Information for International and Exchange Students
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Due to the current situation, in-person advising is not possible until further notice. Our team is working from home, though, and can be contacted
- by telephone
during our normal walk-in hours Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 9:30 until 12:30
- as usual via email
- our student organized advising units for exchange students and degree seeking students can only be contacted via email.
- we are currently receiving a great number of email inquiries and it may take longer than usual to receive an answer. We thank you very much in advance for your patience!
- Information for TU students planning to study abroad on exchange
- Information for TU students currently studying abroad on exchange or who have recently returned to Germany
- Information for international exchange students and partner universities
- Information for international degree-seeking students
Information for TU students planning to study abroad on exchange
Applications for exchange programs and for PROMOS (financial support for study abroad projects) are possible under the usual regulations within the planned deadlines.
Application documents  have to be
- digitally uploaded
into our online database "Mobility-Online"
- one set of hard copies send to our mailing address 
It is not necessary to present originals!
Our next application deadlines :
- PROMOS - financial
support for study abroad projects: April 30, 2021
- Australia/Latin America (Southern
Hemisphere): May 11, 2021
- Erasmus+/ Europe: June 30, 2021
On the following websites you will find information about
- Exchange Programs Overseas 
- Exchange Programs Europa 
- PROMOS - financial support for self-organized study abroad projects 
For the time being the ZEMS is able to issue language certificates  based on online examinations. Please contact the relevant ZEMS teacher for this purpose.
Since June 23, 2020 (see information letter of July 8, 2020 ) we are allowed again to support the study abroad stays of our students as long as travel restrictions for their study destinations are not (any longer) in force (please see Entry restrictions and quarantine regulations in Germany ) .
Please be aware that TU Berlin recommends to refrain from travel to study abroad destinations in so called risk areas. The German Federal Foreign Office announced that organized return travel wil not be provided anymore. So be prepared to cover all costs if you start your study abroad studies or internships in a designated risk area and have to return. Keep in mind that you do this at your own risk! However, since August 21, 2020 we are allowed again to financially support students in these areas under certain conditions. We are continuing to make all the necessary arrangements.
Please understand that at the moment no one is able to provide reliable information about how the situation may develop over the coming months. We will update you as soon as we receive information from third-party funding organizations and our partner universities.
Information for TU students currently studying abroad on exchange or who have recently returned to Germany
Should you have returned to Berlin or Germany from a risk area in recent days it will be necessary to remain in a mandatory quarantine for 10 days (which can be ended with a negative test result after 5 days at the earlies). For more information about rules and regulations concerning border crossing travel activities click here .
Further information can be found on the following websites:
- TU Berlin 
- Auswärtiges Amt 
- Robert-Koch-Institut 
Grants and scholarships for students currently studying abroad will continue to be paid until further notice. However, there can be some delay in making payments due to the current situation.
Please note that the digital/remote attendance of your guest university's courses can only be financially supported if you also reside in the guest country.
Students who terminated or postponed their exchange received
information concerning their financial options. However, please be
patient since the handling of payments and the clarification of open
questions might take longer than usual. Thank you!
Re-organizing your Studies at TU Berlin:
- the digital summer semester 2021 
- digital courses information for summer semester 2021 
- administrative matters 
If you are concerned that the current developments and regulations will cause difficulties in continuing your studies, please contact your examination committee . Together we will find a solution!
Information for international exchange students and partner universities
Therefore incoming exchange students should keep the following in mind:
students who plan to start the summer semester 2022
in Berlin should note that, depending on their home country's COVID-19
status, a multi-day quarantine might be necessary
as a precautionary measure . For more information about rules
and regulations concerning border crossing travel activities click
here  and check out the entry regulations of the
Berlin senate  (only available in German).
- Please note that TU Berlin is unfortunately not able
to provide any help in organizing or covering the costs incurred by a
possible quarantine accommodation.
- Living in
Berlin you should also check out the Berlin Senate Corona information
 concerning the rules and regulations that apply here and please
abide by them.
- You can find more info about the
corona situation on the TU Berlin campus here .
- The pre-semester German intensive course  for the
summer semester 2022 will most probably be offered in
- Information about the Campus Card and the semester ticket is available here 
- In case of your early departure or the
cancelation of your exchange due to a worsened COVID-19 situation:
- You can apply for a (partial) refund  of the enrollment contribution and the semester ticket. This might take several weeks, though. Thanks for your patience in advance.
In case you have questions concerning
- your exchange, please contact
our student mobility team
- the tuPORT
enrollment app, please contact the ZECM :
- technical problems, please contact the IT
support of the ZECM:
- your enrollment/termination of
enrollment, please contact the office of student affairs -
indicate your application/student ID number or your birthdate as well
as your exchange student status when doing so:
- undergraduate students (bachelor level):
students (master level):
- undergraduate students (bachelor level):
Exchange nominations and applications from our partner universities for the summer semester 2022 were possible within the usual deadlines  and processed accordingly.
Information for international degree-seeking students
The TU Berlin visa service has been suspended until further notice.
For the time being the Immigration Office (Landesamt für
Einwanderung) is also closed to the public. However, you can obtain a
confirmation of the continued validity of your residence permit
through an online procedure  from them.
Further information for international degree seeking students can be found here .