Technische Universität Berlin

Current information - digital summer semester 2020

Consultation hours and availability of the Office of Student Affairs

Due to the current situation, the face-to-face consultation hours offered by the Office of Student Affairs have unfortunately to be cancelled until further notice. However, we are still available for you.

For general information on the application, admissions and enrolment process as well as on issues regarding student administration, please also see our websites.

If you can‘t find an answer to your individual question or request on our website, please send us an email by using our contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can call us, however we might not be able to answer very specific questions on the phone.

Netiquette for online teaching: Guidelines for students

The need to transition to online teaching at short-notice and without prior preparation requires instructors and students to demonstrate patience, creativity, and a readiness to embrace unfamiliar and new teaching methods. Please observe the following guidelines to ensure the smooth execution of digital courses.

Counting of the summer semester as a subject-specific semester

According to the desicion of the Berlin Senate Chancellery – Higher Education and Research („Berliner Senatskanzlei – Wissenschaft und Forschung“), the summer semester 2020 will not be counted on the subject-specific period of study. For students who are unable to attend all scheduled courses and take exams in the summer semester, this will not have a negative impact on the compliance with the standard period of study.”

Currently, the Berlin Senate Chancellery – Higher Education and Research, the universities as well as other concerned parties are currently discussing the detailed implementation of this agreement. Therefore, you’ll see the regular number of the subject-specific semesters on your enrolment certificate for the summer semester 2020. New information will be published here as soon as they are available. We assure you that we strive for a solution as fair as possible.

Credit transfer application form (for application/enrolment and for change of degree program)

Please send the credit transfer application form (part A) as well as the required proofs and documents in electronic form (by email) to the responsible examinations board. The examinations board will process your application and provide you with their decision also in electronic form. You will then be able to upload the application form on tuPORT. In case the stamp of the examinations board is missing, please upload also the cover letter/email from the examinations board.

Deadlines

Changes of particular application deadlines will be announced here in the corresponding sections. In matters apart from those mentioned on this website, the regular deadlines apply. We reassure you that we will generally be cooperative and obliging due to the current situation.

Exemption from the semester ticket fee

Due to the current circumstances, the applications for exemption from the semester ticket fee for the summer semester 2020 are to be submitted (uploaded) via our contact form.

This applies only to the following application reasons:

  • degree program
  • leave of absence
  • late enrolment

If other reasons apply to you, the application for exemption has be addressed directly to the semester ticket office (https://asta.tu-berlin.de/semtix).

Please note that in case you applied for leave of absence, it is not necessary to apply for the exemption from the semester ticket fee again if you already did while applying for the leave of absence.

Applications for refund (semester fee)

The processing of applications for refund as well as the payment is currently delayed. We kindly ask for your patience. All applications for refund will be processed and payments will be effected in the corresponding amount.

An application for refund to a foreign bank account is currently only possible by priorly contacting us via our contact form.

Application for the winter semester 2020/21

The application process for the winter semester 2020/21 will be modified regarding the terms and deadlines. For details, please see the information in the corresponding section below.

Application for undergraduate programs

The application deadline for undergraduate programs with restrictions on admission (all study programs that you can apply for via the DoSV (“dialogue-oriented service procedure”) will be August 20, 2020.

The deadline for the application and enrolment for undergraduate programs with no restrictions on admission hasn’t changed and will be August 31, 2020.

An overview of all deadlines is available here.

International applicants are offered to submit their application for the winter semester 2020/21 exclusively online. Thus, the application documents do not have to be submitted as hard copies but only in electronic form as PDF files.

In certain cases, original documents have to be presented for enrolment. This applies specifically to reasoned suspected cases, to random samples as well as to APS certificates in general.

Formal entrance requirements and languages requirements are still valid and must be fulfilled. Principally, divergences are not possible.

You will find more information on your acceptance letter as well as on our website.

Application for Preparatory School

The application deadline for the preparatory school (for the winter semester 2020/21) has been postponed to July 31, 2020.

Formal entrance requirements and languages requirements are still valid and must be fulfilled. Principally, divergences are not possible.

Application for graduate programs

The application deadline for ALL graduate programs with restrictions on admission (both German- and English-speaking/international Master’s) will be July 31, 2020. Exeption is:

  • "Computional Neuroscience": March 15, 2020 (expired)

The application deadline for graduate programs with no restrictions on admission hasn’t changed and will be August 31, 2020.

Furthermore, the application process has been modified. For the winter semester 2020/21 you can submit your application online exclusively. Thus, the application documents do not have to be submitted as hard copies but only in electronic form as PDF files.

The required application documents are all to be submitted as PDF files by the above-mentioned application deadlines. Documents that are submitted after the end of the application period can unfortunately not be considered.

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

Formal entrance requirements, language requirements and specific entrance requirements according the relevant application and admission regulations (ZZO) are still valid and must be fulfilled. Principally, divergences are not possible.

For more information, please consult the respective website.

Application for the summer semester 2021

The terms and deadlines for applications for the summer semester 2021 might also be modified. More information on this will be published here as soon as they become available.

Re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2020/21

The re-registration deadline for the winter semester 2020/21 has not been changed and continues to end on July 20, 2020.

Official start of the winter semester 2020/21

The winter semester 2020/21 will officially start on October 1, 2020. However, the start of the lecture period has been postponed. It will start on November 2, 2020, and will end on February 27, 2021.

Transition from undergraduate program to graduate program

For the winter semester 2020/21, a goodwill arrangement might be offered for students who are not able to submit a proof of their undergraduate degree on time without it being their fault. More information on this will be published here as soon as they become available.

Official certification

During the restricted essential-only presence of the university, we are unfortunately not able to provide you with officially certified copies of documents issued by TU Berlin. However, many certificates can be verified online. You will find more information on this on the respective certificate.

In urgent cases, please address to the local authorities (“Bürgerämter”) provided they are offering personal consultation hours. (https://service.berlin.de/dienstleistung/121701/)

Side students (“Nebenhörer*innen”, students enrolled at another German university)

Also, this summer semester, it is possible to join TU Berlin as a side student. If you wish to participate in individual lectures or courses, please complete the application form that you can find here . After completing the form, please get in touch with the faculty as well as with the lecturer of the course by email to ask for permission to join the respective course(s). After both the faculty and the lecturer have agreed and signed the application form, please send it along with a current enrolment certificate of your university to this email address: nebenhoerer@studsek.tu-berlin.de. If the stamp of the faculty and/or the lecturer is missing, please also attach the email of the faculty/lecturer.

Auditing students

Unlike in previous semesters, it is unfortunately not possible to join lectures and courses as an auditing student during this summer semester. The participation in the programs In(2)TU Berlin (guest student program for refugees) as well as “Studieren ab 16” (“Studying from the age of 16”) is yet not affected. For more information, please address to the responsible program coordinator.

Termination of the admissions procedures of the summer semester 2020

Selection cut-off criteria

Please find here an overview on the current selection cut-off criteria.

Contact

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