Technische Universität Berlin

Deadlines, periods and dates

When applying for or enrolling in a degree program at TU Berlin, you need to observe the relevant deadlines: there are set time periods for applying or enrolling in a program. It is important that you find out in good time when they are, gather together all requisite documents, and submit these as specified within the the application and enrollment periods. You must ensure that you keep to all deadlines, as all applications and documents not submitted on time will be disregarded (limitation periods).

Please note: When documents are to be submitted by mail, the deadline refers to the date the documents are received at TU Berlin and not the post date stamp or the date of sending.

Please also note: The following deadlines and dates are published subject to amendment. It is therefore important that you regularly check details for any changes. Please also see the website Current information to learn about possible short-term changes of application periods and deadlines. 

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Winter semester 2020/2021

Duration of semester:01.10.2020 - 31.03.2021
Lecture period:02.11.2020 - 27.02.2021
Lecture-free period:19.12.2020 - 02.01.2021 as well as public holidays
Re-registration:by 20.07.2020
Application for leave of absence:by 30.11.2020

Application and Enrollment Deadlines: Winter semester 2020/2021

For bachelor's programs

Applicants with a German higher education entrance qualification

Application for bachelor’s programs with restricted admission (NC):01.07.2020 - 20.08.2020
Enrollment for bachelor’s programs with restricted admission (NC):see letter of acceptance
Enrollment for bachelor’s programs with free admission (no NC):01.07.2020 - 31.08.2020

Applicants with an international higher education entrance qualification

Application for bachelor´s programs with restricted admission (NC):01.05.2020 - 20.08.2020
Application for bachelor’s programs with free admission (no NC):01.05.2020 - 31.08.2020
Enrollment for all bachelor’s programs:see your decision of acceptance / see tuPORT

For master's programs

Application for German-language master’s programs with restricted admission:by 31.07.2020
Application for English-language master’s programs with restricted admission:by 31.07.2020
Application for "Design & Computation" (German-language master’s program with restricted admission)by 31.07.2020
Application for "Historische Urbanistik" (German-language master’s program with restricted admission)by 31.07.2020
Application for "Computional Neuroscience":by 15.03.2020
Application for master’s programs with free admission:by 31.08.2020
Application for "Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen" (probably with free admission in winter semester 2020/2021):by 31.08.2020
Application for continuing education master’s programs:see information for the degree program
Enrollment for all master’s programs:see letter of acceptance

For Preparatory School/ Precourse

Application for Preparatory School and Precourse:01.03.2020 - 30.07.2020
Application for the external assessment test and supplementary test:01.03.2020 - 31.08.2020

For professionally qualified applicants (without an Abitur)

Application for all programs:01.07.2020 - 20.08.2020
Entry examination for all undergraduate programs (excluding Bachelor of Arts):22. - 25.06.2020, Registration at Studienkolleg of TU Berlin

Summer semester 2021

Duration of semester:01.04.2021 - 30.09.2021
Lecture period:12.04.2021 - 17.07.2021
Lecture-free period:public holidays
Re-registration :by 27.02.2021
Application for leave of absence:by 10.05.2021

Application and Enrollment Deadlines: Summer semester 2021

For bachelor's programs

Applicants with a German higher education entrance qualification

Application for bachelor´s programs with restricted admission (NC):01.12.2020 - 15.01.2021
Registration for bachelor’s programs with free admission (no NC):December 2020 - 28.02.2021
Enrollment for all bachelor’s programs :see letter of acceptance or Registration / see tuPORT

Applicants with an international higher education entrance qualification

Application for bachelor´s programs with restricted admission (NC):01.11.2020 - 15.01.2021
Application for bachelor´s programs with free admission (no NC):01.11.2020 - 28.02.2021
Enrollment for all bachelor’s programs:see your decision of acceptance / see tuPORT

For master's programs

Application for master’s programs with restricted admission:by 15.01.2021
Application for master’s programs with free admission:by 28.02.2021
Application for continuing education master´s programs:see information for the degree program
Enrollment for all master’s programs:see letter of acceptance

For Preparatory School/ Precourse

Application for Preparatory School and Precourse:01.09.2020 - 30.11.2020
Application for the external assessment test and supplementary test:01.09.2020 - 28.02.2021

For professionally qualified applicants (without an Abitur)

Application for all programs:01.12.2020 - 15.01.2021
Entry examination for all undergraduate programs (excluding Bachelor of Arts):first week of December 2020

Winter semester 2021/22

Duration of semester:01.10.2021 - 31.03.2022
Lecture period:18.10.2021 - 19.02.2022
Lecture-free period:public holidays
Re-registration :by 17.07.2021
Application for leave of absence:by 15.11.2021

Application and Enrollment Deadlines: Winter semester 2021/22

For bachelor's programs

For applicants with a German higher education entrance qualification

Application for bachelor´s programs with restricted admission (NC):01.06.2021 - 31.07.2021
Registration for bachelor´s programs with free admission (no NC):01.06.2021 - 31.08.2021
Enrollment for all bachelor’s programs:see letter of acceptance or Registration / see tuPORT

Applicants with an international higher education entrance qualification

Application for bachelor’s programs with restricted admission (NC):01.05.2021 - 31.07.2021
Application for bachelor’s programs with free admission (no NC):01.05.2021 - 31.08.2021
Enrollment for all bachelor’s programs:see your decision of acceptance / see tuPORT

For master's programs

Application for German-language master’s programs with restricted admission:02.04.2021 - 15.06.2021
Application for English-language master’s programs with restricted admission:02.04.2021 - 15.05.2021
Application for "Computional Neuroscience":01.02.2021 - 15.03.2021
Application for master’s programs with free admission:01.06.2021 - 31.08.2021
Application for continuing education master’s programs:see information for the degree program
Enrollment for all master’s programs:see letter of acceptance

For Preparatory School/ Precourse

Application for Preparatory School and Precourse:01.03.2021 - 30.06.2021
Application for the external assessment test and supplementary test:01.03.2021 - 31.08.2021

For professionally qualified applicants (without an Abitur)

Application for all programs:01.06.2021 - 15.07.2021
Entry examination for all undergraduate programs (excluding Bachelor of Arts):expected end of June 2021

Summer semester 2022

Duration of semester:01.04.2022 - 30.09.2022
Lecture period:19.04.2022 - 23.07.2022
Lecture-free period:public holidays
Re-registration :by 19.02.2022
Application for leave of absence:by 17.05.2022

Application and Enrollment Deadlines: Summer semester 2022

For bachelor's programs

Applicants with a German higher education entrance qualification

Application for bachelor´s programs with restricted admission (NC):01.12.2021 - 15.01.2022
Registration for bachelor’s programs with free admission (no NC):01.12.2021 - 28.02.2022
Enrollment for all bachelor’s programs :see letter of acceptance or Registration / see tuPORT

Applicants with an international higher education entrance qualification

Application for bachelor´s programs with restricted admission (NC):01.11.2021 - 15.01.2022
Application for bachelor´s programs with free admission (no NC):01.11.2021 - 28.02.2022
Enrollment for all bachelor’s programs:see your decision of acceptance / see tuPORT

For master's programs

Application for master’s programs with restricted admission:01.12.2021 - 15.01.2022
Application for master’s programs with free admission:01.12.2021 - 28.02.2022
Application for continuing education master´s programs:see information for the degree program
Enrollment for all master’s programs:see letter of acceptance

For Preparatory School/ Precourse

Application for Preparatory School and Precourse:01.09.2021 - 30.11.2021
Application for the external assessment test and supplementary test:01.09.2021 - 28.02.2022

For professionally qualified applicants (without an Abitur)

Application for all programs:01.12.2021 - 15.01.2022
Entry examination for all undergraduate programs (excluding Bachelor of Arts):Beginning of December 2021