Berlin Institute Of Technology World Ranking

Last Updated on August 12, 2023 by Oluwajuwon Alvina

Institution NameTechnical University of Berlin
Native NameTechnische Universität Berlin
World Rank410
National Rank32
Quality of Education Rank184
Alumni Employment Rank479
Quality of Faculty Rank
Research Output Rank398
Quality Publications Rank372
Influence Rank492
Citations Rank363
Overall Score74.8

technical university of berlin acceptance rate

Technical University Berlin or TU Berlin is a public research university of Germany with a total enrollment of 33,356 students in the summer semester and 35,570 students in the winter semester for 2019-20. This included 879 and 4,968 new students for summer and winter semesters respectively. Out of the total admissions at TU Berlin, approximately 27% of the international students and 33% of female students.

Technical University of Berlin has seven colleges offering more than 100 study programs in the fields of science, engineering, management, and technology. Although the acceptance rate is not officially provided by the university, admission to some programs especially those with a fixed number of spaces is very difficult.

Admission process of TU Berlin, similar to other public universities of Germany, is of two types depending upon the program: Restricted (limited seats) and Non-restricted (no limit on seats). It offers 85 programs with limited seats and 61 programs with no limitation on study spaces.

  • Over 112 german and 23 English programs are available at TU Berlin.
  • All the undergraduate programs are available in German only.
  • Some MS and MBA degrees are offered in English
  • Depending upon the language of instruction, students have to demonstrate proficiency in English or German language.
  • 8% of total seats are reserved for international students applying for undergraduate programs.
  • Out of that 8%, half of the space is awarded to graduates of preparatory courses at TU Berlin and students with passing scores in assessment test or supplementary exam.
  • 5% of the total study place for graduate programs are awarded to students with financial needs.

TU Berlin Highlights

Application PortalUndergraduate: uni-assist;
Postgraduate: University’s website
Registration Fees60 EUR
Handling Fees75 EUR for one course;
30 EUR for every additional course
Mode of PaymentOnline
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsSummer and Winter
Language Proficiency RequirementsEnglish and German

Technical University Berlin Admission Timeline

Admissions at TU Berlin take place for both Summer and Winter sessions separately; international students are eligible for both intakes. The Technical University of Berlin deadlines are quite specific for 2021/22 and are mentioned below:

Summer Session 2021

CourseApplication CommencementApplication Deadline
Restricted UG & PG coursesNovember 1, 2020January 15, 2021 (now over)
Non-Restricted UG & PG coursesNovember 1, 2020February 28, 2021

Winter Session 2021

CourseApplication CommencementApplication Deadline
Restricted UG coursesMay 1, 2021July 31, 2021
Non-Restricted UG coursesMay 1, 2021August 31, 2021
Computational NeuroscienceFebruary 1, 2021March 15, 2021
Restricted PG (English-language) courses)April 1, 2021May 15, 2021
Restricted PG (German-language courses)April 1, 2021June 15, 2021
Non-Restricted PG coursesJune 1, 2021August 31, 2021

Technical University Berlin Undergraduate Admissions

TU of Berlin offers admission to over 49 bachelors programs; of those 29 of these have restricted admission whereas 20 have open admission policy. Some of the popular programs with a limited number of spaces are BSc in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, etc.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Secondary school leaving certificate which includes an overview of grades and subjects
  • Proof of completion of degree with average grade
  • Semi-annual or annual report of last 2 to 4 school years
  • English or German translation of all above documents with they are in any other language
  • Proof of German language proficiency
  • Passport or identity card

Based on the grades obtained by international students during their school years, uni-assist evaluates whether they are eligible for admission or not. In some cases, uni-assist may also recommend to take an assessment test or preparatory course in Germany.

German Language Proficiency for International Students

Language of instruction for all undergraduate programs at TU Berlin is German. Hence, international students are required to demonstrate proficiency in the same by submitting one of the following test scores or certificates:

  • DSH-2 or DSH-3 officially recognized by the German Hochschulrektorenkonferenz
  • Final TestDaF certificate: TDN 4 or higher in all modules
  • German language section of an assessment test at a preparatory school in Germany: at least grade 4.0
  • DSD or DS: Level II
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C2: großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom
  • telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule

Technical University of Berlin Postgraduate Admission

Over 95 masters programs are offered by TU Berlin out of which 28 are in German, 19 in English, and 6 offered in both languages. MS in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Energy Engineering and MBA in Building Sustainability, Energy Management are some of the programs available in English.

Admission Requirements for International Students

International students are required to have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field to apply for a masters program in TU Berlin. Some other requirements are as follows:

  • Work experience
  • Motivation for applying
  • Proof of English or German proficiency

Admission Decision for International Students

Masters programs with no limit on the number of seats issue admission decisions on a rolling basis. For restricted seats, university takes up to 4 weeks after the application deadline for reviewing applications.

In the restricted admission case, two lists are created by the university based on the qualifications of the students. First list has the name of all the qualified applicants and the second list has the name of applicants with a gap in their studies listed in increasing order. Maximum permitted gap by TU Berlin for masters program is 12 semesters or 6 years.

80% of the available seats are given to students of the first list and 20% to the second list. An applicant name is included in only one of these lists. Also, 5% of the seats are reserved for qualified students with financial needs. All the remaining seats are allocated after deduction of this special quota.

Students with gaps in their studies can move up in the list by submitting a letter indicating the reasons for the gap. However, the decision lies within the hands of the admission committee.


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