I E - Academic Advising Service

Part-time studies

You may currently be considering whether a full course load is manageable given your health impairments. Generally studying at TU Berlin is on a full-time basis. However, it is also possible to study on a part-time basis (Section 34 AllgStuPO). 

If you are studying part-time, every university semester is only counted as half of a degree semester. Two semesters of part-time studies are equal to one degree semester. However, this also means that you can only acquire half of the regular number of credit points each semester. Over the course of one year, you may only acquire as many credit points as the examination regulations for your degree program prescribe for a single semester.

Further legal questions regarding examinations should be clarified with the Examination Office

Important notes

Duration of part-time studies

You are a part-time student until you submit a request to study full time.

Consequences of studying part-time

You must pay the semester fees in full. Your part-time studies will be recorded on your enrollment certificate. Switching to part-time studies may significantly affect non-university services you receive including BAföG, child benefit, and housing. It may also further affect issues such as taxation and health insurance. Please clarify the implications of part-time studies on such services with the responsible office. You can seek further information and advice from TU Berlin AStA’s BAföG and Social Counseling and studierendenWERK’s Social Counselling.

Contact Course Guidance with questions about the study schedule and how to practically implement part-time studies in your degree program.


Application procedure

You can then submit your application for part-time studies in tuPORT.

You can apply for part-time studies from the start of the re-registration.The application deadlines for part-time studies are 15 May for the summer semester and 15 November for the winter semester.

Detailed information about the digital application procedure, application deadlines, and re-registration are found on the Student Info Service web page about part-time studies.