Technische Universität Berlin

Berlin
Germany

Language of instruction

English
German

Technische Universität Berlin can proudly look back upon a more than 200-year-old tradition of pre-eminence in scientific and engineering training. Today, TU Berlin is one of the largest Universities of Technology in Germany and its commitment to excellence is reflected in its ranking within the Top 100 universities worldwide.

The main campus is centrally located in the western part of Berlin, an ideal place for anyone interested in the city‘s rich cultural life.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Summer Semester April–July
Semester 2 Winter Semester October–February

View the TU Berlin academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

TU Berlin has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Campuses

TU Berlin has multiple facilities spread throughout the city of Berlin. Its main campus is located in the Charlottenburg district, west of the city centre, between Kurfürstendamm and the new landmark of the city, the main station.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits (or 20 SWS) per semester at TU Berlin is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at TU Berlin.

Most lectures at TU Berlin are given in German. Exchange students are therefore expected to have completed A2 level German language skills in order to study at TU Berlin.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the TU Berlin course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Architecture
Computer engineering
Environmental engineering
Information technology
Software engineering
Computer science
Mathematics and statistics
Postgraduate
Architecture
Computer engineering
Environmental engineering
Information technology
Software engineering

Course restrictions

Only 1 place is available per semester for architecture students at TU Berlin.

Additional academic information

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Only a very limited number of dormitory rooms are available for exchange students at TU Berlin. Students are encouraged to search for alternate private accommodation near the university instead. TU Berlin strongly suggests that you start searching for a room well in advance to commencing your exchange.

Cost of living

The cost of living in Berlin is relatively low compared to other capitals. Page 53 of the International Exchange Student Guide provides insight into the living expenses in Berlin.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students may be eligible for a scholarship through DAAD.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Students will be required to show that they have adequate health insurance in order to enrol at TU Berlin.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

TU Berlin has visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the German Federal Foreign Office for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.