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Applying and Enrolling for a Master’s Program Without a Completed Bachelor’s Degree

Master’s enrollment under reserve of revocation

The following regulation helps expedite the transition from a bachelor’s program to a master’s program at TU Berlin. Applicants are expected to acquire their first university degree before taking up master’s studies and provide proof of their degree certificate within the first degree semester of their master’s program (Section 10 (5a) sentence 1 BerlHG).

If you are applying for a master’s program and are not able to submit proof of your first university degree by the application deadline but will complete your bachelor’s degree shortly, you have the following option:

As an alternative, you can have a certificate issued from the responsible office at your university and submit this. This certificate must meet the requirements of TU Berlin. If it fails to do so, your application will not fulfill the general admission requirements and will be rejected (pursuant to Section 22 (2) Ordnung zur Regelung des allgemeinen Studien- und Prüfungsverfahrens an der Technischen Universität Berlin – AllgStuPO).

Detailed information regarding ECTS certificates is available on the following web page.

Should you be admitted to a program, enrollment is provisional (i.e. under reserve of revocation). This means you are required to submit proof of your bachelor’s degree within the first degree semester (by the end of the semester). Please remember to nevertheless transfer the semester fee within the re-registration deadline. If the fees got booked after the deadline on the TUB bank account, a late fee (19,94 €) has to be paid.

You must upload proof of your degree with your re-registration to your TUB account (tuPORT). The following proof is accepted:

  • Certificate of performance (automatically generated and valid without signature.) - with the final grade and date as well as the statement that you have completed your degree
  • Preliminary certificate of completion or 4.0 certificate issued, stamped, and signed by the Examination Office (no 4.0 certificates from examiners or the faculties!)
  • Degree certificate
  • Applies to TU students only: QISPOS printout with Master's qualification - with 180 ECTS and overall grade
  • Applies to TU students only: Degree entered in SAP or POS - uploading a document is not necessary

One-time application for an extension / Admission Exemption

Should you not be able to do so as a result of circumstances beyond your control, then you have the option to apply during the first degree semester for an extension for the sole purpose of applying for a further semester. No further extensions can be granted.

You can find the "Application for extension of provisional Master's enrolments" in your TUB account (tuPORT) in the app "My request".

One-time goodwill arrangement: Students who are provisionally enrolled in their second degree semester in summer semester 2022 can submit one additional (second) request for master’s enrollment under reserve of revocation together with the reason for their request. Your explanation must thoroughly and clearly state why you are unable to submit the necessary proof. Please include any supporting documents together with your request and explanation. This goodwill arrangement only applies to re-registration for winter semester 2022/2023.

Rejection of your application for an extension

If you are not granted an extension, you will be exmatriculated from the master’s program and will not be able to apply for the same master’s program as a re-registrant until after you have successfully completed your bachelor’s degree. When doing so, you may only apply for the next higher semester. When applying as a re-registrant for the next higher degree semester in a master’s program with restricted admission, you are additionally required to provide proof of sufficient credit points to qualify for this semester (30 ECTS per completed degree semester).

We would be pleased to advise you personally during our opening hours on how to proceed if your application for extension is rejected.

It is not possible to re-enroll if you are not able to complete the program within the standard period of study.

It is not possible to be assigned to a higher degree semester during the period of enrollment under reserve of revocation (pursuant to Section 22 (4) Ordnung zur Regelung des allgemeinen Studien- und Prüfungsverfahrens an der Technischen Universität Berlin – AllgStuPO).

Provisional enrollment is only possible for master’s programs.

Part-time studies are excluded when enrolling in a master’s program under reserve of revocation.

Note on re-registration

The re-registration deadline must always be met. This means that the required fees and contributions must be credited to the TU Berlin account by the re-registration deadline.

If you want to re-register on time, then the Bachelor's degree or the application for extension of the provisional Master's enrollment must also have been proven or submitted by the re-registration deadline. If you can only prove or submit the Bachelor's degree or the application for extension of the provisional Master's enrollment after the re-registration deadline, then this is still possible until the end of the semester. Only if the required fees and contributions have been credited to the TU Berlin account after the re-registration deadline, then the payment of the late fee is additionally required for the late re-registration, otherwise it is exceptionally waived. Please note that the late fee can only be reduced in the course of processing the Bachelor's degree or the application for extension of the provisional Master's enrollment.