If you have missed a deadline, you should contact the information desk at the Campus Center ("Infothek"). There is the possibility of remaining places at some partner universities.
Yes, the application deadline in January also applies for the summer semester. There is another application deadline in June, when places are also allocated for the summer semester. However, these are the remaining places from the winter application round. You have better chances of getting a place at the university of your choice if you apply in January.
In principle, you can also apply to study abroad in a later semester. This can be particularly reasonable if, due to a high workload, in addition to studying, an internship semester, an illness, caring for relatives, etc., sufficient courses abroad can still be taken and credited. When applying, it is particularly important that it is shown how the study abroad is embedded in the entire course of studies.
Many chairs offer a university teacher's report proactively. Otherwise, you should ask the student office ("Sekretariat") of the relevant chair on your own initiative. When choosing a professor, you should bear in mind that he or she can already assess you through courses. Of course, it is ideal if the professor supports your plans, if the subject area matches your study plans at home and abroad and if you have achieved good academic results. For Master students who are new at TU Berlin, a report from the professor of the previous university can also be obtained.
You can download the necessary form here.
That depends on the partner university. Often the ZEMS language assessment is sufficient for an application. It is best to get information from the respective partner university in advance, sometimes the TOEFL is necessary. If there is no information on the website of the partner university, the International Office of TU Berlin can be consulted.
For both certifications a previous registration is necessary, but the ZEMS language certification is much cheaper. In return, the TOEFL is highly recognized internationally, but is only valid for 2 years.
In principle, the language of study is decisive for the application. In some countries, e.g. France, Spain, Italy, a basic knowledge of the national language is strongly recommended so that everyday life can be mastered more easily. Knowledge of the national language or the willingness to learn it can also have a positive effect on application chances.
The “International Standard Classification of Education" (ISCED) code is used to classify educational programs into specific subjects. Faculty VII cooperates with the following ISCED-codes:
Depending on the cooperation, the ISCED-code determines more or less closely which modules/courses can be attended at the partner university. As a rule, the courses in the course overview and in the Learning Agreement must match the ISCED-code. Exceptions to this can be agreed individually by the applicants with the partner universities. Among other things, some cooperation partners allow, for example, a third of the selected credits to be earned at other faculties/schools.
You can find the complete overview of the codes here.
This is an informal document listing the courses planned for abroad. It may be advisable to list more courses than can actually be taken if it turns out that courses are no longer available at the partner university. Often it is also useful to include the module description.
Furthermore, the curriculum can also explain the motivation for the respective module and the possibilities of credit transfer.
We recommend several priorities, as there are many very popular partner universities for which we receive significantly more applications than there are exchange places available. However, you should be able to imagine studying at the partner universities of the 2nd and 3rd priority and inform yourself about them.
With a Learning Agreement, students who go abroad via the Erasmus program make a binding commitment with TU Berlin that these courses will be recognized after completion of the semester abroad.
As a special service, we also offer students who participate in an overseas program to conclude a Learning Agreement with us.
Thus, even students who do not participate in the ERASMUS+ program are offered the opportunity to receive a binding commitment for their courses.
The form for the Learning Agreement can be found here.
Yes, that is easily possible. The important thing is that you:
A leave of absence has few disadvantages. The number of semesters is not counted any further and not every type of examination can be taken, e.g. portfolio examination. Writing exams (written examination), on the other hand, is usually possible. By taking a leave of absence, you can be exempt from the fees for the semester ticket and then only pay a small administrative fee to the TU Berlin.
The examination board is responsible for the transfer and recognition of study achievements from abroad:
You submit an application to the relevant examination board for the transfer and recognition of study and examination achievements that have been completed during a semester abroad or a Double Master’s program. You will find a corresponding form on the website of the examination board.
In addition, please submit your transcript of records from the university abroad, a current transcript of records from the TU Berlin and (if available) the module descriptions of the achievements to be transfered. If you have signed a Learning Agreement before or during your studies abroad, please also enclose it.