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Frequently Asked Questions about In(2)TU Berlin

Who may participate in In(2)TU Berlin?

In(2)TU Berlin is designed for people who were forced to discontinue their educational careers in their home countries and would now like to study at TU Berlin, but do not yet meet all the admission requirements.

Anyone who is generally qualified to study may participate. So if you have completed secondary education in your home country, already begun studying, or even completed a degree, In(2)TU Berlin might be your path to TU Berlin!

How do I sign up?

If you would like to participate in In(2)TU Berlin, start by stopping by at Student Advisory Services. In a personal interview, we will work together with you to see what options you might have at TU Berlin, what path you might take to a normal course of study, and whether participating in In(2)TU Berlin is (currently) worthwhile.

There is no need to make an appointment. Just show up during our open office hours.

Does In(2)TU Berlin have a fixed application period?

No, you can start at any time. Of course, it’s a good idea to start In(2)TU Berlin at the beginning of the semester.

Do I need a specific level of language proficiency to participate in In(2)TU Berlin?

Most courses at TU are in German. There are also a few English courses. Basic knowledge of German or English is advisable. But we don’t test for a specific level of language proficiency.

Do I need a specific residence status for In(2)TU Berlin?

No, residence status is not important for In(2)TU Berlin. What matters is that participating in the program makes sense for you.

What certificates do I need to sign up for In(2)TU Berlin?

You don’t need any official documents to sign up for In(2)TU Berlin.

But these will be important for your application to a regular degree program at TU Berlin. So while you’re participating at In(2)TU Berlin, we’ll help you figure out which documents you’ll need and what might be missing.

What is the purpose of participating in In(2)TU Berlin?

As an In(2)TU Berlin participant, you get an idea of what it is like to study at TU Berlin: you can attend classes, meet other students, and get back in touch with your subject area. You can refresh your skills and fill in gaps. You get to know the university system and all important contact people to start the regular degree course with us.

Also, as an In(2)TU Berlin participant, you may use TU Berlin’s infrastructure. For example, you’ll receive an IT account and you can use the TU Berlin library study spaces.

Which courses may I attend as an In(2)TU Berlin participant?

In general, the entire course catalog of TU Berlin is open to you - provided there is space in the courses and it makes sense for you to attend them. When you sign up, discuss which courses are suitable for you with your contact person at the Faculty.

As an In(2)TU Berlin participant, may I take exams?

Yes, as long as the lecturer agrees to it.

If you pass exams as an In(2)TU Berlin participant, you can get them recognized for a subsequent degree program at TU Berlin. So you don’t need to take the exams twice.

Can I also learn German at TU Berlin?

Yes. The TU Berlin Preparatory School regularly offers special MINT/STEM* language courses for refugees. These courses team German as an academic/scientific language and quickly bring you up to the language level you need for admission to a degree program in German at TU Berlin.

*MINT/STEM = science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

And what about my other questions?

Most questions are easiest to answer at an in-person meeting. So don’t hesitate to stop by and meet us during our open office hours!

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