Technische Universität Berlin

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Applicant group D

Application for a higher degree semester

Applicant group D are applicants with

  • a direct international university entrance qualification and
  • proof of German language skills at proficiency level DSH-2 or higher
  • who wish to apply for a higher degree semester

Special application documents

To apply you require the „Application for recognition of previously obtained credits (Part A)" from the relevant TU Berlin examination board with placement in a higher degree semester.

How to be placed in a higher degree semester:

You must submit the following to the relevant examination board of TU Berlin and request placement in a higher semester:

You can find the contact details for the relevant examination board via the TU Berlin degree programs (click on the degree program for which you are applying).

On the basis of your credits you will be placed in a particular degree semester for which you may then apply via uni-assist. The degree semester must fall within the standard period of study for the respective degree program at TU Berlin and must also be available in the semester for which you would like to apply. The placement decision must be identical to the degree semester for which you apply online in “My assist” online portal on the uni-assist website.

Should you have conclusively failed an examination in the degree program you have been studying thus far at a university in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway, the examination board must additionally be satisfied that the failed examination does not represent an obstacle to you being accepted to the degree program for which you are applying and indicate this in your "Application for recognition of previously obtained credits (Part A)".

It can take some time to process your application. We therefore recommend that you contact the examination board promptly in order to ensure that your placement in a higher degree semester of the degree program is complete in time. Because you must submit the "Application for recognition of previously obtained credits (Part A)" to uni-assist before the expiry of the application deadline.

The "Application for recognition of previously obtained credits (Part B) and the proof of all the credits you have thus far acquired are retained by the examination board.

Selection process and notification

If study places are available, letters of acceptance with information for enrollment are mailed beginning mid-September each year for the winter semester and mid-March for the summer semester.

Please note: Re-enrollment at TU Berlin

If you were previously enrolled in the same degree program with the same study and examination regulations at TU Berlin, you are a re-registrant. As a re-registrant you can only apply for the next or an even higher degree semester. You must have been placed in the respective semester by the TU Berlin examination board.

How to apply

Registration with hochschulstart.de?

Nationals of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway applying for a restricted admission degree program (with NC) must register with hochschulstart.de:

  • Before you begin the online application in the “My assist” online portal, please register with hochschulstart.de and create a user account. To do so, please click on “Registrierung".
  • Once you have successfully registered, you will be issued an applicant ID (BID) and a BAN, which you will be required to enter in the “My assist” online portal.
  • Do not start any applications on hochschulstart.de!

Online application and handling fees

  • Log on to the “My assist” online portal on the uni-assist website.
  • Select a TU Berlin undergraduate degree program (bachelor’s or state examination) and enter the degree semester in which the relevant TU Berlin examination board placed you. If you are unable to select this degree semester, you cannot apply for it!
  • Make sure to answer all the questions in the application carefully. CVs or certificates are not accepted in place of answers in the online application. Insufficient or incomplete information may lead to a rejection.
  • You may only submit 2 applications for a higher degree semester
    • for 1 degree program with restricted admission (with NC) for a higher degree semester
    • for 1 degree program without restricted admission (no NC) for a higher degree semester
  • You may also submit applications for the first degree semester of other study programs. The information for the other applicant groups applies!
  • You must submit a separate online application for each degree program you wish to apply for.
  • If you apply for more undergraduate programs than permitted, only those programs up to the permitted limit will be considered.
  • uni-assist charges handling fees for the pre-check which must be paid before your application can be processed.

Application documents

For the summer semester 2021 you can submit your application online exclusively. This means: The following required application documents don’t have to be submitted as hard copies to uni-assist but only in electronic form as PDF files by the end of the respective application deadline:

  • Proof of university entrance qualification*
  • Proof of German language skills*
  • Passport (pages with personal data and signature)
  • "Application for recognition of previously obtained credits (Part A)" from the relevant TU Berlin examination board with placement in a higher degree semester

*) Certificates must always be submitted in the language of the country of origin. Should this not be English or German, a German or English translation of the certificate must also be submitted.

Please note:

  • In certain cases, original documents or officially certified copies have to be presented for enrolment directly to the TU Berlin. This applies specifically to reasoned suspected cases, to random samples as well as to APS certificates in general.Formularbeginn