You can only apply to be an exchange student at TU Berlin if there is a cooperation between TU Berlin and your own university.
You then have to be nominated for an exchange by your university by a specific date and submit your application via Mobility Online before the deadline expires.
You can find more information about applying here.
No, we do not accept free movers (please see first question regarding eligibility).
However, it may be possible to register as a visiting student. Please submit your questions about studying as a visiting student to: nebenhoerer(at)studsek.tu-berlin.de
Yes, as nearly all courses are taught in German! Only very few courses are offered in English.
As such, it is important to take German courses before your exchange at TU Berlin.
Please note: ERASMUS students must demonstrate A2-level German when applying!
Student accommodation and flats are in short supply in Berlin.
We therefore strongly recommend you look for accommodation as early as possible. As an exchange student you can either apply for a place in a student dorm via studierendenWERK Berlin through our office or look for alternative accommodation.
If you want to take part in a pre-semester German course, we recommend you arrive shortly before the information event for participants (at the start of March for summer semesters and the start of September for winter semesters).
Otherwise you should aim to arrive just before the orientation events for the semester (the start of April for summer semesters and the start of October for winter semesters).
This will give you time to take care of various bureaucratic issues etc. and settle in Berlin and at TU Berlin as well as find accommodation if you still need to.
You can find information about important dates and deadlines on our website.
You can find a list of contact persons for exchange students here.
Please note that there are different contact persons for students who come from Europe and for overseas students.
This depends on your personal lifestyle. A rough monthly guide might look something like this:
A good rough guideline is the funding you need to provide proof of when applying for a visa.
From January 2023, this will be EUR 934 per month.
In addition, you are required to make the following one-off payment each semester:
Please ensure that you have sufficient funds to finance your stay abroad before traveling to Berlin.
Usually exchange students apply for scholarships at their home universities or scholarship providers in their home countries. As a rule we are unfortunately not able to provide scholarships.
Here you can look up scholarship options for Germany, though.
In general, this is possible but there are some rules. International students are permitted to work 120 days or 240 half days a year. You can find further information about working as a student here.