Do you help foreign students find their way around Braunschweig?
Are you an active member of an international student group?
Have you spent time abroad on an exchange?
Who can apply?
Anyone who is enrolled as a student or doctoral candidate at the TU Braunschweig can apply.
What is the ZiK?
a recognition of your intercultural commitment
a formal proof of your intercultural competence
an additional certificate you can include in your future applications
The Certificate of Intercultural Competence (Zertifikat für interkulturelle Kompetenz – ZiK) is also a networking project. It aims to boost the visibility of the TU Braunschweig's many international and intercultural activities and facilitate participation.
At the TU Braunschweig, a large number of activities and groups are all about cross-cultural encounters and exchange. New members and participants are welcome any time!
These groups, programmes and facilities offer intercultural activities that are eligible for ZiK credits. You may also include your own intercultural activities not listed below – just speak to us.
Please click below for a detailed overview of all eligible activities and international groups at the TU Braunschweig, including their contact information. This list is continuously updated and expanded.
ZiK credits are not credit points. There is no upper limit for ZiK credits, all eligible activities will be listed in the certificate. The ambassador component and the academic component are mandatory and require a minimum of 10 ZiK credits each. International experience is optional. Furthermore, you are required to complete two modules of reflection on international encounters. The requirements for the Certificate of Intercultural Competence can be met in 4-6 semesters, although there are no maximum or minimum time limits.
The Certificate of Intercultural Competence requires a minimum of 30 ZiK credits, divided as follows: