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Technical University Berlin EXC
Berlin, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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English, German
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Exchange Semester/Year
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Program Description:
Program Description:


Location: Berlin
Year established: 1879
Student population: 30,000 (5,800 international students)
The historic Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) is one of Germany’s largest and most internationally renowned technical universities, located in the heart of Berlin. It has produced a number of members of the National Academy, National Medal of Science laureates and Nobel Prize winners. It has the highest proportion of international students of any German university.

TU Berlin is an integral part of Berlin, one of the world’s most interesting cities with an incredible concentration of science and research activity. The University has an excellent reputation and actively cooperates on projects with local companies such as Siemens, Deutsche Telekom and Daimler. Students have access to one of Germany´s most modern science libraries and the main campus operates the largest wireless internet access network of its kind in the world.
Unique characteristics
TU Berlin specialises in chemistry, physics and mathematics as well as innovation-oriented research in electrical engineering and the computer sciences. It is the only university in Berlin offering engineering subjects and is considered a leading technological and engineering school.
The TU Berlin covers about 600,000 m² and has locations throughout Berlin. The main campus is located in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, the heart of the city’s West. Berlin is the party city that never seems to sleep. Here you can enjoy entertainment in small basement venues to huge dance clubs, sample German food and beer, go to the symphony or theatre, and learn about the city’s rich history.


Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university.

Subject Area/s:

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Exclusions apply - Architecture extremely competitive. Maximum 1 semester place only in Architecture per semester. Additional places available in other disciplines. Undergraduate courses primarily taught in German. Postgraduate courses available in English. Disciplines cover Humanities with a design and Technology focus. Engineering, Biotechnology, Maths, and Sciences, Business and Management. Students cannot enrol in graduate units and programs that require prior work experience. 

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Winter Semester: October-February
Summer Semester: April-July

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Classes at German Universities are graded on a scale of 1-5, with one being the highest possible score and 5 a fail.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period - please note you must request your transcript prior to leaving Berlin.

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Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in German, with a limited number of classes taught in English.
Language Requirements
Students wanting to take courses taught in German will need to meet the language requirements. Pre-semester German language courses are available.



What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city. Check out Berlin's top 10 attractions!

Limited housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.


Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university. 
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
A mandatory orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at TUB, including international student counsellingacademic counselling, psychological counselling, and support services for students with disabilities or chronic diseases

Information from the host university.
Information from German Missions in Australia.


Student Experiences

Samuel Gleeson
Bachelor of Engineering, Semester 1, 2016
Host City Highlights
The things I enjoyed most were hanging out at Siegmunds Hof, going to Tiergarten, the lake at Wansee and going to bars and clubs in Berlin.
Uni Life
Excellent, there was a very strong exchange student presence.
There was a similar amount of contact hours and small classes. Most units only had a final exam to test you on so there isn't that much work through the semester. There is generally a 2 hour lecture and 2 hour tute.
I ate hundreds of kebabs throughout the semester and miss them every day.
Siegmunds Hof is still my second home. German unis sort out accommodation for you and I could not recommend Siegmunds higher. When you are accepted you can put in a simple application for accommodation.
Money Matters
I took over $10k and this was far more than was required. I spent around $5000 over the semester. Accommodation and food are cheap.
Getting Around
The S Bahn is fantastic and makes me hate Sydney transport.
There are plenty of places to go out of Berlin. The majority of Europe can be accessed for less than 50 euros with Ryanair flights.
Top Tips
Berlin is incredible and I'd highly recommend it. If you go, make sure you stay at Siegmunds Hof, you will meet some ripper people.

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