I A - Office of Student Affairs
I A - Office of Student Affairs

Prospective students with an international higher education entrance qualification

Application and Admission

Regardless of your nationality, as an applicant with an international university entrance qualification you must apply via uni-assist, including if

  • your university entrance qualification has been recognized by a German educational authority.
  • you have passed the assessment test (Feststellungsprüfung) at a Preparatory School in Germany.
  • you have successfully completed the Preparatory School/precourse at the TU Berlin.
  • you are already enrolled at TU Berlin and are considering switching to a different degree program.
  • you wish to apply for an undergraduate program without restricted admission (no NC).

You cannot enroll without prior application and admission!

Only information provided by TU Berlin Team Bachelor International regarding the completion of applications as well as the form and extent of documents to be submitted is valid. Conflicting information provided elsewhere should be ignored. Formal entrance requirements and languages requirements are still valid and must be fulfilled. Principally, divergences are not possible.

Please bear in mind that you are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completeness of your application documents and their submission within the deadline. There is NO guarantee to be notified of an incomplete application by uni-assist before the respective application deadline ends.

Team Bachelor International

Organization name Office of Student Affairs
Office IA 2
Building Hauptgebäude
Room 0013
Address Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin

Applicant groups

Applicant group C

Citizens of countries other than the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway and stateless persons applying for the 1st degree semester of a first degree program

Applicant group E

Citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway applying for the first degree semester of a first degree program

Applicant group Z

Second degree:
Applicants with a previously completed university degree in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Norway, applying for the 1st degree semester of a restricted admission degree program (with NC)

Application periods and deadlines

Application periods and deadlines can be found on the following page.

You can submit your application to uni-assist until the last day of the application deadline.

However, please note that it can take up to a few weeks for uni-assist to process your documents, meaning that you may receive the results only after the application deadline has expired. uni-assist is not obliged to inform applicants of incomplete or insufficient application documents prior to the expiration of the application deadline. Ensure that you apply in good time!

It is not possible to extend the application deadline or submit documents after the end of the application deadline. Incomplete applications or applications that have not been submitted in due form by the end of the application period cannot be considered and will be rejected.

Pre-check by uni-assist

Regardless of your nationality, as an applicant with an international university entrance qualification you must apply via uni-assist.

uni-assist checks your application documents to ensure they are in accordance with TU Berlin’s formal requirements, paying particular attention to the following:

  • the submission of the online application (application for admission)
  • whether your university entrance qualification and your average grade (as calculated by uni-assist) are suitable for your choice of undergraduate program
  • proof of language skills
  • whether all your application documents have been submitted in proper form
  • whether all your documents have been submitted in full prior to the expiration of the application deadline

Following the pre-check, uni-assist will electronically forward your application to TU Berlin. Your application documents remain with uni-assist. TU Berlin conducts a final check of all your application documents, particularly special applications or applications submitted using TU Berlin’s own forms, before making a final decision concerning your entry to the admissions procedure. Please note that TU Berlin’s assessment of your application documents may result in a different decision than that indicated by uni-assist!

Uni-assist charges handling fees for the pre-check which must be paid before your application can be processed. If you have any questions or problems regarding the handling fees, please contact uni-assist directly.

MINTgrün pre-study orientation program

Prospective students with an international university entrance qualification must always apply to TU Berlin - including for the MINTgrün pre-study orientation program. You cannot enroll without prior application and admission!

The MINTgrün program only begins each winter semester.

If you are interested in the MINTgrün pre-study orientation program, please apply via uni-assist with all the documents required for a standard application and choose the undergraduate program "Physik/ Bachelor/1. Fachsemester” in the online application.

Once you have been admitted, you can then enter "MINTgrün/Physik/Bachelor/1. Fachsemester” on the enrollment form.

Multiple enrollment and enrollment in two programs of study at TU Berlin

You can be enrolled in two degree programs at the same time: either in two degree programs at TU Berlin or in a degree program at TU Berlin and a second degree program at another German university.

However, you can only be enrolled in a second restricted admission degree program, if your enrollment does not prevent other applicants from enrolling in the degree program as their primary first degree.

If you are simultaneously enrolled in two degree programs at TU Berlin, this is called a Doppelstudium. If you are enrolled at another Berlin or Brandenburg university, you can enroll in another degree program at TU Berlin. This is called multiple enrollment or Mehrfachimmatrikulation.

More information on multiple enrollment and enrollment in two programs of study at TU Berlin can be found on the following web page.

As a precaution, we would like to point out that enrollment is excluded if you do not fulfill the admission requirements.

Note for bachelor´s programs with teacher training option

Application for the core subject:

Only apply for admission to the core subject. Should you be admitted, you will be requested to submit an application for allocation to a secondary subject along with your enrollment documents and to provide three choices of secondary subject ranked in order of preference. Please be aware that only a limited number of places are available for secondary subjects and we may not always be able to allocate you to a subject of your choice. For possible subject combinations, please see the list of combination options for secondary subjects.

The process of allocating secondary subjects to admission-restricted and open admission programs commences mid-September for a winter semester! More information will be provided in your letter confirming admission.

Note on changing the secondary subject:

It is only possible to change your secondary subject in the winter semester! If you would like to change your secondary subject, please submit a request to change secondary subject to TU Berlin within the application period from June 1 until July 15. Please note: Submission is only possible in the way, described on the form.

Clearing procedures and lottery system

In the event that study places in degree programs with restricted admission (with Numerus Clausus) have not been allocated after the completion of the admission procedure, these study places will be allocated using a clearing procedure or by means of a lottery system. Further information can be found here.

Important note about future applications

Each new application must be checked to see whether you have a university entrance qualification for the chosen degree program - regardless if you have already applied to TU Berlin in a previous semester or are already enrolled at TU Berlin.

For a new application semester you must therefore re-apply and submit all necessary application documents to uni-assist and pay the handling fees.

If your last application was less than one year ago and uni-assist still has the documents required for an application to TU Berlin and the assessment of the university entrance qualification and your proof of language skills at the required level in paper form, these documents do not have to be submitted again. Exception: If you submitted preliminary proof with your application, you must replace the preliminary proof with the final certificate in your new application. Additionally, some universities take the paper application documents from uni-assist. In this case, uni-assist no longer has them in its possession within the one-year deadline.

Professionally qualified applicants

If you have not acquired a university entrance qualification certificate from school (e.g. an Abitur) but are able to provide proof of certain professional qualifications, you can apply for a study placement under certain conditions pursuant to Section 11 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz - BerlHG). Further information can be found on the following web page.