If you are interested in coming to TU Braunschweig as a visiting student or member of an international research project, or to pursue your doctorate studies in Architecture, these pages will give you an overview of what we can offer you, more detailed information, and a list of contact persons.
The departmental international coordinator for the degree program is your contact for all course-specific issues for visiting students at TU Braunschweig.
The International Office at TU Braunschweig can provide you with further general information about courses, PhD and exchange programs, and the application requirements, documents and deadlines for international students.
Studying abroad is always a challenge - and a character-building experience that will be of benefit to you throughout your life. You will get to know a different academic tradition, meet like-minded students from other parts of the world, and be able to develop numerous new ideas and perspectives. These pages will give you an idea of what it is like to study Architecture at TU Braunschweig. They include an up-to-date list of activities and events in the first weeks and further information you will find useful for a successful start as a visiting student at TU Braunschweig. You should contact us once you have arrived at Braunschweig. The departmental international coordinator will help you with choosing your courses and with handling the necessary paperwork.
You can select from among the courses offered on the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in Architecture to suit your personal interests. There may still be differences between the credit points awarded on the various degree programmes. The departmental coordinator will advise you on your choice of courses and on how to create your learning agreement.
The current list of courses for a semester is published on the Department of Architecture's website - in mid-October for the winter semester and in mid-March for the summer semester.
You should normally choose one design project and one or two theoretical subjects per semester. Design projects are often linked to recommendations for specific theoretical subjects (some of them obligatory). In addition, you can complete some minor assignments, field trips or short-term impromptu design projects during the semester. The main focus of the degree is on the design project. Completion of this project will touch on all core areas of your degree course. You should therefore take good care in selecting a design project, as you will spend most of your time during the semester on it.
Thank you for your interest in writing an international research paper or a PhD thesis at TU Braunschweig.
May we ask you to first contact the professor you would like to supervise your thesis and send him or her an abstract of your research topic before submitting a standard application for registration, which will include an outline of your work.
Visiting students at TU Braunschweig need not pass a language test to be able to register. However, you should be aware that the teaching language is German and that all regular courses will be held in German.
Our language skills recommendation is a minimum of English or German B2 level (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.) We do accept applications with English/German B1 level - please state in your motivation letter how you are going to achieve B2 level. Applications from students with English as mother language are welcome without any German skills.
Many lecturers are willing and ready to discuss your work with you in English on a one-to-one basis. Many of our courses are set up as studios and workshops that allow for a great degree of flexibility towards one-on-one teaching or small group teaching that can accommodate for different languages and different language skills. Every semester there are a also small number of courses held in English.
However, you will need basic proficiency in German to be able to follow lectures, seminars and presentations. For the most part, teaching aids, exams and specialist literature used will be in German.
Having a good knowledge of German will help you not just follow courses, it will also make it easier for you to settle into a new culture, particularly when you first get here. If you lack basic proficiency in German, you will lose time at the start of your degree and may also feel isolated.
To find out about the courses available, please contact the International Office or the University Language Centre directly. We would also strongly advise completing a German language course in your home country before coming here.
An online language course is available to ERASMUS students on the internet at a reduced price, as it is subsidised by the German Academic Exchange Service.
International Coordination of the Department of Architecture
Dr. Florian Kossak Institute for Design and Architectural Strategies (IDAS) Institut für Entwerfen und Gebäudelehre Pockelsstraße 3, 15. OG 38106 Braunschweig Office hours by arrangement international-fk3(at)tu-braunschweig.de
Website Admission and Support for Exchange Students: Anne-Kathrin Kaiser ☎ +49 531 391 14375