Technische Universität Berlin
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Winter semester 2020/2021 at TU Berlin

Information on the coronavirus

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Corona rules at TU Berlin – What students need to know

Working together with the Berlin Senate, universities and colleges in Berlin have developed a phased plan to safeguard the health of students and staff. TU Berlin has adapted this general plan to its own requirements.

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Information letters on coronavirus

The Crisis Committee at Technische Universität Berlin regularly informs the members of the University about the latest pandemic developments in information letters.

Studying at TU Berlin

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Courses

Courses in winter semester 2020/2021 are mainly being held online. Some of the faculties are also running courses in lecture halls and seminar rooms. View the courses available for your program here.

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Academic Advising Service

Over the past few months, people’s everyday lives, work and studies have been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This can lead to uncertainty, anxiety and stress. How do I continue to study from home? How do I make sure I don’t become socially disconnected? The Academic Advising team will be happy to help you.

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Organizing your studies

At the beginning and during the course of study a whole range of administrative questions can arise. What application deadlines do I have to meet? How do I re-register before the start of a new semester? How do I get proof of health insurance? The Office of Student Affairs can help you with issues related to organizing your studies.

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General Students’ Committee (AStA)

In the General Students’ Committee (AStA), students represent the interests of their fellow students at TU Berlin. AStA offers advice on problems relating to the organization of studies and examinations, funding and visa issues. It also keeps you up-to-date with what is happening in student life at the University, informs you about new developments and is actively involved at a political level throughout Berlin.

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Examinations

In the winter semester, there will be a mix of face-to-face and online examinations in order to ensure that students can achieve success even during the pandemic. Student Services provides up-to-date information on registering for face-to-face/online examinations, deadlines and final theses.

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Dates and Deadlines

To be successful in your studies, you need a well-managed schedule. Click here for an overview of all the important academic deadlines and dates.

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Students with disabilities and chronic illnesses

The Academic Advising team offers various support and counseling options for students with physical or mental disabilities. In a confidential video or telephone call, an advisor will help you with your particular situation.

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International Affairs

Learning other languages, getting to know different cultures, broadening your academic horizons and improving your career opportunities – all this is possible at TU Berlin, even during the pandemic. The International Affairs Team provides important information and tips on student mobility and advice for international students.

Libraries

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TU Berlin Libraries

Reading specialist literature is a key part of studying. A wide range of books and online media, such as e-books, e-journals and databases, are available at the University Library and the department libraries. They are open for borrowing. Learning and study stations are also available on a limited basis after prior booking.

Campus Life

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What is there to do outside of studies?

Despite the hybrid semester, TU Berlin has so much more to offer than studying and teaching. Whether it’s university sports, eating on campus, community engagement or language courses – there’s a lot happening on the TU Berlin campus. Click here to find out what’s on offer around campus and online.

Learning

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Support for Studying

Your TUB account, your student card and internet access are indispensable for studying at TU Berlin. The University provides students with a range of technical aids and support options for learning and working. Follow the link below for information to help you get off to a good start in the new semester – both online and out in the world.

Teaching

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Supporting for Teaching

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic means we won’t be returning to normal teaching activities during winter semester 2020/2021. But we still have a full semester planned, with a wide range of online courses as well as some face-to-face seminars and lectures.
Various TU institutions offer wide-ranging support to lecturers, including advice and technical support, digital tools and research options.

Learning and working from home together

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#TUGetherAtHome

True to the motto “Divided but still together”, #TUgetherAtHome aims to provide you access to a virtual campus and TU Berlin from your homes. Our University is for now not located at its fixed point of anchor on the campus; it has become a digital network spread all over Berlin and beyond, in Germany and even abroad, in studies, the kitchen areas of flat shares and on balconies. In response to this, we are interviewing researchers working at home about their research projects, reporting on student online projects, offering sports activities where you can join others to keep fit within your own four walls, providing updates from the Crisis Committee and showing you how online teaching can work. We are constantly updating our offers and the content of our website. It is well worth checking out on a regular basis to see what´s new.