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This university is located in the German capital of Berlin. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
With around 32,000 students, circa 100 course offerings and 40 Institutes, the historic Technische Universität Berlin is one of Germany’s largest and most internationally renowned technical universities. Located in Germany’s capital city – at the heart of Europe – outstanding achievements in research and teaching, imparting skills to excellent graduates, and a modern service-oriented administration characterize TU Berlin.
The range of services offered by our seven Faculties serves to forge a unique link between the natural and technical
sciences on the one hand, and the planning, economics and social sciences and humanities on the other. This is indeed a significant achievement for any technical university.
These disciplines find concrete expression in around 40 Bachelor’s and 60 Master’s programs. Many of these
are indeed unique. TU Berlin is the only university in the capital region offering engineering subjects.
- on-campus residence halls
- off-campus apartments/rooms for rent
For exchange students unfortunately only a very limited number of dormitory rooms is available. Shortly after our application deadline we will give you the opportunity to apply for one of these rooms. For this purpose we will send you an email with information about the particulars of the dormitory application. As an exchange student you cannot apply directly at the Studentenwerk Berlin - only through our office!
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For TUB's course catalog, click here.
Almost all courses are taught in German. GT recommends that students complete at least 2 years of college level German or have the equivalent advanced/3000 level of skills before participating in this program.
An intensive German language session is offered before the start of the semester to help you prepare for your time in Germany. You may also choose to participate in the German Languages for Business and Technology (LBAT) summer program before you study at TUB. German LBAT information is available online: click here
TUB also offers an intensive German language course before the start of each semester and costs approximately 160 Euros.
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
TU Berlin uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). 1 ECTS = .714 GT credits.
German Grade = US Grade
1.0-2.7 = A
2.8-3.9 = B
4.0-4.9 = C
5/6 = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.