Generally studying at TU Berlin is on a full-time basis. However, it is also possible to study on a part-time basis.
If you are studying part-time, every university semester is only counted as half of a degree semester. Two semesters of part-time studies are equal to one degree semester. However, this also means that you can only acquire half of the regular number of credit points each semester.
If you wish to study part-time, you must do so for an even number of semesters.
In part-time studies, the number of courses you take is reduced while the number of in-person lessons and classes remains the same. In contrast, the lecture periods in extraoccupational studies are adapted to students’ employment and thus often take place either in the evening or on the weekend. However, it is not mandatory to be both employed and studying at the same time. Generally, extraoccupational study programs are special offers, such as continuing education master’s programs.
Every degree program can essentially be completed as part-time studies.
However, there are some exceptions:
You should first speak with the Academic Advising Service about part-time studies and any consequences this may have. It will help you determine whether this decision is right for you and your personal situation. Contact Course Guidance with questions about the study schedule and how to practically implement part-time studies in your degree program.
You can then submit your application for part-time studies in tuPORT.
You can apply for part-time studies from the start of the re-registration.The application deadlines for part-time studies are 15 May for the summer semester and 15 November for the winter semester.
Part-time students are required to re-register as usual and must pay the full semester fee.
You are a part-time student until you submit a request to study full time in tuPORT. In this case, submit the application and a brief statement that you would like to return to studying full time in tuPORT:
Part-time studies ends automatically when a leave of absence is approved. If you would like to re-register after your leave of absence, you will be enrolled in full-time studies. If you would like to return to part-time studies after a leave of absence, you must re-submit an application for part-time studies in your TUB account (tuPORT) via the app “Submit applications”.
Switching to part-time studies has several consequences. As a part-time student, you are not permitted to acquire more than half of the standard credit points per semester. Further legal questions regarding examinations should be clarified with the Examination Office.
You must pay the semester fees in full.
Your part-time studies will be recorded on your enrollment certificate.
Switching to part-time studies may significantly affect non-university services you receive including BAföG, child benefit, and housing. It may also further affect issues such as taxation and health insurance. Please clarify the effects of part-time studies on such services with the responsible office.