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Information for International and Exchange Students


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 (re-routed calls) during our normal walk-in hours Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 until 12:30 
  • as usual via email 
Please also note that
  • 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 sessions in the frame of our International Week 2021 will take place online through an ISIS course with all necessary information and presentations provided. Additionally we will offer country and faculty specific study abroad Zoom meetings. More information about it can be found here.

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

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.

Please note:

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.

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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:

Financial Matters:
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:

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!

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Information for international exchange students and partner universities

Exchange students will find information concerning the winter semester 2021/22 under COVID-19 conditions here. It is planned to offer the summer semester 2022 with somewhat restricted in-person teaching (see info letter from November 26, 2021 - last paragraph).

Therefore incoming exchange students should keep the following in mind:

  • Exchange 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 hybrid form.
  • 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

Exchange nominations and applications from our partner universities for the summer semester 2022 were possible within the usual deadlines and processed accordingly.

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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.

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