You can apply to study at the TU Braunschweig if your qualifications are sufficient for study at an university in your home country. This means:
You must have completed secondary school.
If there is a university entrance examination in your home country, you must have passed it successfully.
In some cases we may also require that you have studied at an accredited university in your home country or that you complete the Studienkolleg foundation course in Germany.
The minimum requirement for entry into a Masters course is a Bachelors degree in the same or a closely related subject. Additional qualifications may be required.
Application for a higher semester
If you have already completed an identical or similar course of study, you may also be able to apply for a higher semester. You will then have to submit detailed descriptions of your previous academic achievements with your application. The faculty will decide on the recognition of your achievements and determine from which semester you can continue your studies.
Application requirements for your home country
The application requirements are different for each country of origin. Detailed information on your country is available from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Most of the courses offered at the TU Braunschweig are taught in German. For your enrolment you must therefore have passed one of the following language tests:
TestDaF with at least 4 points in each section of the test
Feststellungsprüfung of the Studienkolleg
Sprachdiplom of the Kultusministerkonferenz (Stufe II)
C2-Zertifikat of the Goethe Institute
telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
You must present your German language certificate at enrolment. Without this language certificate, enrolment is not possible.
EU citizens who apply for a Bachelors programme with restricted admission, will need to submit a DSH2 or equivalent language certificate at the time of application.
If you apply for the Studienkolleg, you must have completed the Zertifikat Deutsch or another level B1 language course at the time of your application.
Language requirements for international programmes
The international Masters programme CSE has different language requirements. You will need to prove a sufficient level of English proficiency and in some cases, you may also be asked to pass a German language test.
German courses at the TU Braunschweig
If you do not yet meet our language requirements, you can enrol in a German language course or take the DSH examination at our Language Centre.
A complete application usually includes the following documents:
The printed and signed online application (Antrag auf Zulassung)
Your curriculum vitae
A copy of your latest German language certificate
If you are applying for a Bachelors or Staatsexamen course: certified copies and translations of your school leaving certificates
If your home country requires a university entrance exam: certified copies and translations of your exam results
If you have already studied at a university: certified copies and translations of your university certificates (transcript of records) with all subjects studied, including marks
If you are already enrolled at a German university: certificate of enrolment
Receipt for payment of your assessment fee (e.g. online payment receipt)
The required documents will depend on your course of study, home country and educational background. At the end of the online application you will find a personal checklist for your application documents. Please always refer to this list!
The TU Braunschweig charges a fee of € 70 for the assessment of foreign qualifications which you have to pay when applying. Detailed information on payment procedures is provided at the end of the online application process.
You are exempt from the assessment fee, if:
the Language Centre at the TU Braunschweig or the VHS Braunschweig has issued you an application confirmation for your visa application,
you receive a German Bachelor Degree within a Dual Bachelor Degree-Program
you have already paid the assessment fee for a previous application to the TU Braunschweig. Please provide your prior application number.
you received a scholarship from a national German scholarship provider (e.g. DAAD),
you are already enrolled at the TU Braunschweig as a degree seeking student and are applying for a different course of study,
your documents have already been assessed by the German Ministry of Education (in Germany).