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Technical University of Kaiserslautern

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Description of Technical University of Kaiserslautern

  • Year of foundation: 1970
  • Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Age of students: 17+
  • Number of students: 15000
  • Language of instruction: German, English
  • Type of study: university.

The Technical University of Kaiserslautern was founded in 1969 as a partner university of Trier-Kaiserslautern, with 191 students in the first stream of enrollment. In 1975, the university was divided, and kaiserslautern University gained academic independence. In 2003 it received its current name. At the moment it is the only research technical university of Rhineland-Palatinate.

The university, with a campus of about 14,900 students, offers a wide range of courses within 12 faculties. Most courses have an interdisciplinary approach, combining different subject areas.

Since 1992, the University has had a Center for Distance Learning and Advanced Training, which makes the university one of the leading and most respected providers of postgraduate distance learning courses in Germany.

Faculties and colleges

The University offers more than 150 courses within the framework of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs organized in 12 faculties:

  1. Architectural;
  2. Faculty of Civil Engineering;
  3. Biological;
  4. Chemical;
  5. Electrical Engineering and Information Technology;
  6. Informatics;
  7. Mechanical engineering and production technologies;
  8. Mathematical;
  9. Physical;
  10. Spatial and environmental planning;
  11. Social sciences;
  12. Economy.

Scientific achievements

As a research university, TUK strives to create optimal conditions for conducting advanced research, supporting the work of its scientists. Research activities are supported by rhineland-Palatinate, the Federal Government, European and international programmes. Priority focal areas are:

  • Advanced materials engineering;
  • Comprehensive data analysis in life sciences and biotechnology;
  • Optics and Materials Science (in collaboration with the State Scientific Center for Optics and Materials Science).

To support scientific research, the university has a number of foundations:

  • Technical University of Kaiserslautern;
  • Professors Hans-Georg and Liselotte Hahn;
  • Jürgen Ziegler Family Foundation;
  • Otto A. Wipprecht;
  • Prof. Dr. Adolf Steinhofer;
  • named after Professor Gernot Rumpf;
  • Ursula and Dieter Haasov;
  • named after Hannelore and Manfred Lenhart.

Things to know about

The university offers 23 bachelor's and master's degree programs in English.

Programs and prices, tuition fees in Technical University of Kaiserslautern

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All year round
from 250.00 € / semester
from 250.00 € / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 250.00 € / semester
from 250.00 € / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 250.00 € / semester
from 250.00 € / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year
All year round
from 250.00 € / semester
from 250.00 € / semester
There are either 2 semesters or 3 trimesters (terms) in one academic year

Accommodation, meals, prices

TUK offers students a total of over 1700 places in 14 dormitories in different parts of the city, with a capacity of 10 to 325 places. Accommodation conditions vary: from one person in a room to several people in an apartment-type block with a bathroom / 2 bathrooms / amenities on the floor.

Activities Technical University of Kaiserslautern

The city has an impressive history and a significant number of historical and cultural monuments:

  • The Palatine Gallery (1874) offers samples of painting, sculpture, and other fine arts from the beginning of the XIX century to the present day;
  • The city hall and the Marienkirche Catholic Church are the tallest objects in the district; another interesting object that can compete with both is the television tower located in Dansenberg, a suburb of Kaiserslautern;
  • Impressive botanical gardens include several greenhouses, an arboretum, and Europe's largest Japanese garden;
  • Within walking distance from the university there are several large shopping centers and pedestrian entertainment and recreational areas surrounding it from all sides.


  • A modern international multicultural university, open to the most modern trends in social and cultural thought;
  • 275 student exchange options in 160 universities in 25 countries;
  • It is part of the University of the Greater Region network. Students can easily obtain credits for courses taken at the universities of Lorraine (Metz, Nancy), Luxembourg, Liège, Saarland and Trier;
  • In the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, TU Kaiserslautern ranks 401st–500th;
  • TU is included in the Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings for 2017–2021;
  • 978th place in the ranking of the Ranking of the best world universities according to US News & World Report (2021);
  • 43rd place in the Humboldt rating (2021);
  • 43rd place in the DFG-rating (2021);
  • Individual departments and courses occupy excellent positions in various international and national rankings.

Facilities and equipment at Technical University of Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern is a city in the north-west of Rhineland-Palatinate, in the past - one of the historical residences of the emperor, known for its university, industry and the undoubted success of the football club.

The university, despite its youth, has a rich library, numbering several tens of thousands of volumes, more than 1700 sets of subscription periodicals, access to 18 full-text databases distributed by subscription.

The sports cluster is represented by an open stadium and a multidisciplinary sports center. In total, there are several dozen sports facilities for running, ice and field hockey, basketball, and football on the territory.

Within the walls of the university there are more than a hundred student clubs, associations, organizations and societies.

Enrolment process

Upon admission, applicants must prove the appropriate level of Proficiency in German. If your level does not meet the minimum requirements, you can enroll in the StudyEnkolleg or take a German language course.

Submission of documents must be carried out from mid-May (winter semester) or from the beginning of December (summer semester). Documents are submitted in electronic or paper format.

Enrolment statistics

On average, the competition is from 2.3 to 8.7 people per place (depending on the direction).


89% of graduates are successfully employed in their specialty within a year after graduation.

Scholarships Technical University of Kaiserslautern

A number of grants and scholarships are available for TUK students to fully or partially cover tuition fees, including:

  • Scholarship for talented students in the amount of 300 euros / month;
  • DAAD contact scholarship (awarded for a period of not more than 9 months – up to 400 euros / month for bachelors, 800 euros per month for doctoral students);
  • Scholarship for gifted students who have special differences in the social sphere (academic performance is required above the average level, active social life both within the walls of the university and beyond) - 300 euros / monthly;
  • Scholarship for students of the Faculty of Mathematics named after Felix Klein;
  • Funding programs for doctoral programs.

External scholarship programs of the Government of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Federal Government of Germany, European and international programs are also available.

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Residence permits, citizenship and other services

  • Guardianship services during the studies
  • Student supervision

Review about Technical University of Kaiserslautern

I liked your information. I was interested in the Technical University. I plan to enter the Faculty of Chemistry in 2023 I am graduating from a gymnasium in Moscow. How to use this year to study German to pass the B-2 entrance exam at your university's Studienkkltg? I speak English, the average score of the certificate after graduating from the gymnasium, I hope it will be 4.2-4.5 points. I have been studying chemistry and biology since the 5th grade. Would I be grateful if you replied?
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