You may participate in the guest student program if you are generally qualified to study in Germany. For the registration in the guest student program you do not need official certificates (yet). You are also welcome to contact us if you are uncertain whether your educational background entitles you to take up university studies in Germany.
Most courses at TU Berlin, especially in the bachelor’s programs, are taught in German. There are also several courses in English. Therefore, language skills in German or English, depending on the field of studies you are interested in, are advisable to follow the courses.
If you are interested in taking part in the guest student program In(2)TU Berlin, please get in touch with the Academic Advising Service. Together we will discuss if our program is the right thing for you and we will show you which short- and long-term opportunities TU Berlin can offer you. Finally, we will tell you which further steps you need to take for compiling your individual study plan.
You can get in touch with us during our online office hours without an appointment. If you wish to arrange an individual appointment (online, via phone or in person) please send us an email.
We can offer advice in both German and English language. If needed, we can also offer advising in other languages. We look forward to meeting you!
Academic Advising for refugee students
|Address||Straße des 17. Juni 135|
|Advising session via Zoom||Tue 10:00-12:00, Wed 15:00-17:00|
|Additional advising sessions||by appointment via e-mail|
|At TU Campus Center (H 0030)||available Tue and Thu 12:00-15:00|
The guest student program In(2)TU Berlin contains an online orientation course and regular information sessions. Participants can attend courses from the bachelor’s and master’s programs offered at TU Berlin, and, according to §36 AllgStuPO, also take exams. Moreover, they can use the IT services, the library, and the study spaces of TU Berlin.
What the program looks like exactly depends on your educational background as well as on your individual situation and plans. Together with the contact persons at the university, each participant compiles his or her individual study plan. This plan may contain the attendance of courses from a certain study program. But you may also just attend the online orientation course or use the learning facilities of TU Berlin.
In(2)TU Berlin is designed for people who were forced to discontinue their educational careers in their home countries and would now like to study at TU Berlin, but do not yet meet all the admission requirements.
Anyone who is generally qualified to study may participate. So if you have completed secondary education in your home country, already begun studying, or even completed a degree, In(2)TU Berlin might be your path to TU Berlin!
If you would like to participate in In(2)TU Berlin, start by contacting the Academic Advising Service. In a personal interview, we will work together with you to see what options you might have at TU Berlin, what path you might take to a regular course of study, and whether participating in In(2)TU Berlin is (currently) worthwhile.
You can visit our open video office hours or arrange an individual appointment (by telephone/Zoom) with us by email.
No, you can start at any time. Of course, it’s a good idea to start In(2)TU Berlin at the beginning of the semester. To do so, you should register until the beginning of the lecture period.
Most courses at TU Berlin are in German, especially in the bachelor’s programs. There are also a few English courses, mostly on the master’s level. Therefore, good knowledge of German or English is advisable. But we don’t test for a specific level of language proficiency.
In(2)TU Berlin is open for prospective students with a refugee background. If you are not sure whether participating in In(2)TU is an option for you, please get in touch with us directly.
No. The participation is free of charge.
You don’t need any official documents to sign up for In(2)TU Berlin.
But these will be important for your application to a regular degree program at TU Berlin. So while you’re participating at In(2)TU Berlin, we’ll help you figure out which documents you’ll need and what might be missing.
As an In(2)TU Berlin participant, you get an idea of what it is like to study at TU Berlin: you can attend classes, meet other students, and get back in touch with your subject area. You can refresh your skills and fill in gaps. You get to know the university system and all important contact people to start the regular degree course with us.
Also, as an In(2)TU Berlin participant, you may use TU Berlin’s infrastructure. For example, you’ll receive an IT account and you can use the library, and the study spaces of TU Berlin.
In general, the entire course catalog of TU Berlin is open to you - provided there is space in the courses and it makes sense for you to attend them. When you sign up, discuss which courses are suitable for you with your contact person at the faculty.
For most courses at TU Berlin attendance isn’t compulsory. However, to follow a course, you should be able to attend it on a regular basis, especially if you would like to take an exam. If you are short of time, you can e.g., just attend the online orientation course or individual sessions of the subject-specific courses.
Yes, according to §36 AllgStuPO, participants of In(2)TU Berlin can take exams as long as the lecturer agrees to it.
If you pass exams as an In(2)TU Berlin participant, you can get them recognized for a subsequent degree program at TU Berlin. So you don’t need to take the exams twice.
It is not compulsory, however, to take exams. It is also possible to use In(2)TU Berlin just for the attendance of lectures or the online orientations course.
Yes. The participation in the guest student program can be extended if necessary. Please get in touch with us if you wish to continue.