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Welcome to the Preparatory School

The Preparatory School at TU Berlin offers courses and exams to prepare you for the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) and to study at a university in Germany.

You would like to study in Germany, but your secondary school certificate is not recognized here?
The Preparatory School at TU Berlin prepares international applicants who do not directly qualify for university entrance in Germany to study in a degree program here. The program concludes with an assessment test, which examines your suitability to study in a degree program at a university in the Federal Republic of Germany. Preparation for the assessment test generally takes two semesters; however, external candidates can also take the test without attending classes. It is also possible to take a supplementary test following the assessment test to increase the range of subjects you qualify to study, provided certain conditions are met.

You qualify directly to study at a university in Germany, but you do not meet the language requirements?
The Propädeutikum or precourse offers German language classes as well as courses taught in German for mathematics, physics, and economics to prepare students specifically for a degree in a natural science, engineering science, or economics. The Propädeutikum lasts one semester and concludes with a test to assess your level of German (equivalent to DSH 2). This is recognized as proof of language proficiency for a degree in Germany.

You don't have an Abitur, but you have completed a professional training and would like to start a degree in an area different to your training?  
If the subject you wish to study differs to the focus of your professional training (at least two years and officially recognized), you are required to complete an entry examination at the Preparatory School before you can be considered for admission to the degree program. 


Building Erweiterungsbau
Room EB 519
Address Straße des 17. Juni 145
10623 Berlin


  • Marker  Preparatory School

Where to find us

The main office is located in the extension building (EB-Erweiterungsbau) next to the TU Berlin main building (Hauptgebäude), on the 5th floor, room 519. During the office hours you may visit the main office without an appointment. You may enter the EB-building through the entrance from "Straße des 17. Juni" to use the barrier-free option. The lift is located on the right side, behind two glass doors. You can use the lift until the fourth floor, stairs are leading to the 5th floor. If you need a barrier-free option, please call +49 (30) 314 72720.

Accessibility with public transportation
The following stations are near the Studienkolleg: Subway: U Ernst-Reuter-Platz (U2), Bus: Ernst Reuter Platz (lines 145, 245, X9), S-Bahn: S Tiergarten or S+U Zoologischer Garten (S7, S5, S75) (will take about 10 minutes to walk)

Map showing the buildings at TU Berlin.