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+++ modifications of the application process for summer semester 2021 +++

If you are applying to the Preparatory School for summer semester 2021, please note the following:

  • Applications can be submitted from 11.09.2020 through 30.11.2020.
  • Applications must be submitted online via uni-assist.de.
  • Applicants are not required to mail any documents/certificates/translations to uni-assist.
  • Original copies of certificates/documents/translations must be uploaded to the uni-assist portal.
  • Certified copies are not required.
  • Your language skills must be documented with a B2 certificate. We accept all B2 certificates.
  • B1 certificates and B2 certificates of participation were only accepted for winter semester 20/21.

+++ Attention +++ Attention +++ Attention +++ Attention +++ Attention +++

If you were invited to take the entrance exam for winter semester 20/21 but are unable to attend, please note the following:

  • The invitation cannot be transfered to the next semester.
  • You must re-apply via uni-assist.de
  • You are only required to submit the application online again.
  • All submitted certificates remain valid and do not need to be re-uploaded. However:
    • If you do not currently have a B2 certificate, you must submit one by the end of the application deadline. We accept all B2 certificates.
    • B1 certificates and B2 certificates of participation were only accepted for winter semester 20/21.

W-Course

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The W-Course prepares students for any program in economics, business, or the social sciences.

The curriculum for this course type designates German, mathematics, and economics as the subject areas for the written exam. Information technology, economic history, cost-performance analysis, and English are offered as minor subjects.

The course, the entrance examination, and the assessment test are free of charge. You are charged a semester enrollment fee for each semester.

The courses begin in both summer and winter semesters.

Application

The application is initially submitted online via the Uni-Assist applicants’ portal and requires that you also send all (certified and translated) documents to Uni-Assist by postal mail.

Application Periods

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For admission in the following summer semester (beginning in February), your application may be submitted from September 1 to November 30.

For admission in the following winter semester (beginning in September), your application may be submitted from March 1 to June 30.

Documents

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The following documents are required for every applicatio and have to be sent to uni-assist:

• Application for admission
• Proof of higher education entrance qualification
• Proof of German language skills of B2 Level (CEFR) or above
• Plain photocopy of your passport


Depending on your country of origin and your personal academic career, you may need to submit additional documents. Regarding this please read the notes for certain countries of originby uni-assist.

You can find this information in the English brochure “SHORT INFO Bachelor International” as well as the more comprehensive German version, “BEWERBERINFO Bachelor International.”  This contains information about translations, certifications, and country-specific documents. The last page is a checklist of all required documents.

Language Skills

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The application must include proof of German language skills corresponding to at least B2 Level of the Common European Frame of Reference (CEFR).

The language-skills certificate need not have been issued by any particular language school, but it must show that the applicant has passed an examination for B2 Level or above. Attendance certificates are not accepted.

It is not possible to waive the requirement for the German section of the admission test even if the applicant has advanced skills.

For the W-Course, you must also prove English skills at level A2 or at least 3 years in school.

Applying via Uni-Assist

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The “Antrag auf Zulassung” (application for admission) is the online application via Uni-Assist. 

We have put together step-by-step instructions describing how to complete an application for the Preparatory School, illustrated with screenshots.

PDF - how to apply for TU Berlin Preparatory School via Uni-Assist?

It is not possilbe to apply via Hochschulstart.de!

After Your Application

Once Uni-Assist has successfully reviewed your application, you will receive an invitation to an admissions test from the Preparatory School.

You will receive the invitation digitally as a PDF email attachment sent to the address you provided to Uni-Assist. Check this address for spelling errors and also look in your Spam folder.

You can use the invitation to apply for your visa.

Admissions Test

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All applicants to Focus courses (T, W, and M) or the Precourse must take an admissions test. more to: Admissions Test

Several days after you take the admissions test, the results are published on our website using an anonymous code for each test-taker.

On Admissions Day, accepted participants receive all the information they need to begin studying. Their first classes are held on the following Monday.

Sample Schedule

Time/Day
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Tuesday
Friday
 8:15 am -9:45 am
Deutsch
Elementar-
mathematik
Englisch
VWL
Deutsch
 10 am
-11:30 am
Mathe-
Analysis
VWL
Deutsch
Mathe-
Analysis

BWL
 BREAK
12:15 pm
-1:45 pm
Wirtschafts-
geschichte
Deutsch
VWL
Informatik

Englisch
 2 pm
-3:30 pm
Deutsch

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