Institutes of Physics

Information for freshmen

All first semester students of physics courses can take part in mentoring. The mentors are students who have already spent several semesters at the university and have completed at least the basic physics modules. So they are well prepared for your questions about studying and also give you other useful tips for studying and living in Berlin!


You will receive information about the program and the possibility to register in the introductory event Physics. Registration is also possible at any time at julia.schulze-mack(at)


There are no requirements for mentees, except that they are enrolled in the bachelor's degree in physics and enjoy what they are doing! With mentoring you can ask questions, get help with your homework, be shown rooms and cafeterias, get to know the TU, form study groups ... and of course meet other fellow students!

Become a Mentor

As a mentor, you will accompany newly enrolled students at the start of their studies. The advice covers all possible areas and is not just limited to your studies. This also includes the general organization, the infrastructure at the TU Berlin and especially at the physical institutes as well as life in Berlin. The mentoring program is offered as an ungraded module with a scope of 3 CP in the elective area.

Registration information

You can register at any time by email (julia.schulze-mack (at) or on ISIS.

The content

At the beginning of a semester, participation in the introductory workshop (online) is required, in which all important questions are clarified. You will also meet your mentees and the other mentors in an obligatory meeting. You should also be available as a contact person via email. During the lecture period there will be another joint appointment or online meeting as well as a final meeting at the end of the semester, in which you will report on your experiences.


In addition to the required prerequisites (experimental physics I to III and mathematics for physicists I and II), you should take part in the introductory workshop.