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Application and admission for vocationally qualified prospective students

If you do not have an university entrance qualification, you have the possibility to study at our university. The "Berliner Hochschulgesetz" provides (in ยง 11) various access options for those with an academic interest without an university entrance qualification, but with a professional qualification.
Which study options you have and how the application is designed depends on your professional qualification and your professional experience. For example, certain applicants must complete an entrance examination in the course of their application, others do not. Below is more information on admission requirements, the Application Procedures, deadlines and dates as well as counseling.
Please note that studies of a Master's degree program at the TU Berlin are not currently available for professionally qualified students.

Application period

It is not always possible to determine in advance whether participation in an access examination is necessary. This requires a timely examination of your application documents.


Application deadline for wintersemester 2018/2019
general application deadline
01.06.2018 - 15.07.2018
Date of admission examination
03.09.2018 - 05.09.2018

Eligible groups for admission

General university admission criteria

If you have completed a professional development training ("Aufstiegsfortbildung") in accordance to the German Trades Code or you hold a master craftsman qualification or equivalent then you can choose any subject of study. More about officially recognized qualifications. more to: General university admission criteria

With vocational training and at least 3 years of professional activity

If you have completed a vocational training lasting two years minimum plus have been working in your profession lasting three years minimum you are eligible to apply to a Bachelor degree equal to your professional field. However it is possible to apply to a Bachelor program which is not equal to your profession. If so you must pass an admission examination. Read more about Group B and C an assigned admission. more to: With vocational training and at least 3 years of professional activity

University transfer with professional qualification

Students who were admitted to a degree program in another federal state on the basis of possessing a professional qualification and who have completed at least one year of a university degree, may, in accordance with Section 11(4) of the Berlin State Higher Education Act (BerlHG), continue their studies on an identical degree program at TU Berlin, once admitted to the degree program. more to: University transfer with professional qualification

Counseling services

If you are not sure which subject is suitable to you or if you need support for orientation please contact our Student Counseling.

In case of subject-related questions please contact the counseling services of the faculty.

Questions about application and admission will be answered by our Telephone Service and the Undergraduate admissions office.


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