Building Archeology and Heritage Conservation

Applying

On this page you will find information about the current application process as well as general application modalities for the Master's program Building Archeology and Heritage Conservation.

News

For the winter semester 2023/24, there are still some free study places to be allocated by lottery system. Application deadline for the lottery system: October 01, 2023! Information on the procedure is available here: https://www.tu.berlin/en/i-a-office-of-student-affairs/masters-application-enrollment/allocation-of-study-places

We are looking forward to your application!

 

 

Selection interviews

All applications for the Master's program in Building Archeology and Heritage Conservation for the winter semester 2023/24 that are received by the deadline of June 15, 2023 can be considered for a place in the program if the formal admission requirements are fulfilled. Therefore, no selection interviews will take place. All applicants will be informed about the expected admission by our department at the beginning of July.

Application modalities

Number of study places

To ensure all students receive close guidance, the number of study places is limited to 30. These are allocated based on the application and admission regulations and selection interviews.

Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements of Sections 10 to 13 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, applicants must have a bachelor’s or equivalent university degree in a study program in architecture, civil engineering, art history/history of culture, history, archeology, restoration, geodesy, urban and regional planning, landscape planning and landscape architecture, historical geography, Pre- and Early History, or a closely related subject.

Where do I apply?

All master’s applicants who have acquired their bachelor’s or equivalent university degree at a German university should apply directly to TU Berlin’s Graduate Admissions. (Link: https://www.tu.berlin/en/i-a-office-of-student-affairs/masters-application-enrollment/application/direct-application-to-tu-berlin-for-for-graduates-of-german-universities-also-tu-berlin)

Applicants who acquired their bachelor’s or equivalent university degree abroad must apply via uni-assist. Please note that you must pay a processing fee when applying via uni-assist. (Link: https://www.tu.berlin/en/i-a-office-of-student-affairs/masters-application-enrollment/application/applying-via-uni-assist)

Link to uni-assist homepage: https://www.uni-assist.de/en/

 

Lateral entry

Because this is a four-semester project-based degree program, it is not possible to apply as a lateral entry applicant or apply to a higher degree semester. We only accept applications for the first degree semester.

Application documents

  • Application form (as determined by the responsible office in the Central University Administration)
  • Letter of motivation (one DIN A4 page)
  • C.V.
  • Degree certificate and other certificates from your previous university degree (you must have proof of a bachelor’s degree)
  • Transcript of records for all courses and work completed at officially recognized institutions of higher education
  • Evidence of completed vocational education and training, work as a student assistant, stays abroad, practical professional experience, and prizes and awards according to Section 6 (3), where available
  • For applicants with foreign university degrees: Proof of a German language exam, for further information see: https://www.tu.berlin/en/i-a-office-of-student-affairs/masters-application-enrollment/admission-requirements/language-skills
  • Certificate of exmatriculation from your previous university
  • Passport copy
  • Any other documents required by the TU Berlin application portal or uni-assist

Application deadline

The application deadline for winter semester 2023/24 is 15.06.2023.

For the winter semester 2023/24, there are still some free study places to be allocated by lottery system. Application deadline for the lottery system: 01.10.2023.

Information on the procedure is available here: https://www.tu.berlin/en/i-a-office-of-student-affairs/masters-application-enrollment/allocation-of-study-places

 

Selection criteria

  • Overall grade of previous degree
  • Selection interview
  • Further qualifications attained outside of university courses

Details about how the criteria are weighted and other information can be found in the Application and Admission Regulations.

Selection interviews

If the number of qualified applications exceeds the number of study places available in the Building Archeology and Heritage Conservation degree program, we will conduct selection interviews. These are held as 30-minute video conferences. Applicants will receive an invitation at short notice.

The subjects and questions covered in the interviews are identical for all applicants:

  • Why are you interested in this degree program at TU Berlin?
  • What previous experience do you have in building history and research or in areas leading to this field?
  • What previous experience do you have in heritage or monument conservation or in areas leading to this field?
  • Which areas/aspects/topics of building research and heritage conservation are you most interested in? What are the reasons for this and what do you intend to do with this in the future?
  • Do you have any special or unique experiences (e.g. apprenticeship, current work), other work (such as as a student assistant), social engagement, awards/honors, or recommendations?

All applications for the Master's program in Building Archeology and Heritage Conservation for the winter semester 2023/24 that are received by the deadline of June 15, 2023 can be considered for a place in the program if the formal admission requirements are fulfilled. Therefore, no selection interviews will take place. All applicants will be informed about the expected admission by our department at the beginning of July.

For further information and advice about studying, please contact either the academic chair’s general academic advising office or Course Guidance.