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Frequently Asked Questions about In(2)TU Berlin - Guest Student Program for Refugees

Does In(2)TU Berlin take place at the moment? Where do I find information regarding current regulations at TU Berlin?

Yes, the guest student program In(2)TU Berlin is taking place as usual. You can register by after having talked with us (via telephone or Zoom) individually.

Information on current regulations at TU Berlin regarding the pandemic situation can be found in our newsportal.

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 contacting the Academic Advising Service. 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.

You can visit our open video office hours or arrange an individiual appointment (by telephone/Zoom) with us by .

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?

In(2)TU Berlin is open for prospective students with a refugee background. If you are not sure whether participating in In(2)TU is an option for you, please get in touch with us directly.

Do I need to pay any fees to participate in In(2)TU Berlin

No. The participation is free of charge.

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.

Is it possible to extend the participation in In(2)TU Berlin after one semester?

Yes. The participation in the guest student program can be extended if necessary. Please get in touch with us if you wish to continue.

And what about my other questions?

Most questions are easiest to answer at an in-person meeting. So don’t hesitate to meet us during our open video office hours or send us an to arrange an individual appointment (via telephone or Zoom).


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