Telkom University was formed out of a merger of four higher education institutions under Telkom Education Foundation. Telkom University was officially founded on July 17th, 2013 based on the Minister of Education and Culture Decree no 270/E/O/2013 concerning the consent of merger of three institutions, namely Telkom Institute of Technology (IT Telkom), Telkom Institute of Management (IM Telkom), and Telkom Polytechnic. But then the decree was renewed with Decree no 309/E/O/2013 declaring that Telkom School of Art and Design (STISI Telkom) joined to become part of Telkom University.

Grand Launching of Telkom University was held on August 31st, 2013 by Minister of Education and Culture, Prof. Dr.Ir. Mohammad Nuh, DEA and was testified by Bandung Regent, Dadang Naser, Chairman of Telkom Education Foundation, Ir. Johni Girsang, M.Sc., and Director of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk, Ir. Arief Yahya, M.Sc.

Toward World Class University in 2017, Telkom University is striving to reach it by having cooperation with universities abroad, recruiting international students, supporting the publish of ISBN material books, and improving human resource capacity and quality in terms of the number of lecturers to improve academic functional position.

Telkom University campus is located in southern part of Bandung which is about 12 km from central Bandung (Gedung Sate) and it is a strategic location that can be reached by public transportation. The campus site established on 48 hectare ground used to be a historical place where the proclamation of Indonesian Independence was spread throughout Indonesia and the world through 13 broadcasting stations located here. Currently, there are only two broadcasting stations remains that become the historical monument and they are used as antenna laboratory.