Technische Universität Berlin

Lateral Entry with Credit Points from Another Degree Program

Transferring to another degree program

If you were enrolled in another degree program at TU Berlin or another university (Germany or abroad) after your first university degree, you are a lateral entry student. As a lateral entry student you can apply for the first or a higher degree semester. It is only possible to apply for a higher degree semester if you are within the standard period of study.

Please remember that when applying for a higher degree semester in a restricted admission degree program, you will only be admitted if you have been placed in the higher semester by the examination board and there are study places available. As a rule, we can only determine whether there are free places at the beginning of the semester.

What application documents do I need to submit and when?

Refer to the application checklist for master’s studies to see which documents are required for your application. If you are applying as a lateral entry student for a higher degree semester, you must have acquired the necessary credits from the previous semester and have received your placement in a higher degree semester from the relevant examination board.

You can apply for placement in a higher degree semester by the relevant examination board by submitting the Application for Recognition of Previously Obtained Credits - Parts A and B together with proof of all the study and examination credits you have thus far acquired.

Submit the Application for Recognition of Previously Obtained Credits - Part A signed by the examination board by 01.10 (applications for winter semester) or 01.04 (applications for summer semester) via email to Graduate Admissions (see points 7 and 8 of the checklist for applications to a higher degree semester). Without the placement from the examination board, including a signature, you will be unable to enroll should you be admitted.

The relevant TU Berlin examination board retains your Application for Recognition of Previously Obtained Credits - Part B and the proof of the credits you have acquired thus far. Please do not submit this to Graduate Admissions.

 Degree programs with NCDegree programs without NC
Submit full application bysee application deadlinesee application deadline
Application for Recognition of Previously Obtained Credits - Part A with placement by01.10. (winter semester)
or 01.04. (summer semester) via email
upload for enrollment via tuPORT

Where do I apply?

Applicants who have acquired their first university degree at TU Berlin or another german University apply directly to Graduate Admissions at TU Berlin.

Applicants who acquired their degree abroad must apply via uni-assist.

 

When can I expect a decision?

Places for higher degree semesters are generally allocated at the beginning of the semester (middle of October/middle of April), as we will not know before then if places are available in the corresponding degree programs.

 

In case of admission, your first university degree must first be recognized by the relevant examination board.

How to contact us:

Servicebereich Master

+49 30 314-28442

Organization name Office of Student Affairs
Office IA 1
Building Hauptgebäude
Room 0048a-0050
Address Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin