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Direct application to the TU Berlin for Graduates of German universities

This information applies only to an application to the Master's program.

Master’s applicants who earned or will earn their first university degree (generally a bachelor’s) at a German university and are applying with a ECTS certificate must submit their application directly to the TU Berlin.

If you are an applicant with a foreign first degree (e.g. Bachelor), please apply through uni-assist e.V.

Please note that you may only submit one application for admission to master’s studies per semester. This also applies if your first application is rejected. A second application will not be considered.

You must submit all required documents on time. Please refer to the checklist below to see which documents are required. Please make sure that your documents are complete.

Furthermore, we recommend that you submit your application documents as early as possible. Only then this will allow us to check your documents and give you the opportunity to submit additional and correct documents within the application deadline.

Joint master’s degrees & Master of Education programs – multiple enrollment:

If you are enrolled as a degree-seeking student at another Berlin university (Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin University of the Arts) for a joint master’s degree program or Master of Education program, please read the information about multiple enrollment at TU Berlin.

Please note: Student Info Services is able to provide general advising about applying and enrolling. However, it cannot review your application documents. If you are uncertain which degree program best fits you and your interests or have general questions about studying, please contact the Academic Advising Service.


As a direct applicant to the TU Berlin, please submit your application with the relevant documents only online as a PDF file. Your application is not complete until you have completed step 1 and step 2. Please do not use old application numbers and please register again for each applicaton procedure. Failure to complete step 1 will result in a formal rejection of your application. If you only complete step 1, your application will be considered as not submitted and will not be processed further.

Step 1

Please register first via the online portal for your master's application and only once per application procedure, as we can correct incorrect data. As type of registration please choose "consecutive master". At the end of the online registration you will receive your application number. Please make a note of the number, as you will need it for step 2. You will not receive a confirmation yet.

Please now follow the instructions in step 2 to complete your application and receive confirmation.

Step 2

Use the upload form to upload the documents listed in the checklist below, indicating your application number and the required personal information. You will receive a confirmation email when we have received your documents.

ATTENTION: If you have not received a confirmation email about the receipt of your application documents, you should repeat the upload of the documents. Also, the disproportionately long processing status "Antrag ungeprüft" may indicate that the upload did not work.

The documents must be uploaded in their complete form as one summarized PDF file.The total size of the file must not exceed 20 megabytes. Please make sure that the documents are readable. Other file formats, cloud links or similar will not be accepted. For better readability, please insert your study and examination regulations as well as the module descriptions at the end of the PDF file.

With your application number you can view the status of your application. After the formal review, any missing documents can also be viewed there.

In case you have to scan your documents while not having a scanner at your disposal, you can also use a free scanning app on your smartphone.

TU Berlin reserves the right to request officially certified copies on a random basis or in reasoned suspected cases for enrolment.

Please send your application only if your documents are complete. We kindly ask you to refrain from submitting further/additional documents at a later point in time, if possible. If a subsequent submission of documents is absolutely necessary to meet the formal or content-related/specific entry requirements, you have the following option:

The application period is still running: In this case, please use the upload form to upload the additional documents and state your application number.

The application deadline has expired: Submission is not possible.

Please do not send your documents as hard copies to uni-assist or TU Berlin in addition to the uploading.

Please note:

Pay attention to the application deadlines (cut-off periods). Documents that are submitted after the application deadline will not be considered.

If you apply very late or shortly before the deadline, the check of your documents may not take place until after the application deadline. In this case, subsequent submissions are no longer possible. Please bear this in mind if you apply a few days before the application deadline.

Please do not send your application until it is complete. Subsequent submission of documents within the application deadline may delay the processing of your application.

If your application is not complete after the application deadline, it will be rejected for formal reasons.

After you apply:

  • At first we will review your application to confirm if it fullfills the formal requirements.
  • If your application documents are incomplete, you can view this in the application portal. If the application deadline has not yet expired, you can still submit the missing documents.
  • After the formal check, the examination board of the faculty will then verify complete applications to see if they meet the specific admission requirements of the degree program.
  • In the case of Master´s degree programmes with restricted admissions, a selection procedure usually takes place afterwards, in which the applications that match the content take part.
  • At the end of the procedure, you will receive a letter of admission or rejection from us. You will find the letter of admission in tuPORT after successful admission, the letter of rejection will be sent by mail.
  • Please note:
    • You may be rejected directly by the Graduate Admission for formal reasons if your application has not been submitted in full by the application deadline.
    • If your application is suitable in terms of content, but is rejected for capacity reasons during the selection procedure for Master`s degree programmes with restricted admissions, you will receive a capacity-related rejection.
    • You will receive a content-related rejection if the examination board decides that you are missing content. There are no conditional or provisional admissions, all necessary admission requirements must be proven by the application deadline.

Application process for Design and Computation

Starting with the application procedure for the winter semester 2023/24, please follow the application procedure above and first register in the online portal (step 1) and then upload the required documents via the upload form (step 2). You can find all further information about the application on the website of the Design and Computation programme.

Application process for Computational Neuroscience

Starting with the application procedure for the winter semester 2023/24, please follow the application procedure above and first register in the online portal (step 1) and then upload the required documents via the upload form (step 2).

Application checklist for direct applicants

Please go through the checklist and make sure your application is complete.

1. Application form for direct applicants

Please download the application form for direct applicants and fill it out.

Incorrect information or missing information may result in rejection.

2. Proof of your primary/undergraduate university degree

Proof of your primary/undergraduate university degree may be submitted by -  incl. official translation (if not issued in German or English)

  • including your university degree certificate as well as a summary of your study subjects, grades and credit points (transcript).
    For details, please see here: https://www.tu.berlin/en/go2954/


  • if you have not completed your Bachelor’s studies yet, an ECTS certificate with your current total number of ECTS credit points and your current average cumulative grade (GPA) - incl. official translation (if not issued in German or English)
    • for applicants from TU Berlin: a printout from your QISPOS account incl. the Master's qualification or a printed summary of your study subjects incl. current average cumulative grade (GPA) from your tuPORT account or, if you want to apply for an educational Master’s degree program (teacher training program), an ECTS certificate issued by team 1 of the examinations office
    • for external applicants (from other German universities): an official summary of your study subjects incl. the current total number of ECTS credit points and your current average cumulative grade (GPA), issued by the respective official of your university (e.g. examinations office) or downloaded from your university online account. These must either
      • be stamped and signed by the official office,
      • contain an indication that they have been produced by mechanical means or
      • contain a verification code.
    • For details, please see here: https://www.tu.berlin/en/go2966/

If existing, please upload the study and examinations regulations (“Studien- und Prüfungsordnung – StuPO”) as well as the module descriptions of your primary university degree program (in German or English) and highlight the sections that are relevant to the content-related/specific entry requirements of your desired Master’s degree program. This allows the examinations board to better manage the verification process and to correctly review your application with regard to the content-related entry requirements.

3. Study and examination regulations and the module descriptions

4. Further specific proofs and certificates (study program related)

Some of our Master’s degree programs require further specific proofs or certificates. For ex. a proof of English language proficiency. Please visit our websitefor more information on the specific requirements of your desired Master’s degree program (admissions requirements). If you have further questions on the formal requirements of these specific proofs and certificates or if you have questions with regard on content, please contact the responsible student advisory service of your desired Master’s degree program.

In case you have to submit work samples (e.g. for the Master’s degree program in Architecture), please submit it also in the form of a PDF file together with your application documents.

Specific proofs and certificates might be requested as original documents or in the form of officially certified copies according to the admissions regulations (“Zugangs- und Zulassungsordnung (ZZO)”), s. These documents are to be submitted only electronically as a PDF file.

5. Proof of German language proficiency

Required for all study programs with German as the language of instruction.

PLEASE NOTE: As of an application for the summer semester 2022, Nationals of Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland with a foreign Master's entrance qualification also need a language certificate at the required level. Your identity card or passport is NOT sufficient proof of language skills!

For details, please see here: www.tu.berlin/en/go2960/


6. Current certificate of enrolment or certificate of termination of enrolment (exmatriculation)

Submit you current certificate of enrolment or certificate of termination of enrolment (exmatriculation) if you had/have been enrolled at a German university other than TU Berlin after your graduation (in another undergraduate and/or graduate program).

Please note: Your application will not be rejected if you fail to include this certificate. However, we cannot take account of your waiting period without it.

7. Proof of periods of civilian/military service

Proof of periods of civilian/military service, if applicable, according to article 7 (1) of the “Berliner Hochschulzulassungsgesetz (BerlHZG)” (Berlin higher education admissions law).

In the event of equal ranking in the selection procedure within the waiting period quota, priority will be given to applicants who meet the requirements specified in § 7. If there is still equality of rank after this, the decision will be made by lottery process.

8. Identification document

Copy of your passport or ID (biographical page with personal data)

9. Applying for a higher semester

For an application for a higher semester, the following documents have to be submitted to the TU Berlin Graduate Admissions Department in due form and time incl. the approval of the examinations board.

Advising on applying and enrolling

We are available to offer basic advising on applications and enrolment.

However, we would like to point out that we are unable to perform a binding examination of your documents at that time.

If you are uncertain which degree program is right for you or have general questions about studying, please contact the Academic Advising Service.