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I A - Office of Student Affairs

Guest Auditors and Visiting Students

As a guest auditor (Gasthörerschaft), you can attend individual courses for a fee without being enrolled at TU Berlin.

If you are enrolled at another university in Germany, EU, Island, Liechtenstein or Norway, you can attend individual courses at TU Berlin and take exams as a visiting student (Nebenhörerschaft).

Guest Auditors (Gasthörerschaft)

Important note

Please check directly with the program coordinators for In(2)TU Berlin (course for refugee guest auditors) and Studieren ab 16 regarding attending these programs.

What is a guest auditor program (Gasthörerschaft)?

As a guest auditing student, you can attend individual courses for a fee without being enrolled at TU Berlin if the instructor and the responsible faculty have approved your participation in advance.

Admission is only granted for the course in the respective semester. A course may not exceed a total of six hours per semester week.

You may only attend courses with special admission if your participation does not exclude students of the TU Berlin or visiting students.

You are not permitted to take exams as an auditor. However, you will receive proof of participation and proof of any credits acquired.

You can find additional information on auditing in TU Berlin’s General Study and Examination Regulations (Section 26).

How much does auditing a course cost?

You pay 15 euros for each course hour per week. You should therefore check the course catalogue to see how many hours your course has.

Secondary school students in grades 10, 11, 12, and 13 and members of TU Berlin are exempt from paying the auditing fee.

Auditors are also permitted to take courses offered by the Modern Language Center (ZEMS). Please refer to the ZEMS fee ordinance to learn about the required fees.

If you would like to audit a course as part of a continuing education program, please pay the fees as stipulated in the fee ordinance for participation in these continuing education programs.

How and when do I request to audit classes?

If you would like to attend classes as a guest auditor, please complete the application for guest auditors and send this by email to the instructor of the class you wish to attend requesting their agreement. Once you have obtained agreement, you should send this together with your application to the dean’s office of the relevant faculty for their approval. You can find contact details below. Then contact your instructor again by email with the dean’s approval so you can be officially admitted to the (online) course. You are not currently required to provide proof of payment of the fee for guest auditors.

Contact details for faculties:

Please check directly with the program coordinators for In(2)TU Berlin (course for refugee guest auditors) and Studieren ab 16 regarding attending these programs.

Guest study course for people above 45 years (BANA)

Participants of the four-semester continuing education program “Berlin Model: Education for Post-Occupational Activities (BANA)" pay 60 euros for each semester. Before you can request to audit, you must first register with the Center for Scientific Continuing Education and Cooperation (ZEWK).

Visiting Students (Nebenhörerschaft)

What is a visiting student program (Nebenhörerschaft)?

If you are enrolled at another university in Germany, EU, Island, Liechtenstein or Norway, you can attend individual courses at TU Berlin and take exams as a visiting student (Nebenhörerschaft) if the instructor and the responsible faculty have approved your participation in advance.

Being a visiting student does not make you a member of TU Berlin, however, and you will not be enrolled at the TU Berlin.

Your attendance may not exclude TU Berlin students from participating in the course.

You can find additional information on auditing in TU Berlin’s General Study and Examination Regulations (Section 25).

How much does auditing a course cost?

Participation as a visiting student at the TU Berlin is free of charge.

How and when do I request to audit classes?

We regret that due to the current situation it is not possible to register as a visiting student as normal. If you would like to take part in a course as a visiting student in winter semester 2021/2022, please complete the application for visiting students and send this by email to the instructor of the class you wish to attend requesting their agreement. Once you have obtained agreement, you should send this together with your application to the dean’s office of the relevant faculty for their approval. You can find contact details below. Then contact your instructor again by email with the dean’s approval so you can be officially admitted to the (online) course. Please ask your instructor or the Examination Office if you are interested in obtaining credit points and taking exams.

It is not necessary to be a visiting student to attend public lecture series.

Contact details for faculties: