We would like to welcome you to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and wish you a good start into your studies! To give you an overview of the most important points, you will find a lot of information on this page. You will not need everything on the first day. Throughout your studies, our website is your first point of contact for information about the programme, current topics and special offers from our faculty. Please make yourself familiar with the pages for Bachelor's students and for Master's students.
If you have any questions or further concerns, the SERVICEteam of the Head Office of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will also be happy to help you.
Welcome Week for international first-semester students begins on 11 April
The TU Braunschweig warmly welcomes its newly enrolled international students. The International House as well as student initiatives, projects from the faculties and other TU institutions offer a colourful programme and many opportunities to get to know the most important offers and contact persons.
All information on the events as well as links and registration information will be available online from the beginning of April:
The Department of Mathematics of the TU Braunschweig organises a refresher course in school mathematics for first-year students of the engineering and environmental science degree programmes (without architecture) and the degree programmes Biology (without biotechnology), (Finance and Business-) Mathematics, 2-subject Bachelor of Secondary School Mathematics, Media Studies, Computer Science and Business Informatics. The most important areas of secondary levels I and II are repeated.
The next course will take place from 4 to 14 October 2022 (with the exception of 8/9 October (weekend)).
The Student Council of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will be putting a lot of work into making your start into everyday university life at the TU Braunschweig easier. How, when and where the O-phase can take place depends on the current events of the pandemic. Check out the website of the Student Council for this purpose.
Who is the Student Council?
The Student Council is the student representation of the students of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and represents the students' opinion in various university political committees. In addition, the student council organizes the annual orientation phase (OE phase) for first semester students, offers a collection of old exams at the "Klappe" and advises students on questions concerning their studies from a student perspective.
S.O.S. ("Studieren ohne Sprachbarrieren") is a peer-teaching program in which German-speaking students support their international fellow students in their learning. The German students are qualified as language coaches and then offer intercultural learning groups in which they work with 2 to 8 foreign-language students on the contents of a jointly attended course. Difficulties in understanding the technical language can be discussed here directly. In the joint work, important methodological skills for the course of study are also imparted and contacts to German and international students are established.
After you have successfully enrolled in the Bachelor's programme, you will receive information by mail from the Head Office of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The letter will include your transaction numbers (TAN), which you will need to upload your proof of internship, as well as information from the Student Council of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, the student representation for the orientation phase.
Please note: The letter will be sent out in stages and depends on the progress of individual enrollment. We will use the address you indicated as your postal address at the time of enrollment.
Students from higher semesters inform the international students about the university system and give tips on how to organise their studies. At the same time, international students learn more about German culture in order to overcome cultural differences and create understanding. The international students improve their German language skills and all participants get together with people of different nationalities.