Technische Universität Berlin
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Winter semester 2020/2021 at TU Berlin

Dear students,

Despite the difficult circumstances caused by the pandemic, we are doing everything we can at TU Berlin to enable you to continue your studies successfully. This hybrid semester of face-to-face and online teaching won’t be easy for any of us. So I urge everyone, whether you’re a student, a lecturer or a professor, to stay safe and to be supportive. We need to help each other. And connect with one another – online! If you notice that a fellow student has problems studying, please talk to them. Set up your own digital study groups. Studying alone is harder and makes it more difficult to succeed. You are stronger in a group, and it is also more fun. Right now, it’s up to every single one of us to play our part. That’s the only way we can meet this challenge together.

The University is doing a great deal to make teaching and studying possible during the pandemic. But we won’t get close to having a “normal” semester. At the very least, every new student will be offered one face-to-face class on campus. You should get to know your fellow students, lecturers and your university. It is really important that everyone follows our hygiene regulations on campus. This includes wearing a mouth and nose covering and strictly observing the two-meter distance rule. For the majority of our 35,000 students, however, teaching will be online - with all its disadvantages, but also its benefits. 

So be strong, network with each other and your lecturers, and we’ll face this challenge together!

Professor Dr. Hans-Ulrich Heiß
Vice President for Education, Digitalization and Sustainability

How do we study? Information for new students

Corona rules at TU Berlin – What students need to know

Working together with the Berlin Senate, universities and colleges in Berlin have developed a phased plan to safeguard the health of students and staff and to create the best possible conditions for teaching and studying. The phases of the plan reflect the current pandemic situation in Berlin. TU Berlin has adapted this general plan to its own requirements. The regulations come into force on 19 October 2020. The TU Berlin Corona Portal.

Information letters on coronavirus

The Crisis Committee at Technische Universität Berlin regularly informs the members of the University about the latest pandemic developments in information letters.

Status of your admission - What applicants need to know

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, application deadlines were postponed this year. As a result, many admission and enrollment procedures cannot be completed until the beginning of October (start of the winter semester). We are aware that you are anxiously waiting for a reply and we are working to process all applications and inform you as quickly as possible. Current information from the Office of Student Affairs

Regulations for face-to-face teaching - what lecturers need to know

Which teaching formats can be held locally at the university in the winter semester 2020/2021? What are the rules? Here you can find current information for TU Berlin lecturers.