TU Freiberg germany

Answers about Universities in Germany. Written by admission staff member at German University comaring TU Freiberg with Ruhr-Universität Bochum. 

Rahul as the following question at Do you have any questions about Studying in Germany.

I have got an admission in TU Freiberg (CMS) . And have applied for Ruhr-Bochum (Computational Engineering). I would like to know about the city/town of Freiberg and Bochum. As in how easy/difficult it is for living there and also are these places a uni town, in the sense that you find more students around? It would be of great help if you can give me a ballpark figure of the living expenses in these two cities.

TU Freiberg vs. Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Concerning the questions in the blog. Well, honestly it’s a question of what he/she prefers. Freiberg is a small town (42,000 inhabitants) located in a rural area in the very east of Germany, close to the Czech boarder, yet it’s a university town. The university has about 5,000 students.

Bochum is a much bigger city (almost 400,000 inhabitants). It is located in a very urban area in the west of Germany with many bigger cities nearby.

Bochum may not be known as a university town, yet Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of the largest universities in Germany (36,000 students).

If you prefer a small town, a small university and timbered houses you should probably choose Freiberg.

If you like the amenities of city life and doesn’t need a typical German old town with picturesque buildings, you may be better off in Bochum.

I don’t know much about the living expenses in Freiberg, but usually, the east of Germany (especially the rural areas) are cheaper.

Bochum is quite cheap as well, particularly the living expenses (rent, etc.) are quite low. Germany, in general, is a much cheaper place to live than for example the UK or the US. Plus, students get many discounts in museums, public transportation, health insurance, etc.

However, someone who isn’t interested in Germany and learning German at all, should maybe consider an English-speaking country.

I hope, I could help a little. Otherwise, the DAAD’s homepage is always a very good help.


  1. IKE on July 21, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    hello sir, i am a new student who wants to study in TUM, Germany. Do i need to pay fees ? Specifically, aeronautical engineer.

  2. huzaifa on May 31, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    hi huzaifa .. i also get admission from freiberg uniersity in same CMS (Computational Material Science) Program & also apply in Ruhr University. I want to share that a little info with you guys that Freiberg s famous in its core 4 subject & one of that is Material Science, Also it include in top 10 universities of germany in Material science I prefer Freiberg & will carry my career soon there in fall semester

    • chandan jha on January 18, 2013 at 11:11 PM

      hi huzaifa,my name is chandan jha and i am also planning to study in freiberg,can u please help me with the criteria to get an admission in friberg for the same degree you have choosen and any schlorship they are giving??what is the cost of studying in freiberg university??

  3. Bommireddy Pratibha on May 23, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    Dear Sir,

    I completed 3rd year of my civil engineering and would like to apply for Masters in Civil engineering in Germany and I would like to know the university options for the same. Kindly help me.

    • Tariq Husseyn on October 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM

      it depends on the field you are interested like Construction management or Structures or Geotechnical ………

  4. P.RAJA SEKHAR on May 22, 2012 at 7:01 AM

    can you please suggest me public universities/colleges in Germany for Masters program in food technology and clinical biotechnology……?

  5. Prabhakaran on May 20, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    That is too informative.

  6. chirayu on May 18, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    can you please suggest me public universities/colleges in Germany for Masters program in Biomedical engineering……?

  7. Karan on May 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Hii I am Karan Can some one tell me how is University f Halle Wittenberg Martin Luther University for Polymer Material Science for Masters programme

  8. Rahul on May 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Thank you for a detailed information about both the places.

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