STUDY IN
germany

    TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY BERLIN - [TU-BERLIN], BERLIN, BERLIN - ADMISSION

    Berlin, BerlinLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    EStd 1879established year
    22472enrollment
    8.4/10

    Technical University Berlin 2021-2022 Admissions: Deadlines, Application Process, Entry Requirements

    Sugandhi Sood's profile photo

    Sugandhi Sood

    Study Abroad Expert

    Technical University Berlin or TU Berlin is a public research university of Germany with a total enrollment of 33,356 students in the summer semester and 35,570 students in the winter semester for 2019-20. This included 879 and 4,968 new students for summer and winter semesters respectively. Out of the total admissions at TU Berlin, approximately 27% of the international students and 33% of female students.

    Technical University of Berlin has seven colleges offering more than 100 study programs in the fields of science, engineering, management, and technology. Although the acceptance rate is not officially provided by the university, admission to some programs especially those with a fixed number of spaces is very difficult.

    Technical University Berlin: Deadlines & Entry Requirements

    Program Application Deadlines Admission Requirements
    MBA Building Sustainability April 30 6 months work experience;
    GMAT or GRE (recommended);
    TOEFL (iBT): 70;
    IELTS: 6.5
    MS in Computer Science Summer: Feb 28;
    Winter: Aug 31
    Subjects like computer engineering, IT, methodological, practical CS;
    IELTS: 5.5;
    TOEFL (iBT): 72
    MS in Energy Engineering Currently Open 1-year work experience;
    IELTS: 5.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 87
    MBA Energy Management Currently Open 6 months work experience;
    GMAT or GRE (recommended);
    TOEFL (iBT): 70;
    IELTS: 6.5
    MS in Environmental Planning Summer: Feb 28;
    Winter: Aug 31
    UG in ecology, environmental planning, landscape architecture;
    IELTS: 5.5;
    TOEFL (iBT): 72
    Master of Law in European and International Energy Summer: Feb 28;
    Winter: Aug 31
    6 months work experience;
    IELTS: 5.5;
    TOEFL (iBT): 72
    MS in Information Systems Management Summer: Feb 28;
    Winter: Aug 31
    Coursework in maths, computer science, economics & business informatics;
    TOEFL (iBT): 70;
    IELTS: 6.5
    MS in Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability Summer: Feb 28;
    Winter: Aug 31
    UG in business administration, social sciences, engineering sciences;
    IELTS: 5.5;
    TOEFL (iBT): 7
    MS Scientific Computing Summer: Feb 28;
    Winter: Aug 31
    IELTS: 5.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 87
    MS Urban Management Summer: Feb 28;
    Winter: Aug 31
    Bachelors in architecture, geography, urban planning;
    IELTS: 6.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 79
    MS in Civil System Engineering Summer: Feb 28;
    Winter: Aug 31
    Scientific publication;
    IELTS: 5.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 87
    MS in Business Engineering Energy Summer: Feb 28;
    Winter: Aug 31
    1-year work experience;
    IELTS: 5.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 87
    MS in Architecture Summer: Jan 1;
    Winter: July 31
    1-year work experience;
    IELTS: 5.0;
    TOEFL (iBT): 87

    Admission process of TU Berlin, similar to other public universities of Germany, is of two types depending upon the program: Restricted (limited seats) and Non-restricted (no limit on seats). It offers 85 programs with limited seats and 61 programs with no limitation on study spaces.

    • Over 112 german and 23 English programs are available at TU Berlin.
    • All the undergraduate programs are available in German only.
    • Some MS and MBA degrees are offered in English
    • Depending upon the language of instruction, students have to demonstrate proficiency in English or German language.
    • 8% of total seats are reserved for international students applying for undergraduate programs.
    • Out of that 8%, half of the space is awarded to graduates of preparatory courses at TU Berlin and students with passing scores in assessment test or supplementary exam.
    • 5% of the total study place for graduate programs are awarded to students with financial needs.

    TU Berlin Highlights

    Application Portal Undergraduate: uni-assist;
    Postgraduate: University’s website
    Registration Fees 60 EUR
    Handling Fees 75 EUR for one course;
    30 EUR for every additional course
    Mode of Payment Online
    Academic Calendar Semester-based
    Intake Seasons Summer and Winter
    Language Proficiency Requirements English and German

    Technical University Berlin Admission Timeline

    Admissions at TU Berlin take place for both Summer and Winter sessions separately; international students are eligible for both intakes. The Technical University of Berlin deadlines are quite specific for 2021/22 and are mentioned below:

    Summer Session 2021

    Course Application Commencement Application Deadline
    Restricted UG & PG courses November 1, 2020 January 15, 2021 (now over)
    Non-Restricted UG & PG courses November 1, 2020 February 28, 2021

    Winter Session 2021

    Course Application Commencement Application Deadline
    Restricted UG courses May 1, 2021 July 31, 2021
    Non-Restricted UG courses May 1, 2021 August 31, 2021
    Computational Neuroscience February 1, 2021 March 15, 2021
    Restricted PG (English-language) courses) April 1, 2021 May 15, 2021
    Restricted PG (German-language courses) April 1, 2021 June 15, 2021
    Non-Restricted PG courses June 1, 2021 August 31, 2021

    Technical University Berlin Undergraduate Admissions

    TU of Berlin offers admission to over 49 bachelors programs; of those 29 of these have restricted admission whereas 20 have open admission policy. Some of the popular programs with a limited number of spaces are BSc in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, etc.

    Admission Requirements for International Students

    • Secondary school leaving certificate which includes an overview of grades and subjects
    • Proof of completion of degree with average grade
    • Semi-annual or annual report of last 2 to 4 school years
    • English or German translation of all above documents with they are in any other language
    • Proof of German language proficiency
    • Passport or identity card

    Based on the grades obtained by international students during their school years, uni-assist evaluates whether they are eligible for admission or not. In some cases, uni-assist may also recommend to take an assessment test or preparatory course in Germany.

    German Language Proficiency for International Students

    Language of instruction for all undergraduate programs at TU Berlin is German. Hence, international students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the same by submitting one of the following test scores or certificates:

    • DSH-2 or DSH-3 officially recognized by the German Hochschulrektorenkonferenz
    • Final TestDaF certificate: TDN 4 or higher in all modules
    • German language section of an assessment test at a preparatory school in Germany: at least grade 4.0
    • DSD or DS: Level II
    • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom
    • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

    Technical University of Berlin Postgraduate Admission

    Over 95 masters programs are offered by TU Berlin out of which 28 are in German, 19 in English, and 6 offered in both languages. MS in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Energy Engineering and MBA in Building Sustainability, Energy Management are some of the programs available in English.

    Admission Requirements for International Students

    International students are required to have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field to apply for a masters program in TU Berlin. Some other requirements are as follows:

    • Work experience
    • Motivation for applying
    • Proof of English or German proficiency

    Admission Decision for International Students

    Masters programs with no limit on the number of seats issue admission decisions on a rolling basis. For restricted seats, university takes up to 4 weeks after the application deadline for reviewing applications.

    In the restricted admission case, two lists are created by the university based on the qualifications of the students. First list has the name of all the qualified applicants and the second list has the name of applicants with a gap in their studies listed in increasing order. Maximum permitted gap by TU Berlin for masters program is 12 semesters or 6 years.

    80% of the available seats are given to students of the first list and 20% to the second list. An applicant name is included in only one of these lists. Also, 5% of the seats are reserved for qualified students with financial needs. All the remaining seats are allocated after deduction of this special quota.

    Students with gaps in their studies can move up in the list by submitting a letter indicating the reasons for the gap. However, the decision lies within the hands of the admission committee.

    FAQs

    Ques. What is the admission deadline for TU Berlin UG courses?

    Ans. TU Berlin admissions is conducted via university’s online application system.

    Ques. What is the cost of MBA program at University of Berlin?

    Ans. The TU Berlin MBA cost is around 31,25,092 INR.

    Ques. What is the TU Berlin acceptance rate?

    Ans.  Admissions at Technical University of Berlin is moderately competitive. While the acceptance rate of UG students is 52%, that of graduate students is 48%.

    Ques. What is the cost of living for international students at TU Berlin?

    Ans. Yearly, international students will have to incur around 8,000-10,000 EUR as a part of their living expenses.

    Ques. How many graduate programs are available at Technical University Berlin?

    Ans. Presently, TU Berlin is offering 95 graduate-level courses to students. Some of the popular TU Berlin courses include MBA, MSc Computer Science, MSc Data Science and Analytics, and MSc Financial Risk Management.

    Ques. How shoulde I apply for graduate program at TU Berlin?

    Ans. For graduate courses at TU berlin, applications are to be made through their own online application system. 

    Similar Colleges

    RWTH Aachen University

    RWTH Aachen University

    Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia
    University of Augsburg

    University of Augsburg

    Augsburg, Bavaria
    B.Ed $ 43.62 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    University of Bayreuth

    University of Bayreuth

    Bayreuth, Bavaria
    M.B.A $ 9.55 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    Free University of Berlin
    Humboldt University of Berlin
    Master $ 660
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    Bielefeld University

    Bielefeld University

    Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Ruhr University Bochum

    Ruhr University Bochum

    Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia
    Certificate $ 17 K
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    University of Bonn

    University of Bonn

    Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia
    B.Sc $ 666
    VIEW ALL COURSES & FEES
    Technical University of Braunschweig

    Technical University of Braunschweig

    Braunschweig, Lower Saxony