Are you looking for a guide with recommendations for the week? Maybe you are uncertain how to put together the best program of events for you personally or maybe you have never attended an online event before. Perhaps you require sign language, a speech-to-text-reporter, or an audio description for videos.
Here you will find the most important tips for attending Study Orientation Week. If you still have questions after reading through everything, stop by the Academic Advising Service’s open video call session or email your questions to studienberatung(at)tu-berlin.de.
You can flexibly choose which offers to click through or attend based on your interests:
The events in our main program provide an overview of the ins and outs of university studies and what to expect. These events are designed to help you choose a degree program and include practical tips and constructive questions to help you find the right subject for you.
In the Academic Advising Service’s open video call session you can discuss your questions with us 1:1 and schedule an appointment for more in-depth advising.
The events and tools offered by individual degree programs are particularly interesting if you already have your eye on certain subjects and would like to learn more from students in those programs.
If you want to put together a schedule for the week, our tips can help you decide which live events will best help you and which questions to discuss with which representatives.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to choosing a degree program. The decision is based on several individual steps that best fit your own needs. How you approach your decision and which resources you use depend on a number of factors such as any previous experience you may have and your personality. For instance, are you spontaneous or organized? More intuitive or rational?
In our experience, there are thousands of ways to approach your decision or design your studies. Our tools are designed to focus on the most common aspects we have identified over the years. You can use these to find inspiration and compare your interests with what TU Berlin has to offer.
Pick the topics below that most speak to you. They may answer questions you are currently asking yourself and help you see something differently or consider other options. You may find other resources more helpful than our suggestions, that’s ok. If you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere on your own, talking with an expert in the Academic Advising Service can help you figure things out and decide how to proceed.
Are you just getting started and need to find your footing? Perhaps you already have a specific degree program in mind and just want to clear up a few details. These resources can help you find suitable offers in our program and fill in the gaps so that you can make a well thought out decision.
For instance, you can ask yourself the following questions:
Am I still uncertain or worried about a few things?
University, university of applied sciences, integrated degree program, or vocational training?
Technology, business, humanities, …?
Which criteria are important to me when choosing a degree program? How would I rank these in order of importance? What is an absolute must and where am I willing to compromise?
If you are uncertain or stuck, our advising offices can give you useful tips.
Depending on which of your questions are most pressing, use the recommendations below to figure out where to start.
TIP: If you still have a few years until your Abitur, you can take certain university courses starting in Grade 10 through our program “Studieren ab 16.”
TIP: If you were ill for a longer period of time while in school or received academic adjustments, we recommend learning more about special requests regarding academic adjustments, accessibility, and other support services and options at TU Berlin when applying. You can contact Advising for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses with your questions.
If you are still uncertain which offers are best for you, stop by the Academic Advising Service’s open video call sessionsin advanceor email your questions to studienberatung(at)tu-berlin.de.
Treating one another with respect and observing general rules for online events is a prerequisite to attending our events.
We reserve the right to exclude participants in the event of violation and, if necessary, to take action against violators under criminal law.
Most of the events will be held via Zoom. TU Berlin has adapted its license to ensure it adheres with data protection regulations.
Zoom’s display on your screen and the available functions will depend on the type of event and how you join. You can download the Zoom program or app to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Alternatively, you can attend via browser by clicking “Join from your browser.” If you choose to join via browser, we recommend using Google Chrome.
You can test your video and audio in advance using these Zoom instructions. Detailed information about the various types of events can be found below.
If you require sign language, a speech-to-text-reporter, or an audio description, please contact Advising for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses as soon as possible so that we can organize everything.
Advising for Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses can also provide information at any time about special requests to include with your application, such as if you were ill for an extended period of time during school. It also assists with other topics such as academic adjustments and inclusion support services during your studies.
International prospective students who are still learning German are invited to attend the talk “Bachelor’s studies at TU Berlin,” which will be held in English. You always have the option to communicate in German or English when you email our team or attend our open video call sessions. Many staff members also speak other languages such as Arabic, French, Russian, Turkish, and more. Just ask if you would prefer one of these languages.