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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 currently studying abroad on exchange or who have recently returned to Germany

We strongly urge all TU Berlin students currently in risk areas to terminate their exchange and return immediately. Please contact both us and your responsible public health office in Germany before your departure.

If you have returned to Berlin or Germany from a risk area in recent days, we request you to remain at home for 14 days as a precautionary measure and to inform the relevant public health office. 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 will be some delay in making payments due to the current situation.

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 TU students planning to study abroad on exchange

All information sessions in the frame of our international week had to be canceled, but we will do our best to provide you online with all the necessary information and presentations through an ISIS course. Information about it will soon be provided here.

Applications for exchange programs and for PROMOS (financial support for study abroad projects) are possible under the usual regulations within the planned deadlines.

Our next application deadlines:

  • Australia, Chile, Brasil and Argentina: May 14, 2020
  • Erasmus+ remaining exchange slots for summer semester 2021: June 30, 2020
  • PROMOS - financial support for study abroad projects: April 30, 2020

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.

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!

Please note:
In March 2020 the Berlin Senate has prohibited all students from commencing a period of study abroad as part of one of the University´s programs during the coming weeks. See www.tu-berlin.de/?212686. Approvals for funding have been/will be withdrawn.

Since June 23, 2020 (see information letter of July 8, 2020), though, we are allowed to support the study abroad stays of our students as long as travel restrictions for their study destinations are not in force (see Reisewarnung des Auswärtigen Amtes). We are continuing to make all the necessary arrangements.

However, please be aware 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 international exchange students and partner universities

Exchange students will find information concerning the digital summer semester 2020 here.

Unfortunately, information for the digital winter semester 2020/21 is not available yet. We hope to be able to provide that information in early September. For further information please read the newsletter of July 20, 2020.

Additionally incoming exchange students should keep the following in mind:

  • Exchange students who plan to start the exchange in Berlin should note that, depending on their home country, a 14 days quarantine as a precautionary measure might be necessary. For more information about rules and regulations concerning border crossing travel activities click here.
  • The pre-semester German intensive course for winter semester 2020/21 will be offered digitally. You can register for it here.

  • Learning agreements cannot be confirmed and signed based on the "normal" course catalogue. Please refer to the "digital courses" overview for summer 2020 to finalize your learning agreement. If you start your exchange in the winter please wait until the course catalogue for winter 2020/21 is available.
  • Bachelor/Master thesis: Please provide us with the supervising confirmation from your TU Berlin professor via E-mail.
  • Information about the Campus Card and the semester ticket is available here
  • Should you be enrolled but not staying in Berlin you can apply for an exemption from paying the semester ticket and get a partial refund through the ASTA
  • The enrollment deadline for the summer semester 2020 was extended to June 1, 2020.

  • In case of your early departure or the cancelation of your exchange:

    • 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.
    • The departure date we can confirm for your home university will be the date of your last exam or March 12, 2020 (the last day of on-site teaching of winter semester 2019/20).

In case you have questions concerning

  • your enrollment/termination of enrollment, please contact the office of student affairs:

Exchange nominations and applications from our partner universities for the winter semester 2020/21 were possible within the usual deadlines.

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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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