemnitz University of Technology Course Guidance Service will be pleased to help you – and you’re welcome to come and see us in person.
Studying for a degree... but which one?
Which field of study is right for me?
- How can I find out which course is best for me?You can find relevant information related to your choice of course on the pages of the Central Course Guidance Service.
- I’m not sure yet and would prefer to get a taster first.If you’re still not sure whether doing a degree is the right thing for you, simply take part in one of our taster courses or guidance events. Visit the pupil portal [de] , where you can choose from different taster events. Attend one of our programme orientation workshops to find out which direction you should follow. If you’d prefer to speak to us personally, simply drop by on our Open Day [de] !
- Find out which degree programme is the one for you.A study-interest test [de] gives you a first orientation for your choice of study course. Test yourself and share your findings with us at the Course Guidance Service – we will be more than happy to talk to you personally!
You’ve got no idea which field of study is right for you?
Test yourself and see which field suits you best. You’ll find all the relevant information and guidance over the next few pages.
Individualized Study Plan
Adapted to your individual Needs!
A study program that fits your needs?
Do you find yourself asking if TU Chemnitz addresses your special needs as a student? Sure! There are guidance and advice services for students with disabilities, students with children or competetive athlets. Students with work-based or familial responsibilities can also apply for part-time studies.
Finding a course
Which courses are available at Chemnitz University of Technology?
One of the distinctive features of Chemnitz University of Technology courses is their interdisciplinary nature.
This means that engineering, science and mathematics are linked to the humanities, social sciences, economics and business administration, creating unique courses that equip students for the future. Find the right course for you!
- … rather study for a diploma?Chemnitz University of Technology also offers diplomas on some courses: mechanical engineering and mathematics.
What can I do with my degree?
- Are there actually any typical professions that I can enter right after graduating?Most courses do not automatically lead to a particular career, as a degree programme is not a form of vocational training. You will be able to figure out your professional orientation during your studies – you will have the freedom to decide what you would like to do later on. Many courses leave room for your own personal preferences and talents when it comes to choosing your career. Your commitment and involvement is needed here! Doing placements is a great way to develop your skills and figure out which direction you would like to go.
- Research and developmentAre you interested in teaching and research? Then an academic career could be exactly what you’re looking for. You can find all the information on doctoral programmes at a glance on the websites of the Centre for Young Scientists.
- Real stories: former students talk about their current positionsFind out where former students of Chemnitz University of Technology ended up after graduating, in our Alumni Portraits [de] . Our „Alumni TUschler“ [de] report back on their path after university.
- What courses have to offer youOur overview of degree programmes provides you with even more information on the professional prospects that individual courses open up.
Of course, being a university student sounds pretty cool, but perhaps you’re wondering what you can actually do with your degree later.
The employment market changes rapidly, and there are always new challenges to face. Studying prepares you for this in the best possible way.
First a bachelor’s, then a master’s…
How is a degree programme actually structured?
In Germany and other European countries, there is a two-stage bachelor’s and master’s system.
Courses are therefore comparable in both structure and quality. This enables graduates to enter employment more quickly and improves their chances on the European job market. Chemnitz University of Technology also offers diplomas on some courses. Learn how our degree programmes are structured and what a typical semester looks like by clicking the following links.
- Bachelor’s and master’s degrees explainedA bachelor’s and a master’s degree: what are they exactly and what’s the difference between them? Find the answers here [de] .
- A typical semesterA degree programme is divided into two semesters: summer (that’s April to September) and winter (October to March). An examination period usually marks the end of each semester. Find out the exact dates of oral or written exams here. There are no seminars or lectures during the semester holidays, so you will have time for placements, assignments, side jobs or simply to take a breather.
- What do the Study Regulations say?If you would like more specific information about a particular course, the Study Regulations and the Examination Regulations will help you further. These are the most important documents in your course as they set out all the aims, requirements, structure and content of the course as well as examination procedures.
Still have questions?
Find other contacts here
- Our advisers on campusThe Central Course Guidance Service pages give you an overview of all Chemnitz University of Technology advice facilities and the support services that they offer.
- Useful linksYou can find additional useful links on choosing your course and preparing for your studies here:
So much information, but you still haven’t found the answers to your questions?
No problem: our student advisers will be pleased to answer any questions you may have and will support you before, during and at the end of your studies.